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Rockport Updates: November 4, 2021

Be looking for a letter mailed out this week from Pastor Don!  On Sunday, November 14th, will be Consecration Sunday and will feature a special speaker during the 10am worship service.  Following worship at 11am everyone is invited for a free brunch, however, donations will be gladly accepted.  The brunch menu is ham, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, eggs, fruit, vegetable tray and baked goods.  Coffee, tea, milk and various juices will also be on hand.  No reservations are required but for planning purposes, please sign up on the church bulletin board or let Sara in the office know that you will be coming.  If there is interest, we plan to have a trivia contest after brunch.  Hope to see you on the 14th!  Questions or to help, call Diana Leitch 440-759-5980.

All Saints Recognized on Sunday, October 31st

Peggy Bauman
Connie Graham
Harry Schwartz
Teresa Thomas
For all the saints, who from their labors rest.
Who thee by faith before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The youth and children are collecting for kids and youth gently used (or new) clothing, boots, scarves, gloves, and coats for Nehemiah Mission. PLEASE let us know if you have anything to donate. You can drop it off in the next two weeks. We will have a bin under the Christian Ed table outside the Sanctuary!   PLEASE be watching for our next Mini Mission this fall, as well!

Please remember the church office is closed for Thanksgiving on November 25-26th.  Sara will be on vacation from Friday, November 19th-November 26th.  Pastor Don will be in the office on Tuesday, November 23rd from 11-1pm.  For pastoral emergencies, please call Pastor Don or leave a message on the church machine. Calls will be checked daily.

On Sunday, Nov. 21st following worship, we will pack military boxes.  Please bring items to go in the boxes or consider donating to this mission.  Any and all help are greatly appreciated.  Questions, contact Jeff Zullo.

We welcome you to stop by the Prayer Tent! Feel free to pray, journal, worship, sit, kneel, stand, rejoice, mourn, and everything in-between! Pray in the way that is comfortable to you. This is YOUR quiet time with God.
All District Charge Conference is Saturday, November 13th, 10:30am, via Zoom. All are welcome.
  We will have the Bible Study in the Prayer Chapel.  We are very thankful to God for the opportunity to learn more about God's Word and a Faithful Servant of God - John Wesley.  Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed.  Join Bill Eyman and Dan Newman and author, Adam Hamilton, for a six-week journey as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion in becoming mature disciples of Jesus Christ. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Blessings!

Enjoy singing? Enjoy laughing?  Enjoy being part of a group?  Want to be a part of Worship?  Then consider joining choir.  We meet every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.  We sing twice a month at the 10:00am worship.  Hope to see you there! 

The Rockport Men’s Group will meet on Thursday, November 11th at 6:30 pm at the church for a potluck dinner. There will be a great meal, time for face-to-face fellowship and a guest speaker.  Come and enjoy this special time together!

Please join us on Monday, November 15th at 7pm in the church parlor.  We have changed the book to What Comes Afterby Joanne Tompkins.  This book offers an unforgettable story of loss and anger, but also of kindness and hope, courage and forgiveness. It is a deeply moving account of strangers and friends not only helping each other forward after tragedy, but inspiring a new kind of family. Hope to see you all on November 15th for fellowship and discussion!

Rockport All Church Information and Financial Reports are accessible here or in the church office.





Calendar of Events:

Friday, November 5, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Saturday, November 6, 2021
      4-8:00pm - Drive-Thru Spaghetti Fundraiser

Sunday, November 7, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 
       7:00pm - Bible Study 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
       6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's
       6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm. 17(Youth Rm.)

Thursday, November 11, 2021 Veterans Day
 6:30pm - Men's Group Potluck

Friday, November 12, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Saturday, November 13, 2021
      10:30am - All District Charge Conference

Sunday, November 14, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed; Sinko baptism
      11:00am – Consecration Brunch and Trivia Game

Monday, November 15, 2021
       7:00pm – Book Club

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 
       6:30pm - Choir Rehearsal
       7:00pm - Bible Study 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
       6:30-8:00pm– Good News Kids & M&M's
      6:30-8:00pm – Youth Group Homework Hang-out, Rm. 17(Youth Rm.)

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Veterans Day
  7:00pmpm – Finance Meeting

Friday, November 19, 2021  Church Office Closed
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, November 21, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
     10:00am - In-Person Worship & Live Streamed


Prayer List: 
Ema Rollins, health concerns
Kerry & Jody, brothers who are in need of prayer.  Requested by Nancy Geyer.
Ron, please pray for him in assisted living.  For his willingness to accept help from nurses & aides for personal care. God speaking to his heart & mind. Brother of Debbie Bryant
Family and friends of Judy Yoder, who passed into life eternal on Oct. 21, 2021.  Friend of Nancy Geyer 
Lincoln, healing with digestive issues. Requested by Dan Newman
Roy & Joy, were in a terrible car accident.  Joy passed away and Roy is in critical condition.  Prayers for Roy and family.  Requested by Elizabeth Claypool
Jackie Ginley, recovering from surgery
Dennis, healing and strength.  Nephew of Elsie Gaewsky
Brandy, healing and strength.  Requested by Elsie Gaewsky
The family of Dexter who passed away recently at a very young age. Prayers for the healing consoling touch of the Holy Spirit for the family. Requested by Dan Newman
Rev. Laurie Bruce, prayers as she recovers from surgery
Matt, serious health issues.  Requested by Mary Mainwaring
Nancy Geyer, health concerns
Karen, bone cancer.  Sister-in-law of Marian Banno
Vickie Smilanich, home from the hospital with health concerns
Betty Jones, prayers for healing
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Vicki Moenich, prayers for healing
Norma Golladay, medical concerns
Joyce, in need of prayers.  Sister of Nancy Geyer
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
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
Jan Tietje, medical concerns
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

UMYF Youth Group
UMYF YOUTH: COME AND JOIN US on Wednesday Nights! Come to help out at GNK’s with the younger kids OR Homework Hangout Group!

WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Come for dinner, help out, and gather in the Youth Room to work on homework or mission! Catch up with one another! 

We can rotate 20 min shifts helping out with the younger kids, while everyone else works on homework – IF you are interested in helping.  

IF you need help with homework, or you are willing TO HELP someone else with homework, this is the place for you! AND OF COURSE some Fellowship! 

*FEEL FREE to bring your own dinner or snacks if you’re in the Youth Room!
If you have a youth in 7th or 8th grade this school year, please let us know if you are interested in becoming a part of our Confirmation class, it is not too late! We’re just beginning. FIRST CLASS November 14th! LET US KNOW! Please contact Kira or the church office to sign up!

 *Confirmation Alumni: PLEASE let me know (if you haven’t already) if you’d like to sign up to be a peer mentor!


WEDNESDAYS FROM 6:30 to 8 p.m. Preschool 4 yrs old through 6thGraders…

DINNER and Learning Games and Lessons! WOOHOO! 

YOUTH ALWAYS WELCOME! (check out the info under the Youth News!) We will be providing dinner together for Children and Youth! 

*PLEASE NOTE: there is NO Good News Kids, M&M group, OR YOUTH Group the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th!
Children & Youth:
We will be filming preschool 4 years old through 6th graders in costume in a few weeks at Good News Kids to be shown onscreen in December during worship while the Youth lead us in our Christmas story experience. YOUTH I need a bunch of speakers, please let me know if you are interested! 



(If you do not see your child age 0-17th's birthday, please notify the church office.)
November 2 Tray Fisher
November 13 Kacy Fisher,
                        Nevaeh Reith
November 25 Lincoln Hover
November 26 Myah Paulson
November 27 Thomas Elama

(If you don't see your wedding anniversary, please notify the church office.)
November 12 Chuck & Cathy Collings, 26 years      
November 23  John & Verna Ferrante, 31 years
November 29 David & Marilyn Plachta, 35 years