Rock News

Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering. There will be a brief youth parents meeting after church service on August 22nd.  We will go over timelines, plans, fundraising for the Gathering. Parents and youth please plan to attend.

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.

It’s almost time for Stepping Stones and FaithInk to start again. As always, we’ll kick off the season with a potluck picnic in the park. Join us September 8 at 6:30 at Plum Creek park at the tennis court picnic shelter. Instruction starts the following Wednesday, September 15. Learn more and sign your kids up on our website: Stepping Stones for children ages 3 to grade 4 / FaithInk confirmation class for grades 5 to 8 / Godparents groups for grades 9-12.

If anyone would like more information on potentially helping with Stepping Stones, email [email protected] for more information. Stepping Stones isn’t just run by teachers–classroom helpers would be a huge help and blessing to our teachers!

Stepping Stones is also looking for donations for supplies. We are currently in need of new crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and play-doh. A donation box is located in the café. You can also make monetary donations for our supply needs and future projects. (Include a note with your donation that says “stepping stones” so we know where to designate it.) On behalf of Stepping Stones we appreciate the generosity and thank you in advance for your support!

Camp Luther Fall Women’s Retreat: Lean on Jesus  Where will you lean when you’re weak? weary? seeking strength? Who will you turn to when you don’t understand? How can you lean upon the Lord? Let’s learn to surrender our situations to our Savior, relinquish our control to His, and rest in His arms. From this posture, we’re reminded that we receive all we need as we Lean on Jesus. As we trust Him with all our heart. (Proverbs 3:5) Join guest speaker, Elizabeth Bruick of Cleveland, OH, who joins retreat leader, Deb Burma, and worship leader, Nicole Ripke, for this special weekend getaway. Enjoy camp’s fabulous breakfast and lunch, camp activities, crafts, personal retreat time, and more. Registration Deadline: October 29th. Cost: $75. Register now at: 

Nicodemus Comfort Dog will be at the Seward Public Library Sunday August 29 from 2-3 p.m. Nico and his Team have been invited to do the library’s monthly presentation for the public. The Team will be explaining what, how, when, where Nico deploys to service locally as well as out of state. Come, get a pet and a book all at the same place. 

Blue Valley Community Action: Renovation in the lower level of The Rock is nearly complete and BVCA could move in as early as the end of this month.  Stand by for an invitation to help with final clean-up and move-in.

Ministry Plan Approval: The Rock’s annual Ministry Plan for 2021-22, the document that directs The Rock’s activities, was not approved at the July voters meeting to allow additional time for collection and recording your responses to “Saved to Serve” surveys.  The updated Ministry Plan draft will be shared with the congregation at least one week prior to an approval vote to allow for your feedback.

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 is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m.; Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.; Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.;  and a 15-minute Sonrise YogaFaith class focuses on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.

Our August item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned fruit. 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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