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         Announcements for Sunday, December 16, 2018


 Welcome to Rock Presbyterian Church (ECO).  We are glad you are joining us for worship today.  Childcare is available for four years and younger in the Christian Education building.  Children’s worship bags are available for use during the service.  Please see an usher for assistance.  Please kindly silence all mobile devices.


This morning we welcome Sara Jane (Bush) Nixon to the pulpit.  Sara Jane grew up as a child of this congregation before attending Davidson College.  She is currently in her final year of ministry preparation at Princeton Seminary.  Upon completion of her Master of Divinity she will be seeking ordination.  Sara Jane was married to her husband, Nathan, here at Rock in the summer of 2016.  She and Nathan are the proud owners of a very sweet cat, Victoria.


THANK YOU Andy and Samantha Nelson for lighting the Candle of Joy today.


YOUTH! YOUTH! YOUTH!  CHRISTMAS PROGRESSIVE DINNER TONIGHT!  Come and bring friends for this fun-filled evening!  Schedule is below:

     5:00 p.m.  Meet at the Craig’s for appetizers (rides provided from here)

                    (106 Sheldon Ave., Belle Meade)

     6:00 p.m.  Main course/devotions at the Hobbs’

                    (220 St. Augustine Dr., Centre Court)

     7:00 p.m.  Dessert/gift swap at the Reagin’s

                    (110 Partridge Rd., Cherokee Hills) 

     8:30 p.m.  Pick up from the Reagin’s   


COLLEGE AND YOUNG ADULTS CHRISTMAS DINNER, this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of the Warner’s (339 Plantation Dr., Creekside).  Please R.S.V.P. to the church office.



         Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24

                     12:00 p.m.       Church Office closes

                      5:00 p.m      Contemporary Worship

                      7:00 p.m.          Traditional Worship

            Lessons, Carols, Communion, and Candle Lighting!


         Merry Christmas, Tuesday, December 25

                     Church Office closed

         Wednesday, December 26, 2018

                     Church Office closed


Join us for ONE COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE on Sunday, December 30, at

10:00 a.m.  No Sunday School.  Childcare will be provided.


Printed copies of the CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL are located at the back of the church as you enter.  Please see an usher if you would like a copy. 


The 2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available on the table in the overflow room.  Please do not use these until January 2019 and discard any 2018 envelopes you may have left over, as many of the numbers have changed.


GRIEFSHARE is planning another session starting in January.  Sessions include DVD teaching, group discussion, and workbook material.  Cost is a suggested donation of $15 for the workbook.  Contact the church office for more information.









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December 2018 Worship, Programs & Activities

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Rock Presbyterian Church ECO invites everyone


Join us as we worship and celebrate the birth of our Savior this Christmas.   
Contemporary Services are at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday. Traditional Services are at 11:00 a.m. each

Sunday Christmas Eve Services are at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper  - Sunday, December 2 Monday, December 24 (5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.) 

Enjoy our decorated sanctuary too.


Thank you RPC  

► for generously giving food to the Greenwood Food Bank.  Your gifts will continue to help provide for those in our community.
**Please note:  egg cartons are no longer accepted.  
► for providing almost 100 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes 
► for your generous gift of $955 to the ministry of Thornwell Children’s Home 
► for providing a Christmas dinner to the inmates of McCormick Correctional Facility 


Children's Christmas Party and Rock Family Supper

Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 P.M.

You are invited to enjoy the presentation of presented by the RPC Children.  Following the play, stay for a delicious catered meal and Christian fellowship.  

Cost is $7/adult and $5/children 10 and under.  

Sign up in the fellowship folder or contact the church office. 



A New Year! A Renewed Commitment! “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5 Keep those pledge cards coming! Thus far, we have received pledges from 89 families for a total of $443,562. Our annual budget is $568,563 for 2018. Thank you. If you have not submitted your pledge card, you still have time to do so. With completed pledge cards, we can best plan our budgeting expectations. Keep in mind that your pledge is not a contract, and we realize that changes happen so you can give more or you can give less. Whether you pledge or continue to give otherwise, your gifts to God to support Rock Presbyterian Church this year are appreciated.

                                        Blessings, Stewardship Ministry Team


Christian Education

My name is Keri Davis and I am an Early Childhood Education major at Lander University. I am from Greenwood. I have known I wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember with the influence of my mother as a kindergarten teacher at Merrywood Elementary. I am so grateful for this opportunity to work with your sweet children here at Rock Presbyterian Church!



Palliative Care

The C.A.R.E. (Create a Renewed Energy) educational series was completed in April with 26 individuals attending. Those who attended were grateful for the opportunity to learn more about this ministry. The Palliative Care Ministry continues to be available to all Rock Presbyterian Covenant Partners who are or have loved ones facing serious illnesses. Through support, advocacy, and education, members of the team provide peace of mind by clarifying medical terminology, answering questions and offering important education via regularly scheduled conversations. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficult medical concerns and you would like to learn more about this unique ministry, contact Pastor Debby, Judy Lentz, or the church office.



The WORSHIP MINISTRY TEAM welcomes anyone to join them. If you love serving our Savior in many “behind the scene” ways and also, some “up front” ways, then this is the team for you! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the sanctuary. A love for serving our Savior and the needs of this church family are the only requirements necessary.




What A Great Time
Twelve members of Rock helped with the Miracle League on May 26. We all had a great time working with the children and selling concessions. There were jobs even for the non-athlete. Everyone said they would return next year.

The children were appreciative of those who came to help and certainly their parents were thankful.

The Miracle League meets at Burton Center where there is a wonderful cushioned field so no one gets hurt. Their season runs Saturdays in April and May each year.

They need adults and youth who can help manage the children during the games. We believe this will become an annual event for Rock. We will hope to avoid the holiday weekend next year, and maybe we will have twice as many volunteers participate.





Congregational Care


In order to show our love and support for our college students, we are asking church families to consider “adopting” a student for this school year.  The cost is minimal and will remind them they are being thought of and prayed for while they are at school.  You will be given the name and address of your student so than you may write to them or provide them with any small gifts throughout the year and to also pray for them.  Your donation will provide a gift card to your student during two of the most stressful times of the year - exam time, in December and May!   
See October bulletin for more information or to sign up!  

Thank you for your generous support! 



RPC "ONE CAN" MINISTRY begins again

Bring any food item and place it in the container located in the breezeway.

Thank You for support of this ministry to benefit the hungry of our community

One can, CAN make a difference!!!
Thank you for your continued support! You generously give each month to support the Greenwood Food Bank and the residents of Greenwood County. 
In October you provided 129 pounds of food. Please continue to bring your items and place them in the bin located in the CE Building.


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