Rocky River Church
Submitted by jimmybritt on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:43am.
Hey Rocky River Church! I want to start by saying THANK YOU so much for the cupcakes you provided for the senior citizens in our community living in assisted living centers. This is something we started doing several years ago to make sure EACH person living in these homes had a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day. HEY, everyone needs to know they are loved.
So, I was thinking…what could we do for these folks at Easter? Okay, truth be known, most of us don’t think about seniors living in assisted living homes until the major holidays like Christmas. But seniors, like the rest of us, need friends and fellowship and love all year round. So what if we did something for them at Easter? What do you think? Could we do Easter baskets – goodie bags, etc.? I have ideas but I’d love to know your thoughts and hear your ideas about this. What could we do?
Also…I would love to do another “gas buy down” project in our community. That was a major event just a couple years ago where we paid a portion of gas for single moms and dads living in our community. We need to make it happen again! Where could we do this project? Any ideas on a gas station that would let us pay for some gas, increase their business for a few hours, and get them tons of attention?
If you have any thoughts or ideas on this, shoot me an email to Jimmy@RockyRiverChurch.com.
Anyway, my big thing was just to say thank you for the cupcakes! But I’d love your feedback on how to keep on reaching out to our community and showing people the love of Jesus Christ in real and practical ways.
Have a great day! I hope to see you Sunday.
Submitted by jimmybritt on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:51pm.
Hey Rocky River Church. The staff was having a little fun today thinking about Saturday night's "Students vs. The Leaders" basketball game fundraiser for Thirst Camp 2014. Anyway, here's a little smack talk to get everyone excited about the ballgame. BTW, this is all in good humor (my disclaimer in case the students win). We're excited about a night of fun. See ya'll Saturday night at 6PM at Central Cabarrus High School!
Submitted by jimmybritt on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:19pm.
Hey Rocky River Church, pastors and friends. I am going to Israel (the Holy Land) this May with Nelson Searcy (Church Leader Insights) and some other great friends and I would love for you to go with us. This is an all inclusive, DELUXE FIRST CLASS trip to the Holy Land. The cost of the trip is $4,098 per person. Again, the price includes everything from JFK in New York to Israel and back to the US. The dates are May 22-30, 2014. We still have a few spots open but don't wait too long.
Here is a link that includes the itinerary for our 9 day tour and some other important information. http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/holyland. Also, be sure to watch to video attached to this post.
If you want more information about the trip, email me directly at Jimmy@RockyRiverChurch.com. I can promise you this - it will be a trip you will NEVER forget.
God bless you!
Submitted by jimmybritt on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 8:40am.
Hey Rocky River Church. Our Ministry Campus is now one of the local field sites of the Cabarrus County Clash – a local Lacrosse program. The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-17. They welcome every experience level. The Spring league is open for registration now. For more details go to http://www.rockyriverchurch.com/sites/rockyriverchurch.com/files/lacross....
You can also email our Pastor to Students, Jason Hill – Jason@RockyRiverChurch.com or, call our church office at 704-795-7625.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself." –Luke 10:27
Submitted by jimmybritt on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:22pm.
Hey Rocky River Church. Greetings on a snowy day! I hope you are warm, safe and able to have some fun.
I wanted to let you know about two important funeral arrangements in our church family. As you may have heard by now, Brian Walters and Jeanna Lazaro Willix both lost their fathers this week. Due to weather considerations, the following funeral arrangements have been made. Please make a note that the funeral arrangements for Brian’s dad have changed due to inclement weather in Charlotte.
Brian’s dad is Richard Walters. He will be memorialized on Friday evening, February 14 at McKewen’s Funeral Home (the Derita Chapel) located at 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC at 7PM. The family will be receiving friends immediately following the service.
The funeral service for Jeanna’s dad, Randall Hanes, will be on Monday, February 17 at 11AM at Hillsdale United Methodist Church in Advance, NC. The address for the church is 5018 U.S. Highway 158, Advance, NC. Internment will immediately follow in the Smith Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening, February 16 at Hillsdale UMC from 4-6PM.
I would like to ask you to pray for Brian and Jeanna’s families. As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for them. Also, if you are able to, please make every effort to attend the receiving of friends and/or the funeral services. It will mean a great deal to the families.
Thank you for giving this due attention.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” –Matthew 5:4
God bless you!
Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
Submitted by jimmybritt on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 2:49pm.
I am sitting in my office this morning listening to our kids in our Preschool in the next room sing songs about Jesus and it thrills me. It almost (ALMOST) makes me wish I had another preschool-aged child just so I could enroll her at The Bridge Academy Preschool. I just couldn't be more proud of this program. So, I thought I'd just give a shout out to parents in the area who may be looking for a great Preschool program for their child.
The Bridge Academy Preschool offers early childhood education for one, two, three, four and five year old children in a loving, nurturing environment through Biblically based teaching. We offer flexible scheduling and several different payment options. We also offer family discounts too.
Of course, a Preschool is only as good as its leadership so let me tell you about our Director, Cynthia Philipps. Cynthia has 7 years experience as a director and teacher. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Erskine College and has also studied at the American University in Aix-en-Provence, France. She is smart, talented, creative, and an energetic leader. You and your child will love her. We are proud to have Cynthia on our team!
We are now taking applications for enrollment. To get your child signed up or to simply get more information, contact Cynthia by emailing her at email@example.com, or you can call her directly at 980-622-2088.
Our dream at Rocky River Church has always been to be a church that adds value to our community. This Preschool is one more way we doing just that.
P.S. - The Bridge Academy Preschool is sponsored by Rocky River Church located at 887 Pitt School Road, Concord, NC 28027. The contact number for the church is 704-795-ROCK. Also, check us out at www.RockyRiverChurch.com.
Submitted by jimmybritt on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:06am.
Boker Tov Rocky River Church! (Boker Tov = "good morning" in Hebrew) I hope this post finds you all doing well. I am having a great time of learning and spiritual renewal here in Israel - the Holy Land. For several days I have toured the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem with a friend and archaeologist and the things I've seen and learned have been mind-blowing. I can't wait to share with you all the things I've been learning and seeing when I return home. I will be traveling home this Friday (January 31st) and I can't wait to see you all THIS SUNDAY! God has put a message in my heart that I'm so excited to share with you.
Also, I want to thank you for your prayers for me as I travel. Me, Karen, Annie and James are SO TRULY blessed to serve The Lord with you and to be a part of all that God is doing "in" and "through" us as a church. God bless you. I'll see you in the lobby or on the patio this Sunday at the 9:00AM or 10:45AM service. Shalom Ya'll! (Shalom = "hello" "goodbye" or "peace" in Hebrew).
Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
P.S. - I have included a link below that is an invite video to Rocky River Church. Feel free to pass it along to your friends, family members and neighbors as a way to invite them to church this weekend.
Submitted by jimmybritt on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:09pm.
Submitted by jimmybritt on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 11:03am.
I love the Boss - Bruce Springsteen. One of my favorite songs of all time is "Born To Run." Talk about a love song that guys can like (fast cars and girls). Anyway, this song is about more than a girl named Wendy and hot rods (suicide machines). It's about a guy who knows that there is more to life the dead-end one he's living. I think maybe the reason that song is an American classic rock song is because it strikes a chord in all of us. See, most of us know (even if we don't express it this way) that we are not living up to our full redemptive potential. There is SO MUCH more to life than what most of us are living. Jesus says in John 10:10 (my paraphrase), "My purpose is to give you a full life." That means that He came to give us a purpose to live out, both now and for eternity. Jesus is saying, "Baby, you were born to run!" But that begins when Jesus becomes your Boss - your Leader - your Shepherd.
This Sunday at Rocky River Church we are continuing a message series called NEXT LEVEL. This series is all about taking your life with God to the NEXT LEVEL. I hope you'll be here Sunday at 9:00AM or 10:45AM to discover how to "run."
BONUS: I've included the best version ever of "Born To Run" in this post. This is Bruce Springsteen live at Hyde Park in 2009. Enjoy!
Submitted by jimmybritt on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 10:40am.
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Who's Jimmy Britt?
Jimmy Britt is the Lead Pastor at Rocky River Community Church in the Charlotte Metro area. R2C2 is a place for people, no matter who they are or where they’ve been. We are a church for people; that’s it, plain and simple.