Rockford church invites use of sanctuary during Day of Prayer

In observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer, Rockford Reformed Church invites you to use their sanctuary or prayer garden as a quiet place of prayer any time between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. There will also be a prayer service at Bishop Hills Elder Care […]

Healing Field display enjoyed in Sparta

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  The remaining flags from the West Michigan Healing Field continue to travel the area for display and inspire local residents. Currently residents, staff and visitors of Meadowlark Retirement Village, 65 Ida Red in Sparta, are enjoying a display of the flags. The remaining flags are available for purchase and each represent one of the […]

Harvest, petting zoo a perfect match

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  Youngsters are invited to visit the 10th annual petting zoo at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community, 4951 Eleven Mile Road (behind Our Lady of Consolation Church) in Rockford on Friday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. According to Sue Bodenner, of Bishop Hills, youngsters love petting the variety of creatures brought in […]

Farm family fun for Harvest Festival

Bishop Hills Elder Care Community invited the public in for their 10th annual farm day during the second weekend of Harvest Fest.

 

Rockford celebrates National Day of Prayer

This year’s Rockford Ministerial Association Day of Prayer was held at Bishop Hills Elder Care Community on Thursday, May 6. Local students gathered to sing, pray and hear words by community and church leaders. The first call for prayer for our leaders was in 1775. In 1952 President Truman declared a National Day of Prayer, and in 1988 President Reagan signed into law declaring the National Day of Prayer to be the first Thursday in May. Now, each year the current president signs a proclamation encouraging prayer for our nation.