67 So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. (John 6:67-68)
Peter recognized that even though the things Jesus said and did were sometimes difficult to understand and at times controversial, still Jesus had the words that bring life.  Peter could not go to any other person, or to any other place to find the kind of life that Jesus gives:  life that is real and lasting.  Jesus is the same to us today.  Who else can we go to?  Where else can we run to find the kind of love and life that God shows us?  May we like Peter, remember who it is that we're with---that Jesus is good, he is loving, he is faithful and trustworthy, even when others may not understand (even when we don't fully understand) we know we can stick with Jesus and find the life we long for.  
~ How has God given you life recently?
~ What words of scripture fill you with hope?
~ How can you share Jesus' words and Spirit with those around you today?

Prayer Requests

We join our hearts in prayer for our world, for our church, for one another.

  • Gary Cave -  has COVID and is being moved to UVA.
  • Nora Lilly - experiencing hip pain
  • Ronnie Holsinger - prayers as he recovers from back surgery
  • Roger Riggleman- continued prayers for his recovery from heart surgery 
  • Zach and Emily Simmons  (will be having kidney transplant surgery today)
  • John Bennington- Jr. Ritchie's brother-in-law receiving treatment for brain tumor
  • Andy Moyers- at home would appreciate visitors
  • Sandy Rohrer
  • Robert Riggleman (brother of Roger Riggleman)
  • Hester and Chester Williams
  • Peggy Wimer
Members of our Church in Nursing Homes
  • Frances Morris - at White Birch Communities (847 Oakwood Dr, Rockingham, VA 22801)
  • Lottie Ritchie - at Life Care Center (315 E Lee Hwy, New Market, VA 22844)
  • Carolyn Shifflett – at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab (1225 Reservoir St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801)
  • Carole Thacker – at Bridgewater Home (Wellness House, 302 N 2nd Street Bridgewater, VA  22812)


Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) MEETING >Wed May 19th at 6:30pm



Due to recent changes in COVID guidance from the Annual Conference we will be worshipping inside for the foreseeable future (and we will be singing indoors).   Drive-In and Online will still be available.  As always, please check your health before you come, bring a mask, and maintain 6ft distance from others.   It is a powerful thing when we gather together as the Body of Christ because we know that when we do, God is present with us.  
>> Hebrews 10:24-25:  24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.<<

THE CHOSEN - Watch and Discuss
The Chosen is a tv show that tells the story of Jesus life as you have never seen it before.  Unlike some Christian-made movies and shows, this series is very well made, thought provoking, and faith inspiring.   This spring and summer on select Sunday afternoons starting May 23rd at 1pm we will watch episodes of season 1 together with some brief time of discussion after each episode.  Invite your friends.  All ages welcome.    If you are a parent with young children we will have childcare available as need,  let Pastor Sarah know ahead of time (540-209-7409) so we can prepare.  

Check out the trailer here:

Wanting to learn more about scripture?  Each week Pastor Sarah joins a couple other UMC pastors to talk about the lectionary readings for the week.  Check out the video here:
Prayer group will meet  at 6:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays  of each month. Whether you are new to prayer or an experience pray-er  you're invited to come pray with us!   Next prayer meeting May 20, 6:30pm. 

If you are currently not a part of a GROW group or would like to be a leader of a new GROW group contact Pastor Sarah.


We need some volunteers willing to share a little love with some of our members.  If you'd be willing to make a little extra food or or some baked goods to share with some of our members, we ask you to sign up for Adopt a Friend.  This is one small way we can reach out in love to serve and bless one another and members of our community.  If there are folks you are aware of who we should add to the list contact Jan Rhodes or  Pastor Sarah. 


Join us is collecting non-perishable canned food items for Annual Conference.  This year Annual Conference will be online, therefore the Harrisonburg District (along with the other districts of our conference) will be collecting canned food items to be distributed to local food pantries.   While we continue to support The West Rockingham Food Pantry,  we invite you to go the extra mile and bring one or two canned food items with you to worship each week.   If everyone brings a couple cans a week over the next month leading up to the collection June 19 we will raise up to 300 cans to donate!!  Raid your pantry or  grab some extra cans at the grocery store and help us make this happen!

SCHOOL KITS:  Thanks to last years donation and Ms. Viola's hard work we have 57 school kits ready to donate as well.  These will go to local schools in our area.  


This year we want to honor our graduates both from 2020 and 2021.  If you or someone you know in our church family has graduated  or will graduate this spring (high school, college, grad school)  please fill out the form at this link.  We will give thanks for our graduates in Worship on June 6th!

Join us outside at the church for some outdoor play for all ages.  Bring a lawn chair and mask and be ready to have some fun and fellowship. 
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