What’s Happening

HALLOWEEN IN YOUR ‘HOOD
At RDFchurch, we want to help you intentionally engage your neighbors. We believe that Halloween is a perfect time to build relationships and show love to those around you. Our Halloween in your ‘Hood idea guide has some tangible ways that you can be good news in your ‘hood this year! Click HERE to download a copy!


FOSTER CARE MINISTRY INTEREST MEETING
SUN, OCT 22 | 10:30 AM | FIRESIDE ROOM
We are launching a Foster Care Initiative and we want to hear from you! Do you have ideas on how we can partner with foster families? Are you interested in participating in supporting foster families, being a foster parent or more? Come hear our vision, give your ideas, and get involved.  Contact Mandi Pettikas at mandip@rdf.org for more info.

FALL CALENDAR
We have so many  fun fall activities planned for our church family! Below you will find links to 3 fall calendars, each corresponding to different areas of ministry. In our NextGen calendar, you will find activities for kids and students from 1st grade – College. Our Adult calendar has events for families, and women, as well as many of our ongoing ministries. And finally, our Reach Local calendar lists the many different ways we want to impact our neighborhoods for Christ this fall.
We are looking forward to an awesome fall season here at Rose Drive Friends Church!


NEWS ABOUT THE BLOCK PARTY
God is moving us to a neighborhood emphasis with our fall outreach focus! We want to intentionally engage our neighborhoods through equipping you with some practical and tangible ways to serve and love our community. Although the Block Party that we have hosted the past few years has been a fun, engaging event, we want to move closer to our neighbors. Due to our neighborhood focus as well as our current budget reality, we have decided The Block Party is not our wisest form of stewardship this year. We are grateful for all of you who have helped to make that event a reality in the past and have loved sharing The Block Party with Friendship Baptist Church. Please know that both of our staffs are continuing to discuss ways that our churches can partner together in the future. With that said, we are excited about how God will use us in our neighborhoods and would encourage you to look at our fall Reach Local Calendar to see how you can engage your neighbors and serve this fall.


UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING
Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Winter registration is now open! This year, we’ve added cheerleading to our successful Upward Basketball program. All boys and girls in 1st-6th grade are welcome; invite a friend and play/cheer together! Cost is $125 before October 31; games begin January 6. Visit rdf.org/upward for additional details and to register


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SUNDAY, 10/15
9 & 10:30 am – Worship Services, Sanctuary
9:00 am – Family Matters Spiritual Parenting Class, Fireside Room
4:00 pm – Rooted, Center Building
6:00 pm – College Small Group, HS Room
7:00 pm – Nominating Committee, Conference Room (D205)


MONDAY, 10/16
7:00 pm – Open Gym


TUESDAY, 10/17
6:30 am – Pray for Our Church (Early Christians), D108
9:15 am – Renewed Bible Study, Center Building
7:00 pm – Overcomers Outreach (Christian 12-step program), Library


WEDNESDAY, 10/18
6:00 am – Open Gym
9:30 am – ReJOYce Bible Study, Center Building
4:00-5:00 pm – Food Pantry Open
6:30 pm – Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Prayer Room (A110)
7:00 pm – Junior High group, JHM room
7:00 pm – High School group, HSM room
7:00 pm – Renewed Evening Bible Study, Conference Room (D205)


THURSDAY, 10/19
5:30 am – Men’s Prayer Time, Prayer Room
7:00 am – Men’s Ministry Networking, The Café
10:00 am – Prime Time Outing: Sherman Library and Gardens, meet at RDFchurch


FRIDAY, 10/20
9:00 am – MOPS, Center Building


SATURDAY, 10/21
9:00-10:00 am – Food Pantry Open
9:00 am – Fall Softball League


SUNDAY, 10/22
9 & 10:30 am – Worship Services, Sanctuary
10:30 am – Foster Care Ministry Interest Meeting, Fireside Room
4:00 pm – Rooted, Center Building
6:00 pm – College Small Group, HS Room