This Sunday
November 1, 2020
Third Sunday before the Reign of Christ

Worship with Communion
10:00 AM


Trusting God... Again

the difficult and joyful life of trusting God again, and again, and again

Scripture:

(begins at 10 AM or shortly thereafter)

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Welcome!

    Sunday, October 18 was our Stewardship Sunday. We ask all who share in Rockaway Reformed Church to offer an “estimate of giving” for the coming year, according to ability.
    We give in response to what God has done and in anticipation of what God is yet to do with us. The faithful offerings of our members and friends provide for our continuing ministry. This is important!

We pause to remember...
the Mighty One has done great things for me” (Luke 1:49)

    Help us continue to share God’s good news and grace to bless a broken world so loved by God. (Go here to send us your "Estimate of Giving in 2021" either online or in the mail.)





Stand against injustice and with the wronged

We believe….that God has revealed himself as the one who wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people...that the church must therefore stand by people in any form of suffering and need, which implies, among other things, that the church must witness against and strive against any form of injustice, so that justice may roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream...that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged     that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others.   
(from The Belhar Confession)

To bear witness to the gospel of Christ is why we exist as a church. We have been reminded over these last months that the church is not a building but rather the people of God set apart by the Holy Spirit through our Lord Jesus Christ. As our country is embroiled in a fight for its very soul, we are reminded that our mission will not be found in the buildings to which we are returning.  Our Reformed tradition has had to reckon with its own complicity in supporting racial injustice in South Africa, so I believe we are doubly obligated to work for racial justice in our own country and time.  Below are some online resources and we encourage you to share these with your congregations.

In Christ,
Rev. Bill Borror
President of Classis


From the Reformed Church in America...

Anti-racism Resources for White People...

More Anti-racism Resources...

From the Christian Reformed Church...


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