Vacation Bible School: We have made the difficult decision to postpone VBS during this time. More details to come on any new date or other activities.

 

Worship: Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 AM for our online service. You can find us on our Facebook page or our website. If you need communion packets stop by the church, they are in the glassed-in foyer.

Giving can be done by mailing to the church, dropping it off at the building (M-W), or giving online through our website.

Giving online in 3 simple steps!

(1)  Go to http://www.rockvillecc.com

(2)   Click on upper right hand tab labeled “Online Giving”

(3)   Fill out your information (This can be setup as a one time gift or a reoccurring tithe.)

 

In person worship services to begin again on May 31st: Two services will be offered: 8:45 AM and  11:00 AM. We need volunteers to help disinfect and sanitize the church building between our two worship services. For the time being, the children’s wing, café, drinking fountains, and second floor will be closed in order to minimize infected areas. If you would be willing to serve on the cleaning team, please contact the church office or Greg.

Sermon Series: Standing on the Promises

New Every Morning (April 19, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Click here to watch the video of this service.
God Will Be With You (April 26, 2020) – Jordan Shearin
Click here to watch the video of this service.
I Can Do Everything Through Christ (May 3, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Click here to watch the video of this service.
Love Never Fails (May 12, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Click here to watch the video of this service.
The Lord is My Shepherd (May 17, 2020) – Kevin Roach
Click here to watch the video of this service.

March 22 Announcements

  • New equipment is on the way for a higher quality audio and video for our live streamed worship services.
  • Offering can be mailed, dropped off, or submitted online
  • Communion kits are available – come by the church to pick up!
  • We have started a food cupboard.
  • If you know of someone who has a need, please call or stop in.
  • We will begin a bulletin next week. Make sure we have your email or find it at RCC Online or our Facebook Page
  • Weekly devotions will be published starting this week.
  • Wednesday night Bible Study will now be available via this page at 6:30 PM
  • Student Ministry – follow RCC on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter
  • Student Ministry – CIY Believe has been canceled. Contact Jordan for more information.

RCC’s Response to COVID-19

To the RCC Family,

Greetings!  I want to share with you a quick update concerning RCC’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  The church leadership met last night to pray and make key decisions regarding church services and programs for the near future.  The CDC’s strong recommendation to limit social gatherings to ten and under over the next eight weeks certainly presents challenges to faith communities like RCC.  As a church we want to be socially responsible, respecting the informed decisions of government and practicing social distancing as an expression of “love thy neighbor.”  At the same time, we also want to be spiritually vital and creative, pursing short-term, alternative expressions of worship, community, and ministry. 

With this introduction in mind, here are RCC’s updated plans and strategies for the next two months.  Please share this information with other members of the RCC community, especially those who may not be connected to social media.

For the next eight weeks (through May 10th), RCC’s worship services will be completely online.  For clarity, this means there will be no in-person Sunday AM gatherings over the next two months (including Sunday school classes).  Beginning this Sunday at 10:30 AM, we will offer a worship service through Facebook Live.  Within a couple of weeks, we also hope to offer either live streaming of our service or the option to watch a video of the service on our website.  As soon as this second online option is in place, we will make this known to the congregation.

Related, we have purchased the necessary licenses to be lawfully able to record and post online our entire worship service.  Audio podcasts of full services should be available by early next week.  We are also going to make CD copies available to those who cannot access Facebook or the church’s website.  Please communicate with us if you would like a CD mailed to you. 

All other routine, onsite church programming including 242, adult education programs, children’s ministries, and student ministries are cancelled through March.  The leadership will decide at the beginning of April if this programming hiatus will be extended for the full eight weeks.  With this in mind, we are considering possible online study and community opportunities.  We’ll share more details soon.  Additional types of smaller gatherings will be judged on a case by case basis over the next two months.  Call the church office if you have any questions. 

The church will continue to function according to the normal weekly office hours (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM).  Staff will be available if you need anything.

Beginning next week, we plan to send out through email a weekly congregational news update.  If your email has changed, please let us know.  Also, let us know if you would prefer a print version of the update mailed to you.  This weekly RCC news source will include relevant announcements, prayer needs, and a devotional study based on the current sermon series.  On that note, we plan to resume our study of Peter’s life this upcoming Sunday.

Finally, we are actively and prayerfully thinking about what ministry needs the church may be able to meet in the weeks to come.  With unease over the virus spread and the resulting economic hardships, RCC wants to be ready to be the hands and feet of Christ to our community.  One initiative is that we are providing “buddy bags” to students in the community who might be hungry. 

A second initiative is a “community cupboard” we have set up to support families in our congregation.  Located in the office hallway, various goods are being brought in to share with anyone who has need (Acts 2:44-45).  We do not want anyone in the RCC family to do without.  If you need something, please visit the “cupboard.”  If you would like to donate, please stop by.  Rather than panicking or hoarding, let’s share with one another and bear each other’s burdens.

I will close with the beautiful promise of Isaiah 40:31 – “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Greg

March 17, 2020

To the RCC Family,

Greetings!  I want to share with you a quick update concerning RCC’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  The church leadership met last night to pray and make key decisions regarding church services and programs for the near future.  The CDC’s strong recommendation to limit social gatherings to ten and under over the next eight weeks certainly presents challenges to faith communities like RCC.  As a church we want to be socially responsible, respecting the informed decisions of government and practicing social distancing as an expression of “love thy neighbor.”  At the same time, we also want to be spiritually vital and creative, pursing short-term, alternative expressions of worship, community, and ministry.

With this introduction in mind, here are RCC’s updated plans and strategies for the next two months.  Please share this information with other members of the RCC community, especially those who may not be connected to social media.

For the next eight weeks (through May 10th), RCC’s worship services will be completely online.  For clarity, this means there will be no in-person Sunday AM gatherings over the next two months (including Sunday school classes).  Beginning this Sunday at 10:30 AM, we will offer a worship service through Facebook Live.  Within a couple of weeks, we also hope to offer either live streaming of our service or the option to watch a video of the service on our website.  As soon as this second online option is in place, we will make this known to the congregation.

Related, we have purchased the necessary licenses to be lawfully able to record and post online our entire worship service.  Audio podcasts of full services should be available by early next week.  We are also going to make CD copies available to those who cannot access Facebook or the church’s website.  Please communicate with us if you would like a CD mailed to you.

All other routine, onsite church programming including 242, adult education programs, children’s ministries, and student ministries are cancelled through March.  The leadership will decide at the beginning of April if this programming hiatus will be extended for the full eight weeks.  With this in mind, we are considering possible online study and community opportunities.  We’ll share more details soon.  Additional types of smaller gatherings will be judged on a case by case basis over the next two months.  Call the church office if you have any questions.

The church will continue to function according to the normal weekly office hours (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM).  Staff will be available if you need anything.

Beginning next week, we plan to send out through email a weekly congregational news update.  If your email has changed, please let us know.  Also, let us know if you would prefer a print version of the update mailed to you.  This weekly RCC news source will include relevant announcements, prayer needs, and a devotional study based on the current sermon series.  On that note, we plan to resume our study of Peter’s life this upcoming Sunday.

Finally, we are actively and prayerfully thinking about what ministry needs the church may be able to meet in the weeks to come.  With unease over the virus spread and the resulting economic hardships, RCC wants to be ready to be the hands and feet of Christ to our community.  One initiative is that we are providing “buddy bags” to students in the community who might be hungry.

A second initiative is a “community cupboard” we have set up to support families in our congregation.  Located in the office hallway, various goods are being brought in to share with anyone who has need (Acts 2:44-45).  We do not want anyone in the RCC family to do without.  If you need something, please visit the “cupboard.”  If you would like to donate, please stop by.  Rather than panicking or hoarding, let’s share with one another and bear each other’s burdens.

I will close with the beautiful promise of Isaiah 40:31 – “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Greg

Sermon Series: Follow Me

The Life of Peter – the Beginning of Discipleship (March 8, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Getting Out of The Boat (March 22, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Watch the recording of the live broadcast of this service.
A Confession with a Cost (March 29, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Watch the recording of the live broadcast of this service.
Mountaintop Experiences…the Transformation (April 5, 2020) – Kevin Roach
Watch the recording of the live broadcast of this service.
Starting Over (March 12, 2020) – Greg Robbins
Watch the recording of the live broadcast of this service.

A Letter from Greg re: COVID-19

Hello RCC Church Family,

I wanted to provide you with a brief update concerning RCC’s “reopening” plans. We will share
more specific details in the days to come. Here is a summary:
In person worship services will resume at RCC on Sunday, May 31st. We are going to begin
offering multiple worship services on this date. In the short-term, this will allow us to practice social
distancing and gather safely. In the long-term, offering multiple services will provide space for
increased growth.

Worship services will be offered at 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM. We are also discussing offering an
overflow area in the fellowship hall to view and participate in the service as it streams live. We will
continue to stream our services on Facebook Live and on the RCC website for those who choose to
continue to worship from home.

For the next several months, our main priority will be gathering and worshipping together on Sunday
morning. Additional Sunday morning activities and programming, including Sunday school,
nursery, and children’s church, will be phased in later this summer or in the early fall.
The goal will be to begin worshipping together as safely and responsibly as possible. For the next
few months, we will sit every other row in the worship area. We are discussing “low touch” ways to
take the Lord’s Supper and give offerings. For the near future, everyone will be asked to “love their
neighbor” by practicing social distancing. In between each service, a team of people will clean and
disinfect high touch and traffic areas. We will need volunteers to help with this ministry. If you are
sick, we will encourage you to stay home until you get better. If you are older with underlying
health conditions, you will have our love and support as you continue to view the service online and
worship from home.

Greg

Jr and Sr High Students Small groups are kicking off!

Small Groups will meet at the Big House, 6:30-7:45 PM. Jr. High will meet March 8 (2nd and 4th Sundays), and Sr. High will meet on March 15 (1st and 3rd Sundays).

 

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