A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTORGrace and peace, members and friends of the Rehoboth Congregational Church!
Don't forget! Our 9AM summer worship starts THIS week! We don't want anyone to miss out, so write yourself a note, put an alert on your phone and ask a friend to remind you.
The summer is a great time to invite a friend to church who has been thinking about checking us out. It is a little bit more casual and relaxed - and a little bit more intimate and easy to get to know one another. So please consider reaching out to a friend or family member - invite them to church and then brunch after!
We have a lot of really fun things coming up this summer. I am embarking on my longest preaching series to date - a entire year preaching through the Gospel of Mark! There will be lots more to come about that next week, but for the time being - save the date, we will begin July 15th.
I am also SUPER excited about our music for the summer. The members of the music committee have been hard at work planning special music while the choir is on hiatus. Thank you to all of them!
See you on Sunday!
WORSHIP THIS WEEK
Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 9:00 am
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The office summer hours will start next week. The office will be closed Mondays until September 10th. Office hours will be Tuesday-Friday 9am to 1pm. Kathy has Jury duty July 2nd and does not know her availability for that week until then. Please call the office to see if it's open before stopping in.
PARSONAGE PAINTING WORK PARTY
June 30, 2018
Rob Johnson is putting together a work party to paint the new shed, and strip and paint the deck so it can be ready to be sold. Please contact Rob at email@example.com if you are able to help out. Thank you.
FABRIC AND QUILTING DONATIONS NEEDED
The WKB Women's Fellowship is looking for donations of fabric and quilting materials to make placemats and other items for the bazaar. Donations can be dropped off in the office during the week or on Sundays in Fellowship Hall. Please leave your name with your donation so we can thank you! Stay tuned for more information regarding what will be done with all the wonderful donations and times for quilting gatherings. Contact Diane Larkin at 434-981-867 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Sunday, June 24th | 7:00 pm
Please join us for our monthly Taizé worship service! The worship style of the Taizé community offers a quiet place to pray, meditate, reflect, listen or just be. The service is open to any and all people and will last approximately 40 minutes. Talk to Bruce Weaver (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
HELPERS NEEDED: July 11th the VBS will be baking goodies for the Senior Center and Rehoboth Food Pantry. They are in need of helpers to assist in setting up, helping the young bakers and clean up. Please let Allison know if you are available from 8:30am to noon. This is one of the favorite activities at VBS!
YOUTH GROUP ADVISORS MEETING
Wednesday, June 27th | 7:00 pm
There will be an Advisors meeting to discuss upcoming summer events for the Youth Group as well as discussion about Homeless Awareness Weekend. Everyone is welcome to attend who is interested in the youth of RCC.
June 24, 2018
June 25, 2018
June 26, 2018
June 27, 2018
Youth Group Advisors Meeting
July 1, 2018
SAVE THE DATES
July 9-12th | Vacation Bible School
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Starting June 25th, the office will be closed on Mondays until September 10th. The hours will be Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The week of July 2nd I have Jury duty so I'm not sure of the office hours until then. Stay tuned. I will be updating the phone line!
Room Scheduling: If you need a room, contact Kathy in the office to make sure you have the date/time and room you want!
Epistle: Please have information to go in to Kathy by Wednesday morning.
The Adult Ed and Spiritual Formation Committee is on hiatus until the Fall. Stay tuned for information when the group will start up again! Thank you everyone for participating and joining the discussion. We look forward to the Fall! Have a great summer.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday Morning Bible Study meets every week, 10:00-11:30. All are welcome! Please talk to Rev. Sarah for more information.
The Choir is on hiatus until the Fall. Look for announcements early in August as to when they will start up practicing again. Nathan and the music committee are looking for people who are willing to do special music throughout the summer. Please reach out to Nathan or Kathy in the office if you would like to share your talents with us this summer.
Ongoing Prayers: Ann; Annie; Edith; June, Ava; Ramona & Jonathan; Hanna Bolduc; Audrey and Gus Eckilson; Joanne Fritsch; Bob Heyworth; Wini Horton; Ginny Latham; Marchele Moreira; Kim and Lou Peranzi; Bella Kai Rutko; Marilyn Spitznagel; Amelia Stone; Aiden Ware; Elizabeth Wilson; All those struggling with addiction, depression and anxiety; Servicemen and women, home and deployed;
Special Prayers This Week:
Heather Wilkenson, Ash; Bette Dyer; friends and family of Jason Owen; friends and family of Vernon Goff;
Blue Hills Rehabilitation Center:Brookdale Assisted Living:
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If you know of someone serving in the Armed Forces, please send along their name and address to the office so we can send out period letters and care packages!
The Eastern Star Lodge and their members who came and worshiped with us on Father's Day.
Birthday: Nathan celebrated his birthday last Thursday
The Congregation wishes to extend their sincere and heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Vernon Goff, Sr who passed away last week.
GOFF, VERNON B., SR.
89, of Warwick died Monday, June 11, 2018 at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois C. (Greer) Goff. Born in Rehoboth, MA, he was a son of the late Earl N. and Barancia (Bailey) Goff. Vernon was employed as an Energy Engineer at Brown University and RISD, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Edgewood Congregational Church & served in the US Navy. Vernon is survived by his loving children: Vernon B. Goff, Jr., Stephanie G. Galligan (Thomas) and Sherrie A. Granata (John), all of Warwick; five grandchildren: Ryan, Christopher, Jillian, Danielle and John; and three great-grandchildren: Bryce, Gianna and Eloise. He was the brother of the late Dorothy Goff, Earl N. Goff, II and Richard Goff.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a wonderful comfort to so many people. Feel free to take a shawl for someone in need of comfort and care. All we ask is that you record your name and that of the recipient in the Prayer Shawl folder. Please consider making a shawl. We are always in need. If you have any questions regarding patterns or yarns see Kathy in the office.
PASTORAL CARE AT RCC
If you, or someone you know, would like a pastoral visit, please call the church office to make arrangements. If you would like long-term outreach and visitation, please contact the office.
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
THE REHOBOTH FOOD PANTRY
The Pantry is in constant need of: All canned goods, packaged goods, peanut butter, jelly, syrup, sugar, flour, healthy kid snacks, juices, rice, pasta, sauce, pancake mix, cereal, paper goods (tissue, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins), toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.), cleaning products, laundry soap, refrigerated and frozen products & also pet food. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Items can be dropped off at The Rehoboth Senior Center, 55 Bay State Rd.,
Mon-Fri, 9 am-3 pm and also at Edward Jones, 492 Winthrop St, on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9 am-noon.
Non-perishable items can also still be left here in the church Narthex.
Where: Fellowship Hall, Rehoboth Congregational Church
Dates: Thursday, July 19th
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: No cost to the RCC family, thanks to the Board of Trustees
July and August the Rehoboth Congregational Church hosts the CPR course in Fellowship Hall where the class can be taught in air conditioned comfort! This is a great opportunity to renew or get your CPR certification or re-certification. All ages are welcome! Walk-ins welcome, first come first served until the class is full. If you are interested, call Bonnie at 508-252-3049 for more information and to register.