the Hollands are coming!

Dear RIC friends

THE HOLLANDS ARE COMING! Many of you have been praying for the support raising efforts of our new pastors, Loren Holland and Chris Hendrix, who plan to move to Rome to lead our church but also to plant other churches in the area in the near future. As you know both families have been selling their things, down sizing their belongings, praying and making plans to come. They have been meeting with potential churches and individuals who could give to support them, given that RIC does not yet have the budget to do so. WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE HOLLANDS HAVE REACHED 100% SUPPORT!  Please confintue to pray for their visa process but our hope is that the whole family will arrive IN EARLY JULY! We praise God for this provision. We also encourage you to continue to pray for the Hendrix as they are currently at almost 60% of their needed support to come. 

THIS SUNDAY WE CONTINUE OUR STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ACTS WITH CHAPER 15 AND DEALING WITH CONFLICT! Don't miss it. Last Sunday we were blessed with a very special speaker, Marie-Christine, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda. She went on to found a ministry to refugees. God is always doing something incredible in our midst so don't miss out on the Sunday worship service!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR ANNUAL "GOOD BYE SUNDAY" JUNE 11, where we will honor those families who are moving this summer. IF you are moving please let me know and make plans to be at this special service. WE ARE ALSO PLANNING FOR SEVERAL BAPTISMS ON JUNE 11TH at 1:15, AT THE HOME OF MAGNIFIQUE IN OLGIATA WITH LUNCH TO FOLLOW!

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING BAPTIZED? I would love to talk to you and prepare you for baptism. Let's schedule an appointment together. We have a few people we will be baptizing in June hopefully.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP? Id love to get together with you and talk with you more about it. We need a strong team as we move forward. 

EUROVENTURE YOUTH SUMMER CAMP (ages 12-18) in Switzerland: July 8-13, 2017. Visit the IBC website to sign up: http://www.ibc-youth.org/?page_id=8   THE COST GOES UP AGAIN SOON! IF YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP PLEASE LET ME KNOW. YOU MUST REGISTER AND LET US KNOW BY SUNDAY MAY 28TH BECAUSE WE WILL WORK OUT TRANSPORTATION THAT WEEK!

SIGN UP TO HELP:  HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR PLACE OF SERVICE AT RIC! Without you our church cannot continue!! Have you found yours?  Check here and sign up to help by putting your name in any empty box you see!: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b-Cj83Bm8j5aWA5zALlHW7fP7vTIaxWFvWMNWI_wqh8/edit#gid=0

Blessings

Pastor Brian