Weekly Rockpointe News

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Bring it Home for the Holidays /// For years now, the Rockpointe community has committed to make the Advent season and Christmas what it should be — a worshipful period of waiting and preparation, followed by a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us. One of the ways we do this is by resisting the pull of cultural consumerism so that we spend less on the things that don’t add meaning.

That random gift card.
That sweater she’ll never wear.
That tin of overpriced chocolates.

And that money we save? We choose to do something purposeful with it. Something that makes a tangible difference in people’s lives. Over the years we’ve funded clean water projects, a local crisis pregnancy ministry, our overseas missions teams, and much more.This year, our Bring it Home for the Holidays offering will go to support a group of our own Rockpointe families who are in need of a little boost this holiday season. Families whose struggles are very real, and for whom this small act of Grace speaks profoundly of Christ’s love. Just mark your offering “Bring it Home” anytime this holiday season, including at our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service…

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HOLIDAY FEAST /// Our December JourneyUNITED is a very special HOLIDAY FEAST that you won’t want to miss…Join us for a delicious evening of fellowship, fun, and FOOD! Many dishes are needed – CLICK HERE  for a list of foods needed. Or just show up. That’s ok too…we’ll see you there!

JourneyHOME Groups Launching! /// New Year = New JourneyHOME Groups! Stop by the display in the Atrium to find out about new small groups that will launch in January! Sign up today and find your community with in the community…

JourneySEEK Men of Courage Discussion Group /// Our JourneySEEK Men of Courage Discussion Group meets bi-weekly on Saturday mornings – December meetings are Saturdays, the 8th and 22nd from 8-9:15 A at RCC. This SEEK group is for adult men who want to face challenges together and live lives of integrity and faith. A separate Discussion group for Women will launch in January 2019. No registration required – just show up!

JourneySEEK Men’s & OASIS Ladies’ Bible Studies  ///  Bible Studies for either men or women are offered on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:30 P. Both studies begin January 10th run through March 21st. There is also a Wednesday morning option for the OASIS Ladies’ Bible Study that meets from 9:30 – 10:45 A. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Register for either OASIS Ladies’ Bible Study RIGHT HERE. Register for Men’s Bible Study RIGHT HERE. Optional onsite childcare is available for a flat fee of $25 per family for the Wednesday morning study only (select and pay for this option when registering). Questions? Contact us at journey@rockpointe.org. Registration for these studies will remain open for the entire fall session!

DBI Winter Session  /// Detroit Bible Institute Winter Session registration is OPEN! Check it out RIGHT HERE and register today! Classes begin Tuesday, January 8th.

Osborn Service Saturday /// Our next Service Saturday is coming up on Saturday, January 26 from 9 A – 1 P. We will work on cleaning and painting projects inside Osborn High School, and continue beautifying the teachers’ lounge. Meet at the high school at 9 A or in the RCC Parking lot to carpool at 8:15 A. Register at the Welcome Center or RIGHT HERE. Questions? Contact us at osborn@rockpointe.org. We now have “Here to Serve” t-shirts for all volunteers working on outreach events (e.g. MCREST, Service Saturdays, etc.). If you have not participated in an event where you’ve gotten yours yet, make sure you select that option when you register online or just request one at the Welcome Center. Suggested donation is $10 per shirt.

OASIS Bingo Bowling ///  Calling all Rockpointe ladies…it’s BINGO BOWLING!!! Find out more about this super fun event RIGHT HERE!

Amazon Smile /// If you are an Amazon shopper, consider using Amazon Smile! Click HERE to sign up. When you shop through that link, Rockpointe receives a percentage donation directly from Amazon! We know that many of you already do this because for the second quarter (April-June) of 2018, we received a deposit of $114.95!

Rockpointe Pantry /// Our Rockpointe Pantry shelves are a little bare right now and we’d like to fill them up for the holidays! If you’d like to donate shelf-stable groceries or personal care items, feel free to drop them off at The Pantry counter (north end of the Concourse). Take one of The Pantry cards from the main Welcome Center Info Spot for details including suggestions of needed items. The Pantry is a self-serve resource open for anyone who needs it. It is located at the north end of the Concourse.

Explore Israel /// We are considering the possibility of a Rockpointe community trip to Israel in either November 2019 or Spring 2020. Interest cards are available at the Welcome Center, or you can register online to express your interest and receive important updates RIGHT HERE.

Recycling Initiative /// If you don’t need to keep your bulletin or insert cards, please help us out by recycling them! Just drop them off at one of the baskets at the back of the sanctuary or at either balcony exit. Thank you!

Paper Retriever /// Rockpointe now hosts a Paper Retriever recycling bin! It’s located at the front corner of our north parking lot. Feel free to bring in your office/school paper, newspaper, construction paper, shredded paper (in plastic bags), discarded mail, notebooks and writing tablets. The more paper we fill it with, the more recycling dollars come back to Rockpointe to support all sorts of ministry initiatives! Please note that the bin will not accept phone books or books (hardcover or paperback).

EveryOne Dakar /// Please pray for our EveryOne Dakar team – both the Dady and the Commisso families! For the Commissos we pray for a smooth transition to their next chapter of life, and for the Dadys we pray for abundance and provision as they adjust to the change in team dynamic…