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ORDER FORM                 unit cost   quantity     cost
Spaghetti Sauce Qt.             @ $10 x _____ = $______ 
4 Meatballs in Sauce Qt.     @ $10 x _____ = $______
8 Meatball Qt.                       @ $10 x _____ = $______
Celery seed dressing 16oz   @ $10 x _____ = $______

Spaghetti Dinner                  @ $10 x _____ = $______
(spaghetti, sauce & 2 meatballs)

Side salad with dressing      @ $3 x _____ = $______
Dessert                                    @ $3 x _____ = $______

                                                                TOTAL: = $_______


If you have a special prayer request, please call the church office @ 440-331-9433.



Spaghetti Dinner Drive Thru
Saturday, November 6, 4:00-8:00pm
Volunteers Needed

All volunteers will wear masks and gloves.  
Contact the church office with your volunteer selection.

  • Package salad dressing

  • Package food

  • Package drive thru orders

  • Drive thru greeter, collect $

  • Food order runner

  • Deliver to homebound, police and fire departments

  • Bake dessert

Pre-order information will be available soon.



Rockport will have an All Church Conference via Zoom and in person (at the church) on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 pm to be presided over by Dr. Bailey.  At this time the Trustees will present a motion to the membership of the church which, if approved, would authorize the trustees to move forward with selling the parsonage. Look for more details/info. next week.

Please see below for the zoom link for this important All Church Conference!

Rockport United Methodist Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rockport All Church Conference
Time: Oct 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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As we worship together, we want to ensure that everyone is safe and remains healthy (especially the immunocompromised and our unvaccinated kids).  After meeting on Sunday, before Worship, it was decided that everyone is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MASKS WHILE IN THE BUILDING AND TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS. 




In keeping with ensuring everyone's safety, Rockport will continue to utilize its beautiful outdoor sanctuary for worship, as long as we can and as long as weather permits. The time will also remain at 10am. 
Please dress accordingly.





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!





The Rockport Men’s Group will meet on Thursday, October 14th at 6:30 pm at the church for a potluck dinner. There will be a great meal, time for face-to-face fellowship and the guest speaker will be Candice Storey, the Director of Tri-C Paralegal Studies Program.  Come and enjoy this special time together!





Hello College Students (and Parents!)
We are hoping to gather college addresses of all of our college students.
From time to time we like to correspond with them! Please send your address (or your child’s) to the church office by calling or emailing, or send to Kira Holchin!



*One day a week will be from 8-1:00pm
because of future income/budgeting.

Rev. Don's hours will remain:
Tuesdays & Thursdays




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






Please join us on Monday, November 1st at 7pm in the church parlor.  We will be reading Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar.  Homeland Elegies is about an immigrant father and his son who search for belonging -- in post-Trump America, and with each other.    I will be picking this book discussion kit up from Rocky River Library this weekend.  This kit includes 8 copies of this book which will be available in the church office on Monday, Sept. 27th.  There will be a sheet to sign the book out so I can keep track of who has a book.  Hope to see you all on November 1st for fellowship and discussion!






Calendar of Events:

Friday, October 8, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon

Sunday, October 10, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed
         4:00pm - UMYF Fall Mission Project

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
   6:30pm - Choir Rehearsal
       7:00pm - Bible Study 

Wednesday, October 13
, 2021
       6:30-8:00pmGood News Kids & M&M's group

Thursday, October 14, 2021
 6:30pm - Men's Group

Friday, October 15, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon

Sunday, October 17, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
       6:30pm - Choir Rehearsal
       7:00pm - Bible Study 
       7:00pm - Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
       6:30-8:00pmGood News Kids & M&M's group
       7:00pm - All Church Conference (In person & Zoom)

Friday, October 22, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon

Sunday, October 24, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
       6:30pm - Choir Rehearsal
       7:00pm - Bible Study 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
       6:30-8:00pmGood News Kids & Youth Halloween Party

Friday, October 29, 2021
       9:45am – Al-Anon 

Sunday, October 31, 2021
       8:30-9:00am - Early Morning Service
       10:00am - Outdoor Worship & Live Streamed

Prayer List: 


Jim Spallino, knee repair surgery on Oct. 12th
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
Pam Schmidbauer, COVID.  Requested by Nancy Geyer
Karen, bone cancer.  Sister-in-law of Marian Banno
Helen Miller, 95-year-old on hospice in CO.  Mother of Laurie Bruce and Randy
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
Prayers for Rockport , Afghanistan, Louisiana, and the world
Mary Jane Keeler, prayers for a successful surgery. Requested by Mary Mainwaring
Vickie Smilanich, home from the hospital with health concerns
Betty Jones, prayers for healing
Erna Guia, prayers for healing
Vicki Moenich, prayers for healing
Keel Arlia, Back problems.  Stepdaughter of Beverly Cavanah
Sara,Undergoing multiple surgeries after a serious fall. Requested by Nick Berardi
Norma Golladay, medical concerns
Joyce, in need of prayers.  Sister of Nancy Geyer
Lynn Burris, after 3 back surgeries still living in extreme pain.  Brother-in-law of Beverly Cavanah
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
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
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

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

We rotate 20 min shifts helping out with the younger kids, while everyone else works on homework) 

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! 

(IF YOU are eating dinner with us, PLEASE let us know you’re coming before you go to bed on Tuesday night so we can provide enough food!) *FEEL FREE to bring your own dinner or snacks if you’re in the Youth Room!

FALL MISSION PLANNING! We cannot do our normal Project Feed due to Covid, and so we will plan an event for November. COME and join us for a planning session! Sunday, October 10th from 4 to 6 p.m.

We have a LOT of work to do, so PLEASE plan on joining in! Hopefully we can also work on the Take What You Need Cabinet storage room as well! 

                      2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR                     

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! The Confirmation year will kick off in October with a parent/confirmand meeting and then classes will begin! 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!

Children & YOUTH: PLEASE indicate to me each week if you’re coming by Tuesday night so that you can get dinner!

If your child or youth doesn’t care for the dinner we’re serving, PLEASE feel free to pack something and send for your kids! 

                       HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!!                   

Wednesday, October 27th, 6:30 to 8 p.m.! FOOD AND FUN! WEAR YOUR COSTUME!


(If you do not see your child age 0-17th's birthday, please notify the church office.)
October 20   Kendal Mahnen

(If you don't see your wedding anniversary, please notify the church office.)
October 10    Andrew & Michelle Soltis, 34 years
Russ & Pam Kilpatrick, 34 years
October 14    Ernie & Mickey Hopp, 60 years
Don & Joni Lenser, 42 years
October 16    Dave Matthiessen & Ellen Todia, 12 years