ROBC NEWSLETTER - April 15, 2021

THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • CCSC Monthly Volunteer Opportunity - Saturday, April 17th
  • This Sunday's Sermon
  • In-Person Bible Study Resumes - Sunday, April 18th
  • PowerPlus Youth Camp - July 19th-23rd - Register NOW!
  • Prayer Ministry - Virtual
  • Youth Bible Study "The Gathering" is Back! 
  • Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study 
  • Church Staff Contacts
 
CCSC Volunteer Opportunities

  

 Click here for more info: https://www.ccschouston.org/covid-19/

CCSC's Southwest Emergency Services
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Gethsemane Campus
6856 Bellaire Boulevard  Houston, TX 77074

Saturdays in 2021 from 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

April 17, May 15, June 19,
July 24, August 21, September 25, October 23, November 20

ROBC and St. Paul Presbyterian Church are teaming up to serve in the food pantry.  Southwest Emergency Services serves clients in crisis who live in zip codes 77031, 77036, 77072 and 77074 by providing a five day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity.  Clients can also be referred to other agencies for long-term assistance.  The food pantry managers and dedicated volunteers come from local Christian churches in the area.  

If you are interested in helping, please contact Czarena Siebert at czarena.siebert@hpe.com.  She can give you the necessary training materials for the varous volunteer positions, or you may show up and shadow an ROBC volunteer.  All are welcome, so bring a friend!  This is also a fun and rewarding way for young people to earn community service hours.

 
This Sunday's Sermon

Sunday, April 18, 10:00 AM 
Sanctuary (In-Person); Facebook & YouTube (Online) 

"One Body, Many Parts"
I Corinthians 12:12-31

Though every congregation is a fragile group, one spiritual gift bonds all together:  our shared faith in Christ Jesus as Lord.  In addition, there are varieties of gifts, services, and work in the church, but it is the same Spirit, Lord, and God operating in us all, and we are all charged to serve the common good.

Join the ROBC Family for our Worship Service on Sunday, April 18th at 10:00 AM for IN-PERSON and ONLINE WORSHIP: 

Click here for the Worship Guide.

Please note: You DO NOT need a personal Facebook account to view the ROBC livestream services. 

If you have children at home, feel free to print the age-appropriate Children’s Worship Guides for them to complete:

Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 1 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 3-6 Worksheet 2 Color.pdf.
Click here for Ages 7+ Worksheet Color.pdf.

 
In-Person Bible Study Resumes

THIS Sunday, April 18th, we will resume Bible Study for all ages (pre-school through adults) on the ROBC campus.  In order to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines, room assignments will be different than they were pre-COVID.

Here are the locations for Bible Study Classes:

GRADE

LOCATION

Children’s Church (K thru 4th)

CH134

Preschool Worship (3’s - 5’s)

Fellowship Hall C

Babies (Nursery)

PS111

Toddlers

PS112

3 thru 5 yrs. old

PS113

K thru 2nd

CH133

3rd thru 6th 

CH134

Youth (7th thru 12th)

Youth Room (COMMONS)

Bridges Adult Bible Study

Fellowship Hall A&B

Pathfinders Adult Bible Study

COMMONS
(Stage Side)

Seekers Adult Bible Study

Church Library

Men’s Adult Bible Study

Virtual via Zoom

Just as in worship, we are encouraging everyone in Bible Study to wear a face covering and to continue to practice social distancing.

We are very excited to resume Bible Study and to move one step closer to a sense of normalcy! 

 
PowerPlus Youth Camp - July 19-23

Youth Camp registration is OPEN! 

REGISTER HERE: PowerPlus Youth Camp Registration

Please click on the link above and make an account in order to register your student.  You have to make an account for yourself first and then register the “participant” who is your student.  Once you have completed the process please put my email cjohns@robc.org in the CC email box.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me!  Looking forward to a great camp this summer! 


Youth Camp is happening this summer! 

We were unable to go to camp last summer, but as of right now, camp is on the schedule and we are ready to go July 19th - 23rd

This is a Monday-Friday overnight camp for students from 7th-12th grade.  That means students who have completed the 6th grade and will be 7th graders this fall all the way to seniors who have graduated and are post high school!  We also need some adults to go to camp as sponsors.

The theme this year is Restored and is based on Matthew 5:1-12.  Who doesn’t need some restoration after this crazy year we’ve had?  During this action-packed fun week, students will become immersed in scripture and be allowed to disconnect from the outside world, fully allowing themselves to be restored spiritually, physically, and mentally.

I can't wait for this awesome week to happen!  If you or someone you know is interested in going to camp with us, please contact the church office or myself. If you want to take a peek at some of the things we might be doing, be sure to check out the PowerPlus Website!  Please contact me with any questions you have! 

Christian Johns 
Minister to Youth/Students 
cjohns@robc.org 

 
Prayer Ministry - Virtual

 for Prayer

We want you to know that the ROBC "A Heart For Prayer" group continues to pray.  We seek to continue receiving prayer requests, praises and updates from previous prayer requests.  These should be emailed to cpemble@robc.org

The group is now gathering via Zoom on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM and Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM.  This is another wonderful way we can stay connected during this strange time.

As always, anyone is very welcome to join in this sweet time of prayer.  If you'd like to participate, please email Joe Poff at joe.poff@bakerbotts.com for each meeting's special login info.

 
THE GATHERING IS BACK!

The Gathering is back!  Live and in-person!

The Gathering is back!  Live and in person! 

Please join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room!   There will be food, fun and Bible Study!  Masks are required. 

“And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24-25

 
Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

Thursdays, Starting February 25-May 13, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Sanctuary 

 

This year’s Thursday Morning Bible Study Theme is “Sitting Strong:  Wrestling with the Ornery God”. During this time, we will be learning from the book of Job. 

**Please make sure to following the ROBC Safety Guidelines and Practices: http://www.robc.org/covid19 

The class is facilitated by Jeanie Miley: jeaniemiley19@aol.com 

 
Church Staff Contacts

Please know the staff of ROBC is praying for you and if we can do anything to help during these unsettling days, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Brian Brewer
Interim Pastor
Brian_Brewer@baylor.edu

Gregory M. Stahl
Associate Pastor for Worship and Music
gstahl@robc.org
281-794-8098 (cell)

Christian Johns
Youth Minister
cjohns@robc.org
409-457-8537 (cell)


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