I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this first ever “For Our Community” day. If you didn’t hear about it yet, let me tell you what this is all about. On Saturday June 30th we'll deploy hundreds of volunteers to more than a dozen simultaneous service projects in and around the communities of Amesbury, Newburyport, Haverhill, Plaistow, Newton and Sandown. All volunteers will receive for free a "For Our Community" t-shirt. Following the work there will be an “After Party” that will include a BBQ, activities, live concert, inflatables for the kids and much more!
This is not only for those of us already in the Rock Church family. We are inviting everyone from the surrounding communities to serve side by side with us. This will be a great opportunity to connect with some of our unchurched friends and neighbors as we bless our communities together. My hope is that everyone in our church will take advantage of this opportunity to participate in this exciting event. With the full participation of our church, along with invited community guests, I believe that the outcome will be amazing! I am certain that we can renew how our community and the world sees the church and our values. Not as inwardly focused, but as a loving people who desire to serve Christ by serving others.
We are currently in the process of developing the teams to do the advance planning, preparation and support work to pull this large event together. We are looking for team members in all of the following areas: Project participation, planning and coordination, the after party set up, community partner coordination, event promotion, and post party clean-up. If you would like to be a part of any of these support teams, please click on this link to sign up. It is going to take a great team of people to pull off such an epic event. On June 1 our project list will be finalized and participant registration will open. Mark your calendar right now! You will not want to miss this event.
There are a couple of other quick things I want to lift up. You won’t want to miss our Cinco de Mayo missions event this Saturday. You can see all the detail in the newsletter at this link. I also want to let you know that we are planning a special service for Mother’s Day. As a part of that, we are setting up an area at each campus to do free family photos with mom! Also, this Sunday is our next Membership orientation. If you are not currently a member of Rock Church but would like to know more, please join us Sunday at 2:00 pm at our Plaistow campus.