Rock News

Dear Friends:

Here’s your Rock news for the week:

DEDICATION RESCHEDULED!  We have postponed the Dedication Celebration that was going to occur on November 15.  The reason is good news!  Work is scheduled to begin soon on the parking lot on the south side of the new Rock.  The paving work may make parking a little more difficult for a couple weeks and may affect access to the south entrance.  We didn’t think it wise to have the Dedication at a time when access is uncertain. We’ll be scheduling an alternate date soon.  So, here’s the revised schedule for worship at the new Rock the next few weeks:

November 8, 2015: Sunday gathering at 10:00 a.m.
November 15, 2015:  Sunday gathering at 10:00 a.m. (No dedication at 2pm)
November 22, 2015:  Sunday gathering at 10:00 a.m. – Stay for LUNCH!
November 29, 2015:  Sunday gathering at 10:00 a.m.

THIS SUNDAY:  We’re interrupting our normal programming to celebrate something that hasn’t happened for 30 years.  You guessed it!  We’ll see what we can learn about our great God by celebrating the Royals’ World Series victory.  Join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for a one-week series called “Crowned.”  Grab the baseball fans in your family and come to the new Rock.  It still has that new-church smell!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – STAY FOR LUNCH ON NOVEMBER 22:  Plan to stay for lunch right after our gathering on Sunday, November 22.  Everything will be provided.  We’ll have a great meal to celebrate God’s blessings to the Rock, talk about plans for the Rock going forward and offer opportunities for everyone to help with fundraising and other projects.

ROCKER ROOM HELP:  Now that we have a new big Rocker Room for the kids, we are looking for some volunteers to help keep things organized and keep an eye on some kids during worship on Sunday mornings.  Would you be willing to help?  Respond to this email or sign up at church this Sunday.  Have questions?  See Holly Parry.

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING MEETING THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8:  Parents and youth who have committed to attend the National Youth Gathering should plan to attend a meeting this Sunday at 1pm at the Rock.

COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE:  The Youth attending the National Youth Gathering are selling delicious Bean Smith coffee (ground or beans) to help raise funds to attend the Gathering.  Bean Smith Coffee Roasters is an Omaha company that makes great coffee.  Have a favorite youth attending the gathering?  Find them and place your order.  Don’t know anyone going but still want some great coffee?  Go to the table in the fellowship area and find Sara Moll before or after church.  Orders will be taken through November 15 with the coffee to arrive by early December – just in time for Christmas gifts!  Want to know how the coffee tastes?  Have some at the Rock.  The Rock Café will be serving Bean Smith coffee this Sunday.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY:  The ladies of Morning Amigos are starting a new study for the Christmas season.  Beginning Thursday, November 19 and continuing through December 17, the group will be working through “The Purpose of Christmas” by Rick Warren.  Cost of the study guide is $7 and there is little or no homework.  All ladies are welcome.  The group meets at the Civic Center from 10:15 am to 11:30 am on Thursdays.  Interested?  Respond to this email or contact Sara Moll or Andrea Sloup.

CHRISTMAS CHILD CARE:  Need a little help with the kids while you shop or do some other things to get ready for Christmas?  The youth and parents traveling to the National Youth Gathering this summer will be providing child care at the Rock from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, December 6.  Bring your child and a snack (water will be available).  Suggested donation is $5 per hour per child.  To register your kiddos, sign up at the Rock on Sunday or email [email protected].

CLEANING HELP:  We are looking some families to volunteer to do some cleaning at the Rock on Tuesdays (to get things cleaned up for Wednesday nights) and on Saturdays (to get things cleaned up for Sundays).  Would you be willing to help out once in a while?  Please respond to this email.  Also, we’ll be looking soon for a person to do cleaning and/or some other maintenance things on a part-time paid basis.  Interested?  Please respond to this email.

BREAKFAST IN BETHLEHEM:  Looking for a cool Christmas activity to do with the kids?  Check out Breakfast in Bethlehem at St. John Lutheran in Seward on Saturday morning, December 12.

TRAIL LIFE USA:  A new Trail Life USA Troop for boys is being formed at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Goehner.  It’s a Christ-centered organization for boys interested in hiking, camping and the outdoors.  Learn more here:  Interested parents should attend a parent informational meeting at Holy Cross on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm.  Questions?  Contact Rick Backhus at 402-532-2143.

BLUE VALLEY PANTRY:  The item for November is TOOTHPASTE.  Grab a few tubes and drop them off at the Rock any Sunday this month.

Blessings on your weekend.

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