These are exciting time at Rock Church. We’ve just come off an incredible stretch of outreach events. It began with Plaistow Old Home Day. Then it flowed into nearly 2 weeks of special events during Amesbury days, culminating in our largest Pancakes in the Pines event in decades. The very next day we were set up at Salisbury Beach with an outreach booth as a part of a summer concert series at the beach. This past Friday in Sandown we organized a great outreach to families with a free movie night. We are truly living out what it means to be For Our Community!
But outreach is not the only exciting thing happening at Rock Church. This month also marks some exciting new beginnings within our ministry. In our denomination, new (P)astors “officially” begin their ministry appointment on July 1st. We are excited to be dedicating two new Pastors to our ministry this July! First, this Sunday July 9th at our 8:45 service in Sandown, we are welcoming Pastor Beth Soucise as our new Sandown campus Pastor. The following Sunday July 16th at both the 9:45 and 11:11 services in Plaistow, we are excited to dedicate Pastor James Archibald as campus Pastor of our Plaistow location. We are offsetting these events by a week because we know there are folks who will want to attend both. God is so good and I continue to be in awe of the incredibly gifted people that He has called to be a part of our ministry. I feel blessed beyond words to have the opportunity to serve with such an amazing group of believers, and am excited to welcome both Beth and James to our Pastoral Team.
This would be a good time for me to remind us of one our core convictions: Everyone is Gifted to Serve. While each of us is gifted in different ways, and called to serve in different capacities, every gift matters. We are only able to do the work God has called us to because so many of you have discovered your own gifts and callings, and have begun to live out that calling. If you have not yet found your place to serve, contact any one of our Pastors. We would love to help you get started. Not only will your gifts be a blessing to the work of Christ, but you will discover joy in the act of serving. There is nothing that compares to the sense of satisfaction that comes from discovering that place of service that enables us to make a real difference in the name of Christ.