Rock News, June 18, 2024

Happening at The RockJune 22-23, 2024, Clean-Up Weekend (10 a.m. Saturday, after service on Sunday)
July 14, 2024, 2:00, Installation and ordination of Jonathan Bartels as pastor, followed by a reception (more details soon)
Our current series is “Bible Verses to Highlight” so bring along your Bible and some highlighters, pens, or pencils to follow along.
Rev. Loeschen just celebrated 40 years in ministry! If you didn’t get the chance to congratulate him on Sunday, make sure you do the next time you see him.
This Weekend is The Rock Clean-Up Weekend!
WORK DAYS: June 22-23
Let’s come together, roll up our sleeves, and prepare The Rock for Pastor Bartels’ arrival and Installation Service on July 14!   Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m., and Sunday, June 23 after the service, and join us for Phase 1 of our Building Improvement Project. That weekend, we will remove unwanted items from all spaces, move them to the gym for sale, and haul trash to a dumpster. Please bring your own cleaning supplies, work gloves, and tools to complete the jobs!

While we are blessed to have such a magnificent facility, its size brings unique challenges when it comes to cleaning and upkeep. Many of you have asked, “How can I help?”—and now, we have a plan for The Rock Family to come together and take action! We’ve divided the entire building into 48 distinct areas, each with its own To-Do list, To make it easier for everyone to contribute, we invite you to “adopt” a room or area, and over the next year, enlist your friends or family to focus on just that ONE space. Whether it’s a big task or a small one, many hands will make light work, and there is something everyone can do to help.
With God’s people working side by side, we can accomplish amazing things! If you can help, please contact [email protected]. We will also post the To-Do Lists in each of the spaces so you can walk around and look at the areas before choosing your space.
Looking forward to seeing you on June 22!
Our Guatemala Mission Team leaves this Friday! Click here to download a list of daily prayer requests to use while they are away. (These requests will also be on Facebook each morning.)
We are getting ready to welcome Jonathan Bartels to serve as our next pastor. Soon-to-be Pastor Bartels, his wife, Emily, and their newborn son, Shepherd, will be moving to Seward this summer. Praise God for his wonderful blessings!
While we wait for his ordination and installation day (scheduled for the afternoon of July 14), let’s prepare to shower them with local gift cards. Between now and their arrival in July, put any gift cards or Chamber Bucks you’d like to gift them into the offering basket. We’ll collect them and gift them to the Bartels at their welcome reception. (We will share more details about that day soon.)
Help welcome the Bartels family to the Rock and the Seward community by participating in our Meal Train! Sign up for a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to either drop a meal off, take them out, or have them over for a meal! Sign up for a date and meal at this link.
A new women’s Bible study will start on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 217 at the Rock. Our plan is to read and discuss Jennie Allen’s newest book “Untangle Your Emotions”.  There will be reading assignments for each week and on Wednesdays, we will gather to encourage one another as we discuss the previous week’s reading. This group is for women of all ages, high school and up. We will meet on the following Wednesdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7 and 14.
If you would like to join the study, please sign up at church, or text Andrea (402-641-7221) or Sara (402-641-4200) by Monday, July 1. 
Prior to the start date, you will need to purchase your own copy of the book: “Untangle your Emotions; Naming what you feel and knowing what to do about it” (ISBN: 9780593193419). It is available online through Wal-Mart at the following link.  You can also order it at our local bookstore, Chapters.  Please reach out to Kelley Limback (she works at Chapters) for a 20% discount.  
If you want more information on the book, click on this link. Also, you can listen to the first two chapters for free through Jennie Allen’s podcast here.
Please help our new pastor get to know your name. We are asking you to do two very easy things:If you haven’t already done so, please follow THIS LINK and check if you are in the directory, and if not, e-mail us and we’ll send you a form to fill out so that we can add you. The password currently is “ForeverFamily” but will change from time to time to protect our information.If you haven’t added your photo, go to THIS LINK for instructions on how to setup your login (which we won’t change on you) so that you can update your information and add a photo of your family. (link to Bill’s instructions)The quality of the directory depends on you updating your information, and we hope you will get in, update it and use it.
Join FaithPartners for WRAP training. (WRAP is Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Create a personalized system of wellness and an action plan to care for yourself and others! The training will be on Monday, June 24th 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Seward Memorial Library.Learn more here and also at this link. Registration is required. Contact Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or [email protected] to register. Class materials provided by Region V Systems. Lunch will be on your own.
Our June item for the Blue Valley food pantry is pancake mix. They prefer the “just add water” type so the families don’t need extra ingredients to make the pancakes. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way. You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website. Year-round they also collect the following: pasta, pasta meal mixes, instant potato side dishes, and mashed potatoes.
Visit the YogaFaith Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.
Minutes from the Ambassadors’ and Directors’ meetings can be found HERE. April minutes from our Directors are available HERE.Visit our website leadership page to see who is serving and how to contact them.
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