Hello! Hope everyone is healthy, and doing well in your house! There is much to share with you today in our update so I pray you'll stick it out to the end! Also, due to us not being together as we typically are I'm including our students in these weekly updates. May be good to continue to do that moving forward.
The class of 2020 may have the cool year to graduate (2020) but it sure hasn't been "too cool" to them. They are missing some things we often take for granted or possibly even wished we didn't have to endure. I believe we're all realizing just how special these special moments really are, especially our seniors/parents. In an effort to brighten their day and honor them we will be highlighting a few of our seniors each Wednesday on The Rock SM Live. To do this we need your help.
We lean on you as parents and students to provide details for the yearly Sunday Graduate Recognition Service and we are asking for that again for this Wednesday highlight. So, if you have a senior you'd like to see highlighted on Wednesday nights, please send us a photo and a have them answer a few questions. WE HAVE A FORM ESPECIALLY FOR THIS HIGHLIGHT.
You can email or return the form to Chris@roopvilleroad.org
We are currently praying through and discussing our summer plans such as Splash, Summer Camp, any weekly outings as well as a few mission trips. Unfortunately there are so many variables at play and uncertainties still looming. Please pray with us as we consider the options and ultimately seek to do what is both safe and God honoring. We'll do our best to keep you as informed as possible. Thanks for your patience during this process!
For the last several weeks we have provided devotions on our website to help bridge the gap between us during this time. Those are available HERE.
Also, we're still looking for more leaders to jump in and help us with the writing. Please respond to Andrew as soon as possible.
The Rock SM and 831 have combined for a Q&A session... What are your questions? What's something that confuses you, you have a hard time grasping? Scripture? Life? Post it HERE! We'll drop it Wednesday after the Rock!
NEEDED: Students & Leaders
Last night we were able to incorporate videos into our service. This opens up some doors to have student/leader participation during the Rock Sm Live. We are excited about this but need help in order to make it happen! All of this to hopefully make our online experience feel as much like home as possible. Here's where and how you can help us as students/leaders.
The Rock SM Live
Last night we kicked off a new series, Jesus & People. This series will follow Jesus and various interactions he had with various types of people. Through this we will see the greatest example of how we too can deal with the bully, the forgotten, those who aren't like us, and even ourselves. I'm so looking forward to learning from The Master.
We had some audio issues last night but please know we stayed late, until those were fixed. Hopefully this week will be much better from that standpoint. BUT, we know technology can cause many obstacles.
We've included the video from last night below. Please take some time to watch it, watch it again and then share with others! As you watch it, go ahead and subscribe to the channel. We'll be live on both Youtube and Facebook Live each Wednesday until we're able to be together again. Instagram TV will have the video a day later.
As always, we love you and miss you all terribly!
We can't wait to be together again but in the meantime we'll thank God for the ways He allows us to be together, even when we can't be together.
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.