I love the summertime. I love the warm weather. I love the extra hours of daylight. Honestly, I don't even mind mowing my lawn! Another thing I love about the summer is the opportunities we have for outreach. I know a lot of churches virtually shut down for the summer. But that is not at all the case for us.
When it comes to outreach, I think we are more active and engaged during the summer than in any other season. For example, a few weeks ago, we participated in Plaistow's Old Home Day where we had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of people from Plaistow and he surrounding region. Right now, we are right in the middle of Amesbury days. We've had amazing opportunities at both the Block Party and Kids Day in the Park to engage with unchurched folks as we lived out what it means to be "For Our Community." We will have two more opportunites in the next few days with the fireworks and Pancakes in the Pines. All of these are excellent outreach events.
Tonight (Friday June 30) we have a brand new outreach event taking place at our Sandown campus. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. we are offering the first of several free movie nights. Free movie, snacks, prize drawing and air conditioning! We invite you to join us, and bring along an unchurched friend or neighboring family. You can find details at familymovie.info.
Later in the summer we will be once again offering our summer day camp. You will be hearing more about that in the near future. Registration is already open. You can get all the details, and register your children on line at this link.
Of course there is also Soulfest, Men's retreat, a group outing to a Fishercat's game and much more. We also have a great summer teaching series that we have just begun entitled "Biblical Life Hacks." This is an awesome series. You won't want to miss a single week. I know some of you are away on vacation this week. If you can't be with us in person, I invite you to worship with us online at www.RockChurchAir.tv.
All of these special summer events are meant to be opportunities for community connection and invitation. Invitation is the first step in helping someone come to know Jesus. So let's make the most of these summer opportunities!
See you Sunday.
One final invitation. On Saturday July 8, Alex Arcisz and Neglest Vegas are being joined in marriage at our Rock Plaistow location at 2:00 p.m. Because Neglest's family is all in Venezuela, we, the Rock Church, are really her family here. As such, she asked me to extend the invitation to the whole church family to the wedding.