As adults at RCC, we encourage each other to grow in our faith and become more Christ-like, to support each other, and to serve in our church and community. Christian fellowship is a precious gift from God.

 

 WINTER 2019 SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION 

at Rochester Covenant Church
From 11 a.m. - 12 noon
Fellowship Hall, lower level

Quest Northwest Bible Study
Jarry Richardson, facilitator - Fellowship Hall, lower level

Come take a deeper dive in January into the Biblical basis for four values that people in Covenant churches have been living out for over a century. Like four points of a compass, these practices will guide us in the adventure of living for Christ in our homes and community in the new year. With Sunday messages as a springboard for conversation, we will continue in February and early March learning five simple Bible-based habits that can help us bless our neighbors and connect them with the adventure of knowing and following Christ for themselves.

Staying In Love
Facilitated by Carl and Laurel Meier and Scott and Beth McCreadie
in Room 109, lower level

Falling in love is easy, but staying in love requires a plan. In addition to our ongoing Quest Northwest Bible Study, Sermon Discussion Group, and ESL class Sundays at 11 a.m., we welcome those interested to join this new 4-week Andy Stanley video series.

Sermon Discussion & Care Group
Karen Andrews, facilitator
Music Room, main level (behind sanctuary)

This group takes time to share joys, sorrows and prayers before discussing the morning's message topic. Drop ins welcome!

English as a Second Language Conversation Group

 in Room 130

Watch for more details in the weeks ahead!

Wednesdays

5:00-6:00 pm      Gather together for light supper

6:00 pm   Alpha

What to expect

A typical Alpha. Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. 

First up there's…Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and donuts, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other. 

Then a…Talk

The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?​ 

Followed byDiscussion

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Alpha Preview Supper Evening: Wednesday, January 16th

Running Wednesday evenings through April

5-6 p.m.  Supper

6-7:30 p.m. Film and Discussion

Infant and preschool childcare available. 

No pressure; you can even come just once to Try Alpha

 

 

6:00 pm When Helping Hurts

Good intentions are not enough when it comes to helping people.  Join us for a six-week study of When Helping Hurts--a research-based, groundbreaking study and suite of resources that offers individuals and churches a different framework for how to help the poor—both globally and locally—without hurting them. Rather than simply defining poverty as a lack of material things, this study addresses roots of the issue, including broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.

6:00pm Kids gather for fun activities in room 124

6:00 pm Young Adults gather for youth group in room 126

7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal in the music room

Small Groups:  Small groups provide a setting to discuss scripture, build relationships, and enjoy our shared faith journey.  We encourage everyone to find a small group that fits their interests and needs.  Some groups are short lived – focused on a certain topic. Other groups meet regularly based on an agreed meeting time and content.  Contact the church office to learn more about small groups that you can join.

Women: Life Springs is a Tuesday morning Bible study that welcomes women of all ages from our community.  The women also sponsor special events periodically.  (September – May)

Men: A group of RCC men meets twice a month on Saturday mornings for breakfast.

Seniors: New Horizons – folks with 50 or more years of life experiences, meet monthly for fellowship and fun. (September – June) 

Prayer Groups: Prayer groups play an important role in the life of our church.  All of these groups meet in the church library:

  • Prayer for worship Sunday morning before worship
  • Thursday  prayer group 12:30 p.m. 
  • Centering prayer 4 p.m. Wednesdays

Choir:  Choir rehearsal is a time of worship, friendship, and joy, as we praise God together with music.  We rehearse Wednesday evenings.  We help lead worship 3 Sundays a month. New choir members are always welcome. (September - May)

Worship Team:  Our worship team leads our congregation in singing contemporary songs of the faith.