‘Praise in the Park’ scheduled for Garden Club Park

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Over the past several years, the residents of the greater Rockford community have been treated to “The Blues” and the “Open Mic”. And now those same residents will be able to enjoy another genre of music. Christian music will now fill the air of Rockford’s Garden Club Park on twelve […]

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 […]

Tragedy results in Faith, Hope, and Love

This beautiful re-circulating  waterfall feature plays a soothing role within the newly dedicated Rockford Reformed Church Memorial Prayer Garden. Photo by STEVE BROWNELL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Early this spring a single redbud tree, having heart-shaped leaves, was planted on a hillside overlooking the City of Rockford. Planted in the grassy acreage fronting the West side of Rockford Reformed Church (RRC), located on the southeast corner of Wolverine Blvd. and Eleven Mile Road, the tree was meant […]

Cooling shelters up

There are currently three cooling shelters operating within Kent County. Mel Trotter Ministries is open for the homeless and is distributing water in downtown Grand Rapids. Wesley Park United Methodist Church (32nd and Michael Ave., Wyoming) and Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Road, are open and staffed by church volunteers from 11 a.m. to […]

Lions, Rotary clubs team up for better health in Rockford

Jill Erickson, RN, screens for blood pressure problems as part of the Rockford Lions and Rotary clubs’ annual free health screening event.

Working together, the Rockford Lions and Rockford Rotary clubs teamed up for their second annual free health screening on Saturday, March 27 to serve the clients of the North Kent Service Center. The Rockford Reformed Church once again provided the venue for this screening of hearing, vision, blood pressure, podiatry, dental and pharmaceutical. Volunteering their […]