Purpose: 2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Vision: 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23

I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.  I do it all for the sake of the gospel,  that I may share with them in its blessing.

Mission: 1 Thessalonians 3:12

May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do  for you.

 

 

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Values: Ministry Matters Most
 
Prayer: We will humbly Seek God’s will to guide our future.
Service: We will constantly explore opportunities to reach and serve members of our community.
Love: We will exemplify what the amazing love of Jesus can do in someone’s life.
Discipleship: We will provide opportunities for growth. We want to help all believers to grow in their relationship with Christ, making it possible for them to become great “fruit bearers” for Him.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WORSHIP

Morning Worship 9 am & 11 am
        Online worship 9 am
Youth Group 6 pm (Currently online)
Jr. Church Worship Returning to 11 am service
Beginning in Sept. Date to be announced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JOIN US

We would love to connect with you.
 
480 Jefferson Street
 
Rochester, PA 15074
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

EVENTS

At this time, as restrictions begin to lift from Covid-19 we have begun to offer limited programming with more to come in September! 

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturday,  August 29, 2020
8:00 AM  – 10:00 AM
 
At King’s Family Restaurant
1451 Old Brodhead Rd, Monaca, PA 15061
 
Join us for good food and good fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere.
               
Bible Study Class
 
Thursday , September 10, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
Held in fellowship hall. This will run weekly until November.
 
Join us for growth and encouragement as w study God’s word more in-depth.
ADULT MINISTRIES
At RFMC, The Outpost we strive to help all believers to grow in their relationship with Christ, making it possible for them to become great “fruit bearers” for Him. We seek to prepare, strengthen, and encourage believers to live as ambassadors of Christ, and fulfill Paul’s plea to the Corinthians and all who have read his letters, “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our traditional adult ministries have been canceled. Instead it has been decided for the time being to use this page as a resource  for the families in our church and community to build their relationships with each other, and God. Here you will links to parenting resources, encouraging videos, devotionals, links to family friendly entertainment, as well as announcements.
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Posted by Rochester Free Methodist Church, The Outpost on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Announcements
Devotional
We Have an App?
Currently in it’s Beta testing phase, we are excited to announce that we will soon be launching the RFMC, The Outpost app available for download on Android and iOS! Stay tuned for official launch date!
 
Protocols for Re-Opening
Below is a PDF link for the reopening of the church. This was approved by our Superintendent Doug Rabe, and follows all the standards set down by the CDC, Pa Department of Health, and our Bishops.
 
 
Light + Life magazine
Miss reading Light + Life, our Free Methodist publication?
Download the latest edition here!
 
Special Covid-19 Announcement
As many of you may be aware, Beaver County is once again closing down indoor dining at bars and restaurants, as well as limiting gatherings to 25 or less. Currently, we are exempted from limits on attendance as long as we follow sanitizing, distancing, and mask protocols and the Supt. is not recommending that we move back to that so, we will continue on as we have been until different instructions are given. Please continue to pray for our country as events surrounding the pandemic continue to change.

One Prayer – Different Answers?

 
Janie had been rude and disobedient and refused to follow her mother’s instructions. Wanting her to learn the importance of being obedient, and the necessity of prayer, her mother sent her to her room asking her to talk with God and pray for His help. In a few moments, she returned to the kitchen, where her mother was preparing the evening meal.

“Mom,” she announced, “I prayed about my disobedience.”


“Good,” said her mother. “Did you ask God to help you to be kind and obedient?” 


“No, Mom, I didn’t,” she answered. “Instead, I asked Him to help you put up with me.”


Jesus said something important about obedience: “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.” He also said, “If you love Me, you will keep my commands.” There is always a connection in Scripture between love and obedience.

 If we say that we love God, we will demonstrate that love by being obedient to Him and following His teachings. When we look at the life of Jesus, we see a relationship between a Father and His Son, founded on love and reflected in obedience. His life set the standard for us to follow.

It was the sinless and sacrificial life of Jesus that ultimately shows us what obedience to God requires. When we waver in our willingness to obey Christ, we must examine our commitment to Him and be willing and courageous to do what He asks us to do no matter what it costs us. 


Prayer:  Help us, Heavenly Father, in our struggle to be obedient to You. We know that self-centeredness often overwhelms us. Give us Your strength to persevere. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Scripture For Today: Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. John 14:21
Youth Ministries, GLOW
Sunday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Here at the Rochester Free Methodist Church, our youth ministries team is establishing a focus on the youth of our community. Our Sunday evening youth group, GLOW, is a great place for fellowship, worship, food, and games. But our goal is not simply that; rather, our goal is to equip the youth to then go out and make disciples on their own, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Children’s Ministry
The Rochester Free Methodist Church has two wonderful programs to offer our families with young children.  Shine, which runs part of the year (Sept. -April) in the evenings for grades K -5th .   And our Jr. Church program which runs continuously through the year for ages 2-12 yrs. Each program offers the children fun activities focused on spreading the message of Jesus, and teaching our youngsters how to live out a life of faith.  We understand that the children are our future, and strive to not only get them engaged and excited about faith, but to help them understand their value as a child of God.
As parents and grandparents, we in the children’s ministry department are well aware of how this break from school and church is impacting our youngsters. With that in mind, our Director Ronica and myself thought that compiling some activities that can be done at home to keep little hands and minds busy could be a blessing to both the children and their parents. On this page you will find links to  free educational websites, Christian videos, family devotionals and print outs to help pass the time! Check back often as we will be changing content, and adding more links throughout the upcoming days and weeks.
Website Links
Videos
Family Devotions
Print outs
Theme: God Is in Control

Wrong Way!

Reading Time: 2 minutes
 
Bible Reading: Isaiah 43:1-4
Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 

University of California football player Roy Riegels made Rose Bowl history back in 1929. In the second quarter of the game, he scooped up a Georgia Tech fumble and headed for the wrong end zone. He was tackled—by a teammate-just before crossing the goal line. His mistake would have earned Georgia Tech six points. Riegels’s team had to punt from their own end zone. Georgia Tech blocked the kick, resulting in a two-point safety that eventually won the game for Georgia Tech.

During halftime, the California players filed glumly into the dressing room. Riegels slumped in a corner, buried his face in his hands, and sobbed uncontrollably. Coach Price offered no halftime pep talk. What could he say? As the team got ready to go out for the second half, his only comment was, “Men, the same team that played the first half will start the second.”

The players started for the door, all but Roy Riegels. Coach Price walked to the corner where Riegels sat and said quietly, “Roy, didn’t you hear me?”

“I can’t do it,” Roy protested. “I have ruined you, the university, and myself.”

Coach Price put his hand on the player’s shoulder. “Roy, get up and go back; the game is only half over.” Inspired by his coach’s confidence, Roy Riegels went out to play again. After the game, the Georgia Tech players said Riegels played harder in the second half than they had ever seen anyone play.

What you see in Coach Price is just a glimmer of God’s accepting attitude toward us. We make mistakes. Once in a while we run the wrong way. And when we stumble and fall, we make the problem worse by shrinking from God in shame. But he comes to us and says, “Get up and keep going; the game is only half over.” That’s uncondi­tional love for you to receive and enjoy!

In Isaiah 43:1 God promises to love and accept you. He says, “You belong to me; you are mine.” Make that verse personal: “The God of the universe has called me by name. He says I belong to him.”

God doesn’t disown you when you go the wrong way. He never says, “You blew it, so you don’t belong to me any longer.” Sure, he wants you to turn around and go the right way, and he puts his Spirit inside you to get you going again. But he never says anything but, “You belong to me, you are mine.”

TALK: Think of an area where you’ve blown it. What does God think of you now that you’ve messed up?

PRAY: God, thanks for believing in us even when we blow it.

ACT: Show someone the kind of acceptance that God has shown to you.
 
© 2020 Josh McDowell Ministry 

 

 

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