Out of sight, out of mind

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Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight , out of mind. I think that I believe this about certain things, but not always and certainly not about people.  Sometimes, if there’s a new idea or initiative that I’d like to do more about and if I don’t put a reminder in front of me, I will most probably forget about it. I am curious to know if this happens to anyone else as well.  And to be more specific, I am wondering if anyone has remembered the short sermon series that was taught right before Biblical Life Hacks…. anyone remember?  Ok, let me help, “For Our Community”.(Ahhh, now you remember right?!)  Pastor Steve challenged us, as a church, to work together to bless and give to our communities.  That might include volunteering at any number of outreach events where we give away freeze pops, water etc, or by helping out at the FREE Family movie night or Summer Day Camp or by you personally doing something to bless someone else. Maybe buying someone’s coffee in the car behind you at DDfor example. So, I’d love to hear about any way in which you’ve done something for our community and if there’s an “oops, I forgot”,  it’s not too late.  Check out the newsletter for more volunteer opportunities coming up and if you should need a reminder like I do, wear a bracelet or put it where you can see it often or put out a sign and make someone’s day!

 

 

 

NextGen Vision Casting-Informational Meeting Sunday the 23rd 

Immediately following worship

Please join us, even you don’t have children; you can still help to make a difference.

 

 

Our Next FREE Family Movie Night is July 28th at 7:00pm in Sandown

Come see Smurfs- The Lost Village and bring a friend

Free pop-corn and snacks. Games and Give Aways

Prize given to the Youth who brings the most friends!

 

Soulfest is quickly approaching- Aug 1st -5th. If you have questions and would like more information about the event, please contact Sheri Williams.

 

Coming in August~ Hero Central~ SummerDay Camp Aug14-18 at Rock Church Plaistow

Summer Inspirational Program for Children Grades K – 8 

Great arts and crafts program~ Sporting events ~Group projects
Activities and Discovery ~Movies~ Recreation ~ Special surprises & more...

For more info- contact Pastor Jon at Jon@rock-church.org

 

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"It's going to be Christmas before you know it!"

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"It's going to be Christmas before you know it!"

“It’s going to be Christmas before you know it.”  I have already said that statement in the last week. Am I trying to rush summer? No way!  But my mail box has been full with the new preview music for the upcoming Advent and Christmas season. So, while I’m driving around with the AC on, wearing my shorts and flip flops, I am listening to Christmas music. What this actually is reminding me is that time passes all too quickly and it will be Christmas before we know it.  My mom used to say, “you’re wishing your life away” because I would always be wishing for the next thing to come. “I wish I could drive” or “I wish Christmas would get here already” and I wasn’t appreciating the day ahead of me. What I am getting better at is to make the most out of every day,  to be fully engaged with the people I am with and the work I am doing and making the most of every opportunity. So, while I’m listening to What Child Is This? and Joy to the World I’m going to stop and get an ice cream cone and enjoy every minute of not needing my jacket or boots!

The next Free Family Movie Night is Friday July 28th at 7:00pm

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The movie for July will be Smurfs- Lost Village.  Invite your friends to enjoy a great family friendly evening…. There will be again FREE pop-corn, snacks and drinks, games and giveaways.

      This month we are offering a special prize to the youth who brings the most friends !

 

I hope you will join us Sunday, July 23rd,  for an important visioning meeting for NextGen (Children’s Ed program). We are excited to share our vision for the Fall and have many areas where you can help make this ministry successful for reaching our kids and youth for Christ.

 

I want to thank you all for making my first "official" Sunday such a blessing by your support and encouragement. I am excited to see where God leads us

                                                                 

   I hope to see you Sunday!   Pastor Beth

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"Are you nervous?"

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"Are you nervous?"

Do you want to know the most frequently asked question I’ve heard since Pastor Steve announced that I would bethe next campus Pastor in Sandown?  Any guesses?  It’s been, ”are you nervous?”  The answer…. “yes”.  But even more than being nervous, I am excited. This certainly wasn’t part of my plans but then I’ve learned over time that God has a way of re-directing my steps to His perfect will and timing.  Have I always been obedient? No, but as I get older, it’s becoming easier because He has been faithful.   Another thing I’ve learned is that ,I don’t take a step forward untiI go down on my knees. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us !

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I want to thank Lisa Post and all the volunteers that helped to make our first Family Movie night in Sandown so much fun ! ( Did you know, that thank to Rick Russell, we watched the movie on the BIG screen? It was awesome !) There were games and prizes, free pop corn and candy and the Grand Prize drawing of the night, of FREE movie tickets, went to Jackie Carey. We can’t wait until our next movie night on July 28th at 7:30. There will be a special prize given to the youth who brings the most friends.   Mark your calendar for July 28th and join us in Sandown as we provide this fun, free family movie night For Our Community.

I’d like to invite our Sandown congregation to attend a short but important vision casting meeting for our Children’s Ed ministry, NextGen, on July 23rd right after worship. Even if you don’t have young children, you can still play an important role in this area of ministry. Our families are a priority, from those in the nursery to our grandparents. Please join us on the 23rd.

Coming up very soon is Soulfest. Aug 1-5 Rock Church will be taking approx 120 youth and adults to one of the biggest Christian Music Festivals around. The student fee is very affordable which includes camping, food and wristband ticket for the whole event. This year's line-up includes: Jars of Clay, Tenth Avenue North, For King and Country, Rend Collective, Matthews West, Crowder, Sidewalk Prophets, Toby Mac and much, much more.  Click here to register before our space is full. 

I hope you'll join us Sunday!

Pastor Beth

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