Hi Rock Church Family,

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September is off with a bang for my family and for our Rock Church Family.  As you may know, Julia my eldest daughter was married to Mitch Grew on September 3rd.  Though it rained that day, God’s grace and mercy was shining down on us beyond our comprehension for our best. Then, on Sept 10th we launched our NextGen kid’s ministry in our redesigned NextGen spaces in all 3 campuses.  Over 75 kids enjoy themselves in our Sunday Morning (NextGen) and Tuesday Evening (The Landing) youth experiences. This past weekend saw even more families and kids join in the fun.  Wow! A big “THANK YOU!” from Rock Leadership for all the hard work to everyone who helped plan, prayed over, built-out, decorate & welcome families and lead the kids on a new adventure at the Rock Block Party!  To learn more please visit www.cometotheparty.org

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The party didn’t stop there, as later that day we had our Annual BBQ and Baptism service at Camp Tasker in Newton, NH where 15 were baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!  A special surprise element was added this year as the pastors washed the feet of our leadership and then our leadership washed the feet of their ministry leaders.  In John 13:1-16, Jesus taught us humility in service by washing his disciple’s feet, so we continued for all those who wished to serve or be served for the good of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth.  Let us be open to all the passions and means God places on us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength by serving & loving others.

I also want to share with you some other opportunities to serve or be served this upcoming weeks ahead:

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FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY-What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future? Sound impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, contact marie.torris@newbalance.com. We’re offering this great program this fall at Rock Church Plaistow every Thursday 6:30PM just for you starting Sept 28th. for more info visit www.fpu.com/1047889  - Child Care will be provided.


ALIVE! - Women don’t forget to sign up for the Alive Women’s Retreat coming up September 29 and 30. We’re excited to have Kelley Latta coming to minister to us and I’ll be leading a small group about JESUS (what else?).   To register online or for more information please click this link.  You can find more information about Kelley’s ministry at her website and you can find more information from me about Jesus on Sunday in Amesbury.  :) 

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ROCK RUN RAISER is approaching fast!  This 2 mile extreme obstacle course race will be at our Plaistow campus on Oct 21st.  We need some Amesbury teams to participate in the race so WHO’S IN? If you’re not up for racing, we also need over 50 volunteers! For those interested in helping please join us for a meeting at Rock Plaistow coming up on Thursday, September 28th at 7pm. More information and registration is available at this link.

May God bless you with a great week!

Pastor Jon (PJ)


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