Photo: "David Rocks" by Joel Schoon-Tanis
Our "Rolling River Rampage" VBS is in the planning stages! We trust that VBS July 30 to August 2 will be a special time of teaching about Jesus' life and love, and getting to know our neighborhood kids. We encourage you to consider signing up to volunteer your time and gifts! There are a wide variety of ways you could participate; please note that many of the preparations are spread out throughout the summer, so you can still have a part even if you are not free on the dates mentioned. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
VBS 2018 is Coming – July 30-August 2: Save the dates for “Rolling River Rampage”, Vacation Bible School 2018! Children aged 4 through the 5th grade are invited on a “white water rafting” adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. Don’t miss the fun.
Click here to sign up your child.
Children aged 4 to entering 3rd grade are invited to "Adventure Land" where they will discover how their everyday choices show their love to our great God! Passport to Adventure takes place during the 10:00 AM worship service.
Bring you family, bring your friends, bring your beverages, bring your chairs to Third Reformed Church's Camp Chair Concert Series.
Wednesday, June 27 - Satin Sax Quartet - Third Reformed Church Lawn - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 - Larry & Carla Sue, handbells - Formsmas - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 - Nigel the Roadie & his Amazing Backup Band - Dykemas - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15 - Jason Divozzo & Co's Old Fashioned Hymn Sing Pizza Party - Krolls
Pizza served from 5:30-7:00. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own drink & a chair.
During the school year: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Young Disciples meet the Second and Fourth Sunday of the month for children in grades third through and fifth grade during 11:00 AM worship.
Education classes at 9:45 a.m. for all ages each Sunday morning.
Nursery: Offered for infants through age 3 during Sunday morning worship services and classes. Staffed by Andy and Jane Zoerman and Kara Green along with caring volunteers.
Children and Worship: Children ages 4 through second grade participate in the start of the sanctuary worship service, then leave to experience worship at their own level. The program offers singing, Bible story, response to God’s word, and prayer in a way that makes worship accessible. This program is offered throughout the year.
During the school year, join us Wednesday night for supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by Life in Faith Together (LIFT) children's programming at 6:15 p.m. and youth and adults programming at 6:30 p.m.
LIFT is a multi-generational, mid-week offering of educational, musical, and spiritual development. Children's programming, Middle School youth group, High School Bible study, Choir, and more are available.
To know Christ and to make Christ known… With Heart, Head, and Hands
Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)
We need committed Christians who have passionate hearts, think perceptively, and reach out their hands with the love of Jesus Christ. The historical purpose statement of the church, “to know Christ and to make Christ known,” continues to guide our life and mission in the twenty-first century, reinforcing Third Reformed Church’s strong tradition of worshiping God with our minds.
We want to continue to be deep disciples while also offering our hearts in praise to God and our hands in practical deeds of service. We believe that many in our community and the world are searching not for a simplistic or easy faith, but a faith that engages the whole self before God. We seek to create not just members of the church, but disciples of Jesus who are passionate, thoughtful, and reflective, and put faith into action in the community and the world.