Outdoor Worship at 10am in the Outdoor Chapel!
We ask that all people who attend worship wear masks at all times and are socially distanced from others. Able bodied worshippers are asked to bring their own chairs and pew cushions. Families may sit together in the pews or in their own chairs. There will be no singing at this point. Please enter the front of the church and walk back to the outdoor chapel and leave the same way, with masks and socially distanced.
The worship service will be live streamed at the same time as outdoor worship and will be available on Facebook, YouTube and the RUMC website.
If the weather on Sunday is 60 deg. or below, rained the night before, or is raining, we will not have worship in the outdoor chapel. The service will be live streamed. We will not meet in the Sanctuary at this time.Opening for worship is an ongoing process that will be evaluated as we go along!
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.
Gail Economy Memorial Tea Rescheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2:00pm
You are invited to the
Gail Economy Memorial Tea
Sunday, June 6, 2:00 pm
Please call the church office to register to attend and let Sara know
if you need a ride or if you are willing to bake,
help set-up, or help make tea.
The tea will be held on the patio outside the parlor.
Masks are required while not eating or drinking.
Tea cups and paper products will be provided
unless you plan to bring your own. Please let us know.
At the event, there will be a free will offering for
Rockport church outreach missions.
Hats are encouraged!
Rain date will be June 27th, 2:00pm
Hope you will make plans to join us.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone!
Hostesses: Lisa Kay and Sara Chapman
Calling All Graduates!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
Friday, May 28 Office Closed
Monday, May 31 Office Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 1 Office Closed
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!