MINISTRIES OF PPRBC
WORSHIP SERVICE (Pastor Rich Kuiken)
With the preaching of God’s Word always central to the time of worship, the pastors of PPRBC read and teach Scripture at all services. Conducted in the sanctuary of PPRBC, services begin at 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM. We invite you to join us at these and other specially scheduled times throughout the year (Thanksgiving, New Year's, Good Friday, etc.) as we worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His family!
NURSERY (Diane DeRooy)
A ministry offered to children from birth through their 3rd birthday, our nursery is divided into various sections for the care and well-being of children. Located on the lower level of the church building, the nursery is staffed by adult volunteers and others from the congregation and is well-equipped in order to provide for children during the worship services.
LADIES’ FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE (Margaret Kuiken and Wilma Baskinger)
A ministry for women of all ages, this study delves in books of the Bible that help women to grow in their faith and knowledge of God’s Word as well as foster Christian friendships. It meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. from September through May in the Fellowship Hall.
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY (Diana Lipps and/or Wilma Baskinger)
A ministry for women of all ages, this study presents lessons by DVD or by direct instruction which strengthen the foundation of one’s faith while encouraging the enjoyment of Christian fellowship. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall throughout the calendar year.
WOMEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY (Margaret Kuiken)
A ministry for women of all ages, this study works through a book that challenges women to grow in their knowledge of Scripture as well as in their faith and godliness through such a study. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday morning from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall throughout the calendar year. Ladies of all ages are welcome however there is no childcare available.
Old Testament Bible Study for Women (Joanne Kukol)
All women are welcome to join in a systematic, chapter by chapter, discovery of Old Testament themes. We attempt to define unfamiliar words and concepts, and use history maps and charts to make the text come alive and hear God speak through His word. It meets Thursday mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m.on the “odd weeks” during the school year.
G.E.M.S—Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior (Tammy McHugh, Sandra Bysterbusch and Staff)
A ministry for girls in 1st through 6th grades, G.E.M.S. seeks to teach girls to love God and enjoy serving others. Girls enjoy a time of singing, Bible lessons, crafts, games, and merit badge activities during an enjoyable time of fellowship. Girls also enjoy special events throughout the year, such as an overnight retreat, singing at a nursing home, and badge nights like cake decorating. G.EM.S. meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m. on the lower level of the church building during the school year.
CADETS (Ken Ritsma and Staff)
A ministry for boys from 1st through 8th grades, CADETS helps boys grow to become more Christ-like in all areas of life. CADETS offers Bible lessons, games, camping and outdoor skills, and merit badge activities that encourage boys to participate in events such as hiking, camping, outdoor competitions and a Pinewood Derby race. CADETS meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month during the school year from 7– 9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (John & Julia Raudenbush)
Offered to everyone from ages three years old to adults, Sunday school classes meet on Sunday mornings from September through May from 9:40 - 10:40 a.m. and present instruction from basic Bible stories to special electives dealing with various personal, theological and family issues.
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP (Wayne & Julie Westra)
A ministry for 6th through 8th graders, Junior High Youth Group welcomes boys and girls to our meetings and events. Meetings consist of games, food, and the study of God’s Word. Fun activities and events take place a few times each year. JHYG meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Ministry Center during the school year.
“RENEW” SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP (Rob & Marjie Besemer)
A ministry for 9th through 12th graders, Senior High Youth Group (RENEW) meets to enjoy activities and events, afterglow (fellowship and sermon discussion). Each winter a retreat is planned, and each summer the Reformed Youth Services National Youth Convention is held. Service projects and mission trips are also incorporated into the yearly activities. SHYG meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center throughout the calendar year.
MEDIA MINISTRY (Phil Higby)
Maintained in order to provide CDs of sermons for shut-ins and travelers, in particular, this ministry operates to make CDs available for loan or donation from our Media Ministry Library, located in the Fellowship Hall. Our WEB site and Sermon Audio also serve as valuable resources for sermons throughout the year.
THE SENIOR CIRCLE (Pastor Rich Kuiken)
A ministry for members and friends of the congregation who are 55 years of age and older, Senior Circle meets for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship on a monthly basis. Our times together include Bible study and prayer, singing and refreshments, as well as an occasional outing such as a Fall Color Tour. New “members” are always welcome. Senior Circle meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:15 to 3 p.m. throughout the calendar year.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY BREAKFAST (Pastor Rich Kuiken)
A ministry for men, designed to encourage and maintain spiritual growth, Men’s Bible Study meets regularly to study a book of the Bible. Join Brothers-in-the-Lord for good food and wholesome fellowship weekly at 6:45 a.m. each Wednesday at Miranda’s Restaurant on Route 23 North in Wayne, New Jersey.
MEN’S CHURCH HISTORY GROUP (Nick Lindemulder)
A ministry designed to ground men in Scripture and doctrine, this group studies principles of worship according to God’s Word, the Creeds, and the Confessions of Reformed Church. It meets in the Council Room every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of the month at 7:30.
M.I.T. – MEN IN TRAINING
The mission of Men-In-Training is to love men where they are at in their various addictions and hurts; and to disciple them where Christ wants them to be by pointing them to the freedom from bondage that Jesus Christ alone provides. This addictions ministry is a Bible-based and Christ-centered approach to recovery. M.I.T. meets every Thursday evening at 7:30pm. If you are struggling with addictions (alcohol, drugs, pornography, sex, gluttony, etc.), please come and join us. You are welcome! Please contact the church office.
HOUSEHOLDS (Pastor Rich Kuiken)
A ministry which meets several times each year on designated Sundays, after either the second morning service or the evening service, Households provides a small group Bible study. Meeting in various homes or at the church, Households is a model of the early Church to provide us all with a wonderful opportunity for physical and spiritual refreshment and for mutual encouragement of one another. Our Households welcome you!
COLLEGE & CAREER (Sam Moen)
A ministry for college-aged and other young single adults, ages 18 – 30, College and Career consists of Bible study, fellowship, and refreshments. We plan special upcoming events and service projects. Each August we welcome recent high school graduates to our fellowship. We also participate in the Annual Reformed Youth Services Logos Conference Retreat each year. College and Career meets year-round on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Ministry Center.
CHURCH LIBRARY (Sue Lindemulder and Doris Hook)
A ministry consistent with our church’s mission “to disciple you where Christ wants you to be,” our Library serves as a resource to all of the Church’s ministries. With over 1600 volumes, it boasts solid information for all ages. It also has a large section of Christian fiction. The video section, likewise, provides good entertainment and sound instruction. Visit us on the WEB.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (Tammy McHugh)
A ministry for children from Pre-K through entering 8th grade, Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a 3-hour, 5-day summer program. Children participate in a variety of activities including Bible lessons, crafts, games, snacks, and music. This program is open to everyone in the community. Children who attend our church regularly are strongly encouraged to bring friends. VBS volunteers are all church members or the children of our church members in good standing. Registration usually begins in June. Call the church office for more information regarding anticipated dates and registration.