GRIEF SUPPORT

This group began in 2014 by parents who had lost children to offer support for others who were grieving the loss of loved ones. The leaders are now trained in the Grief Share Program. This program offers a 13 week video series along with a workbook to help in the process.


The program is Christian focused and uses a weekly video, discussion and workbook for study.  The group leaders from Rocky River were trained by Hospice of Cabarrus County and refer some people to Hospice Counselors when more individual work is needed.


It is lead by several facilitators from Rocky River including Julia Alexander, Bill & Connie Smart, Mimi Reynolds, and Pam Sciascia and has support from Hospice of Cabarrus County counselors and pastor Neal Carter.


If you or anyone you know needs this service, please call the church office to sign up for this class at 704-455-2479. Thank You!! 


The Spring session will begin on February 8 and run thru May 10. The meetings are held on Thursday evenings  from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The only cost is $15 for the workbook. Each week a new topic is addressed. Please invite anyone you know that has experienced the loss of a loved one to join us.


You can attend one or all of the sessions.


Questions?  Please contact: Julia Alexander at 2jralex@ctc.net 


MEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

Third Sunday of the month


Even the men of the church like a good meal! Men of all ages are invited to a breakfast the third sunday of each month at 9:00am.


Join us for faith, food and fellowship. All are welcome!


Questions?  Please contact Jerry Clark at 704-596-0062 or gclark6@bellsouth.net

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL

First Wednesday of the month


We welcome our neighbors and friends to join us on the First Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm for a FREE meal and friendship. Come meet the members of our church and feed your body and your soul. We will be serving homemade soups and stews during the winter months, along with fresh breads and desserts! We hope to see some new faces!


Questions?  Please contact Cyndi Conway in the church office at 704-455-2479 or churchadmin@rockyriver.org

WEDNESDAY FELLOWSHIP MEAL

Join us every Wednesday night at 6:00pm for fellowship and food! We feature something different every week like Sloppy Joes, Chicken and Dumplings, Baked Potato Bar and Chicken Alfredo. The cost is only $5 per person and no more than $15 per family. Take a night off and join us for a delicious meal and fellowship.  


Menu For January

January 3 - Soups, Salads and Desserts

Free Community Meal

January 10 - Chicken Pot Pie

January 17 - Cancelled due to bad weather

January 24- Honey Glazed Pork Chops

January 31 - Baked Spaghetti


To RSVP—Sign the fellowship pad during worship  service or send Cyndi a quick email at churchadmin@rockyriver.org letting her know the number attending.  We are happy to share in fellowship with our church community every Wednesday@ 6pm.


ROCKY RIVER READERS

Rocky River Readers is a book club open to women and men in our congregation and community. We meet at 7 pm in the church parlor on the fourth Monday of each month from January through November.  Books are selected through recommendations of members and most are available through the Cabarrus County Public Library. Local authors are invited to speak to the Readers at least once a year. The focus is to read and discuss fiction and non-fiction books that make us think. We are looking forward to starting again in the new year!


If you would like a more detailed listing that gives information on the subjects of the books as well as biographical information on the authors, please email Marie Morrison at morrison1960@windstream.net If you love to read and discuss books, we hope you will join us for some meetings.


Our reading list for 2018:


February—The Hope Chest by Viola Shipman

March—The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain.

April - The Mother's Promise by Sally Helpworth

May - The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (meeting on May 21)

June - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

July - The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

August - Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

September - Magic Hour by Kristen Hannah

October - The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin (Author visit)

November - The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb


For more details on each book and the authors click HERE


Questions?  Please contact Marie Morrison at morrison1960@windstream.net

FAMILY GAME NIGHT

Join us for some friendly competition and lots of laughs!  Game nights are typically held twice a month on Friday at 7:00pm.  All ages are invited!  Some people play cards, others play board games - whatever you want!  So bring your family and friends, your favorite game and a snack to share and let's have some fun!!


Game nights will be held on the following dates:

February 9 and 23

March 9 and 23