Maker Fun Factory VBS
July 9 – 13
9:00 – 11:30 AM
At Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids discover not only that God made them the way they are, but for a purpose. Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Since everything is hands on, kids may get a little messy, so be sure they come in their play clothes.
The fun begins on Monday July 9th-Friday July 13th from 9-11:30 ( Sunday, the 15th, we’ll sing our favorite songs and see pictures of the fun the kids had during the week at our 9:00 church service)!
The registration form below may be filled out at home and returned to the church, emailed to Jodi Perez at email@example.com, or paper forms are available in the office and on the table outside the sanctuary.
We look forward to an exciting adventure together!
We’re always happy to have volunteers to help that week- please let Jodi Perez know if you’re interested!
Orders for Memorial Bricks for the Memorial Garden are now being accepted.
If you would like to order a Memorial Brick with your loved ones name on it, please contact Danielle in the church office. The cost is $50 per brick. We must have a minimum of 10 bricks to place the order, as we still need a few more. Call the office at 815.625.0114 for more information.
Calling all Trivia Lovers! Rock Falls United Methodist Church is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 and trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.
You do not need to be a member of RFUMC to participate. This is a fun event for all ages and a great way to spend the evening with friends and family.
The trivia categories will cover a wide range of topics so don’t be afraid to sign up.
Cost is $80 per team. Teams may not have more than 8 members. Register by October 31st and receive a free answer!
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Contact Danielle at (815)625-0114 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team or for additional information.
Are you dealing with stress in your life?
Come join the conversation at this workshop on
Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Connect with us, Jodi Perez, Andrea Brenner & Carly Wide, as we talk about stress busting techniques, exploring guided meditation, breathing exercises, adult coloring and Gentle Restorative Flow yoga for relaxation. This is an active workshop where we hope everyone will share ideas and participate in the activities.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a friend. If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it along. Cost is $5 per person. There will be door prizes and snacks.
The workshop will be held at Blue Heron Crystals & Minerals at 1254 N. Galena Avenue in Dixon, Illinois.
Questions? Contact Andrea Brenner at 815.499.4832
The Northern Illinois Conference will be holding a New Appointment Workshop on September 10th at Rochelle UMC. This workshop is open to any interested church leaders, committee members and others. See the link below for full event flier, or contact Pastor Solomon for more details.
Donations are now being accepted for the UMW’s annual Fall Rummage sale which is set for October 7th & 8th.
Donations may be brought in during regular office hours Monday through Friday. Items should be in clean/saleable condition, and may be left in the Church office or the left stage storage room.
Only children’s clothing up to Size 6 will be accepted.
Enjoy our July Circuit Rider
Bishop Sally Dyck and the Northern Illinois Conference Cabinet have prayerfully discerned Rev. Solomon Sudhakar to serve as the pastor of Rock Falls UMC for the following missional reasons:
- Passion for preaching and teaching
Strengths in pastoral care with good listening skills
Relational leadership with a focus on equipping members in shared ministry
Heart for young people and community outreach
Rev. Solomon Sudhakar
Rev. Solomon Sudhakar brings some profound life experiences and understanding to his ministry. His ministerial experiences ranged from rural to urban congregations, both in India as well as in the United States. Solomon is a fourth generation Christian and third in accepting the call for the pastoral ministry. He had a sense of Call and interest for pastoral ministry since he was a young boy. His Call to ministry is driven by God’s mission and purpose in Christ toward service and solidarity with all people and rest of God’s creation.
For Solomon these interests and experiences underscore his ministry and preaching. He understands his ministry as an opportunity to initiate possibilities of interaction and faithful encounter with the scriptures and building up of community. He grew up in a farming community and treasures his experiences of spending time in rice fields and vegetable gardens. His first pastoral assignment was to eight small rural congregations, where most members were farmers and involved in agriculture. Many worship services were conducted in farms and fields.
Rev. Solomon is married to Rev. Satya, who is also an ordained Minister. They have two daughters Salomi Arunima who is aged 16, a high school student and a wonderful and lead pianist at church and a younger daughter Christine Ilia, aged 9 years. Along with studies at the seminary, they have been involved in parish ministry at the CSI Wesley church Chicago along with supplying and preaching at various local churches in and around Chicago. Solomon engaged in preaching, conducting weekly worship services, officiated at weddings, special occasions, pastoral visitations and funerals. In Chicago, Solomon was very successful in bringing several young people back to church by involving them in worship, particularly in managing technology, weekly praise and worship and other parts of the service. Also in one of the churches, he initiated Wellness Wednesday program by having a nurse and a yoga teacher to meet the needs of the local Hispanic community. Eventually several of them joined the church as members. He greatly believes and encourages in the Church making itself visible and effective in the community through its activities and ministry.
Solomon and Satya have a loving and supportive relationship. They love to watch their little girls grow and spend a lot of time with family. Solomon enjoys cooking, which for him is a great way of relaxing and to be creative. They like gardening and being outdoors.