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Can I just say that Saturday was amazing!   We had over 250 people (267 to be exact) participate in our first ever “For Our Community” day of serving.  We had preschoolers and octogenarians, men and women, professionals and novices working side by side to make a difference in our communities.  Since the event I’ve heard wonderful stories of how God worked to provide for the needs of the day and brought it all together.  For example, yesterday I heard about the paint store owner who not only provided the paint we needed for half price, but then took the day off to come and help us with the Sandown Central School project!  How cool is that?  I want to thank everyone who helped to make this day such a great success.  If you would like to see a few pictures from the day, check out this link.

I also want to take a moment to remind you that this Sunday we begin a new series “At the Movies: 80s Edition.”   All through this series we will use clips from some of the greatest and most memorable Hollywood blockbusters ever.  This week we will begin with a clip from one of my personal favorites “Field of Dreams.”   You won’t want to miss a single week of this series.  It’s going to be awesome.  This is also a good time to remind us that in Plaistow we have begun our new Sunday worship schedule of 9:00 and 10:30 am.

 Men's BBQ  Monday July 9th

Men's BBQ  Monday July 9th

 Day Camp Aug 13-17 & Aug 20-24

Day Camp Aug 13-17 & Aug 20-24

There are a few other things I want to quickly remind us about.  Men, remember in the summer we don’t do First Monday or Men’s Breakfast.  In their place, we have the Men’s BBQ coming up next Monday, July 9th and the Men’s Retreat on the weekend of August 24-26.  You can find more info at this Link.  Parents, registration is now open for Rock Day Camp.  This has become the premiere event of the summer for our kids.  You can get more info at this link.   Youth and families, Soulfest is right around the corner.  For more info or to register, click on this link.

One final thing I want to talk about is summer giving.  As I’m sure you know, summer is a time when families will often vacation or travel.  Here at Rock Church we celebrate those special family times.  The one challenge that often creates for our church is that giving can be very inconsistent during the summer.  If you are not already set up for some form of e-giving, summer is a great time to get started with that.  E-giving allows you to set up recurring giving in a way that is simple and easily managed.  Personally, Nicole and I have used e-giving for years.  We love it.  We believe in the work of our church and the importance of supporting it in a consistent way.  E-giving makes that possible even when we are away.  There are several different ways to set up e-giving.  There is EFT (a paper form you fill out), on-line giving (done through your computer or an app on your phone), and there is text giving done through your phone.  At this link, you will find helpful instructions for all three.  If you have a smart phone, I think text giving is probably the quickest and easiest, but they are all great options.

Have a great rest of the week!  I look forward to us gathering for our new At The Movies series this Sunday.

    God Bless,

Pastor Steve

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