The Mitten Ministry: Report

Posted by Michael Verbree on OP12er @ 12:08 PM

Our Rochester Christian Reformed Church Knitting Ministry being very active this year, was able to donate all their work to many Rochester area agencies.  At the beginning of December, many members gathered to sort and bag items to be delivered before Christmas. The attached photo is of just some of the finely crafted items that were ready to go!

 The knitting began at least 20 years ago by Mrs. Hermien Bouwmeester as she knit throughout the year for people who were not able to buy warm items for themselves or their children.  Interested church friends and family members began to donate yarn as a way to participate in Hermien’s work when they couldn’t knit themselves.   Later, more church friends added to Hermien’s work and our RCRC Knitting Ministry was started.  This year the following agencies received lots of beautiful, warm clothing:

Rochester City Elementary Schools -226 pieces of hats and mittens

City Family Health Clinics -32 pieces of baby clothing

Open Door and Family Missions – 78 pieces hats, mittens, scarves, slippers

Livonia and Williamson Migrant Agencies – 30 pieces of hats or scarves

Chemotherapy Hats – 31

Bay Trail Mitten Tree – 3

            Every year, the knitters are amazed at the number of knitted items produced by the group and we are reminded that with God a little becomes a lot.  We are blessed to be a blessing to others.    For the RCRC Knitting Ministry:  Ann Michele Bouwmeester

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RCRC Church Retreat

Posted by Michael Verbree on OP11er @ 11:56 PM

Knowing God
With Dr. Shawn Graves

Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Dolomite Lodge in Penfield

Our retreat will be led by Dr. Shawn Graves, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Findlay University in Ohio. He and his wife were formerly much appreciated youth leaders at RCRC.
Our focus is on the topic Knowing God. Our readings in the Bible these last months have given us some new insights about the greatness of our God. Come to the retreat to go deeper into this topic.
Cost $20/person includes a light brunch and lunch.
Child care provided at church by the senior high youth group from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you have specific questions or topics you’d like discussed by Dr. Graves, please send these for his consideration to Rev. Jantina Cornelison at



3100 Atlantic Ave or across from the town garage at 1607 Jackson Rd.

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Sunday School begins September 11!

Posted by Michael Verbree on OP11er @ 11:52 PM

Our Sunday School and Adult Education program is designed to draw the whole family to a growing knowledge of the Lord.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday morning, for one hour, children, youth and adults attend classes and engage in stimulating, age-appropriate lessons that introduce and study a variety of topics.

Please join anytime and reap the benefits and blessings of attending.

Everyone’s always welcome!

Nursery will be provided.



Grades K-1  “Imagine”
Grades 2-3  “God’s Plan”
Grades 4-5  “Old Testament”
Grades 6, 7, 8  “Worship “



Grades 9-10 “Heidelberg Catechism”
Grades 11-12 “Which Way to God”



Book Study “The Man Born to be King”
Bible Study “Hebrews”

2016-2017 Education Year
September 11, 2016- June 4, 2017

Please Note: There is no Sunday School for Children or Adults on:

Oct. 09—for Columbus Day
Nov. 27 — for Thanksgiving
Dec. 25—for Christmas
Jan 1, 2017—for New Year’s Day
Feb. 19, 2017—Winter Break
April 16, 2017—Easter Sunday
May 28, 2017—Memorial Day


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