Rock News

Dear Friends:

Here’s your Rock news for the week:

DEDICATION RESCHEDULED!  Remember that we have our normal gathering this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  The Dedication Celebration that was going to occur in the afternoon has been postponed while work proceeds on the new parking lot (they started moving dirt today!). We’ll be scheduling an alternate date for the dedication soon.  Here’s the schedule for worship at the new Rock for the rest of November:

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 think we’ve got it all under control, but then something goes wrong.  We thought we were on solid ground, but then the world starts to crumble under our feet.  What do we need?  We need a firm place to stand.  Join us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for Week 1 of A Firm Place to Stand.  Know someone feeling a little beaten down?  Take a look at Psalm 40:1-3 and invite them to join you at the Rock this weekend.

STAY FOR LUNCH ON NOVEMBER 22!!  So many people have worked so hard to get everything ready at the new Rock.  Now it’s time to relax and give thanks and celebrate.  Join us next Sunday for a great lunch (it’s FREE and you don’t need to bring a thing).  We’ll celebrate and give thanks for all God’s blessings to the Rock, then take a little time to share how you can be part of how God uses the Rock to connect people to Jesus.  Bring the whole family and celebrate with us!

COMFORT DOG:  Our application to get a comfort dog for the Rock has been approved.  The next step is to raise some funds to cover initial expenses and to identify a “Top Dog” – the person who schedules and coordinates the dog handlers.  Want to help?  Look for the dog food and drop you donation in the dog dish at the Rock.  If you would consider being the Top Dog, please respond to this email.

LAST WEEK FOR 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.  Have a favorite youth attending the gathering?  Find them and place your order by November 15.  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 this Sunday.  Orders will be turned in right after November 15 with the coffee to arrive by early December – just in time for Christmas gifts!

LADIES BIBLE STUDY:  The ladies of Morning Amigos are starting a new study for the Christmas season.  Beginning this 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.  Study guides are still available.

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 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.

BLUE VALLEY PANTRY:  The item for November is TOOTHPASTE.

Blessings on your weekend.

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