Rock News

It’s Christmas in July at The Rock! We’re taking this month to remind ourselves of God’s great gifts to us. You can listen to a playlist of some of our worship band’s favorite Christmas songs at this link. To really get into the feeling of the Christmas season, we’d like to have everyone wear red clothing to the service on Sunday, July 25, and then green to the service on Sunday, August 1. If you’re watching online, dress up anyway and send us a picture! Remember that you can always catch up with our services on  Facebook and YouTube if you’re away or prefer to join from home.

July 18 Congregational Meeting Summary

  • The Rock’s voting membership voted to appoint leaders who will serve the congregation for a two-year term ending June 30, 2023.  In each case, the candidate is already serving in their current role and has agreed to continue.
    • Ambassador: Tom Briggs
    • Directors: Tim Moll, Vice President; Wayne Bruns, Treasurer; Jeremy Hogue, at-large Director
  • Resolutions were presented and passed approving the following:
    • a balanced operating budget for the next fiscal year, and
    • authority of Directors to spend up to $13,000 from The Rock’s facility fund to purchase a heating/AC unit for the area soon to be occupied by BVCA.
  • Approval of The Rock’s 2021-22 Annual Ministry Plan was postponed until August to allow for compilation of feedback from the “Saved to Serve” questionnaires.

Blue Valley Construction Update: Work is well underway in preparing for an August move-in date for Blue Valley Community Action Partnership.  A painting party with representation from BVCA  and The Rock will be arranged for early/mid August.  Please join in and help make this space a blessing to all who utilize it!

Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 28 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. Get a burger or brat, a bag of chips, and a soda for just $5. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)

The St. John Lutheran Women’s Missionary League invites the women of The Rock to their annual salad supper on Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30. The speaker will be Rev. John Mehl, who will speak about his work with Mission of Christ Network. The salads will be provided by the LWML ladies. (Masks are not required, but are welcome if you prefer. Their fellowship hall is often cool, so you may want a sweater or light jacket.)

YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.  We will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows:  Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join us once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week.  We recommend it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in our monthly unlimited class pass. Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.

Our July item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December). We will start collecting canned fruit in August. The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website

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