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.


Grief Share will begin another 13 week series of classes on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30pm  (Registration begins at 6:00pm). The only cost is $15 for the workbook and we will meet in Room 216 in the New Fellowship Building. Anyone is welcome to come and experience the fellowship and comfort of a group of people who have lost a loved one and is going through the  grief 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.


The Fall 2016 series finished on November 17th with a special workshop called "Surviving the Holidays".


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!! 


Remember the dates:

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 pm       Feb. 23 thru May 25, 2017


You can attend one or all of the sessions.


If you have any questions, you may contact: Julia Alexander at 2jralex@ctc.net or Bill and Connie Smart at bcsmart68@gmail.com or Pam Sciascia at pamelou4@yahoo.com


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!  

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!  If you can help please contact Niki Schneider.


January 4th—Soups, Salad and Bread

February 1st—Soups, Salad and Bread

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.  




To RSVP—Just fill out a yellow card located in any pew in the sanctuary during our next worship  service or send Cyndi a quick email at secretary@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 7pm 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.


Rocky River Readers Book Club is starting 2016 with two books by Harper Lee. Would you like to discuss the differences you see in Atticus Finch in her books set years apart? Do you like the humor of Ann B. Ross -- Miss Julia can get into all kinds of activities. Do you want to meet some new authors through books you may not have read? Would you be excited about an author visit in May? We welcome readers from the congregation and the community.



North Carolina author Mark de Castrique will speak in our Fellowship Hall on Monday, February 27 at 7pm. He will discuss his latest book, The Singularity Race. Mark’s years in Washington, DC inspired his DC thrillers. The 13th Target, involving a terrorist plot against The Federal Reserve, and The Singularity Race, a winner-take-all quest for Artificial Intelligence. Mark spoke at an earlier Rocky River Readers gathering about his Sam Blackman series set in Asheville. We hope many of our church members, friends and book lovers will join us to welcome this author back to Rocky River and hear about his newest book and writing craft.