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River Rock Church hosts annual summer festival September 10


Entire community invited to free event with something for everyone 

On Sunday, September 10, River Rock Church will host their annual summer Festival event from 3-6 p.m. The event, which is completely free of charge, will take place on the grounds of River Rock Church at 6060 Belding Road, Rockford, Mich.

River Rock’s Festival event is an opportunity for the greater community to come together and simply have fun. What can you expect to do at Festival? Kids can enjoy inflatables, many kid’s games, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, a clown, prizes such as an American Girl Doll and electric scooter and more. But Festival isn’t just for kids! Adults who attend can listen to live music, learn to square dance, and new this year, play a game of bubble soccer thanks to Grand Rapids Battle Ball.

Festival is free to attend but guests are invited to bring a nonperishable food item to support Hand2Hand Ministries, which delivers hope to hungry children—early childhood through high school—by mobilizing schools and churches to provide nutritious food over the weekends. Hand2Hand is active in Rockford Public Schools.

In 2016, River Rock welcomed approximately 800 people to Festival. And while a great turnout is expected, the true goal is to give back to the community.

“Since our beginning in 2000, River Rock Church has existed to prayerfully connect those in the greater Rockford community to Jesus and one another. We seek to do this in a variety of ways including worship services, serving opportunities inside and outside of our church, programming for all ages, and community outreach events like Festival,” said River Rock’s Senior Pastor, Jon Huizenga. “Festival is something we can give back to the community who has blessed our church in so many ways.”

For more information on River Rock’s Festival, visit www.riverrockcommunity.com or contact the church office at 616-874-0400.

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River Rock Church hosts annual summer festival August 21 


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Entire community invited to free event with something for everyone 

On Sunday, August 21, River Rock Church will host their annual summer Festival event from 4-7 p.m. The event, which is completely free of charge, will take place on the grounds of River Rock Church at 6060 Belding Road, Rockford, Mich.

River Rock’s Festival event is an opportunity for the greater community to come together and simply have fun. What can you expect to do at Festival? Kids can enjoy inflatables, many kid’s games, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, a clown and more. But Festival isn’t just for kids! Adults who attend can listen to live music, play yard games, or sign up for a raffle drawing for prizes such as getaways to Double RR Ranch, local restaurant gift cards, a patio set and more! Plus, everyone can enjoy great food, grab a photo in the photo booth, have your caricature done by artist David Wodarek , be awed by local magician Alan Kazaam and reflect at the community prayer tent.

In 2015, River Rock welcomed approximately 900 people to Festival. And while a great turnout is expected, the true goal is to give back to the community.

“Since our beginning in 2000, River Rock Church has existed to prayerfully connect those in the greater Rockford community to Jesus and one another. We seek to do this in a variety of ways including worship services, serving opportunities inside and outside of our church, programming for all ages, and community outreach events like Festival,” said River Rock’s Senior Pastor, Jon Huizenga. “Festival is something we can give back to the community who has blessed our church in so many ways.”

For more information on River Rock’s Festival, visit www.riverrockcommunity.com or contact the church office at 616-874-0400.

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Church hosts free outdoor movie nights


 

July 22 and August 12

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, your family or friends and enjoy a movie under the stars! This summer, River Rock Church is hosting several free family-friendly movies on Friday, July 22 and Friday, August 12.

All movies will begin at dusk. In case of rain, movies will be shown inside of River Rock. Movie will be shown in front of River Rock Church, located at 6060 Belding Road, Rockford, MI.

Movies are free of charge to attend; concessions available at low cost. Donations can be made the event to help support River Rock’s community outreach initiatives.

Friday, July 22 – “UP” 

Movie to begin at dusk, approximately 9:00 p.m.   Ahead of the movie, kids can get a free balloon animal/creation.

Friday, August 12: “Finding Nemo”

Movie to begin at dusk, approximately 8:35 p.m. The Grand Rapids Public Museum will be on site ahead of the movie to share some of their deep-sea artifacts from their “Earth Explores” exhibit.

For more information on River Rock’s Festival, visit www.riverrockcommunity.com or contact the church office at 616-874-0400.

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North Kent Pastors got talent


Pastor Craig Carter, of North Kent Community Church, rapped for the audience. Photo courtesy Wise Photography.

Pastor Craig Carter, of North Kent Community Church, rapped for the audience. Photo courtesy Wise Photography.

Local clergy sang musical parodies, danced righteous medleys, rapped with soul, and dazzled with Tae Kwon Do on Thursday, September 24, to raise funds for individuals in need throughout northern Kent County.

The second annual North Kent Pastors got talent event featured a spirited, yet friendly, competition of church leaders, from Rockford, Sparta and Cedar Springs. Close to 500 spectators and dozens of sponsors came to cheer on the pastors and pledge contributions to North Kent Community Services (NKCS).

More than $65,000 was raised, after expenses, for food and educational programs.

Pastor John Huizenga, of River Rock Church, tried some moonwalking. Photo courtesy Wise Photography

Pastor John Huizenga, of River Rock Church, tried some moonwalking. Photo courtesy Wise Photography

“We are grateful that these talented pastors graced the stage to help us raise these funds for families in our community,” said Claire Guisfredi, executive director at NKCS. “North Kent Pastors got talent continues to bring together a host of area leaders and generous community members to make a difference for so many of our own neighbors struggling simply to get by.”

The pastor that won the Judges’ Pick was Pastor Jon Huizenga, from River Rock Church, for his rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”

The pastor that won the popular vote was Fr. Mark Peacock from St. Patrick Parnell for performing a musical parody about Pope Francis.

North Kent Community Services is located at 10075 Northland Drive, at 12 Mile. For more info on NKCS, visit them online at http://nkcs.org/ or call 616-866-3478.

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