Dear River Rock Family:
As our world and community continues to experience the effects of COVID-19, we desire to do our best to communicate regularly with you to provide updates regarding River Rock Church. Updates will be emailed, posted on Facebook and also on our website. If you are aware of individuals who are not currently subscribed to receive our email communications but would like to, please direct them to send Jen DenOuden an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Worship Services:
We wanted to bring you an update from the council around our continued plans to regather as a church. The council reviewed a proposal from the regather team and approved Phase 2 in concept which is moving Sunday worship indoors. The timing of this move indoors will be discussed with Rockford Christian and be determined at a later date. They discussed what we are currently doing, and how to best serve our church in this season.
For now we will remain outdoors for Sunday morning worship. The Council will continue to evaluate our plans and options based on current conditions, recommendations, and best practices while working with Rockford Christian School to coordinate and communicate our plans to continue to regather as a church.
Starting this Sunday July 19, we will move to having two identical services, where people can choose to sit in their cars for drive-in style church, sit outside on the lawn sitting socially distanced, or join the live stream at 10am. We realize that things continue to change regularly, and want to continue to communicate regularly around council's conversations on regathering as a church in this season.
Thank you to the regather team for their hard work, prayerful consideration, and diligence in creating a thoughtful plan for our church to worship together at this time.
Rockford Christian School is restricting all access to the building until further notice. This being so, all staff will be working off site. Calls made to the office will be forwarded to ensure follow up and response (including benevolence inquiries).
We have received some questions regarding giving during this time. As a reminder, online giving is available on our website. Simply visit River Rock's website (www.riverrockcommunity.com) and look for the online giving link. We appreciate your desire to continue supporting River Rock's ministry.
Again, thank you for your prayer and support during this time. Please continue to pray for our world and community. Pray for unity, understanding and for God's grace and peace to be upon us all.
In His Love,
River Rock Leadership Board and Staff
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.John 14:27 NIV