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We will plan to eat at Noon.
Please bring sides & desserts
Enjoy fellowship & activities
Come meet the new pastor, Rev. Don!

Paper products & drinks provided along with
grilled hot dogs, hamburgers & chicken.

 We will have games for big & small.

Questions or to help
Diana Leitch, 440-759-5980



Join us on August 4th, 6:30pm at the church for the next Bike & Prayer.      Hope to see you there!



Greetings in Christ! 
I want to write a few lines of Congratulations to all of our Graduates!
These last two school years (2020 and 2021) will FOR SURE be written in our history books as two of the most CRAZY and difficult years in the history of Education - BUT ALSO the WORLD! (Am I right!)
So many of us, whether in high school and under, or college and elsewhere in the learning world, were either shut down entirely or suspended, and then ONLINE...
All of that made the final year or two of education quite challenging, to say the least, let alone if you were a person headed for graduation! What has been especially difficult for those of us around you is the fact that we also could not be together as a Church family to watch the last legs of your journeys.
WE ARE SO very proud of all that has been accomplished and cannot wait to see you soar above this crazy time and continue that journey.
WE WILL ALWAYS be here for you - no matter where you go in the world - and always REMEMBER that GOD is with you, every single step of the way.
Kira Cimino Holchin, and the entire Rockport UMC Family

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  ~  Colossians 2:6-7

Annabella Cowley – Graduating from Avon High School with High Honors, Annabella will be attending Miami University this fall!
Hailey Weaver – a Graduate, and Valedictorian, of Fairview Park High School, Hailey will be attending New York University to study Political Science (Pre-law)
Jack Munro – Jack is a graduate of Fairview Park High School, and will be attending The University of Toledo in the fall, with a Major in Mechanical Engineering.  
Anna Brandt – Anna has graduated from Cleveland State University, as Valedictorian from the College of Education and Human Services, with a Bachelor of Exercise Science. She plans on attending Ball State University in the fall to pursue a Master of Exercise Physiology.
Jamie Spallino - Jamie graduated in May from Wittenberg University, summa cum laude, with a BA in English.  She is working as a grant/technical writer for a Cleveland area school.



Early Morning Service is back starting July 25!  EMS is a worship that is contemplative - a time to be quiet and be still and see how the Holy Spirt moves us to Worship God and be Christ-like!  EMS is on Sundays from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the chapel.

EMS is being co-led by Rev. Don, Perry Hann, and Dan Newman. EMS is scripture based and there is always communion!  We ask for your prayers, your presence, and please invite your friends to come to the EMS!  We love God and would love to see you worshiping as part of our church family at EMS.  Please e-mail or call the church with any questions. Blessings! 


REV. DON'S contact information:

Office Hours:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:00am - 1:00pm

Through Labor Day



Please join us on Tuesday, Aug. 3rd at 7pm outside on the church patio.  We will be reading The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.  This is a mystery/domestic suspense about a man living a lie and his wife and daughter who struggle to discover who he really is.  When Hannah Hall receives a note from her husband stating nothing more than “Protect her,” one random afternoon, her whole world shatters. Her husband Owen has disappeared without a trace, and she soon learns that he was not the man she thought he was. Charged with taking care of her contentious stepdaughter, Bailey, she and Bailey slowly begin to investigate Owen leading them to danger and a startling revelation.  Hope to see you all on Aug. 3rd for fellowship and discussion!



All are welcome to join the knitters this summer
on the following nights:
July  21st 
Aug. 4th & 18th
7:00pm on the church patio.
Hope to see you there!



Rockport All Church Information
and  Financial Reports are accessible here





Calendar of Events:

Friday, July 16, 2021
9:45am - Al-Anon

Sunday, July 18, 2021
      10:00am - In Person Outdoor Worship & live streamed
     11:15-1:30pm - All Church Picnic

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
7:00pm - Finance Committee

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
7:00pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry
       7-9:00pm - Youth Group

Friday, July 23, 2021
9:45am - Al-Anon

Friday, July 30, 2021
9:45am - Al-Anon

Monday, August 2, 2021
        4-6:00pm - Mini Mystery VBS
        6-7:00pm - Dinner in the backyard
        7:00pm - Church Council

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
       7:00pm - Book Club

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
       7-9:00pm - Youth cabinet inventory & organize

Prayer List: 

Vickie Smilanich, Cleveland Clinic main campus with health concerns
Prayers that the Little Light Learning Center Christian preschool, Willoughby Hills, finds a part-time Lead teacher. (Job description available in the church office)
Barb Michael, recovering from surgery.  Sister of Dianne Hall

Teresa Thomas, passed into life eternal on July 7th.  Mother of Jerri Thomas and member of Rockport
Gail Stephan, home from the hospital recovering
Norma Golladay, medical concerns
Joyce, in need of prayers.  Sister of Nancy Geyer
Stan P, cancer treatment.  Requested by Rev. Davis
Lynn Burris, after 3 back surgeries still living in extreme pain.  Brother-in-law of Beverly Cavanah
Prayers for revival for Rockport to wholeness, for America, the world, and the whole church.  Requested by Nancy Geyer
Mary Mainwaring, health concerns.
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
Vicki Moenich, shoulder surgery and healing
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
Betty Jones, medical concerns
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Dennis, healing and guidance.  Nephew of Elsie Gaewsky
Jan Tietje, medical concerns
Jacob Gasiewski-Serving our country.  Grandson of Carole Heppner
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

Youth & UMKids!

Mini Mystery VBS! 
ONE DAY VBS MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd! Program 4 to 6, Dinner, 6 to 7 p.m. Backyard
4 years old through 6th graders! 
ALL HANDS ON DECK! WE NEED volunteers for VBS!
Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering in some capacity! (Youth AND Adults!)
*Teachers (3 or 4 would be great)
*”Classroom” helpers (we will be outside) 
*Bakers (we will need Homemade cookies) 
*DINNER helpers (We will be doing pizza this year)
*Set-up and tear down (SMALL SCALE, not my normal crazy haha) 
*Craft Helpers 
*Outdoor Games Helpers 
NEEDED for Dinner:
Pizza Donations 
Veggies: Cucumbers, Carrots, Grape Tomatoes
Paper Plates 
YOUTH! (7th through 12th)
PLEASE BE WATCHING Children and Youth Updates & Emails for Summer plans! We will be adding dates ALL SUMMER as things become available! Don’t worry, next summer I will go back to having the schedule alllll out at a crazy early time haha but I am happy to be able to meet together! So we will add as we go!
*Youth Group July 21st from 7 – 9 p.m.
YAC recording Hang out, To Be Determined Soon in August!
*TAKE WHAT YOU CABINET: ORGANIZING AND INVENTORY: Wednesday, August 4th – 7 to 9 p.m.


July Children and Youth Birthdays:
July 5    Nathan Kopko
July 20    Abigail & Kayla Omslaer
July 24    Grace Lowmiller
July 25    Bodway Elama

July Wedding Anniversaries:
July 1    Austin & Amanda Hover, 16 years
July 7    Debbie & Bob Ogle, 37 years
July 10    John & Rose Cresante, 48 years
John & Barb Catavolos, 28 years
July 18    Nick & Tina Berardi, 34 years
July 20    Earl & Susan Shick, 47 years
July 24    Gregg & Sarah Field, 17 years
July 27    Richard & Janine Exner, 36 years