Man, this season certainly has been one of ups and downs, and I am not just talking about the weather! Is it just me or does there seems to be some wide fluctuation of emotions, worries, fears and opinions on a variety of subjects in our country, local community, families, etc.? But even in the turbulence of this world, I sense a peace arising - a wave of recovery coming over our broken land, fractured relationships and hurting lives. I don’t want to celebrate prematurely, but when you begin to see the evidence of cosmic shifts like this it is simply awesome! Recently at Rock Church Amesbury, we’ve witnessed the response of love quieting the storm of hurting hearts and allowing forgiveness to reign. We’ve seen desperate souls find inspiration and hope again. We’ve grieved together through life's losses and found the power of God’s healing in the listening, encouragement and hugs of our brothers & sisters. What I am in awe of is this “Unity in Diversity” that God has created at Rock Church!
How can it be that, although we come from many different walks of life, ethnicities and generations, we can still gather together and be of 1 heart & mind, loving one another beyond our means and connecting together through God’s Holy Spirit. I hope you've been able to see and be a part of this, but if you haven't, it's not too late. Join us any Sunday morning (Breakfast and LifeGroup at 9am - Worship at 10:10) and celebrate good times - come on!
Speaking of celebrating, the best place to be on a Tuesday nights is Celebrate Recovery at Rock Church Amesbury where we are together exploring our past hurts, recognizing our part in them and allowing God’s love and forgiveness to mend and replace our bad habits, poor choices, and unhealthy relations with something far better. Visit www.FreedomIsPossible.org to review relevant lessons and resources. Recovery is not just something those who deal with substance abuse issues can do, it is for each and every one of us. We may think everything is fine and that we are well enough, but unless your name is Jesus there's always more work to do, Walking out our faith is a lifetime process, but when we intentionally invest in it the rewards can be heavenly (literally and figuratively).
In case you missed it Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning so supposedly we will have 6 more weeks of winter weather to go. If that's true, hopefully it'll be mild until spring dawns on us and life awakens anew!
Peace & Joy,
Work party: we are going to having a work party this Saturday February 3rd! We will be working on some small projects at the church. We will be painting, cleaning and some carpentry work. Message Jared LeVasseur with any questions. comment below if you can make it! God bless!!
Super Bowl: It's time for our annual Rock Superbowl Party where we have a huge 200 inch display where (we have been blessed to witness our Patriots comeback twice in the last 3 years), we enjoy the greatest show on Earth, feast & celebrate together! Feel free to bring your favorite app, dish or dessert to share. Water and coffee is provided. To sign up to bring a dish please click this link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E4FA5A82FA3FD0-242018. Are you ready for some football!!!
Membership & Baptism: It's never too late until because there's always next time. But you still have time to participate in our membership class and/or take Baptism on Easter morning. Please let Deb Haggstrom know if you are interested in either or both by emailing here at firstname.lastname@example.org. we will be scheduling the membership session and Baptism 101 classes shortly so be on the look out.