9. April, 2013Staff BlogNo comments
Thanks to all who helped with the 12th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunts!
Check out our photo album on Facebook, and watch our video recap of the events below.
2. April, 2013Featured, Worship SeriesNo comments
We’ve spent the first few months of 2013 walking through the Gospel According to Luke and uncovering some of the ways in which Jesus calls us to be “counter-cultural” people in this world. He wants us to live irresistibly compelling lives — like He did — and to be recognizably different from the culture around us. The Acts of the Apostles – my favorite Bible book – shows us how His original disciples took that challenge and ran with it. In a matter of a few short decades, launching from very humble beginnings, His Spirit-led community (the Church) became a force to be reckoned with throughout the Mediterranean world! Acts gives us true story after true story of life-changing and history-changing events, as tens of thousands of people willingly accepted this challenge to take Christianity beyond “religion” to a “way of life.” During April and May, our Sunday worship times will feature some highlights from that great book. I hope you’ll join us, as we learn more about how to live counter-culturally for Jesus!
27. March, 2013Events, RCC StudentsNo comments
Join us on April 13 for the 2013 “RCC’s Got Talent” and silent auction fundraiser. You do not want to miss this fun event for the entire family. Watch and listen as several RCC’ers display their talents. If you have a talent you would like to share, contact us by April 7.
Located at Rockingham Christian Church.
Admission is FREE, No registration needed. Silent Auction included! We will “vote” for the talents based on a $1 per vote, so be prepared, if you want to participate in the voting process.
Some silent auction items included:
Bowling gift certificates
All funds will go to the high school youth group’s mission trip to WorkcampNE in Berlin, NH, this July.
To help us advertise, feel free to print a poster and hang it around town, your workplace, school, etc.
DOWNLOAD POSTER (.pdf)
17. March, 2013Missions, RCC StudentsNo comments
Another year has come, and another flock of flamingoes have migrated into the Salem area. This “flocking” fundraiser done by the youth group of Rockingham Christian Church is all done in good spirits and is not meant to cause any trouble. If your yard is “flocked,” the flamingos will keep their flock in your yard for 48 hours until they mysteriously disappear to another appetizing yard.
However, we will offer you 3 different options for removal. You can participate in 1, 2, or all 3! If you are truly dissatisfied and do not want to participate, we totally understand. But please…DO NOT HURT OR THROW AWAY OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS! Thanks so much!
Flamingo Options (Place the money in an envelope along with this letter):
(Make all check out to Rockingham Christian Church with workcampNE-flocking on the memo line.)
If you want your house to be on the “do not flock” list, just send a check for $25 to RCC, and you will be granted insurance for the entire flocking season. Be sure to include a note that this is for “Flocking Insurance,” though, so we know.
**ALL THESE DONATIONS HELP SEND A GROUP OF RCC STUDENTS TO WORKCAMPNE 2013!**
WorkcampNE creates an environment to deepen teenagers’ faith in God through serving. They assist the elderly and under-resourced by doing minor home repairs at no cost! This year, the group will be heading to the Berlin, NH, area to serve.
To find out more about WorkcampNE, visit their website at www.workcampne.com. In order to find out more about our trip, during the week of June 14-20, you can follow our youth group mission trip blog at www.rccstudents.com/missiontripblog. We will be sure to update it during and after our trip.
The RCC Students thank you for playing along and helping us serve others on our mission trip!!
6. March, 2013Staff BlogNo comments
Lazarus House Ministries (Lawrence, MA) is looking for some additional volunteers this Easter. Below is a message they sent us via e-mail. Consider serving as an individual or family this Easter.
If you plan to serve with Lazarus House this Easter, let us know. We love to hear where RCC’ers are serving!
6. March, 2013Worship SeriesNo comments
Easter Sunday is one of the biggest highlights of any year! We’ll be going all-out to provide the community with a moving and memorable worship experience, honoring our Risen and Living Savior. There will be some unexpected features that will probably surprise you – but then again, those early disciples were pretty surprised too when they saw Jesus alive again! So come join us at any of our FOUR Easter gatherings – 8:00, 9:00, 10:15, or 11:30 AM. The highly-creative Kidz Rock gatherings will be in full swing for all children birth through grade 5, so bring the whole family!
23. February, 2013Staff BlogNo comments
We are canceling our services for tomorrow morning, due to expected snow accumulations. Since we do not have control over parking lot snow removal at 5 Industrial Way, and do not expect the lots to be cleared out until after the storm, I do not feel good about asking you to drive and park there. I encourage you to spend time in Scripture and prayer tomorrow, with your loved ones if you have them with you. God bless you all and be safe.
10. February, 2013RCC Students, Staff BlogNo comments
This past weekend, we took 29 students and 8 adult leaders to Camp Berea for a winter retreat called “Deep Freeze.” It was a great weekend! Not only did we have a ton of fun, many of the students took big leaps in their relationship with God. In fact, two of our students made a first-time decision to live for Jesus, which is AWESOME! Here is a quick video recap to show you a bit of what we did.
All about Him,
28. January, 2013Staff Blog, Worship SetsNo comments
Here is the video we shared on Sunday, February 27. Feel free to watch it again, share it with friends, and remember that God doesn’t make junk!
11. January, 2013Featured, Staff BlogNo comments
Jesus said, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
“Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County” is a new inter-denominational not-for-profit organization with the mission of helping local homeless families get back on their feet. Rockingham Christian Church is a partner congregation in this Godly effort. Family Promise is a proven approach for addressing the challenge of homelessness, with FP programs all over the U.S. – including one successful one near us on the New Hampshire seacoast. About ten local churches will take turns in one-week increments hosting up to 14 people at a time in their church facilities, with an evening meal, overnight accommodations, and breakfast. Families will then spend the daytime hours at a day center provided by Calvary Bible Church in Derry. Transportation to and from the day center will be provided by Family Promise. RCC will not be an actual host church, but we’ll provide volunteers in partnership with host church Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, about five weeks a year. (Our first week will be February 17-23.)
We need volunteers! The primary volunteer roles will be in these three areas:
1. Meals – Preparing, serving, and cleaning up after morning and evening meals, served at Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church.
Could you serve in one of these ways? Volunteers will have opportunities to interact with and encourage the parents and children receiving this ministry. This is a work in which you can give a little time or a lot of time, depending on your availability. If you’d like to learn more, contact:
Belen Godwin – RCC Care Ministry Team Leader email@example.com