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To date we have 43 pledges totaling $98,992.04.  Fourteen people increased their pledge, fourteen kept their pledge the same, and we received 15 new pledges.  Thank you everyone for your faithful stewardship!  If you haven’t turned in your pledge card yet, it’s not too late. Pledge cards are available by the treasure chest in the narthex.  Pledges can be emailed, mailed in, or call the church office and Sara will fill one out for you.  Thanks. 

The Annual Rockport Men’s Group Christmas Celebration will be on Thursday, December 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Nick Berardi’s home. Nick will provide pasta, meatballs and sausage. Bring a salad, vegetables, side dish or desert and your Christmas spirit!  We always have a great time at this festive gathering.

If you know someone who is looking for a home in Rocky River, there will be an open house 12 -5, this Saturday and Sunday. The listing price is $375,000, four bedroom, three full baths, 3680 Archwood Dr. in West River Estates. Fellow Rockporters, feel free to come and see what the house looks like.  Thanks to all who have put time and effort into sprucing up the house and making it ready for listing.
We welcome you to stop by the Prayer Tent! Feel free to pray, journal, worship, sit, kneel, stand, rejoice, mourn, and everything in-between! Pray in the way that is comfortable to you. This is YOUR quiet time with God.
Please join us on Monday, January 17that 7pm in the church parlor.  We are reading the book The Guest List  by Lucy Foley.  This thriller novel takes place on an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why? Hope to see you all on January 17thfor fellowship and discussion and see if your prediction of who did it was right!

Rockport All Church Information and Financial Reports are accessible here or in the church office.  





Calendar of Events:

Friday, December 3, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, December 5, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
        9-9:45am – Confirmation Class #2
       10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed, Choir sings

Monday, December 6, 2021
      7:00pm - Church Council

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 
             6:30pm – Choir rehearsal

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
      6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's
      6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm. 17(Youth Rm.)

Thursday, December 9, 2021
      6:30pm - Men's Group Christmas Party at Nick's

Friday, December 10, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, December 12, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed
       3-5:30pm – Confirmation Class #3 & Christmas gathering

Monday, December 13, 2021
6:30-8:30pm - Intergenerational Advent Study

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 
       6:30pm – Choir rehearsal
       7:00pm – Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
      6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's
      6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm. 17(Youth Rm.)

Friday, December 17, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Prayer List: 
Please pray for Dan Newman’s friend that is going through a very difficult time.
Marie, health concerns.  Requested by Valerie Norris
Judy & John Lampkin, ongoing health concerns.  Please pray for their caregivers and medical care providers as well.  Mother and stepfather of Beckie Zullo.
Prayers for the family of Roy & Joy, who both passed away from a terrible car accident. Requested by Elizabeth Claypool
Kerry & Jody, brothers who are in need of prayer.  Requested by Nancy Geyer.
Ron, please pray for him in assisted living.  For his willingness to accept help from nurses & aides for personal care. God speaking to his heart & mind.  Brother of Debbie Bryant
Lincoln, healing with digestive issues. Requested by Dan Newman
Dennis, healing and strength.  Nephew of Elsie Gaewsky
Brandy, healing and strength.  Requested by Elsie Gaewsky
Rev. Laurie Bruce, prayers as she recovers from surgery
Matt, serious health issues.  Requested by Mary Mainwaring
Nancy Geyer, health concerns
Karen, bone cancer.  Sister-in-law of Marian Banno
Vickie Smilanich, home from the hospital with health concerns
Betty Jones, prayers for healing
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Vicki Moenich, prayers for healing
Norma Golladay, medical concerns
Joyce, in need of prayers.  Sister of Nancy Geyer
Douglas MacMillan, member, prayers for recovery from a fall and surgery on his spine and his recuperation at home will be extensive.  Requested by his sister, Gail Stephan
Bill Bowers, Health concerns
Donny Nally, recovering from heart & kidney transplants.  Son of Diana Nally
Katie Patton, single mom of 3 with stage 4 liver cancer. Requested by the Wilkenson Family
Jan Tietje, medical concerns
Sarah Bungard-Serving our country, Chief Warrant Officer 2 USMC. Requested by the Kopko family
Mariah White-Pray for safety for her & her unit who are in Kuwait.  Friend of Dan Newman
Lt. Chandler Freeman, In Kuwait. Grandson of Marge Freeman

News from our Youth and Children's Ministries

UMYF Youth Group
 COME AND JOIN US on Wednesday Nights! Come to help out at GNK’s with the younger kids OR Homework Hangout Group! 

WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Come for dinner, help out, and gather in the Youth Room to work on homework or mission! Catch up with one another! 

We can rotate 20 min shifts helping out with the younger kids, while everyone else works on homework – IF you are interested in helping.  

IF you need help with homework, or you are willing TO HELP someone else with homework, this is the place for you! AND OF COURSE some Fellowship! 

*FEEL FREE to bring your own dinner or snacks if you’re in the Youth Room!
*Confirmation Alumni: PLEASE let me know (if you haven’t already) if you’d like to sign up to be a peer mentor! 
December Dates:
Class: December 5th 9 a.m. – light breakfast served
December 12th Class & Christmas Gathering - Class 3 p.m., Gathering: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Intergenerational Advent Study:
Monday, December 13th – 6:30 to 8:30
Light refreshments and a one session study & Discussion on Advent! Youth Group through Adults

WEDNESDAYS FROM 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Preschool 4 yrs old through 6th Graders… 
DINNER and Learning Games and Lessons! WOOHOO! 

YOUTH ALWAYS WELCOME! (check out the info under the Youth News!) We will be providing dinner together for Children and Youth! 
*PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT meet for Good News Kids, M&M’s group, OR YOUTH Group for the Christmas Holidays December 22nd or December 29th.



(If you do not see your child age 0-17th's birthday, please notify the church office.)
December 11 Faith & Grace Boyette

(If you don't see your wedding anniversary, please notify the church office.)
December 28 Russ & Dianne Hall, 58 years