HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL OF US!
Rockport United Methodist Church’s
1822 - 2022
September 18th is almost here and we hope that you are making plans to celebrate with us! A free catered luncheon in Wesley Hall will follow our special 10:00 am worship service. We have heard from many of our prior members and staff that they plan to join us and we are excited to see them. Please join us, we have room for everyone!
A celebration like this only happens once every 100 years
so don’t let this one go by without us seeing you!
BUILDING SPRUCE UP FOR 200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
Trustees is looking for a few people to help beautify and declutter the church building. If you are available TONIGHT, please call Nick at 216-218-6532. Thanks.
SAVE THE DATE:
On November 12th we will have a spaghetti dinner. If you would like to volunteer to help in anyway, please call or email the church office. Proceeds from this event will go towards Outreach Mission.(see below)
ROCKPORT SENIOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT:
On September 14th, a group from Rockport UMC, namely, Rev. Don, Dennis O’Neil, Mike Wilkenson, Nick Berardi, and Dominic Berardi, replaced the steps at a home owned by Janice (shown in the photo), in Fairview Park. Her old steps were unsafe.
Our team removed the old steps, removed bricks and rocks to level the surface, and installed the new steps. Additionally, we replaced cracked or missing mortar on the bricks by the steps, to improve the brick structure.
The steps were funded by Rockport’s Spaghetti Dinners. Thank you all for buying and helping make these dinners, to help those in our community, like Janice.
ROCKY RIVER SENIOR CENTER CALL FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT APPLICATIONS:
The city of Rocky River has received a grant from Home Depot to fund supplies needed for home improvement projects. Prioritization is on a need and income basis. If you are interested in applying for funds, please contact Candice Miele at 440-333-6664.
NEW BIBLE STUDY CLASS!
Open Invitation - All are invited - New Bible Study Class! Christianity and Comparative World Religions. In-Person, Tuesdays from 7 pm - 8 pm starting September 20 - November 8. Please e-mail Sara Chapman email@example.com or call 440-331-9433 if you would like transportation.
There will be guest speakers from the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Beth Israel Temple, and the Zen Center of Cleveland!!
The study explores four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. Please e-mail Sara Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-331-9433 to sign-up. We are so excited and thank God for this opportunity! God bless.
IF YOU REQUESTED A BOOK THEY ARE IN THE OFFICE!
ENGAGE MINISTRY: Rockport invites you to be a part of our Engage Ministry. Please consider this call to service. This enriching ministry will meet the needs of those who are unable to attend church in person. Some of the people will be in their homes while others may be in nursing homes or other care facilities. If you would like more information or if you would like to be a part of Rockport’s Engage Ministry, please fill in the following information and return it to Sara Chapman in the church office, or place in the offering plate.
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CHOIR REHEARSALS RESUME:
On Tuesday, September 20, 2002 from 5:30-6:55pm, regular rehearsals will resume. Please note change in time! I look forward to getting back together for fellowship and sharing God's word through song. Please come and sing with us! In service, Susan J. Shick
WORSHIP TIME SURVEY RESULTS:
The majority of folks surveyed requested worship remain at 10:00am and we will move indoors for the school year. Early Morning Service will remain at 8:30am in the Prayer Chapel. Thanks for your input.
The Rockport Men's Group will meet at the church on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30 pm for a potluck dinner. Mike Wilkenson will talk about karate. You are sure to get a kick out of Mike's presentation. Come and enjoy this special time together!
PRAY AND BIKE OR WALK OR RELAX OPPORTUNITY!
Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. Praying and Biking or Walking or Sitting to Relax 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. We will be praying for God's Will to be done for the next 200 years of Rockport Church! And then we can bike, or walk, or sit and relax! All are welcome!
Please join us on Monday, October 10th at 7:00pm at Juanita Pariano’s house for fellowship and discussion. Bring a dessert or appetizer to share. The book we will be reading is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. This book is about Elizabeth Zott, a one-of-a-kind scientist in 1960’s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. What is this? Elizabeth has dealt with it all. Plenty of misogyny and people doubting her skills. Hope to see you all on Oct. 10th for food, fellowship and discussion!
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
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