So, how are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Did you make any this year? It’s the end of July and I would bet by now, most have been forgotten. Typically we make resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, join a bible study, be more organized, spend more time with family and friends etc and by March, if not before, they are forgotten. Why does that happen? Were we not sincere when we made our goals? I don’t think that’s the case. Were our goals too ambitious? This, I believe is some of the issue. Instead of starting out with a realistic and manageable goal, we tend to aim a bit too high and when the goal begins to seem unobtainable, we find ourselves giving up.
I’d like to try something different. I would like to invite you to join me in making a Mid-Year’s Resolution. You can choose whatever you feel is needed for making a positive change in your life. . . For example: lose weight ( start at 5 pounds not 50), get in shape ( walk 15 minutes a day instead of running marathon) grow in your faith ( choose one verse and mediate on it ALL day instead of reading 10 chapters and remembering nothing). And if we’re talking about positive changes, what if we all made a resolution, on behalf of, For Our Community, to do one random act of kindness per week? (or one per day if you’re up to it ) Can you imagine the impact that could have on your family, at your workplace, in your neighborhood?
The Honduras Mission Team is still in Honduras through this week and greatly appreciates your prayers for the work they are doing and for safe travels home.
FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Ladies Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Collected needed items requested by Place of the Skull ( motorcycle ministry) for the Homeless . Thank you Ladies!
For Our Community- NEW Opportunity to Help
We are joining with the Food Pantry in providing school supplies for those families in town that need a little assistance. ( Some suggestions: backpacks, markers, crayons, wide rule loose leaf paper, different colored note books, binders) If you would like to help, donations will be accepted through Aug 20th. If you would like to make a cash donation please make your check out to CARE ministry with School supplies in the memo line.
Update on NEXTGEN
We had a great turn out at our NEXTGEN meeting. Thank you to all who came.
You will be hearing from Lisa soon with updates and info.
Our first work party will be Wed Aug 2nd at 9:00 am to clean out closets and general use areas.
More work party dates TBA
Summer Day Camp is coming up fast! The week of August 14-18th Rock Church will be running a full day summer day camp from 9-4 at our Plaistow location. Our theme this year is HERO CENTRAL, and you can be a hero too by volunteering any time during the week or ahead of time or afterwards in the evenings with set-up or other administrative tasks. We’d love to have you! There will be a volunteer meeting coming up on July 31st at 7pm at our Plaistow campus so I hope you’ll put that on your calendar and let me (firstname.lastname@example.org) know that you want to be a hero too! Thanks, Pastor Jon
MOVIE NIGHT IS THIS FRIDAY- July 28th at 7pm.
Bring a friend !!
I look forward to seeing you all in worship this Sunday! ~ Pastor Beth