Educational Group Opportunities
ARC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
As in the days of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the people of the American Reformed Church pray that the Lord might grip the hearts of its young people; that generation after generation might grow to follow his first commandment ? to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love their neighbors as themselves. American Reformed Church has Sunday School programs, Wednesday night programs, and Jr. and Sr. High youth groups to promote this vision. Curriculum is foundationally sound following the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Bible. Children start Sunday School at the age of three and continue on until they are seniors in high school. ARC also has an adult Sunday School class in which Biblical study and dialogue spur on personal growth in the Christian faith. For more information please contact Christian Education Chairman, Todd Visscher at 712-441-5663.
SMALL GROUP MINISTRY
American Reformed G2G (Generation To Generation) Small Groups meet on Sunday nights. Members explore different aspects of the Christian faith and life together. They fellowship with one another, and they get to know each other as believers in Christ. As the Body of Christ, they pray for each other and support one another. Spiritual growth, good times, and new friends - this is what G2G is all about!
ARC hosts a community quilting group every other Monday from 1:00-4:00 pm. The quilts they make are given to families and individuals in need as well as other community organizations such as Hope Haven, The Northwest Iowa Crisis Center and Goodwill. Love is stitched into every blanket to serve others in the name of Jesus.
FAITH CIRCLE WOMEN?S GROUP
Faith Circle is a women's Bible study group that meets monthly, 2PM, usually on Tuesdays, at the Homestead Commons, Hull, IA. We are always open to new members and enjoy one another's company, mutual support, prayers, shared knowledge and study time. Faith Circle also is devoted to missions and selects 2-3 projects or missions which we support with a donation at Christmas time.
ARK is a Wednesday night program held from 7:00-8:00 for first, second and third graders. ARK stands for ?American Reformed Kids.? The children learn by participating in worship and a unique lesson format. The children see and hear a story told with props. During a response time, the children can choose to make a craft that relates to the story and/or retell stories they have heard using the story props. After response time, the children move back to the worship center to hear the lesson read from the Bible, share prayer requests, pray, and finally close the worship time by extinguishing the Christ candle and singing a special closing song.
Lightraiders is a role playing fantasy adventure game for grades 7 and 8 which teaches cooperation and team work along with basic Christian doctrine as it works out in daily life. Along with fighting mythical creatures that represent sins, demon forces, wrong ideas, and temptation, the players memorize scriptures and apply them. For more information, contact Todd & Julie Visscher.
A hands-on program which teaches Biblical messages in creative, interactive ways to students in grades 4-6.
AMERICAN REFORMED CHURCH YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (ARCYF)
7th and 8th graders meet on Sunday nights and 9-12th graders meet on Wednesday nights. Fun, fellowship, discussion, and growing together in the Lord are stressed. For more information, contact Pastor Steve Bierly.
There is a free after school program, called Kids' Club, for students in grades K-3 which is held at our church. The program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-5:30. Find registration information at www.hullchamber.org or www.facebook.com/hullkidsclub You can also contact Ruth Moss at 439-2748 or Julie Kreun at 439-1810 to learn more.
There are also opportunities to serve by helping members in need, fundraising, supporting and going on mission trips, and working on mission projects, setting up and taking down chairs, running the sound and projection systems during worship, and getting involved with the Hull Food Pantry. Contact Pastor Steve for more information.