Church Library Offers Wide Selection of Books and DVDs

Church Library Offers Wide Selection of Books and DVDs

A small selection of the RPF library book and DVD collection made a debut last month on the patio on Sunday mornings. We had many curious browsers and some borrowers who decided to take an item or two home. Summer is a great time to find a special (cool) spot to read a new book or watch a great movie. There are Bible study/meditation guides, inspirational biographies, a variety of hymnals, DVDs and fiction galore for all ages. No fines, ever! Stop by this month and see what we have to offer.

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Vacation Bible School Fun Had by All

Vacation Bible School Fun Had by All

This June, Vacation Bible School was filled with fun, fellowship and faith journeys as we learned how Jesus rescues every time—when we are lonely, worried, scared, and even when we make mistakes! Kids and adults alike enjoyed being "shipwrecked" on a deserted island, and celebrated Jesus' love with songs, dance, games, Bible lessons, dramatic play and of course awesome island dinners every night!

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Rockville Presbyterian Hosts Mission Solano Outreach Night

Fairfield's ONLY homeless shelter is in a state of emergency! Please join us to learn more about what our community is doing to maintain programs run by Mission Solano:

Mission Solano Community Outreach Night
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7pm 
Presentations from Brandon Wirth, Mission Solano CEO and
Joanie Erickson, Executive Director of Solano Coalition for Better Health
Hosted by Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship Church
4177 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield

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Grant Received for Outreach Program Commercial Refrigerator

Grant Received for Outreach Program Commercial Refrigerator

Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship recently received a grant from the Contra Costa and Solano County Food Bank to purchase a brand new three-door commercial refrigerator to be used to store milk and perishable items for our outreach program located at the Salvation Army building. It can hold 192 gallons of milk.

Through partnerships with local dairies and markets we continue to accept, sort and distribute donations and offer bags of food and milk to those in need throughout Solano County.

We distributed 789 bags of food with milk serving 1792 individuals last month alone.

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Fellowship and Beauty of Tahoe Featured at Zephyr Point Retreat

Fellowship and Beauty of Tahoe Featured at Zephyr Point Retreat

The 2018 Annual RPF Memorial Day Weekend Retreat at Zephyr Point was the best ever with 47 people attending. A good time was had by all relaxing in the beautiful outdoor surroundings of Zephyr Point in South Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed inside and outside games, hiking, kayaking, going to the movies and shopping, s’mores, and lots of other activities. We had our worship service and Communion overlooking the lake and remembered our military service members who have passed as well as those who serve presently.

It was wonderful to reconnect with Pastor Larry and Lorraine

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RPF Member Releases New Book

RPF Member Releases New Book

RPF member Gary Dreibelbis has a new book to be released by Neely Worldwide Publishing Capitol Kid: A Baby Boomer Grows Up In Washington, D.C. which chronicles him growing up in and around D.C. from 1953-'72. "On the day I was born April 17th, 1953, the New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle hit a 565 ft. home run vs. the Washington Senators and out of Griffith Stadium in D.C. My Dad said he hit it because he knew I had arrived. I believed him for years."

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Pastor's Pen

Pastor's Pen

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” (I Peter 3:15a)

What is the reason for the hope that you have? Do you have hope? Does it fill you will joy?

May is always a month that fills me with joy. It usually is a month where I do much reflection. It is also a month of graduations, endings and new beginnings. Some youth are out of school in May, some programs stop and start in May.

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Pastor's Pen - March 2018

Pastor's Pen - March 2018

We continue our journey towards the cross through the month of March. It is our hope that on a daily basis, you are making use of your free copy of the Presbyterians Today 2018 Lenten Devotional now available from the church office. The devotional includes themes with scripture readings for each of the seven weeks before Easter. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, enjoy the Presbyterian resource for your spiritual development as well as the moments of reflection and discovery this resource offers. 

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Pastor's Pen - February 2018

Pastor's Pen - February 2018

Hello friends, February is upon us.

In January we had new members’ classes, a leadership retreat, rearranged the sanctuary, installed new officers, reorganized our church committees and talked about our upcoming Mission Study.

Our mission study will begin formally in April and will continue through April, May and June. This will be a time when we meet in small groups to talk and dream about the mission of the church and what we want for the future.

This month, in February, I will be conducting a new Bible study on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm using the Presbyterian Covenant Bible Study series.

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The Pastor's Pen - January 2018

The Pastor's Pen - January 2018

Happy New Year my Church friends and family!

January is going to be a very busy month:
There will be a leaders’ retreat for all elders and deacons on Friday January 26 from 6:00-9:00 and Saturday January 27 from 9:00-3:00 at Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship. I have been working on preparing for this retreat since I began as your Interim pastor on October 1.

I will also be sharing much of the materials with the entire congregation throughout the year. Please put those dates on your calendar and plan to attend. You will not be disappointed with all the new materials and subjects we will cover.

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The Pastor's Pen - November/December 2017

The Pastor's Pen - November/December 2017

As I step into a new role as your Interim Pastor, I am reminded that it takes a village to make a church and God is at the center. What a glorious history this church has had for 28 years with Pastor Larry and Lorraine Vilardo. We had a wonderful celebration on October 1, of their ministry and life at Rockville. Although they will certainly be missed, we enter into a new time of discernment for our church.

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From the Pastor's Pen - October 2017

From the Pastor's Pen - October 2017

This my last Newsletter article. This whole month I have been reflecting on what it means to participate for the “last time” in various events. This month was my last time in the food handout, in the Bible Study, staff deliberations, worship planning, hospital visits and preaching preparation. The most painful “lasts” have been the good byes that I have experienced as I have had dinners, lunches, and get-togethers with so many of you in this wonderful church family.

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From the Pastor's Pen - September 2017

From the Pastor's Pen - September 2017

This moment is bittersweet for me. After 28 years, September is my last full month of being the called and installed Pastor at Rockville Presbyterian, a truly beloved Church family.

My last day will be Sunday October 1st which is World Communion Sunday. This day is important to me because when I became very ill in the 1990’s the entire fellowship gave me encouragement and had faith that I would return from a very serious illness. That action inspired my faith in everyone at Rockville. That year World Communion Sunday fell on October 7th, the latest day in which World Communion Sunday can occur, coming at the end of the week, while this year it occurs on the first day of the month, which is the earliest it can occur.

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