Tues@2 Women’s Book Study

TUE FEB 20 at 2:00 PM – We begin a study of the book, Be Transformed by Warren Wiersbe–Christ’s Triumph means Your Transformation, John 13-21. In the opening chapters of John’s Gospel, you see a group of men who were struggling with their faith and occasionally stumbling. But after Christ’s death and resurrection, things changed …

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JOY (Just Older Youth)

WED FEB 21 at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall – Can you identify the butterfly pictured?  Mostly in Peru, it can be found as far north as Texas and Florida. Hint:  it’s Florida’s state butterfly!  The stripes are a warning to predators, informing them that they are poisonous.  At night, these butterflies frequently roost together …

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Serve at Our Daily Bread

MON FEB 12 – The Roser team serves on every 2nd Monday and 5th Sunday from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Six or seven volunteers are needed. Please contact Lynn Brennan (813-758-3234) or email LBrennan47@gmail.com to sign up. Closed toed shoes are required. OUR DAILY BREAD of Bradenton was established in 1984 in response to the community’s …

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Powerfully Convinced (Feb 18 – Mar 17)

Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons are also available as a podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music. Jesus changes us as we experience His power.  In five stories from the early church, we see what happens when His power challenges a new audience of seekers and skeptics. Week 1: Philip and Simon, Acts …

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Mission Fest

SUN MARCH 10 at 8:30 & 10:00 AM – Everyone is invited to experience Mission Fest. Meet ordinary people that give of their time and talents to serve as missionaries and volunteers around the globe from Anna Maria to Africa. Join us in the Sanctuary at either 8:30 or 10:00 AM. Following the service you are …

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Hands on Missions

Scroll down to read the latest events, prayer requests, needs and volunteer opportunities! MISSION BOARD MEETING – Anyone interested in missions is welcome–we would love to have you attend–10:30 AM in the classroom across the church office every month on the second Friday. Questions? Talk to Mike or Vanessa Oney or call the church office …

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Blood Drive

The February 11 Blood Drive resulted in 18 units of blood–54 patients could benefit from the lifesaving efforts of our blood donors! Thanks to everyone that donated: CHASE, DANIEL, DOROTHY, DOUGLAS, GAYLE, GEORGE, GLENDA, HENRY, IRENE, JAY, KATHY, LYNNE, MARK, MATTHEW, PATRICIA, RACHEL, STEVEN, THOMAS, VANESSA. Mark your calendars for the next Blood Drive on SUN MAY 12 …

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Holy Yoga

WEDNESDAYS from 11:30-12:30 – Join us to Celebrate Life and the Giver of Life outdoors on the stage behind the Sanctuary on the beautiful Roser Church campus! Everyone is welcome! Bring a Yoga Mat or Large Towel. Holy Yoga is led by Perri Parkman. If you have questions, please CONTACT US or call the church office. …

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Good Friday

FRI MAR 29 at Noon – WATCH: YouTube channelThe choir will sing, there will be a message from Pastor Dirk Rodgers and communion will be served. In the stillness of the Chapel, one can sometimes sense the continuing presence of the small group of early Anna Maria Island pioneers who came together to worship and to study the …

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Roser Robics

EVERY TUE & THU at 9:30 AM [except on Thanksgiving Day] in the Fellowship Hall from September to May – FAITH, FITNESS, FUN! This chair-based exercise class is appropriate for older adults and those looking to lessen the impact on their joints. All ages and skill levels are welcome as variations are shown, including standing exercises …

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Roser Youth Performing Arts

Congratulations to all the children who sang so beautifully and did such a great job in the Christmas cantata at Roser Church in December! Everyone loved seeing the children!  And to all the parents, thank you for all your help with the rehearsals and performances! It is so appreciated! To keep the enthusiasm going from Christmas, we are inviting children …

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Lessons from King David: The Early Years (Jan 7 – Feb 11)

Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons are also available as a podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and Amazon Music. As we begin a New Year together, we follow a story of new times in the scriptures.  The old days had their glory and promise, but what happens when the present goes dark?  How will God …

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Sing Christmas

Click HERE to watch the cantata. Click HERE to read the program. Our thanks to everyone that braved the weather to attend “Sing Christmas”, all the Roser Youth Performing Arts children, the Cantata Choir, the Chamber Orchestra, the Narrators, the Tech Team, Craig and Brandon and everyone else that worked so hard to present this …

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Christmas Poinsettias

Thanks so much for helping to decorate our Sanctuary! 2023 Poinsettias are placed: IN MEMORY OF…Beloved Son Mac Parkman, rest with the Father. Mac Parkman Foundation for Adolescent Concussive Trauma by Perri ParkmanOur Father, Doug Gilbertson by Tracey and Walt WeaverJoe Rothberg, Margaret Dean, Forest Dean by Jeanette Rothberg*Elaine Vandeman by Ron Vandeman*Grandparents, Edna & …

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Pack Rice & Beans at Beth-El

THU DEC 7 – The first Thursday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM is Packing day for Roser volunteers. Everyone is invited to join us to help pack rice and beans at Beth-El Farmworkers Ministry. Contact Lynn Brennan (813-758-3234) for more details or car pool options. Closed-toed shoes and masks are required. Mark your …

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GriefShare

JANUARY 10 through APRIL 3, 2024 on Wednesdays from 1:00 -to 2:30 PM in Double Classroom – It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare. GriefShare is a friendly, group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. …

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Faith that Conquers: 8 Weeks in Romans 8 (Oct 1 – Nov 19, 2023)

We meet in the Chapel for the 8:30 Service through Sunday, Oct. 29. Both services will be held in the Sanctuary, beginning Sunday, Nov. 5. “Faith” can just be a word, but it can also generate power.  True faith, as Scripture describes it, provides an entirely new perspective on life.  Paul’s letter to the Romans …

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Noah’s Rockin’ Ark Adventure Musical

Here is the “SCOOP” from Noah’s Soda Shoppe… The production has been rescheduled to Friday, May 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM with rehearsals beginning in April 2024. Please mark your calendars! All kids, ages 7-13 are invited to participate! There will be several speaking parts available and lots of kids are needed to act as …

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Free Little Library

Roser’s Little Free Library is experiencing lots of use. Sherry, Dianne and Doug (Roser Librarians) are looking for good condition, appropriate adult and children’s books for the Little Library. Most used are children’s books and they are seldom returned. If you have any children’s books that your family is finished using, please consider donating them to …

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Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members— called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties. Stephen Ministers are trained by their Stephen Leaders to offer care to people who are hurting. Typically a …

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Roser Food Pantry Donations

The Roser Church Food Pantry is Anna Maria’s only food pantry, serving island residents, workers, and students. The volunteer-run, donor-funded pantry has distributed thousands of bags of groceries since its inception, assisting over 500 individuals and families each year. It also provides monthly Publix gift cards to locals struggling to make ends meet. Each beneficiary has …

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Roser Memorial Garden

Our “Rose Garden” as it is affectionately called, has been beautifully renovated and maintained by the Board of Trustees and their team. It is always open and you are welcome to sit on one of the benches, read the names, and remember those that have gone before us. The Roser Memorial Garden is available for the interment …

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God’s Gracious Choices: Lessons from the Life of Jacob (Aug 20 – Sept 24, 2023)

God’s ways are often mysterious to us, but grace is always woven through them. Jacob was far from perfect, but God still chose him and gave him the name “Israel.” Through his imperfect descendants God would restore His world. His gracious ways with Jacob therefore inspire us with hope that He will also use us …

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New Directions: When God Crosses Our Boundaries (July 9 – Aug 13, 2023)

1. Reflections 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 (July 9, 2022) After a very eventful early Summer, I have been reflecting deeply on why I am here, and what God is calling me to do here. I am praying that God will use those reflections to inspire you, as you ask those same questions. 2. New Directions: When …

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Guest Speaker: Justin Halas (June 25-July 2)

Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 AM in the Chapel or 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. Roser is excited to welcome guest speaker, Justin Halas to the pulpit. Both services were streamed on the Roser YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/RoserChurch) Scroll down to watch the services. Justin Halas, once a 15 year drug addict, is now an inspirational speaker, husband, …

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When God Seems Wrong: A Prophet’s Tough Questions (May 21 – June 18, 2023)

Centuries ago, when suffering and injustice plagued a nation, a bold prophet confronted God about his ways. What were his complaints and how did God respond? Their conversation provides a perspective that will help us discern God’s will in our own troubled times. Week 1: The Tyranny of Injustice, Habakkuk 1:1-4, May 21, 2023 Why …

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Roser Guild Scholarships

The Roser Women’s Guild is offering scholarships for the school year. Those students previously awarded scholarships must reapply each school year (no new essay or picture needed). The deadline is the 4th Friday in May. Scroll down to download an application form. Application forms are also available in the church office or by calling 941-778-0414. …

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A Spiritual House on Fire (April 16 – May 14, 2023)

Fires always demand our attention, even when they are contained.  When they are out of control, they demand immediate attention.  In the opening chapters of Acts, God starts a spiritual fire in His own house that urgently calls each of us to do something. Week 1: Inspired Waiting, Acts 1:4-8, April 16, 2023 While they …

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Prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures: A Brief Introduction

WED FEB 1 to MAR 1 in person at 2:00 PM in the Roser Chapel. Videos also published weekly on our Roser YouTube Channel. If you plan to attend in person or watch online, please register below! For more than a thousand years before Jesus appeared in human flesh, God began to tell His story …

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When Grace Works: Transforming a Broken and Divided World (Feb 12 – Mar 26)

“Grace” is more than a pleasant word.  Rightly understood and applied, grace is power.  This power begins with God and flows freely into our thoughts, words, and actions, if we allow it to change us.  Because of its transforming power, we have every reason to hope, even when our world seems hopelessly broken. Week 1: …

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Christmas Miracles (Advent, 2022 & New Year’s Day, 2023)

At Christmas, we celebrate miracles that changed the world.  To many, these miracles remain hidden. For those who are willing to see them, however, God offers power, encouragement, hope and joy. After the challenging year that we have all experienced, let’s rediscover these miracles together. Note: The Christmas Cantata will take place on Sunday, Dec …

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Exploring Daniel: When God Invades a Broken World

By Pastor Dirk Rodgers What does God have to say when evil empires win and His people suffer? When an exiled servant is carried away into one of these evil empires, God does speak. He reveals powerful visions that entirely transform our view of His ways within a broken world. Come experience the power of His …

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Blessings & Lemonade: How Jesus Transforms Our Bad Days (Sept 11-Oct 30)

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We have all heard the advice, and we smile, because we know that life is not that simple. In His Sermon on the Mount, however, Jesus takes this message to another level.  He provides concrete reasons to believe that blessing comes even when we face hard times. Join …

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This week in the News – August 31, 2022

Click the picture to scroll through all the articles! Roser Church is located near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue. To receive updates click HERE to sign up for our E-Newsletter. If you have questions please call the church office at 941-778-0414, email info@roserchurch.com, go to roserchurch.com or find us on Facebook @roserchurch.

Four Reasons to Hope: The Story of Ruth (Aug 14 – Sept 4)

Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE (Video posted after the sermon is completed.) Note: Pastor Dirk’s Sermons also available by Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, or Spreaker, or Amazon Music When tragedy strikes, a young woman looks for a reason to hope, and she finds it in …

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Matt’s Mission: Disaster-Relief after Flooding in KY

For Samaritan’s Purse disaster-relief volunteers who previously served, the call to action comes by email… Each year, SP organizes dozens of months-long disaster recovery efforts, in addition to years-long rebuilds at select disaster sites. I don’t always get the itch to respond, but this time (August 2022) there was a pull and no good reason …

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This week in the News – July 13, 2022

Thanks to The Anna Maria Islander for helping us spread the word! On Sunday, July 17 you are invited to join us at Roser Church to witness a CHILD BAPTISM during the 10:00 AM service and hear an update from AGAPE FLIGHTS during both services. SPECIAL MUSIC includes a vocal solo by Maggie Carter at 8:30 AM singing Great Is Thy Faithfulness and at 10:00 …

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This week in the News – May 31, 2022

Our thanks to The Anna Maria Islander for helping us spread the word! Roser Church is located near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue. To receive updates click HERE to sign up for our E-Newsletter. If you have questions please call the church office at 941-778-0414, email info@roserchurch.com, go to roserchurch.com or find us on Facebook @roserchurch.

A Rocky Path to Glory: Learning Victory from the Master (Mar 2 – Apr 17)

Join us for Sunday Worship at 8:30 or 10:00 AM in person or online. READ MORE True victories — victories that change things and move the pile — are never without cost.  The road to victory winds through stormy environments, dangerous terrain, and brutal opposition.  This is the road that Jesus traveled on His way …

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Still Standing: Finding Strength through the Storm (February, 2022)

As our life together moves forward — facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, finding purpose — we may need some encouragement, assurance that our efforts will not be in vain. How can we know that our journey will end in victory? In his letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul writes words of encouragement from behind prison …

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Inspired: Life-Changing Truth in the Story of Daniel (January, 2022)

What inspires our best human achievements?  Many have seen potential where others see only obstacles.  If we are looking for this sort of inspiration, God remains ready to breath it.  In this series we see His work powerfully revealed in the life of Daniel.  Even while enemies and obstacles engulfed him, God gives this young …

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A Few Thank You’s for our Food Pantry

The Roser Church Food Pantry, supported by All Island Denominations, is Anna Maria’s only food pantry, serving island residents, workers, and students. The volunteer-run pantry has distributed thousands of bags of groceries since its inception, assisting hundreds of individuals and families each year. The pantry is almost exclusively donor-funded. Its newest program provides monthly Publix …

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