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Annual Conference 2022 - East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church:

Wednesday, June 8 - Saturday, June 11 / John S. Knight Center in Akron,  
Pastor Don will be attending Annual Conference.  If you have a pastoral emergency, please call the church office during office hours.  After office hours, please call Pastor Don's cell, 440-391-9823.

Use the link below to follow Annual Conference live-streamed.

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Sara Chapman will be on vacation from June 13-17th.  
Messages will be checked daily and Pastor Don will be in the office on
June 14th and 17th from 11:00-1:00pm.

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! 

Rockport is looking for individuals who are interested in serving on Trustees, SPRC, Council or any other committee.  Those interested, please let Pastor Don or the church office know.

Now that we are enjoying summer worship outside and the choir is off,  we are looking for people/groups who enjoy playing an instrument or singing to do special music to enhance our worship service this summer.  If you would like to do special music this summer, please let Susan Shick or the church office know!  Thanks!

On Wednesday, June 8th work began on Holly's house in Fairview Park.  Work to be completed on her house include: front steps and railing repair, siding repair, trimming overgrowth of some trees and bushes and cleaning gutters to help the rainwater flow and so branches don't damage the roof.

Anyone who would like to help on future dates,  please call Dave, 440-829-3184.  


The Rockport Men’s Group will  meet on Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 pm for a potluck cookout. There will be a great meal and  time for fellowship.  Come and enjoy this special time together!

UNAFRAID BIBLE STUDY! (outside on the patio weather permitting!)
Join us on Tuesdays June 14, 28, and July 5, 12 from 7-8:00pm.  This study is being led by Dan Newman and Bill Eyman. We know Jesus tells us, “Do not be afraid,” but with everything going on in the world, how is it possible not to be anxious? In this Bible based study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the worries and fears most of us experience. We will learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them…all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope.  All are welcome and please contact the church if you need transportation. God Bless!

PRAY AND BIKING OPPORTUNITY!  THURSDAY JUNE 9 AND THURSDAY JUNE 23 AT 6:30 P.M. Praying and Exercising are two great activities!  Please join us to do both!  Our prayer focus is the scripture from Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Please see the schedule below and e-mail the church with any questions, we hope to see you then! 

  • Thursday June 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Read the scripture and pray for peace for Ukraine and thankfulness for God’s blessings and pray-walk via the prayer labyrinth and then bike (either in the neighborhood or the valley). 
  • Thursday June 23 at 6:30 p.m.: Read the scripture and pray for those that are suffering from cancer and for those that are mourning and thankfulness for God’s blessings via a pray-walk on the prayer labyrinth and then bike (either in the neighborhood or the valley). 

Please join us on Monday, July 11th at 7:00pm at Diana Leitch's house, 7 Westfield Lane, Rocky River, for fellowship and discussion.  Bring a dessert or appetizer to share.  We will be reading the book “The Book of Lost Names” by Kristin Harmel.  This book is  “Inspired by an astonishing true story from World War II, a young woman with a talent for forgery helps hundreds of Jewish children flee the Nazis in this unforgettable historical novel from the international bestselling author of the “epic and heart-wrenching World War II tale” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author) The Winemaker’s Wife.” -People magazine, Best New Books.  Hope to see you all on July 11th for food, fellowship and discussion!

Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday night?  Look no further.  Come and enjoy game night here at Rockport on June 18, July 9, 23 and Aug. 6, 20 at 6pm.  A light dinner will be provided as well as childcare.  Please sign-up on the bulletin board to attend and/or host and let us know if you will need childcare.


Please sign-up on the bulletin board to host coffee hour.  Fellowship is so important to the life of the church.  And of course, it wouldn’t be a Methodist event without food!  Nothing fancy, just a few goodies will be needed to host and Rockport will provide the coffee and water.

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

Rockport All Church Information and Financial Reports are accessible here or in the church office.  April 30, 2022 financials are NOW available.  


     Join us to help celebrate Rockport’s 1822 – 2022, 200 years!  Please mark your calendar for these THREE  dates, Sunday, July 17th, August 14th and September 18th. 
Be sure to RSVP via email, or by calling 440-331-9433,
for all three dates so we know how many to expect.

      On Sunday, July 17th, we will have an outdoor Worship service at Mastick Pavilion at 10:00am followed by a potluck.  As history reveals, in 1822 on nice summer days, the congregation would trek down Mastick Hill to enjoy outdoor services along the Rocky River.  We thought it would be nice to enjoy worship there as a reminder of where it all began. On Sunday, August 14th right after our 10:00 worship service, the current church across the street, Recovery Church, is treating us to a pancake and waffle breakfast so please mark your calendars to join us as we remember Rockport’s sanctuary from 1857 - 1958.  Finally, on Sunday, September 18th, come for a special worship service followed by a catered meal and fellowship with past ministers and prior members.  We will honor our church’s history and celebrate our continued mission going forward. 






Calendar of Events:

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (Annual Conference)

Thursday, June 9, 2022 (Annual Conference)

     6:30pm -  Pray and Bike

Friday, June 10, 2022 (Annual Conference)
     9:45am – Al-Anon 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 (Annual Conference)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
    10:00am - In-Person Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed

Monday, June 13, 2022 (Church office Closed)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 (Church office Closed except from 11-1pm, Pastor Don's office hours)
     7:00pm -  Unafraid Bible Study (outdoors on the patio weather permitting)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 (Church office Closed)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 (Church office Closed except from 11-1pm, Pastor Don's office hours)
     6:30pm -  Men’s Group Potluck Picnic

Friday, June 17, 2022 (Church office Closed)
     9:45am – Al-Anon 
     5:30pm – YAC Begins

Saturday, June 18, 2022
     6:00pm- Game Night 

Sunday, June 19, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
    10:00am - In-Person Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed
    11:30am – YAC

Thursday, June 23, 2022
     6:30pm -  Pray and

Friday, June 24, 2022 
     9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, June 26, 2022
     8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
    10:00am - In-Person Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 
     7:00pm -  Unafraid Bible Study (outdoors on the patio weather permitting)


Prayer List: 

(please fill out a prayer card in pews, email church office or call to add to this list)
Earl Shick, prayers for healing after surgery
Prayers for Grace UMC in Coshocton as fire destroyed their sanctuary but not their spirit and faith 
Prayers for Uvalde, Texas and the loss of 19 children and 3 adults in a senseless act of violence
God’s guidance to get Ron the assistance he needs in dealing with his continued mental deterioration from dementia and for him to feel God’s loving presence surrounding him.   Brother of Debbie Bryant
Beverly Cavanah, recovering from knee surgery 
Rev. Laurie Bruce, is doing better.  Thank you for continued prayers!
David Stephan, prayers and healing while undergoing cancer treatment
Pattie Sinnes, prayers for strength and healing for her health concerns
Tom Schultz, diagnosed with brain atrophy.  Good friend of the Wilkenson’s
Dave Clinton, health concerns
Debra, cancer returned for third time.  Friend of Lynn Wilkenson
Elsie Gaewsky, prayers for healing and strength
Dennis, healing and strength.  Nephew of Elsie Gaewsky
Brandy, healing and strength.  Requested by Elsie Gaewsky
Karen, bone cancer.  Sister-in-law of Marian Banno
Betty Jones, prayers for healing
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Vicki Moenich, prayers for healing
Joyce, in need of prayers.  Sister of Nancy Geyer
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 Wilkinson’s 
Jan Tietje, medical concerns
Sarah Bungard-Serving our country, Chief Warrant Officer 2 USMC. Requested by the Kopko family

News from our Youth and Children's Ministries

YAC: June 17th – 19th – if you haven’t signed up and would like to go, please contact Kira ASAP!
July 15th: Fudge Fundraiser and lock-in! MORE INFO COMING
July 27thWORKING ON CABINET & Organizing. 6:30 to 9:30 – unground church when we’re done working! 
Beginning on the last Sunday of the month in August (August 28th) we will gather for dinner & Discussion. Variety of topics, from school to friends to problems we face, to how it all fits into God’s plan… JOIN US all school year! 
Day Camp #1: JULY 6th10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ART CAMP! Come & Work on some Art Projects and Crafts! BRING A PACKED LUNCH! Drinks and dessert provided! 
Day Camp #2: JULY 13th  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jonah & The Whale, Samson, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! LUNCH (and drinks) PROVIDED!  
Day Camp #3: JULY 20th  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Travel around the world and sample food from other countries for lunch! LUNCH (and drinks) PROVIDED!    
August 1st through 3rd! 4 to 8 p.m. 
Bible Fest!
Come and join in on the fun – learn about different Bible Holidays and Festivals… eat dinner together, activities, music, art, games… and FUN! 
Registration opening soon! Be watching! 
4 yrs old through 6th graders! 
*Adults & Youth! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer for VBS in any way! 


(If you do not see your child age 0-17th's birthday, please notify the church office.)
June 21    Brooklyn Varga
 June 23    Evan Pinyerd
June 24    Christopher Paige      
 June 29    Grace Munro

(If you don't see your wedding anniversary, please notify the church office.)
June 9    Trevor & Carolyn Rowen, 21 years
June 13    Bruce & Barb Swan, 52 years  
June 15   Adam & Erin Mahnen, 20 years
June 24    Bill & Janet Eyman, 55 years
June 27    Joseph & Carol Pare’, 52 years