I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS WEEKEND! I am so excited I can barely contain myself. Let me tell you why. This Sunday is our Rock Church Fall Kick-off. We’re launching a great new series. It is the fall start of our NextGen Kids program. Our LifeGroups return to a full fall schedule. Choir starts back up this week. This place is going to be buzzing!
The weekend actually begins on Saturday with the Sandown Old Home Day. As always, we will have a strong presence there. Beginning at 8:00 am, at the Sandown Town Rec Building we will be offering a free hot delicious full breakfast “for our community.” If you would like to help cook or serve, please email Pastor Beth. We will also have a booth at the Old Home Day celebration where we will give away waters, engage with our community and will be collecting school supplies for under resourced children. If you are coming to the Sandown Old Home Day bring school supplies to share.
This Sunday we’re declaring a “bring a friend” Sunday. Fall is a great time to extend an invitation to a friend or neighbor to join us at Rock Church. If you were with us last Sunday you should have received a post card to invite a friend. If you didn’t get one, feel free to copy the image to the left and send the invitation electronically. Connected to our bring a friend initiative, we are going to try something new this Sunday. If you bring a guest with you to worship, we are going to provide you with a DD gift card. We want you and your guest to have coffee on us sometime in the coming week. We want this to be an opportunity for you to hear from them how their experience was, answer any questions they may have and just reconnect.
I’m also super excited that this Sunday we will launch our NextGen Kids program. In Sandown, NextGen will be at 10:00 am. In Plaistow, it will be concurrent with our 10:30 service. But we are going to try something new. To give children a taste of worship, we will start with the kids in the service, and then release them to their classes. We are also preparing to launch a separate 9:00 am NextGen in Plaistow in the near future. If you might be interested in helping with that, please email Glenda. In Amesbury we will start this week with a breakfast and orientation for the kids, with the full NextGen program starting the following Sunday at 9:15. To register your children for any of our NextGen programs, please go to this link.
Now can you see why I am so excited. This is going to be an amazing weekend. I haven’t even had time to tell you about the new series we are beginning “Follow the Leader.” But trust me, it is going to be awesome. It may completely redefine (in a good way) what you think it means to be a follower of Christ!
I can’t wait to see you this Sunday. And don’t forget to bring a friend!