There are times in our lives when God gives us the opportunity to be a part of something greater than just ourselves.  And in that, we sometimes get glimpses of how things may be beyond the world we currently share.  I believe that is what we were able to experience this weekend at Rock Church Amesbury.  Together as a family, truly of one heart and mind, we were able to celebrate with 7 of our brothers and sisters as they were baptized, and 17 new members were welcomed into our church family.  In fact, across all campuses of Rock Church Ministries, we took in almost 50 total as new members.  INCREDIBLE!!  This past Sunday truly was a holy moment and I hope you felt the Spirit moving among us in a powerful way as I did.  And just as Jesus commanded His disciples to “GO!” I also hope that you all are as excited as I am to continue in our mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ in Amesbury, Massachusetts/New Hampshire, New England and the world!

This Sunday as we leave our 1❤️&Mind series, we’re going to start a short 2-week series during which we’ll launch a new campaign for the summer that will give us an opportunity to let those in our community know that we are FOR THEM.  We are hopeful this campaign will grow into a movement that our whole community can get behind.  I hope you’ll be there this Sunday to be a part of this new movement of God!

As if that isn’t enough, this Sunday is also Children’s Sunday where we celebrate our kids and all they’ve learned and done over the last year.  The kids will also be taking on different roles in the service, from scripture reading to ushering, and we’ll celebrate our great kids and those who give selflessly of themselves to disciple them. 

In the meantime, we have a few things going on that I want to be sure you don’t miss out on:

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MISSION UPDATE – Our Honduras mission team is preparing for our 5th trip in July and there are a few ways you can help us.  We have a couple of lists of things we need at www.toysrus.com (under wish lists) and www.target.com (under registries) for the kids in Honduras, as well as for our team.  These lists can be found by searching for Honduras Mission (first name “Honduras”, last name “Mission”) and all items may be dropped off at any Rock Church Ministries site.  We also have new t-shirt designs for sale.  T-shirts at $25 each or 2 for $40.  Lastly, we have a fundraiser scheduled at Panera in Plaistow on June 25th from 12-3.  So grab your friends or family, get a flier from a Rock Church Ministries campus (available at service on 6/18 and 6/25), come have lunch with us and 20% of the proceeds will benefit our Honduras mission. 

NEXTGEN – Although this week is Children’s week marking the end of a season of our kids’ programming, as Chrissy Rupp announced last week during service, we are already in the process of relaunching our kids ministry, NextGen.  Launching in the fall, NextGen will be focused on connecting with the community and making church a vibrant and relevant experience for kids.  We're going to throw a BLOCK PARTY every Sunday and all kids are invited!!   We'll need a whole team of people to pull this off.  Roles range anywhere from NextGen Leaders (front-line teachers working directly with the kids) to organizing weekly supplies to setting-up meeting spaces.  There will be a meeting after service this week for anyone interested in having any role on our NextGen team so come join the party!

 

Blessings on your week,

P. Rachel (e) Rachel@rock-church.org 

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