Rock News, October 2020

Rock News, October 2020

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October 2020

First meeting back at church since March

MONTHLY REVIEW

ONLINE SERVICES:  In September we moved online platforms from Facebook to Church Online.  We had two 2-part sermon series', one from Roy Todd who oversees all the AOG churches in the Central East England region, speaking on dream a little more and Ali wrapped up the month speaking on fellowship.  We had worship and a My Stories each week and connected together via a Zoom call after the service to carry on talking about the service.     

RPM:  Our first physical meeting back at The Hub was this month's Rock Prayer Meeting.  Not only did we gather in person but also on Zoom.  It was an awesome time in God's presence praying for specific areas including vision, Lutterell Hall, NFFC chaplaincy, FIC, Grow, those vulnerable & isolating and for Sunday services. With prayers being said at the Hub and on Zoom a great evening connecting with God as one.  

FIC:  We kicked off our Freedom In Christ course this month with 50 people taking part.  Happening via the power Zoom, the group watched a video together before splitting into smaller groups to discuss and share.  They have fosucsed on Who Am I?, Choosing To Believe The Truth and The World's View Of Truth.


LAST MONTH IN PICTURES


LATEST SERMONS AND SERVICES

Check out all past sermons on the website. You can also click the links below to listen to the most recent onine services.

> Ali Kent (27th Sept)  - Fellowship Or Abandon Ship?

> Ali Kent (20th Sept) - Fellows-in-a-Ship

> Roy Todd (13th Sept) Dream A Little More (Part 2)

> Roy Todd (6th Sept) - Dream A Little More (Part 1)

‍You can also check out our online services on our YouTube chanel therockwb.  Don't forget to subscribe, and also to click on the bell, to keep being notified of new uploads.


‍ROCK YOUTH GROUP

During lockdown the youth team have endeavoured to keep the RYG connected by meeting weekly on zoom.  Our young people are amazing and during what has been a difficult period for us all, our teenagers showed a great deal of resilience and tenacity as they continued to study from home, whilst separated physically from their school friends. This is something I’m sure we all found hard to adjust to but the attitude of our teenagers was commendable as they just took it in their stride!


When the restrictions were lifted slightly in August, we had a socially distanced gathering at The Hub and it was so good to ‘see’ them and just connect with them as a team and talk about the ups and downs of the last few months, as well as have some fun and we were also able pray with them as they contemplated starting back at school physically in September.


It is a year since we took the young people to Bonsall Camp and we all had such an amazing time with God and in fellowship with each other that we were really excited to return this October.  However, sadly this has had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions but we are hoping to rearrange it at some point during the first half of 2021.  Watch this space!


The older youth (15-18 yrs) are currently doing the Youth Freedom in Christ course with Kate & Cathy and we have also acquired two young people from Catalyst Church in Upper Saxondale.  It really is a privilege to do Freedom in Christ with them and we passionately believe that it has the potential to transform their thinking and ultimately their lives if they are able to grasp hold of the truths they are being taught.


We are hoping to facilitate something for the 11-14 year old girls as they continue to grapple with the everyday issues they face in school in their friendships amongst other things and also how they see themselves as Christians and their identity in Christ.  I am hoping to start this after half term and further details will follow in due course.


Our vision is to help our young people discover who they are in Christ, become fruitful disciples and ultimately to grow the next generation of leaders in the church. 


“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” 

1 Peter 2:9


In order to facilitate the vision we would love to grow the team and so I would ask you to prayerfully consider if this is an area in which you would like to serve.  If you would like to have a conversation about it please don’t hesitate to give me a shout!


God bless,

Cathy xxx


STAY IN TOUCH

CHURCHSUITE: To help keep members connected please make use of our church app, Which has people's details on for you to personally use.  You can log in through the app or on a desktop at login.churchsuite.com If you don't have log in details please get in touch with Clare at clarerockchurch@gmail.com and she will get you connnected.

 

WHATSAPP GROUPS: There are a number of WhatsApp groups that are active during the week, including an Encouragement Group, Rocker Fellas Group, Rock Chicks Group and one for every Rock Group.  We have also added during this season the following groups.  Acts 2:44 - 45, Prayer Requests and Frontline Support. Please text us on 07913 426 051 if you are interested in joining any of the groups or want some more information.


CHURCH CALENDAR

Please use the link for the live calendar then click on any item for further details.

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The Rock Hub, 13-15 Wellin Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4AS 
The Rock Church is a registered charity, No 1145164 and is a member of 'Churches Together in West Bridgford'