So, how’s your New Year going so far?   Has anyone applied the suggestions that pastor Steve offered us from his message on 12/31? ( Let me refresh your memory…… Forgive Quickly, Risk Boldly, Live Generously, Leave Margin, Practice Self Care.) In the conversations I’ve had with people since that message, everyone came away knowing which area(s) they needed/wanted to work on. There were 3 out of the 5  that I know I could use some work and improvement on. How about you? 

If one of your goals for the new year was to learn or understand more of the Bible, then you’re going to love the sermon series that just started, From Creation to the Cross. From now until Easter we will be studying the key stories/stepping stones from the Old Testament and how they all work together to lead us to Jesus. You will see and understand how God works through and in all things. This is going to be a great series, I hope you are able to be with us each Sunday! 

Coming Up……..

UMCOR Disaster Training Saturday, January 13th at the Rock Plaistow 9 am-1:30 pm.  Join us for this important training that addresses disaster and human-caused threats. It runs 9 am to 1:30 pm with a light lunch included and the cost is $10 per person. Register online at the following link:




At Rock Church Ministries it is our goal to make everyone feel welcome and at home and it takes a team of dedicated and devoted men, women and youth to achieve that on a weekly basis. Our hospitality team is an essential part of the church experience.  If you would like to be involved in an exciting and fun ministry and help make the experience great for the people coming through our doors we would love to talk to you. 

 Pastor's Note- every week, as part of the announcements we state that we are a church that believes everyone needs Jesus, we are all meant to Grow and gifted to Serve .... let me ask you, are you serving ? If not yet, then maybe the Hospitality team is a place for you to start. Let me know if you're interested in becoming more involved and ready to serve !