Rocky River Church

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn


Hey Rocky River Church! I hope you've had a GREAT week. Personally, I'm still "reeling" after an AWESOME Easter weekend at RRC! BTW, this Sunday is going to be NO LESS meaningful. So don't miss it!

This Sunday we are continuing with our Unshakable Faith series with a message called "Facing Failure With Faith." We will learn three life-lessons from Peter about how to have Unshakable Faith even when we fail in life. I believe this is going to be a "turnaround" Sunday for many people in our church and community.

EASTER @ ROCKY RIVER CHURCH - 2014


Hey! My name is Jimmy Britt and I am the Lead Pastor at Rocky River Church and I just wanted to invite you to join us this weekend for Easter. We have FOUR identical Easter weekend services. Here's the schedule: Friday night at 6:30PM, Saturday evening at 6:30PM, and Sunday morning at 9:00AM and 10:45AM.

Here's what you can expect:
+ A worship experience that has the potential to change your life.
+ Great music from our house band.
+ Fun and safe programs for your kids (Your kids will love RRC!).
+ A practical and inspiring message that you can understand.
+ An awesome student ministry for Middle School and High School students.
+ Our services last about 65 minutes.
+ A "come as you are" environment. Seriously, I'll be wearing jeans, or maybe even shorts if the weather is nice. But honestly, dress up or dress down - we don't really care. We just want you in church. It is not what's on the outside that counts anyway, right? :)

Above all else, what I think you'll enjoy most at Rocky River Church is the casual, comfortable environment. You will feel welcome from the time you arrive at our campus. And remember, Rocky River Church is a church for people "no matter who you are, or where you've been, or what you've done, and no matter what's been done to you." Believe me when I say, you are welcome at Rocky River Church!

I hope to get to meet you this Sunday. For more information about RRC, click here http://www.rockyriverchurch.com/home.

God bless you and your family!
Jimmy

Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
Rocky River Church

P.S. - We are kicking off a new message series on Easter called UNSHAKABLE FAITH. This series is about how to stand strong with things go wrong. All first time guests get a FREE COPY of our new book called "UNSHAKABLE."

This Sunday @ Rocky River Church


Hey Rocky River Church! This is a "CAN'T MISS SUNDAY" at Rocky River. It is Palm Sunday and we will be celebrating communion together. Also, we will be wrapping up our message series "The Lord's Prayer" with a message called "Our Daily Bread." This message is about how God makes provision for our physical and spiritual needs in life. I hope to see you at 9:00AM or 10:45AM.

ALSO, we are having our annual Easter Egg Hunt from 5PM until 8PM. This is not only an Easter Egg Hunt but we will also have bounce houses, games, and FREE hot dogs for everyone. Even if you don't have kids this is going to be a great time of fun and fellowship that everyone can enjoy. Invite everyone you know to join us for a fun and meaningful weekend at church.

God bless you!
Jimmy

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EXCITING NEWS: The "UNSHAKABLE" Books Have Been Shipped!


Hey Rocky River Church! I have exciting news. I just talked with the folks at Church Leader Insights and the UNSHAKABLE books have been shipped! They will be in sometime early next week!

Just in case you don't know, "UNSHAKABLE" was written by Nelson Searcy. Nelson is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, a multi-site church with locations in New York City and Boca Raton, Florida. I have been friends with Nelson since our undergraduate college days. Not only is he one of my best friends, he is also my coach and a trusted mentor. He has written this book to address some of the most common struggles we all face in life, whether you are leading a church, raising a family, battling doubts, facing an illness, or in a relationship crisis – among other struggles. Because I wrote the forward in UNSHAKABLE, the book cover includes my name, picture and bio, as well as the Rocky River Church logo and website. I am grateful to partner with Nelson to offer this practical book to help you grow in your faith and to stand strong when things go wrong.

The Unshakable books are $10 per copy to members, regular attenders, friends and family. We are charging for the books so that we can give them away to our first time guests to Rocky River Church (which includes the Rocky River Church logo and website). Feel free to buy extra copies to give to your friends and family members. You can pre-purchase your copy(s) right now online at www.RockyRiverChurch.com/give. You can also purchase the books on Sundays at Rocky River Church using your Offering Envelope. Just use the section labeled “OTHER”. You can pay with a check, cash, or credit/debit cards. Just to be clear, ALL MONIES WILL BE PUT BACK INTO THE PURCHASE OF THE BOOKS SO THAT WE CAN GIVE THEM AWAY TO OTHERS.

Thank you so much!
Jimmy

P.S. On Easter weekend I will begin a new message series called "UNSHAKABLE" with a message called "UNSHAKABLE FAITH" (the power of the resurrection). I can't wait!

The LAST DAYS OF JESUS Seminar - Wednesday Night @ Rocky River Church


Hey Rocky River Church! Just a reminder that this Wednesday night, April 2 I will be doing a special seminar called the LAST DAYS OF JESUS. I will start with Jesus coming into Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and we will wrap up with His crucifixion and resurrection. I will include pictures of where Jesus was arrested, beaten, crucified, and resurrected. It is going to be a great night of learning and discussion. I will save about 20 minutes for Q&A.

The seminar will start at 7PM sharp and end about 8:30PM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! I hope you can make it out.

Blessings!
Jimmy

Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
www.RockyRiverChurch.com

Important Message From Pastor Jimmy


Hey Rocky River Church! I hope you are having a great Saturday and that you're staying dry (SO SICK OF THE RAIN). Anyway, I'm wrapping up a few things at the church in preparation for tomorrow (Sunday, March 30). I believe it is going to be a POWERFUL day of worship at RRC. I don't want you to miss it. I'm continuing our message series in The Lord's Prayer where are learning to take our lives VERTICAL by connecting with God, rather than living horizontally. Tomorrow's message is called "Thy Will Be Done" and it is all about how to surrender your life to Jesus - REALLY surrender. Again, don't miss it! I hope to see you at 9:00am or 10:45am.

If you are not a member/attender at Rocky River Church, CLICK HERE step by step directions from your doorstep to ours, http://rockyriverchurch.com/directions.

See ya!
Jimmy

Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
www.RockyRiverChurch.com

More Than An Easter Egg Hunt


Hey Rocky River Church! We are gearing up for the biggest Easter Egg Hunt in Cabarrus County. The date is Sunday, April 13th from 5-8PM. In addition to THOUSANDS of Easter Eggs, we will have bounce-houses, games, hot dogs and other goodies for everyone. It will be an awesome time of fun! BTW, everything is FREE! So get out the word to all of your friends.

Also, keep in mind that this is MORE than an Easter Egg Hunt. This is one of the biggest outreach events we do in the whole year. So please pray about the EEH and ask for God's blessings upon it. One more thing, we still have sponsorship opportunities to help us cover the costs. You can give directly to this event right now online at www.RockyRiverChurch.com/give. Thank you!

See you Sunday!
Jimmy

P.S. This Sunday we are continuing our series in The Lord's Prayer. It is going to be a GREAT weekend at Rocky River Church so don't miss it. For more information about Rocky River Church go to www.RockyRiverChurch.com.

Easter Egg Hunt - 2014 Sponsorships


Hey Rocky River Church! Hope you are doing GREAT!

On Sunday, April 13th we are having our Easter Egg Hunt at Rocky River Church. This is one of the biggest outreach events of the year for us as a church. We are expecting more than 1,500 people to come out for all the fun. To help make this a FREE event for the whole community we are offering sponsorship opportunities to help cover the costs. Below is a breakdown of the different items you or your business can sponsor. We need to hear from you ASAP.

Let me thank you ahead of time for your generosity! We appreciate you VERY MUCH! God bless you.

Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
www.RockyRiverChurch.com

Sponsorships:
- 1 case of pre-filled candy eggs - $100
- Bounce Houses - $250 each
- Food $500
Every donation of any size is GREATLY appreciated!

You can donate online right now at http://rockyriverchurch.com/give or at church this Sunday. If you have any questions at all send an email to Donnie@RockyRiverChurch.com or call the office at 704-795-7625.

Important Message From Pastor Jimmy


Hey Rocky River Church! Hope you are doing GREAT!

On Sunday, April 13th we are having our Easter Egg Hunt at Rocky River Church. This is one of the biggest outreach events of the year for us as a church. We are expecting more than 1,500 people to come out for all the fun. To help make this a FREE event for the whole community we are offering sponsorship opportunities to help cover the costs. Below is a breakdown of the different items you or your business can sponsor. Let me thank you ahead of time for your generosity! We appreciate it VERY MUCH! God bless you.

Jimmy Britt, Lead Pastor
www.RockyRiverChurch.com

Sponsorships:
- 1 case of pre-filled candy eggs - $100
- Bounce Houses - $250 each
- Food $500
Every donation of any size is GREATLY appreciated!

You can donate online right now at http://rockyriverchurch.com/give or at church this Sunday. If you have any questions at all send an email to Donnie@RockyRiverChurch.com or call the office at 704-795-7625.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


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.
Jimmy