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Great Fellowship...Good Food...Beautiful Day...A Wonderful Time Had By All!

Thanks to all who attended the Gail Economy memorial tea! There were 37 people in attendance and $219 was collected for outreach missions of the church.  You could definitely feel the Holy Spirit all around us! We couldn't have pulled this off without the help of many. Blessings and thanks to everyones contributions.  Can't wait till next year!



The Rockport Men’s Group will have a Rockport Men’s Group Restart Picnic
on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm at the church.

We will have a great meal and time for face-to-face (not too close) fellowship
and discussions. Bring some picnic food;
we will provide hotdogs and hamburgers.

Let Bill Eyman know if you are coming
so we can have enough hotdogs and hamburgers.


Definitely a God moment at last nights  bike and prayer!
They were being led by God's beautiful rainbow.

Meet in the church parking lot on Monday, June 21st
from 5:30-7pm. for the next Bike & Prayer.
Book club is right after on the patio at church if you want to do both!

I wonder how God will lead us this time?


The Reopening Committee met and discussed new guidelines based on the most recent CDC and State Covid recommendations and statistics that will be reevaluated at our next meeting on June 15.  Here are are recommendations - 

OUTDOOR WORSHIP - All are invited to worship!

  • Fully vaccinated people may go without a mask

  • Unvaccinated people are requested to continue wearing a mask and socially distance with others except with family members.,

  • All are asked to wear a mask when in the building when entering, exiting and using the restroom.

INDOOR WORSHIP when there is inclement weather -

  • All, both vaccinated and unvaccinated are asked to wear a mask whenever they are inside the building, including worship.

  • Families may sit together and all others are asked to socially distance themselves from everyone else.


  • Fully vaccinated people may go without  a mask

  • Unvaccinated people are asked to wear a mask and socially distance themselves from everyone  else.


We are working out the kinks and will let you know when we are up and running in the near future!

Again, the reopening committee will be prayerfully and scientifically evaluating these recommendations on June 15.  


by Adam Hamilton
Bible Study

A landmark look at the most important set of ethics in history! Viewing the Ten Commandments not as burdens but as guideposts, Hamilton considers their meaning in historical context, unpacks Jesus' interpretation of them, explores how the latest psychological and scientific research illuminates them, and shows how every "thou shalt not" points to a life-giving "thou shalt."

Join Dan Newman and Bill Eyman for this interesting 10-week study on Tuesdays beginning June 22, 6:30-7:30pm for in person, or 7:30-8:30pm for zoom.

Let the church office know if you will be joining for in person or zoom so we know who will be attending.

Also, let the church office know by June 13th if you need a book.


Rockport All Church Information and April Financial Reports are accessible here


Be sure to scroll down for Rockport Happenings, Calendar of Events, Prayer List, News from Children & Youth's Ministries, and other events of the church like Book Club, Church Picnic and Children and Youth Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries!

Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm


REV. LAURIE'S contact information: or 479-595-9229

If you wish to have a hard copy of Rev. Laurie's sermon each week, please call the church office!







Calendar of Events:

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Youth Annual Conference

Sunday, June 13, 2021
 10:00am - In Person Outdoor Worship & live streamed

Monday, June 14, 2021
1:30pm - Staff Meeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
9:30am - Reopening Committee Meeting
          7:00pm - Strategic Planning Meeting

Sunday, June 20, 2021
 10:00am - In Person Outdoor Worship & live streamed

Monday, June 21, 2021
          5:30-7:00pm - Bike & Prayer
          7:00pm - Book Club

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
          6:30-7:30pm - In person bible study
          7:30-8:30pm - Zoom bible study

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
 6:30pm - Men's Group Picnic

Sunday, June 27, 2021
       10:00am - In Person Outdoor Worship & live streamed


Prayer List: 

Gail Stephan, at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center recovering from open heart surgery 
Barb Michael, health concerns.  Sister of Dianne Hall
Nancy Chapman, prayers for guidance and wisdom for her care and well-being following rehab.  87-year-old mother of Scott Chapman
Geri Middleton, passed into life eternal.  Long-time Michigan friend of Nancy Geyer
Tony Arlia, recovering from brain surgery.  Son-in-law of Beverly Cavanah
Shirley Davidson, health concerns.  Friend of David Rice
Norma, prayers for healing as she recovers from two neck surgeries.  Also, prayers for strength and patience for her daughter & caretaker, Tammy.  Friend of Dan Newman
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!

Youth Annual Conference 2021 will take place on Saturday, June 12th!                         (6th Grades through graduating seniors!) 
YAC is online this year BUT we will be in person together at the church!
THE DEADLINE to sign up to receive the “Party Box” that the Conference Youth were putting together has passed BUT you are STILL able to attend at Rockport and be together as a family! WOOHOO! CAN’T WAIT! We will also discuss some mission projects when we meet!
Parents, please be watching for more details and guidelines in your emails soon!
ARE YOU Graduating from High School, Trade School, or any form of Higher Learning? LET US KNOW! We want to post you in the updates this summer! It’s so important to keep connected to each other during this crazy time! AND we care about you and would love to catch up by seeing what’s going on in your lives! PLEASE email the office: with your name, where you are graduating from, and any plans you’d like to share with your Rockport UMC Family! We are SO EXCITED for you! 
PLEASE BE WATCHING Children and Youth for our Summer plans! We have fun plans, and are figuring out dates and logistics. HAPPY SUMMER!
WE NEED volunteers for our ONE DAY VBS towards the end of the summer. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering in some capacity! 
*”Classroom” helpers
*Bakers (we will need Homemade cookies) 
*Set-up and tear down (SMALL SCALE, not my normal crazy haha) 
*Craft Helpers 
*Outdoor Games Helpers 



Please join us on Monday, June 21st at 7pm outside on the church patio.  Masks and social distancing are required.  We will be discussing the book "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah. "The Four Winds  is an outstanding historical saga sparking memories of the classic John Steinbeck story, Grapes of Wrath.  Based during the great depression, the hardships and demise of small farmers and the migration of people from the Dust Bowl states in America to the land of milk and honey-California. Hope to see you all on June 21st for fellowship and discussion!



All Church Picnic on July 18th after our Worship service!  
Food & games on the back patio
so be sure to save the date!


June Children and Youth Birthdays:
June 15    Sophia Radzik
June 21    Brooklyn Varga
June 23    Evan Pinyerd
June 24    Christopher Paige
June 29    Grace Munro

June Wedding Anniversaries:
June 9    Trevor & Carolyn Rowen, 20 years
June 13    Bruce & Barb Swan, 51 years
June 15    Adam & Erin Mahnen, 19 years
June 24    Bill & Janet Eyman, 54 years
June 27    Joseph & Carol Pare', 51 years