SAVE THE DATE
FOR ROCKPORT’S CHURCH PICNIC
Sunday, August 20 at 11:00
Join us at church for praise and hymn singing
But then stay after for burgers and brat grilling
It is a potluck for all, so join us rain or shine
Good food, good friends, it will be mighty fine!
LUNCH & CHAT ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP!
Come and join us this summer! Bring your lunch and enjoy your food AND a great discussion! We will explore various topics in the church and Bible.
Summer Session! 12 to 2 p.m.:
Monday, July 17th
Monday, July 31st
Fall Dates to be announced!
CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM
Friday, June 30th - Tuesday, July 4th. Messages will be checked daily and please call Pastor Don, 440-391-9433, with any pastoral concerns.
"To deliver dignity and hope to those who have fallen through the cracks"
I wanted to take time to thank the Men's group of Rockport UMC who took time to hear what we do and to also donate some very wonderful Blessings! Please know how grateful we are in the generosity of the group! So many Blessings!!! What a wonderful Blessing!!! Thank you again for the tent, canned goods, and everything!
Jonathan Gray, Founder and Executive Director
"The only reason people can be invisible is if we allow it. Today let's take to notice." To the world you may be one person, but to the one person you may be the world . — Aleatha Romig
CHALLENGE FROM THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT:
Rev. Bruce Hitchcock and Michael Parisher, the Interim Executive Director of the Nehemiah Mission, is challenging all North Coast United Methodist Churches to raise $1000 for Nehemiah Mission. With Rockport being Outreach minded with our Rockport Renovators projects and helping the Nehemiah on several occasions, I know Rockport will fulfill this challenge. Details in the letter below! Please make checks payable to Rockport and one check will be mailed to the Conference from Rockport!
Trustees is having a CPR certification and training on our AED machine on Saturday, July 29th from 9-12 noon. Cost is $17/person. Those interested please sign up on the bulletin board or call the church office. If interested and can’t make this date, a future date will be scheduled if there is interest.
TWO EVENTS FOR THE ENTIRE CHURCH:
Sunday, Aug. 27th from 4-5:00pm. Bent String Concert at the Barn on 31950 Krebs Rd., Avon Lake. $20 donation which benefits Music on a Mission. (musicmissioninc.com)
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2:30pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood. This family-friendly musical about family! Go on the journey of trials and triumphs of Joseph, the favorite son of Israel. If only his brothers agreed! This production features different styles of music and the most colorful costumes! Perfect for all ages and a wonderful way to socialize with Rockport friends and others you would like to invite. We have reserved a block of tickets $28/adult and $15/student or child. Please sign-up on bulletin board for both events.
YOUTH MISSION WEEKEND!!!!!
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH SOMETHING AT YOUR HOUSE/CONDO?!?!?!!
Rockport’s Youth will help you! We will be spending an ENTIRE weekend together for fun and mission! Friday the kids will have a fun night, Saturday they will spend the day in mission, and Sunday we will have a Youth Sunday where they will bring worship to you! We will also be honoring the graduates on that Sunday (July 23rd!)
On SATURDAY, July 22nd, we will be coming to you to help you out with misc. tasks you may need done! You will be able to sign up ahead of time for 35 min increments for things like pulling weeds, washing windows, putting things up in your attic, vacuuming and dusting, etc!
FREE OF CHARGE - this is our way of giving something to YOU, our church family.
PLEASE NOTE: We will have many people to get through - SO if you are in need of help and we cannot fit your need into a 35 min window, we will come to you another day and help you out! Please let us know of your need so that we can assist you!
SIGN UP sheets will be out beginning on June 17th and every Sunday through Sunday, July 15th. Please call the office or email email@example.com with any questions!
If you have graduated from high school, college, or trade school, Join us on July 23rd for Youth Sunday to be honored! And CONGRATULATIONS!
MEN’S GROUP/ALL CHURCH EVENT:
The Rockport Men’s Group will meet on Thursday, July 13th at 6:00 pm at the 103rd OVI (Ohio Volunteer Infantry) grounds at 5501 Sheffield Road in Sheffield Lake for a potluck cookout and tour of the OVI Museum. We will have the cookout at the Leitch’s cottage (#28) which is the 3rd one on the right when you pull in the driveway. Diana and Jim will provide plates, plasticware, condiments and hamburgers and rolls. Bring a side dish or a dessert. Come and enjoy this special time together and learn about how the 103rd OVI helped the Union win the Civil War. You can go directly to the Leitch’s cottage or come to the church at 5:30 pm and carpool to the museum. EVERYONE IS INVITED TO COME TO THIS FUN CHURCH EVENT.
(The 103rd O.V.I. of Sheffield Lake celebrates the lives and service of Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina County soldiers serving the 103rd regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. It is the oldest Civil War organization composed of direct descendants that continues to meet on an annual basis. It is organized to perpetuate the deeds and services of the men who bravely served the 103rd.)
ROCKPORT MUSIC MINISTRY:
There are special music opportunities for anyone for Summer Sunday worship. Please sign-up on the bulletin board for any Sunday this summer to do special music. Contact Susan Shick, Music Director/Organist at home, 440-331-5718, cell,440-364-9672, or the church, 440-331-9433 with any questions. … “In our Lives, Lord, be glorified today” “Come and see, I am the way and the truth”, said He “Follow me, come as a child, O come and see.”
Our next book discussion will be on Monday, July 24th @ 7:00pm on the church patio. The book we will be reading is “The Wedding Veil” by Kristy Woodson Harvey. This is a lovely, heartfelt novel about four woman connected by the Wedding Veil, a family heirloom. Going back and forth between present day, and 100 years before this really is such a great historical fiction book, with all the southern charm. Hope to see everyone on July 24th for fun, fellowship and discussion.
ALPHA BIBLE STUDY:
Consider joining us for Alpha Bible Study, Wednesdays, from 6 -7:30 pm thru July 19th. The format of Alpha is that there is a dinner served, short devotion time, view a video on the scripture, and then small group discussion. Thanks be to God and thank you to everyone for your prayers and help and food! We had 28 people on Wed. for Alpha. Currently asking for prayers and any ideas for the next step / program to do after Alpha is over on July 19. If you have not attended, please plan to attend when you are available.
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MAY 2023 FINANCIALS NOW POSTED!
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
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