STATEMENT #4 – 6/19/2020
SAFETY MEASURES FOR ATTENDING "LIVE" SERVICES

Dear Church,

We are excited to share with everyone that our facilities will officially reopen on Sunday July 5, for our regular 11:30 am service! We are so happy to welcome you home! As a church, we are an essential body and that is why it is especially important that we come together and that we do not stop congregating. The Rock never closed its doors but simply continued to broadcast its services online. It is also noteworthy that, in the future, The Rock Church will not stop broadcasting its services through YouTube, Facebook and therockmiami.com.

The Bible instructs us to constantly be meeting together. Specifically, God exhorts us to congregate with the following passages:

Acts 2:1,46"When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts."

Hebrews 10:25"not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

For everyone's safety, we have taken necessary measures to provide a clean environment for you and your family. The Children's ministry will be closed for the time being. However, parents will be allowed to bring their children to the service if they wish.

If you consider yourself at risk or vulnerable, have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or have recently been exposed (in the last two weeks) to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you stay home and connect online to see the service. Please familiarize yourself with the following steps to attend our meetings beginning on July 5.

When you arrive at the auditorium, follow these guidelines for your safety and the safety of those around you. If possible, arrive a little earlier to facilitate the process.

  • Temperature will be taken for each person before entering the auditorium by a health professional. A contact-less digital thermometer will be used.
  • Always wear your mask, inside and outside the auditorium.
  • Maintain social distancing by keeping yourself six feet away from anyone other than your direct family.
  • Follow all instructions from the ushers and coordinators.
  • Only one person will be allowed per bathroom at the same time. Parents should accompany their young children when they enter the bathroom.
  • After the meeting, please exit the auditorium so we can enjoy a time of fellowship outdoors.

We remind you that all these measures are for the benefit of the church and are a small sacrifice that we must bear with patience. If we all follow these instructions, they will give us greater security to focus on what is important: worship, prayer and learning from the Word in UNITY.

See you on July 5!

We love you,
Pastors of The Rock

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STATEMENT 3 - 5/8/2020

Statement #3

Dear Church,

Our congregation is supported financially by tithes and offerings given by our members, and we need to adapt to the reality of the new social distancing norms. With that in mind, we have developed several convenient ways to be able to give remotely. Please consider using any digital platforms included in this message.

We want to highlight that the "Continue To Give / Givers App" platform allows recurrent giving, in this way you can program the application to send the offerings automatically. That way you can send tithes and offerings at the time and amount of your choosing, without having to manually repeat the transaction.

We are very grateful for your generosity toward the Lord and His work.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (ESV)"The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

Ways to give

We love you,
Pastors of The Rock

STATEMENT 2 – COVID19 - 3/20/20

Dear Church,

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to progress, and this virus has been found to be highly contagious. That is why we have decided that, until further notice, all church meetings are held virtually, that is, avoid meeting in groups -- face to face -- and to meet instead through virtual means (online or conference calls). In this way we continue to obey the following verses and, additionally, do so safely for all of us & our families:

Hebrews 10: 24-25 (ESV) "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

It is essential that we maintain communication with each other. Remember that the enemy wants to divide and isolate us.

Small Groups On Friday Nights:

Each group will choose the way to connect. There are different platforms available that can be used to bring groups together during this period of crisis until we return to normal. Some of these ways include phone conference lines or through applications such as Zoom, Skype, etc.

For more information, please call the church office, 305.559.0708, or go to therockmiami.com.

Sunday Service: 11:30 AM

Our service will be broadcasted live through the following platforms:

Thank you for your patience. Let us remember that as a society we are all working to stop the spread of the virus and return to normal as soon as possible.

We love you,
Pastors of The Rock

STATEMENT #1 – COVID19 - 3/18/20

Dear Church,

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge to our church and society. We are confident that, in the end, God will lead us through this difficult test. We need to stay together and do the work that God wants us to do. In this season, to triumph against adversity we must focus on loving one another and staying united. The Scriptures tell us:

John 13:34 (ESV) "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."

John 17:21 (ESV) "That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

Yesterday (March 17th, 2020), the mayor of Miami-Dade County Carlos Giménez communicated his Emergency Order 03-20 ordering public sites to be closed (including auditoriums) and no meeting of groups of more than ten people. The purpose of these new directives is to prevent the spread of the virus.

Considering this, please make note of our action plan for this current situation in the next few weeks:

  1. Until further notice, we are asking all our members to view our livestream from the comfort of their homes and not to attend our facilities.

  2. The main service will be streamed online. Sunday Service will be as usual and will include worship, announcements, and sermon.

  3. Connect with us online and enjoy our live streaming service through any of these links:

  4. In the next few days we will be communicating the plans that we have in the different areas of the life of the church.

Let us remain in an attitude of prayer. No doubt the enemy will try to divide and isolate us from each other. Let's fight the good fight and work to stay together and take care of each other.

We love you,
The Rock Pastors