Tues@2 Women’s Book Study

TUE APR 30 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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Mom’s Cafe

WED APR 24 at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall – Child Care Provided! Take a break and connect with other moms at Mom’s Cafe, a supportive community just for you. Discuss joys and challenges of motherhood in a judgment-free zone. COFFEE AND CONVERSATION Enjoy complimentary coffee and treats while sharing stories and tips COMMUNITY …

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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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Roser Sanctuary Remodel

A flexible platform that adds value to Roser’s future! Please read through the information and complete the survey at the end… BACKGROUND Some time ago the Roser Council asked the Major Projects Team to research ways to create a more flexible and safer platform in the Sanctuary. Members of the team represented Music, Finance, Trustees, …

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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 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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Serve at Our Daily Bread

MON APR 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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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 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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Roser Youth Performing Arts

Congratulations to all the children who sang so beautifully and did such a great job singing in the Musician Appreciation on Sunday at Roser Church! Everyone loved seeing the children!   We are inviting children to sing during Sunday School at the 10 AM service. We are rehearsing for a special song that the RYPA children will sing for …

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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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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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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.

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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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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