Hi Rock Church Fam!

As the trees buds are springing into leaves, flowers are blooming and grass is greening, we can see renewal and growth all around us. We are excited at the way God is growing in us and the ways we can invite and share the love of God with others. Check out a few ways He has, is and will continue to work through and in us by His leading, presence and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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CONCERT: this weekend we had our spring concert with our amazing worship choir of our brothers and sisters from all of our campuses and beyond. WOW! Both evenings were perfectly full of guests and the Holy Spirit. This powerful event reached and touched the hearts of many and God is using this opportunity to help people know, renew and grow in His grace & truth. We celebrate your faithfulness in inviting, supporting and attending. Thanks be to God for you, our Choir, our leadership and our guests!

MOTHER’S DAY: What a great day to celebrate and thank our Moms for their sacrifice and love in the ways they have protected, comforted and raised us up.  Invite them to  join you and your family in worship this Sunday.  If you would, please take a selfie in the lobby/sanctuary with mom, or take a family picture later in the day or one of your family favs from the past and post it out on social media using #momsrock.  I’d like to collect them to create a collage and special message for our Moms. 

BLESSING OF THE BIKES: Last year we had over 80 bikes and 100s of Bikers and their family came out for breakfast and blessings at our Rock Church Plaistow campus. This year we are expecting even more and are hosting the blessing at our Rock Church Sandown campus at St Matthews. Join us Saturday May 20 @ 9am for a continental breakfast followed by the blessing of the Bikes from our Rock Church Pastors. Then the bikers will roll out for a two hour ride returning to St Matts and "fueling back up" enjoying conversation, community and cookout. If you would like to help or supply a salad or dessert please contact Jen Johnston at keith.johnson1@comcast.net. For more info please contact Pastor Frank at frank@stmattsumc.org

MEMBERSHIP:  There will be a gather for those who are interested in learning about what it means to take the step to become a member of our church body on May 21st at Rock Church Plaistow at 2:00pm.  If you are interested in attending this gathering, please make a note on your connection card or contact Lynette Archibald (lynette@stmattumc.org).  If you are interested, but are unable to attend on May 21st, please contact me, P.Jon, (jon@rock-church.org) or Pastor Steve (steve@rock-church.org) or make a note on your connection card, and we’ll be happy to talk further about this important step in the life of the church body.  All new members will be welcomed in at Sunday morning service on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th. 

BAPTISM: Speaking about important steps of faith, also on June 4th we will be offering the first “in-church” immersion baptism service for Rock Church Ministries at Rock Church Amesbury during service.  We are excited about sharing this opportunity with anyone who is feeling led by the spirit to be baptized.  If you are interested in baptism, please connect with Debra Haggstrom (deb@rock-church.org) or you can always just write “YES, I want to be Baptized!” on your connection card on Sunday.

Peace and Prosperity,

Pastor Jon (PJ)