Dear Friends,

     I have something I am so excited about that I can’t possibly wait until Friday to share it with you.  You may have seen in my last blog a small “save the date” about a For Our Community Day.  I want to tell you a little more about it.  The event will take place on Saturday June 30th.  On that day we are preparing to do a number of different service projects spread out over the various communities that Rock Church serves.  My hope is to have our entire congregation join together in a single ministry wide day of serving our communities.  Additionally, we want to open it up beyond the church for any groups or individuals within the community that may want to join us.

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     I envision hundreds of people coming together to bless our communities.  We are just in the formative stage of this, so we don’t know what our projects will be yet.  But I envision us working with our towns, schools, non-profits and other civic groups.  The work will take place in the early part of the day.  Then we will all come back together for an after-party.  We will have a massive BBQ, our music ministry is going to do a concert, we will set up inflatables for the kids, make your own ice cream sundaes and more.  Not only will this be a great way to bless the community, but it is going to be a blast. 

     I would urge you right now to mark your calendar to hold this date.  There will be opportunities to serve appropriate for all ages, so I believe this is an event we can all participate in.  Also, this Saturday morning (April 21) at 10:00 am we will hold an initial planning meeting.  If you would be interested in finding out more about this For Our Community Day or might consider helping with the planning and organization of the event, I would invite you to join us for this meeting.  It will be held at our Rock Plaistow location.  If you are interested in being a part of the planning team but are not able to make the meeting this Saturday, please email me and let me know.

     God Bless,

Pastor Steve