GriefShare

JUL 10 through OCT 2, 2024 on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 PM in the Colman Building – 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 …

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Celebrate! Expanding Roser’s Platform for Worship

DONATE NOW A FLEXIBLE PLATFORM ADDS VALUE TO ROSER’S FUTURE! ESTIMATED COST SUMMARY Prayerfully consider making a commitment to give to Celebrate! over the next 3 years. The present is where the past meets the future. The decisions we make today will either add value to or subtract value from the Roser family. We must …

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Roser Guild Scholarships

Roser Women’s Guild Scholarship Winners 2024 – 2025 The Roser Guild Scholarship Committee announced the recipients of the 2024-25 Guild Scholarships, including two new scholars. The full-time college students receive $1000.00 per semester, paid directly to their schools. And if they maintain a 2.75 grade point, their scholarship is renewed for four years. The new scholars include: Renewal Awardees …

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Hands on Missions

Scroll down to read the latest events, prayer requests, needs and volunteer opportunities! JUL 6 ANCHOR HOUSE – Urgent need for 5-6 volunteers to drive the seafarers to town. Read more HERE. There are also opportunities for ship visits. MISSION BOARD MEETING – We will not meet during the summer–join us in the fall. Anyone …

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Serve at Our Daily Bread

MON JUL 8 – 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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Guest Speaker: Justin Halas (June 30 & July 7)

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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Roser Guild Event Calendar

Roser Guild Summer News           Roser Women’s Guild, the women’s service organization of Roser Church will not be having the usual monthly meetings during the summer months. Meetings and Guild activities will resume in November. Meanwhile…. the Thrift Shop remains open in June and July for donations and shopping. The shop will be closed for August …

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Roser Youth Performing Arts

SUNDAYS – All children are invited to rehearse every Sunday during the 10:00 AM Worship Service. Children attend the 10:00 AM Worship Service and are dismissed following the Children’s Sermon. They go to the Education Building to rehearse with Craig Ramberger, Director of Music Ministries and Brandon Kouri, Associate Director of Music Ministries. As of June …

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Blood Drive

SUN SEP 8 from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card, a OneBlood T-shirt, plus, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening! APPOINTMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED click HERE, go to (www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code 37502, sponsor name “Roser Memorial Community Church”) or call One Blood (1-888-936-6283). Or, just …

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Breaking New Ground (May 19 – June 23)

When Jesus came, he lived within a religious culture formed by centuries of tradition.  But how would His message translate in other cultures?  He charged His early followers with figuring this out.  They learned lessons that still inspire us today, as we pursue this same challenging mission within our own culturally diverse world. Note: Pastor …

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Noah’s Rockin’ Ark Adventure Musical

FRI MAY 10 at 7:00 PM in the Roser Church Sanctuary on Anna Maria Island. Everyone is invited! Here’s the “SCOOP”… Noah’s Rockin’ Ark Adventure is a Fabulous 50’s Musical for Children presented by ROSER YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS, written by Ken Medema & Mark Cabaniss and arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram. Following the production there …

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Roser Robics

PLEASE NOTE: Roser Robics last class before summer break is this Thursday, April 25. Roser Robics usually meets 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 …

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Holy Yoga

WED APR 24 from 11:30-12:30 will be our last class until summer is over. Thank you to everyone that has attended class this year! Thanks to Peggy Nash for the photos. 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! …

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Why Bother? Rediscovering the Power of Faith (April 7 – May 12)

For many in our culture, faith is evaporating.  Things they used to believe in are quickly collapsing: family, relationships, country, morality, religion. However, we are not the first age to wrestle with the fragile nature of life.  In the book of Ecclesiastes, an ancient teacher shares his response to despair, lessons that can help us …

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Roser Concert Series

FRI MAR 1st at 7:00 PM we welcome the Holy Land Trip Choir. The concert will be held in the Roser Church Sanctuary. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Their trip was cancelled due to the Israel-Gaza war so they are touring locally with their message of peace! A free-will offering will be taken. Roser Church …

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Job Opportunity – Part-Time Nursery Attendant

Roser Church seeks part-time nursery attendant, 8:15-11:15 every Sunday. Must be dependable and enjoy being with children. Call the Church Office at 941-778-0414 if interested. Purpose of Position: To provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care of the children while they are at Roser, ages 0-kindergarten during Sunday morning worship services. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide age-appropriate …

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Musician Appreciation Sunday

Watch the video, download the program and scroll through the pictures… Thank you to all the singers, ringers, staff and volunteers who give their time and talents to enrich our lives through the gift of music. Thanks to everyone that attended, to all the musicians for the wonderful presentation on Sunday, February 18 and most …

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

“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 describes this powerful faith in great detail, culminating in the dramatic language of chapter 8.  Join us as we discover at deeper levels this faith that conquers both doubts and obstacles.

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 to continue this work.

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.

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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