Outdoor Worship and Fall Kick-Off Celebration
Sunday, September 12,
10:30 AM, Outdoor Worship
11:30 AM, Lunch, Inflatables, and Fellowship
We are unifying two church campuses into one at The Bridge and are celebrating with renewed vision and excitement! Join us for outdoor worship at 10:30 AM and post-service fun for the whole family. Enjoy inflatables for the kids, free lunch, and a chance to meet neighbors. The Fall Kick-Off Celebration begins at 11:30 AM. See you there!
Adult Ministry Opportunities
We can't wait to start gathering again for small groups and classes! Most of our groups will be starting the week of October 3rd. Check out our website to see more information on the classes being offered. You can sign up for classes directly from the website, or you can sign up here using the button below.
Habitat For Humanity
The MDRC Habitat team will help with the Thrivent Faith build again this year. The starting date for this home is September 30. We are looking for eight to ten volunteers on the dates listed below. No previous or building expertise is required! We ask that you please sign up by Monday of the week before your desired shift. If you have any questions contact Marilyn Clauss, firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-865-4846.
- Thursday, September 30, 8:15-11:30 AM (half-day only)
- Saturday, October 23, 8:15 AM-4:00 PM
- Saturday, November, 8:15 AM-4:00 PM
Pillars Kick-Off BrunchWednesday, September 15, 9:00 AM
Van Roekel's House
The Pillars group will kick off the fall season with a brunch at Barb and Arlan Van Roekel's home. If you've been thinking about participating but haven't joined us yet, we'd especially encourage you to come! The food will be catered by Hy Vee. We will throw around some ideas for bible study and activities for the coming church year. Hope to see you on September 15! Contact Arlan Van Roekel for directions and/or more information.
Register for Kids Ministry
Sunday Morning Kids Connection
(Preschool-5th Grades) Begins September 12
We want our kids to love the church they are part of! During Sunday Morning Kids Connection children experience the love of Jesus through faithful volunteers, their friends, and awesome learning opportunities. Each week children walk through the Bible learning foundational stories and Biblical truths. Jesus Christ is always at the center of each and every learning activity!
Wednesday Night Kids Ministry
1st-3rd Grade Adventure Club - 6:30-7:30 PM
4th-5th Grade Salt & Light - 6:30-7:30 PM
Adventure Club and Salt and Light Session Dates
Eight-week Fall Sessions: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, November 3, 10, 17
* Join us as a family on October 27 for our annual Trunk or Treat in the parking lot!
Eight-week Spring Sessions: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23
* Join us on March 2 for Ash Wednesday Service / March 9 for our Family Service Project Night
Meredith Drive Reformed Church offers amazing midweek opportunities on Wednesday nights for 1st-5th grade students. Kids will grow in their relationship with Jesus through our age-specific activities and programs. Families are encouraged to bring along neighbors and friends to these fun and interactive evenings.
4th-5th Grade Acolytes
Being an acolyte is a special opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students! The acolyte helps us to remember Christ’s presence in our worship and in our lives by carrying in Christ’s light as they light the Christ candle on the altar at the beginning of each worship service. At the end of the worship service they carry out the light of Christ as a symbol of us being His light in the world around us. Acolytes are scheduled on a rotating basis throughout the school year.
Volunteer for Kids Ministry
Kids Connection Volunteers (Early childhood serves 3yrs-Kindergarten and Elementary serves 1st-5th grade) Serve on Sundays once every 4-5 weeks in teams of two; one leader and one helper. All supplies and training are provided.
Adventure Club volunteers serve on Wednesday nights 6:30 - 7:30 for 8 weeks in the fall and 8 weeks in the spring. All supplies and training are provided.
Salt and Light volunteers serve on Wednesday night from 6:30 - 7:30 helping 4th and 5th graders discover God through games, small groups and Bible-based learning.
Nursery Volunteers serve families of infants and toddlers by rocking, playing with and caring for these little ones on Sunday mornings once a month.
Register for Student Ministry
6th-8th Grade Alive
Regularly scheduled programming every Wednesday beginning September 1 / 6:30-7:30:pm (Doors open at 6:15 pm)
6th-8th Alive on Wednesday nights is geared to equip middle schoolers in centering their faith through biblical teaching, worship, relational building, and of course… food! At Alive students will have a blast as they connect, grow, and serve along with their peers and leaders. We encourage students to bring friends at any time!
9th-12th Grade Elevate
Regularly scheduled programming every Wednesday beginning September 1 / 7:45-9:00pm
Wednesday night Elevate is a weekly event for 9th-12th graders to gather at The Bridge to engage in worship, biblically-based teachings with real-life applications, and time to build relationships with friends and leaders through small groups. In a culture that is constantly changing we hope our students will learn to stand firm in their faith and be equipped to live like Christ in the world around them!
8th-9th Grade Profession
Profession meetings will be held on the following dates from 11:15 am – 1:00 pm.
Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19, Jan 23, Feb 27, March 27, April 24
*It is important for students to be in attendance as each session builds upon the previous ones. Lunch provided by parents on a monthly sign up.
This year our Profession class will be offered for 8th and 9th grade students. Profession is an opportunity for 8th and 9th graders to dive deeper into their faith journey with Christ. Session experiences will allow students to think deeply about their developing Christian faith, and to better articulate what they believe and why they believe it. Throughout the year students will be mentored by members of our church body, hear teachings and testimonies of faith journeys, and participate in large and small group events to equip them to truly take personal ownership of their faith.
September Birthday Calendar
Pray with the RCA as we approach General Synod this fall by signing up on the RCA website for daily e-mail prompts. Please be praying specifically for Pastor Bep Reeves and elder Jan Van Wyk who will both be going to this year's synod as delegates.
September Birthday Calendar
If you would like to drop a card to someone on their birthday, here is the September calendar.
2021 Haiti Earthquake Relief
RCA Global Mission is working with their partners at Many Hands for Haiti (MH4H) to provide relief efforts in Haiti in light of the August 14 earthquake. It is their goal to help deliver food to 10,000 households (30,000 lbs of food) to the people in impacted communities. I you would like to support this effort please use this link.