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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!

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter – Dec 15, 2013

Yes, you guessed it!  It’s time for another news update…lots of good things to share!  Sit back for a few minutes…I’ll try to make it enjoyable…

This Sunday, December 15, immediately following the morning service, there will be a Q&A session with Garry Jones.  Our deacon’s have called Garry to be our interim pastor starting January 2014.  This meeting will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and the deacons and their lovely brides have agreed to watch our little whippersnappers, so you can listen in peace!  If you young parents want to hold hands during the meeting, you might even count it as a date!  Start thinking of questions you may have for Garry, don’t be shy!  Whatever you do…don’t miss this!

Same day, December 15, different time, 6 p.m. people!  Lottie Moon Missions Soup Supper.  It was 5 degrees this morning…OUCH! That’s COLD!  Let’s dirty every bowl the kitchen committee has in the pantry trying out all the different choices that y’all will be bringing that night!  (Sorry, Ms. Charlea!)  Don’t forget your missions offering!  How often can you say you helped make a difference on the other side of the world?

Sunday, December 22, is the church family Christmas at 6:00 p.m.  I think Sabrina has all her slots filled, but if you really want to do something you need to let her know ASAP.  Call to hear her sweet voice at 765-562-2249.  And Sabrina, we changed our mind AGAIN!  Put Kathy and me down for “Silent Night.” (Sorry!)

Please be praying for the mission team that will be driving to Atlanta, GA, on December 16-18…Whoa!  They will be volunteering at an Operation Christmas Child processing center.  Totally cool!  And until you hear differently, there will be a special prayer time each Sunday morning at 8:15 a.m. to lift up the Pastor Search Committee.  This is a very important time for our church…let’s get it right!  Your prayers ARE needed.  Thanks, in advance!

Here is the list of who will be filling our pulpit in the coming weeks:  12/15 Steve McNeil, 12/22 Andy Sutton, 12/29 Derron Connor, 1/5 Joe Coppedge.  Looking forward to this!

252 is HUGE for so many of our non-church kids and we need your help!  Volunteers are needed to help with activity time for all our classes.  Talk with Andy or Janine Sutton if you’re interested.  Think of all the cardio-vascular workout you’ll get!…Awesome!

Sunday, January 5, 2014, there will be a church council meeting at 8:30 a.m. for ALL 2014 church ministry chairpersons, as well as EVERYONE who serves in a church ministry for 2014.  The council meetings are open meetings, so all members are welcome to attend.  There will also be a business meeting after the morning service.  Be there, or be square!

Looking ahead…February 28- March 1, 2014 there will be a Marriage Renewal Weekend at Highland Lakes.  More information will be available beginning December 15.  Don’t forget about VBS!  More information to come sooooooon!

Lastly, don’t forget the church office will be closed on the following days:  12/24-12/27, and 12/31-1/1.


December 1, 2013 Newsletter



Whew!  Just got done with our turkey dinner, so it’s time to let you know what you need to know for December.  Here it is….


We collected 80 boxes for Operation Christmas Child…WooHoo!  $574.03 was also collected which will cover the $560 we needed to ship the boxes out.  God is good!  Thanks to everyone who helped.  Only 350 more days until next year’s collection…I think I’ll start early this time!


Reminder:  Immediately after the December 1st  a.m. service, there will be a business meeting to vote on the proposed budget and a couple other items.  I’ve been told the meeting will be SHORT!  You’ll have to let me know if it actually is!  Someone vote yes for me!


Saturday, December 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. the youth will be out trashing Pastor Brent’s place (I mean, having their Christmas party)!  I’m not sure if there is a gift exchange or if the end time is correct.  Check with Pastor Brent…he’s the MAN!


Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. is a Soup Fellowship.  We’ll be remembering Lottie Moon a little differently this year.  The evening will have a bigger focus on missions and there will still be an opportunity to give to the Lottie Moon offering during the evening program.  It’s December, it’s cold, you need some soup!  Bring it, share it, we’ll see you there!


Let’s not get Sabrina too excited.  Let her know ASAP what (not if) you will be doing for our church family Christmas on December 22 at 6:00 p.m.  Call her at (765) 562-2249 so she can get an order of service ready.  I’m doing something, so you should do something!  C’mon peeps, it’s FUN!


The church offices will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31.  Also, there will be no 252 or Wednesday studies on December 25 or January 1.  Enjoy your families!  See you next year…or at least until the next newsletter.


Quick preview for 2014…just under 120 days until Vacation Bible School!  I know! Crazy, right?!  Be thinking about what you want to do to help this year.  And a little hint…you’ll want to break out your cool, black shades…

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