November 2016 Newsletter

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It’s time to be talkin’ turkey, people! Let me hear your Gobble! Gobble! I hope you’ve been making space in your diets and getting plenty of exercise to prepare for the gluttony of Thanksgiving Day! I think it would be better to enjoy the meal slowly, a little at a time, over the period of a week instead of cramming it in one day, but that’s just my opinion! I just need some pie and half a can of Reddi-Wip…and maybe a walk…you know, to make room for more pie! Shhh! Don’t tell Claudia!
First up, I want to remind you to keep an eye on your bulletin for last minute changes, corrections (because I tend to talk without knowing what I’m talking about…bless!), and additions (because it’s hard to put one of these together a whole month early!). All the usual weekly activities will meet at their regularly scheduled times, with one exception: There’s NO Wed. Nov. 23 activities! Offices are closed Nov 23rd, Nov. 24th and Nov 25th for Thanksgiving.
The big news for the month is the Business Meeting on Sunday, November 6 after the morning service. The 2017 Budget Proposal, Missions Report, 2017 Ministry Leaders, etc. will be presented for consideration. As always, whenever there is a Business Meeting, there is a Council Meeting earlier that day at 8:30am…if you have something to present during the meeting, make sure to show up and get it put on the agenda.
Next up, parents and kids…Parents’ Night Out will be Saturdays, November 5 & 26, from 6-10pm. Operation Christmas Child boxes need to be turned in by Sunday, November 6 (this is such a busy, busy day!). The MoMs group will meet Wednesdays, November 9 & 23, from 10-11:30am, for Small Group and a Play Date, respectively. They could still use some extra hands loving littles for the November 9th date…remember when you dropped off your kiddos and they were crying? C’mon, people, hug a baby and give some moms 90 minutes to invest in themselves…mom self-care can be non-existent during this season, but it is so necessary!
On Sunday, November 13 at 4pm, The Deacons will be meeting to talk about all of us…no, seriously, about how they can serve and love on us…chase them down and give them a hug! I’m being serious, now…go hug your Deacon! The School Outreach Team will be meeting at 5pm to discuss how they are going to encourage Rockville HS teachers and staff in the coming months. Everyone is welcome to join the team, and help bless some of the people who are in the trenches loving on the teens of our community. See Lori Jones for details.
Last up for the month is Sunday, November 20. After the morning service is the annual Church Thanksgiving meal. Bring all your best fixins’ and desserts. Ham and turkey, potatoes and rolls will be provided. This is the beginning of the eating holidays, so pace yourselves! Afterward, take a walk or a nap…your choice! Missions Team…y’all will be napping & working together at your 4:30pm meeting November 20th! Good luck staying awake! Ugh…I’m full already!

August 2016 Newsletter

 

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Everyone take a deep breath and hold it. Now blow it out.  Good job!  You have made it through Fair Week!  Give yourselves a round of applause and prepare for the next bout of crazy called Back-To-School!  Woo Hoo!  Here’s what you need to know for the month of August…

Sunday, August 7, is the day of meetings! Yippee!  The Council meeting will start off the day at 8:30am. (Please have one member of each committee present.)  The Church Business meeting will begin approx. 5 minutes after the morning service.  You’ll want to stick around to vote on the issues at hand…it will be good practice for November, people!  Deacons will be meeting after having some lunch and a nap…4:00pm.  Whew!

Saturday, August 13, is Church Work Day from 8:00am-Noon! Calm down, y’all!  I know you’re desperate to spend time with one another and work together to care for the building God has blessed us with! (please ignore that that sentence ends in a preposition…I know, it’s driving me a little crazy, too…ugh!)  Focus, now!  Come and help!  And, yes, I’m talkin’ to you!  Moving on…

Sunday, August 14, will be a Church Fellowship. Start time will be at 6:00pm and watch the bulletin for where we’ll be meeting.  Bring your signature dish(es) and prepare to WOW everyone with your clever banter.  See you there! (wherever that is!)

OK, I’m going to get this right this time…the last Kids 252 Summer Fun event will be Wednesday, August 17, from 6pm-8pm at the church. Andy and Janine are setting up a Movie Night, but that’s all they are telling at the moment…oooh, I just love a good secret! Right?  Keep an eye on the bulletin for more info…

Sunday, August 21, at 4:30pm the Missions Team will be meeting. If you are interested in joining them, I’m sure they would love the company!  Last month they made bags for the many teachers we have in our congregation.  They even made one for little old me and can I just say how big an encouragement that was?!  It was just full up with love and awesomeness!  (sniff)

Last up for the month is Thursday, August 25, at 7:00pm. The Tribute Quartet will be presenting a FREE CONCERT of Southern Gospel music right here at FBC Rockville.  So if you would like to spend your evening listening to some really great music sung by people who can really sing it…get on over here and bring somebody with you!

And I ran out of room! Can you believe it?!  People, check your bulletins for other info I may have missed…Miss Sue has got your back!

July 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Believe it or not, people, we are halfway through 2016! The days are just flying by! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Sit yourself down with a big ole glass of sweet tea and let me tell you all the things you can do with your church family this month!

First up…you need to know that the church office will be closed on Monday, July 4, because…y’all…hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and sparklers! National holiday! It’s a thing! Whatever you need to ask Pastor Garry and Miss Sue…do that on Tuesday! OK?

Wednesday, July 6, come to Beechwood Park for some games and pool time. Games and snacks for our 252 kid and our Youth kids will start at 7:00pm and you can jump in the pool at 8:00 until 9:00’ish pm. There is no charge for the fun, unless you would like some additional snack items from the concession stand while swimming. Who’s invited, you ask? Well, 252 kids, Youth group kids, and their families and workers…that sounds like just about everyone to me! Check with Andy & Janine Sutton if you have any questions and they say you kids should bring a friend! Sounds like a good time!

Sunday, July 10 at 6:00pm, will be another Church-wide Pitch-In Fellowship. There will be no Bible study that evening…just some good food and good conversation! Look at it as an opportunity to relax before the craziness of the 4-H fair begins!

And that brings me to Sunday, July 24 at 7:00pm. There will be no Bible study that evening to give you the opportunity to go to the fairgrounds for Vesper Services. Such a nice blessing to be able to worship with our Christian neighbors within our county!

Sunday, July 31 at noon, there will be a 252 Kids Fall Planning Meeting. This meeting is for anyone who is willing to work or be a helper for the weekly 6:00pm Wednesday night 252 kids program.  252 will resume this fall on Wednesday, September 7. This meeting will be a pitch-in lunch immediately following Sunday morning service for those attending and also for their families…so no childcare needed (good thinking, Andy & Janine!) Those attending are asked to bring plenty of food to share. Andy & Janine will provide the drinks, tableware, and answers to any questions you may have…they’re so smart!

Last up, all the usual suspects…The Ladies’ Bible study will continue each Monday in July (except July 4) at 6:00pm. The Adult Bible study meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm. And not to be outdone, the Men’s Bible study will be meeting each Thursday night at 7:30pm. Our teens voted to continue Bible study through the summer and Chris & Molly Blystone were game enough to lead them! AWESOME! They meet at 6:00pm on Wednesdays, but on the 20th and the 27th of this month, they will not be meeting so Chris & Molly can have some vacation time with their littles.

That’s it! Put on some sunscreen and get back out there! I’ll see you next month!

July 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Believe it or not, people, we are halfway through 2016! The days are just flying by! Crazy, crazy, crazy! Sit yourself down with a big ole glass of sweet tea and let me tell you all the things you can do with your church family this month!

First up…you need to know that the church office will be closed on Monday, July 4, because…y’all…hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon and sparklers! National holiday! It’s a thing! Whatever you need to ask Pastor Garry and Miss Sue…do that on Tuesday! OK?

Wednesday, July 6, come to Beechwood Park for some games and pool time. Games and snacks for our 252 kid and our Youth kids will start at 7:00pm and you can jump in the pool at 8:00 until 9:00’ish pm. There is no charge for the fun, unless you would like some additional snack items from the concession stand while swimming. Who’s invited, you ask? Well, 252 kids, Youth group kids, and their families and workers…that sounds like just about everyone to me! Check with Andy & Janine Sutton if you have any questions and they say you kids should bring a friend! Sounds like a good time!

Sunday, July 10 at 6:00pm, will be another Church-wide Pitch-In Fellowship. There will be no Bible study that evening…just some good food and good conversation! Look at it as an opportunity to relax before the craziness of the 4-H fair begins!

And that brings me to Sunday, July 24 at 7:00pm. There will be no Bible study that evening to give you the opportunity to go to the fairgrounds for Vesper Services. Such a nice blessing to be able to worship with our Christian neighbors within our county!

Sunday, July 31 at noon, there will be a 252 Kids Fall Planning Meeting. This meeting is for anyone who is willing to work or be a helper for the weekly 6:00pm Wednesday night 252 kids program.  252 will resume this fall on Wednesday, September 7. This meeting will be a pitch-in lunch immediately following Sunday morning service for those attending and also for their families…so no childcare needed (good thinking, Andy & Janine!) Those attending are asked to bring plenty of food to share. Andy & Janine will provide the drinks, tableware, and answers to any questions you may have…they’re so smart!

Last up, all the usual suspects…The Ladies’ Bible study will continue each Monday in July (except July 4) at 6:00pm. The Adult Bible study meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm. And not to be outdone, the Men’s Bible study will be meeting each Thursday night at 7:30pm. Our teens voted to continue Bible study through the summer and Chris & Molly Blystone were game enough to lead them! AWESOME! They meet at 6:00pm on Wednesdays, but on the 20th and the 27th of this month, they will not be meeting so Chris & Molly can have some vacation time with their littles.

That’s it! Put on some sunscreen and get back out there! I’ll see you next month!

May 2016 Newsletter

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! Newsletter

Vroom, vroom! It’s time to start your engines and race into May! The weather is becoming just lovely, so I know your calendars are filling up quickly. Here’s what is happening with your Church family this month…

First up, Sunday, May 1. If you like meetings, then this is your day! Council meeting is at 8:30am, followed by the Business meeting after morning worship, followed by a Deacon meeting at 4:00pm, followed by Bible study at 6:00pm. I suggest bringing a pillow, blanket and lots of snacks!

Next Sunday, May 8, is Mother’s Day…don’t forget to dote and love on your wives and mommas!…they do some hard work, y’all! This momma is hoping for a trip to Starbucks for a caffeine infusion! (Side note: I believe there will not be Sunday night Bible study.)

Wednesday, May 11, is the last MOPS small group meeting for this season. The ladies meet from 10:00-11:30am for a little grown-up momma time and encouragement. New ladies are still making their way to this group. If you want to give a little of your time and help them watch their littles, I am sure you will bless them all tremendously! Wednesday, May 25, is a MOPS play date, also from 10:00-11:30am. Contact Meredith about details for play dates over the summer months.

Saturday, May 14 from 6:00-10:00pm, is Parents’ Night Out. Drop the kids off, go out (or sleep in the car, if you’re too tired to actually go anywhere!), and remember when you and the hubs got to do what you wanted to do! Bless!

Sunday, May 15, during the Sunday school hour, Pastor Garry will be leading a one-time Outreach Training Session for all Youth and Adult Sunday school classes. The class will meet in the sanctuary, so if when you get to your classroom and no one is there…well, you get it! Teens on up are encouraged to attend. Same day, different time…4:30pm to be exact…the Mission Team will be meeting, doing all the awesome things they do!

VBS! WooHoo! WooHoo! Want to help out but don’t know where? Do you react to children like Mike, Sully and all their friends from Monsters, Inc.? Don’t panic! There is a spot for everyone! Check with Molly and Natalie to find out what you can do…don’t miss out on the fun! VBS will be June 5-10…block out your schedules to make sure that you are available to participate!

Warmer weather means more fellowship opportunities (and more eating)! Here are the dates through early fall: May 22, June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 11. Start looking through your recipes now…see you next month!

 

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