Greetings friends!

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I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day rejoicing in the presence of the newborn king.  Having Christmas Eve on a Sunday this year made for a bit of a hectic day, but WOW the Spirit was certainly moving among us! As we gathered in both the morning and the evening to talk about birth, I couldn’t help but dwell on the ultimate promise God made to us through the gift of Jesus – new life. Now that promise certainly is a promise of a life beyond this one, greater than we can possibly ever imagine; but it is also the promise of a new life in Christ here, today on earth.  It is the promise that no matter where we’ve been, no matter what we’ve done or how big of a mess we’ve made of things, Jesus can make all things new.  Just as 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  When I think of the magnitude of this promise, my soul can’t help but rejoice with Mary in her song in Luke 1:49, “for the Mighty One has done great things for me - holy is his name.”

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And speaking of celebrating the old passing away and the new coming - a party is coming to Rock Church Amesbury on Sunday morning to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Our schedule will remain the same with breakfast & LifeGroup @ 9am and Worship @ 10:10, but our theme all morning long will be one of celebration.  I hope you’ll be able to join us to ring in the New Year (sort of)!

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Although I know that Christmas is just barely behind us, I do want to take a minute and remind you of some great things going on after the first of the year at Rock Church Amesbury:

MEMBERSHIP: We will be taking in new members during January at Rock Church Amesbury.  If you are interested in learning more about membership and were not able to attend our last inquiry session, please email Debra Haggstrom (deb@rock-church.org) and we’ll be in touch!

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FOR OUR COMMUNITY: If you’ve been around much at all, you may have heard that Rock Church is For Our Community!  Our For Our Community Group will meet January 14th @ 12:30 over lunch for an initial time of brainstorming and dreaming.  If you haven’t already let Deb (deb@rock-church.org) know that you are able to attend, please shoot her a quick email so we know how many to plan for lunch. 

 

As we continue to celebrate the birth of our savior, I hope you are able to continue through this week joyful and triumphant! 

Blessings,

P. Rachel
603-819-8181
Rachel@rock-church.org 

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