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Sunday April 30

10:00 AM Worship Service 

Doubters Welcome

The life of faith can be joyous and wonderful and all that, but it can also – and frequently is – rather challenging. The loss of a loved one, or end of a relationship, or the inability to find a job or get into the school of one’s choice, or the persistent ache of loneliness, or a prolonged bout of illness, or a pervasive sense of anxiety about our larger community, country, or world – all these things wear at you. At these times, faith can be a great strength and support, or faith can be a casualty of these assaults. 
    We come together to hear the stories of Jesus read aloud and interpreted so that we might hear Jesus speaking to us and, in turn, we might leave renewed in faith, hope, and confidence. - David Lose

    The text says, “Don’t become a faithless person” (my translation). Move from where you are to the next level. Hang in there with some level of interest and commitment until we encounter Jesus in a way that moves us to the next level. For the author, the highest level is living abundantly. Are we there yet? - Jaime Clark-Soles

& Sunday School:

This week in Sunday school, Kristin will be teaching the children about Anne Lamott.  

Anne is an American novelist and non-fiction writer.She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Marked by their self-deprecating humor and openness, Lamott's writings cover such subjects as alcoholism, single-motherhood, depression, and Christianity.

TRES DIAS SECUELA:
If you've ever heard Wayne & Tina Reese, John and Pat Woodward, Rob & Sarah Gorton, Albert Barker or others talk about Tres Dias weekends, now we have an option for you!  Along with three day retreats, Tres Dias also holds single evening gatherings, called secuelas.  We're going to be hosting a secuela at Rockaway Saturday, May 6th.  Gather with snacks from 7:00 to 7:30, then the meeting starts (God willing) with music at 7:30.  It will end no later than 10:00pm with liturgy and communion.  So if you're curious what a Tres Dias weekend may be like, please join us on May 6th for a little sampler.  You'll be glad you did!     

And for even more of the Tres Dias experience, there's a fundraiser dinner from 6:00 to 7:00pm, also May 6th at Rockaway.  Chef Albert is doing the cooking. 

Any questions or comments, please do feel free to ask me. 

Thank you, and God bless,
Wayne Reese




Yoga Foundations

Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00pm (Not April 13)
Rockaway Reformed Church
115 Main Street, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Designed for those who are new to yoga and for those who want to improve their alignment and deepen their practice.

Teacher: Debbie Ruisard, RYT200 
Contact us to register
Donation: $10 per class; All proceeds will be donated to Community Non-profit Agencies




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