Psalm 96:1 " Oh, sing unto the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth."
Adult Bell Choir
At RCRC, one of our goals in music is to have a strong and varied program. Besides traditional organ and choral music, we have an active Hand Bell Choir program. The more angelic sound of hand bell music is captured by 2 bell choirs: youth and adult. Each choir is 10 to 12 members.
Our church is blessed to have acquired a full 3 octave hand bell set and 2 octave set of hand chimes. Additionally, there is an extensive library of hand bell arrangements that we can choose from even though we are always on the look out for new and challenging pieces. The Adult Bell Choir is a blend of ages and talents from teens on up, from beginners to members that have been ringing for years. Adult Bell Choir plays the 1st Sunday of every month, as well as for special services throughout the year from September to June. Both the Adult and Youth Bell Choirs are passionate about ringing and strive to play as the angels would, all for the Glory of our Lord.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30- 7:20pm.
Adult Choir is for men and women, high school age and older, who enjoy singing to the glory of God with a time commitment usually from September to June. This choir sings every 2nd and 4th Sunday. In addition, the choir enjoys preparing for special musical events during the year such as Christmas day, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday worship services. New members are welcome!
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm.
Links to pieces for the balance of the season
1 Corinthians 14:26
What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
Connection groups are open to all people...RCRC members, non-members, believers, non-believers, Christians, and non-Christians.
They provide a setting for:
... faithful loving of each other as Christ loved us.
... understanding what it means to believe and live as followers of Christ.
... visitors and new members to immerse themselves in our church life.
... people to share joys and struggles with their brothers and sisters in
... a group to plan service projects that reach out to others in our church or
... working out the implications and application of the gospel in our lives.
The Connection Groups listed below are open to new participants.
Information Brochures are located at the Welcome Center and in the
Fellowship Hall. Email Connections@rochestercrc.org for answers to
general questions. Contact the listed individual below for more information
about any particular group.
Men’s Bible study, Weekly Sat. 7AM, Church Council Room,
Contact: Neil van Barneveldt 670-0208
Ladies Discussion, Twice/Mo. Fri, 10:00 AM, various homes
Contact: Shari Harrison 377-6974
Ladies Fellowship, Twice/Mo. Wed 6:45 PM, Church Nursery
Contact: Jenn Carney 248-0544
Young Adult (GIFT) Fellowship, Twice/Mo /Wed 6:45 PM
Church Council Room
Contact: Amber Teitsma 857-0387
Men or Ladies Fellowship, Twice/Mo Friday 1:00
Contact: Bill Washburn 678-9569
Men or Ladies Baseball Fellowship, time TBD
Contact: Priscilla Astifan 265-0249
Cancer Support Fellowship, Monthly Sat 10AM
Church lounge Contact Christina Thompson 880-3275
Other groups will form as interest develops.
For more information, send us an email
Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I also. Matthew 18:20
We believe in connecting with one another and what better way than through dinner! Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings 6:00 PM during the school year for good food, fellowship, and fun. Following dinner, relax or join a church activity.
$ 4.00 a person
$15.00 for a family of 4 or more.
Check the calendar for the menu!
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Bell Choir - Joyful Ringers
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Adult Bell Choir
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Adult Choir
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Calvinist Cadets (1st,3rd Wednesday each month)
GEMS (2nd,4th Wednesday each month)
If you are 50 or older, we invite you to join us once a month for lunch and fellowship! e meet at church on the 3rd Thursday of the month at noon for lunch and a program that usually includes singing. It’s a great time to talk and have fun. A $4. donation is welcome to cover the cost of the meal, which includes homemade desserts. Come!