Rock News

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!

You are invited to join Trail Life & American Heritage Girls tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 29, at 4 pm at the Seward Pond at the Fairgrounds. There will be fun, fishing and  food.  They are a Christian Outdoor Adventure group for ages 5-17. Contact Troopmaster Rick Backhus 402-641-7531 or Rebecca Mau 402-363-1824 with any questions.  Hope to see you there!

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. 

Part of the mission statement of The Rock is to support “Mission Beyond Borders.” You can visit our website to learn about some of the missionaries and projects we support in order to help fulfill that mission. Read the Hutton family’s (Costa Rica) latest newsletter at this link. Read Ashley Johnson’s (Cambodia) latest newsletter at this link. Each of their newsletters has links to giving portals so you can support them financially. 

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: 

“Signs” of Progress: Those arriving for the Sunday worship gathering will see new signs for The Rock and Blue Valley Community Action near the south entrance. The signs are scheduled for installation on Friday, August 27th.  Also, a new storage shed is in place in the southwest corner of the parking lot.  In the space being renovated for occupancy for BVCA on the lower level, flooring has been installed and the project is nearing completion.

Saved to Serve: Directors of The Rock approved the annual Ministry Plan on Tuesday, August 24.  The 2021-22 plan is now available for your review and comment.  It will be presented for congregational approval on Sunday, September 12 after the 10 AM worship gathering.  Comments are welcome, either via email ([email protected]) in advance of the meeting, or in-person during the meeting on September 12.

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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