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A Note Of Thanks To Rev. Laurie!


1 Timothy 5:17 :The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

Sunday June 27, 2021 will be the last Sunday for Rev. Laurie as the interim pastor at Rockport Church.  On behalf of the Staff Parish Committee and the entire Rockport Church Family, we thank God for Rev. Laurie and all that she did to help us and the church!  Her love, friendship, and leadership are much appreciated.  We are also very happy that she will be filling-in to preach when Rev. Don is unavailable.  So, this note of appreciation is not a goodbye – just a huge THANK YOU REV. LAURIE!



Meet in the church parking lot on July 14th @ 6:30pm.  Don't want to bike, still come for prayer and walk the labyrinth or around the church neighborhood.  Hope to see you!


"Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today" by Adam Hamilton:

Thanks to the 12 people who attended the first session of the bible study.  Join us for future lessons on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm for in person study.  Zoom will no longer be offered as everyone chose in person.  Walk-ins are always welcome.     


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 on
June 30th,
7:00pm on the church patio.
Hope to see you there!


On July 25th, Rockport's EMS will resume.  More details to come!


We will plan to eat at Noon.
Please bring sides & desserts
July 18th after 10am service!
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


The Reopening Committee met and discussed new guidelines based on the most recent CDC and State Covid recommendations and statistics Here are are recommendations - 

OUTDOOR WORSHIP - All are invited to worship!

INDOOR WORSHIP when there is inclement weather -



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


Rockport All Church Information and  Financial Reports are accessible here


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:

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

        3-5:00pm - Youth & Kids Backyard Hangout!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
6:30-7:30pm - Words of Life Bible Study

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7:00pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry
       7-8:30pm - Youth Mission Planning & Hanging out

Friday, July 2, 2021
9:45am - Al-Anon

Sunday, July 4, 2021
      10:00am - In Person Outdoor Worship & live streamed

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
6:30-7:30pm - Words of Life Bible Study

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

Sunday, July 11, 2021
      10:00am - In Person Outdoor Worship & live streamed

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
 6:30pm - Bike & Prayer

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

Thursday, July 22, 2021
7:00pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry
       7-8:30pm - Youth Group

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

Prayer List: 

Rev. Joe Santomen, passed into life eternal on June 17th.  Former Associate Pastor of Rockport UMC
Gail Stephan, continued prayers as she recovers from surgery in the hospital.
Belinda St. Leger, health concerns
Nancy Chapman, prayers for a smooth transition to life at the Welsh Home.  87-year-old mother of Scott Chapman
Barb Michael, health concerns.  Sister of Dianne Hall
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!

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!
Date ONE: Mission Planning and Hanging out! JUNE 30th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Backyard.
Date TWO: Youth Group July 22nd from 7 – 8:30
Date THREE: YAC recording Hang out, To Be Determined Soon!

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! As soon as a date is planned, we will get it out to you! (Youth AND Adults!)
*”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 
Calling all KIDS!!!! (4 and up! Youth are welcome to hang with us and help!)
SUNDAY June 27th – Backyard Hangout! 3 to 5 p.m. 
Snacks, Nature Bible Scavenger Hunt, and a couple of other games
*Masks indoors for now, and outdoors for those not vaccinated. We will be socially distancing still right now. Every couple weeks the Reopening team is reassessing policy. If any policy changes happen before the date we meet for things, I will let you know!

If you have Graduated from High School, Trade School, or any form of Higher Learning PLEASE LET US KNOW by June 30th!
We want to honor you and would like to feature our Rockport Graduates all of July in the Updates!
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!


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