Church family,

As elders, we fully trust in the Lord our God (Psalm 33:21), and we want to fully honor our government whenever possible (Romans 13:1). We take our biblical charge to protect the flock very seriously (Acts 20:28), and we want to exercise wisdom from above in all we do (James 3:17).

In a desire to love and protect one another, and in light of the new restrictions put forth by the Trump administration, the elders have decided to cancel all ROCC ministries until April 1st.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will assess reopening at the end of the month. This cancellation is for all ministries including Growth Groups, all youth activities, and Sunday morning services. Even though we will not meet on Sunday morning in person, we will offer a live stream service online.

The next two Sunday mornings (3/22,3/29) we are planning on live streaming one service only at 10:00am.

If possible, please make your regular giving through easy tithe or by mailing your checks to the church office. This will free us to meet all of our ongoing financial obligations and continue to help those among our body who are in need.

Here are the links you will need:

This is the link to go to the church’s youtube page for the live stream. The live stream option will become available about 5 minutes before the service begins. Clicking the red “Subscribe” button will ensure that you receive updates when new ROCC videos post. We have made updates to the live feed to ensure maximum quality this week.

To give electronically through easy tithe:
Here is a tutorial about how to use easytithe:

To mail your check:
ROCC – ATTN: Amy Houser
1220 Brown School Rd
Maryville, TN 37804

We are also investigating multiple online options to maintain connection and for ongoing equipping if the restrictions are prolonged. We will update you as options become available. Please continue to reach out to those in your own Growth Group as well as anyone else the Lord prompts you to serve. Thank you for the love, compassion, wisdom, and confidence in our Lord you have demonstrated through this unique cultural moment. Our great God is working to bring about good through this time. Let’s be open to anything he may call us to do in his name!

Your servant in Christ Jesus,
Chris, on behalf of the elders

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