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What’s Goin’ On Newsletter – September 2014

So August came and went, and finally summer has arrived!  Lots of things happened last month like calling Garry Jones to be our pastor (along with Lori, of course…Hi Lori!), the Alaska Mission trip and the fall start-up of youth activities and 252. incase


I’d like to give a nice big shout-out WELCOME! to Pastor Garry and Lori.  His first day in the office was Monday, August 25.  For the present, he intends to take Friday as his day off/out of the office.  His first Sunday sermon will be August 31…however, y’all are probably reading this September 2, so re-write that to “His first Sunday sermon was August 31 and it was AWESOME! …see what I did there?!
Looking ahead…starting Wednesday, September 3, there will be a new adult class on Membership at 6:30 p.m.  This is for everyone, members and non-members alike.  Learn what God’s Word says our responsibilities are to our church and each other.   Trying to decide if you want to become a member?  Think about it!  God brought you here for a reason…just sayin’!


Our church is joining with Rockville Christian Church for “Picnic in the Park” on Sunday, September 7, from noon until 4:00 p.m.  There will be various activities as well as plenty of food for the purpose of community outreach.  This is a small community where everyone knows each other, so I know that you know the people around us really need Christ.  For this to happen, we need to show up at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 6, at the Christian Church to help hand out bags door-to-door for this event.  Then we need to be at Beechwood Park the next day as we “Love Our Neighbors.”  This is important, people! Show up and be whatever body part you are and OWN it!  (FYI:  There will be reg. SS and morning service, but no regular evening activities (252 or Bible study) that Sunday… but the Youth WILL meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in order to watch the movie “To Save a Life.”)


Sunday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. we will be having a Church Bonfire fellowship.  Everyone is invited, including 252 kids and their families.  I believe that food will be provided, but I doubt you can ever have too many goodies, if you feel so inclined!  There will be no lessons or Bible study that night, but come out for some good fellowship and fun.  Let’s strengthen those ties that hold us together as a church…well, and maybe eat a few cookies, too!


At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, teens from local schools will meet at our church for a “See You at the Pole” prayer gathering.  Many of us prayed in the classroom when we where teenagers and no one thought twice about it.  Times have changed; even here in Rockville.  Let’s encourage our teens to be bold in their faith.  Our country needs strong leaders who aren’t afraid to speak Truth.  See you at the pole!

Activity Release Form

Beginning this school year, our Insurance provider has required a signed release for each minor (under 18 or Young Adult living with parents) attending offsite events as a group representing our church. If you are bringing guests, they will also need a form signed by parent or guardian. Please download  the form here, print, sign and give to the person in charge of the activity or trip. This form is to be completed once PER TRIP.



The Youth Team @ FBC Rockville

10 Things a Youthworker Should Do When You Have a New Principal…


It’s that time of year again. School is coming soon, Districts are replacing staff as we speak. The county where I live has three High Schools and all three of them have new principals this year. Here are ten things to do as a youthworker to establish the partnership between the ministry and the school. (in no particular order…)

10. Treat them as a “real person”, not just a title.

9. Call/Meet with them and welcome them to the area.

8. Realize that they will not do things the same way as their predecessor, and be ok with that,

7. Offer to be a “guest presenter” to teachers in a department where you have professional expertise.

6. Offer to be a resource for tutoring or mentoring programs in the district

5. Assure them that your goal of being on campus is to invest positive attention into the lives of their students.

4. Offer to be a chaplain to one of the sports programs.

3. Make yourself available for “post-crisis” situations.

2. Stand by any guidelines they give you for your time on campus.

1.  Pray for them. Often.

Brent originally published this post at his blog,

Cliff’s Story

On June 29th, in the AM Worship Service, we will have the pleasure of baptizing Cliff Lund. Here is his story…


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