Rock News: Happy Thanksgiving!

This November we will be collecting 500 hygiene items for Blue Valley Community Action’s food pantry.  We are currently at 284 items and need to reach 500 by Wednesday, November 30. Thank you for your generosity!

If we can successfully collect 500 hygiene items between November 1-30, then the collection will be supplemented with a Generosity Multiplier Gift, a grant of $500, courtesy of the Thrivent Member Network – Nebraska Region, gifted to Blue Valley Community Action. 

We are collecting feminine products, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, baby wipes, and diapers. You can put all of this in the usual collection tote in the Rock Cafe area on Sundays or send them with your kids to Stepping Stones and FaithInk. Let’s Give Thanks and Give Back this November!

Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website

Work Day this Sunday: Will you help?

This Sunday, November 27th, willing hands are needed to put up the Nativity Scene after our worship gathering (11:30-ish). The weather looks favorable and, with a good group, the entire process will take about an hour.

  • The task: carry and then arrange plywood nativity characters on the front lawn, then secure them with wires and metal stakes using a large hammer
  • Helpful items: gloves and, if you are the “pounder,” ear protection; bring large hammer if you have one
  • First 10 volunteers: If you email [email protected] or text him at 402-641-5553 to volunteer, he will order a box lunch for you. Thank you!

Building Fund initiative launching 

“Solid through the Storm” will prepare The Rock to address facility repairs arising from this summer’s hail storm.  As shared previously, The Rock’s insurance deductible is $45,000 and total costs are still not fully known. Any funds raised beyond the storm repair costs will be held in reserve for additional facility repairs and improvements deemed ministry priorities. 

Goal: $45,000 total ($25,000 raised by 12-31-22; $20,000 additional by 6-30-2023)

Breakfast in Bethlehem at St. John, Seward

All are invited to Breakfast at Bethlehem at St. John in Seward on Saturday, December 10 from 8-11 (breakfast served until 10:30). Enjoy breakfast, witness a live nativity, hear the Christmas story, take a family photo, create a Christmas ornament. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. CLICK HERE to register.

Apple Dip Recipe

Many people asked for the apple dip recipe at our latest potluck meal. You can find it below! 

Plan now for holiday services

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:30
  • Christmas Day Worship at 10:00
  • New Year’s Day Worship at 10:00

YogaFaith News

Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  

No classes this Thursday or Sunday

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.

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Prayer requests are received by our prayer warriors, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer. If you would like them kept confidential and not included in public prayers on Sundays, just let us know in your email.

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