Updated Worship Recommendations!
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.
SMALL GROUPS THAT MEET OUTSIDE -
PARKING LOT SERVICE -
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.
"Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today"
by Adam Hamilton
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 6-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 by June 13th if you need a book.
Welcome Rev. Don!
We are happy to announce that Bishop Malone and the Cabinet have selected Reverend Don Kraps to serve as our next pastoral leader beginning July 1st. Pastor Don is a retired Elder who served for over 30 years in our Conference. Don is a native of North Olmsted and has served churches in Iowa and Oregon early is his ministry. He was an Associate Pastor at Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights and has also served in Tiffin, Medina, Aurora, and Bucyrus.
Pastor Don is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and the University of California – Santa Cruz.
Pastor Don will be serving in a half-time status and living in his own home on the west side of Cleveland. Don loves to worship and loves music and loves building relationships with others.
He has gifts in community outreach and pastoral care.
He is a good listener and has a humble spirit.
With open arms and hearts we welcome Rev Don!
Bike & Prayer Group Details:
All are welcome to join Dan Newman on Wednesday, June 9th from 6:30pm-8:00pm for a prayer and bike ride. Please bring a bike, helmet, and a heart open to prayer! If you don't have a bike or helmet, they can be provided for you by emailing Sara in the church office. Church safety protocol will be in place. Once we are gathered as a group, we will assess everyone's biking level and plan our route! Possible routes are in the MetroParks or around the Coffinberry neighborhood or to the lake! It will be so great to pray and bike outside. If it is raining, we will meet on the following Wednesday, June 16th. Please email the church office with any questions. We look forward to biking and praying together!
Google Drive Reminder:
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!
Summer office hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Rev Laurie's contact information:
Labruce83@gmail.com or 479-595-9229
If you wish to have a hard copy of Rev. Laurie's sermon each week, please call the church office!