PASTOR DON IS AWAY ON VACATION AND WILL BE BACK IN THE OFFICE ON TUESDAY. WELCOME BACK REV. LAURIE BRUCE WHO WILL BE PREACHING ON SUNDAY, FEB. 19TH!
SOUP AND LENTEN PRAYER/DEVOTION:
Join us on Thursday Feb. 23 from 6-7:30pm for some homemade vegetable soup and prayer and devotional readings. All are welcome. Please email the church or sign-up on the sign-up on the chapel hallway bulletin board. We will also have soup and prayer times in March and April. God is good all the time.
HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND DINNER:
Don't want to cook on Monday, February 20th? Come to the Wesley Hall kitchen from 5:30-7:00pm for a cooking demonstration followed by dinner. The following event will be led by Beckie and Jeff Zullo. Don't miss this final cooking demonstration and dinner! Dollars remaining after the four-part series benefit Rockport's missions. Sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office to register. Please bring $10 to pay at the door.
“Whether you eat, drink or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
Our next book discussion will be on Wednesday, March 1st @ 7:00pm here at church. The book we will be reading is “The Man Who Could Move Clouds” by Ingrid Rojas Contreras. “After an accident causes amnesia, Ingrid Rojas Contreras travels with her mother to Columbia seeking family memories. What they find in this poetic memoir is a complicated inheritance of history and magic.” Hope to see everyone in March for fun, fellowship and discussion.
On Thursday, March 9th at 6:30pm the men will gather for a potluck dinner. Jeff Zullo will speak on “Empowering and Engaging Students through Service-Learning.” He will share methods and stories about young adults connecting their academics to meaningful volunteer work. Jeff is director and social studies chair at North Olmsted High School where the SITES Program members have modeled and developed service-learning in the region and U.S. Everyone is invited to hear Jeff’s informative presentation.
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Rockport All Church Information, and Year End 2022 Financial Reports can be found here or in the church office.
Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 - 2:00pm and Fridays from 8:00 - 1:00pm.
Rev. Don's office hours are Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 - 1:00pm
CONFERENCE AND DISTRICT NEWS:
New Episode of Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation Podcast
Click the image above to go to the Storyboard Podcast homepage.
On that page click the play button within the player window to listen to the latest episode.
Episode Three of our East Ohio Conference podcast series Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation exploring what it means to Be UMC is titled “Influence, Connection & Impact: Nurtured by the Church, Invested in Reaching Others”. The episode features a conversation with Akron Centenary UMC lay person Cazzell Smith.
In his conversation with EOC Communications Specialist Brett Hetherington Smith shares the many ways The United Methodist Church and the Centenary congregation influenced his life as a youth and explores opportunities the church is taking to impact its community today.
The Storyboard: Faith Witness Transformation podcast is hosted on the Anchor platform of Spotify and is also posted on the homepage of the East Ohio Conference website and social media channels. Episode Four will post on Monday, February 27 and Episode Five will post Monday, March 13.
Check out the conference website https://www.eocumc.com/
United Methodists Continue to Support Refugees
Vermilion Grace has adopted a refugee family now living in a duplex in Amherst. Ihar Yaskevych wife Valeria and son Mark, one year old arrived on December 29. (see picture above) This family left Ukraine on March 12, 2022 with a two month old and spent time in shelters and temporary locations for nine months before finding a home in Amherst. Ihar speaks excellent English, has a work permit, and is interviewing for a job.
Avon, Grafton, Beldon United Methodist churches as well as residents at Wesleyan Meadows and Wesleyan Village continue to support eight other families. The need for continued financial support is great. Groceries and person hygiene items are needed on a regular basis. This is why we are reaching to other United Methodist churches for whatever help you can give.
If you reach out to your members gifts can be made through your church or checks made payable to Wesleyan senior Living Foundation and sent to Bill McFadden 5417 Goldenrod Circle, Sheffield Village, OH 44035.
Any questions you have will be answered. Call (440-879-1018).
Thank you for what you have done in the past. Anything done now will be gratefully appreciated.