The Directors and Ambassadors at the Rock are grateful for your willingness to adapt to our frequently-changing COVID-19 worship precautions. Last week, the City of Seward passed an ordinance requiring face coverings in public indoor spaces when groups of 10 or more people gather, including in churches. Aligning our worship practices with this ordinance, face coverings will be required for anyone aged 5 years or older, with exceptions for those with some health conditions. Our face covering practice will apply to in-person worship and all other activities at The Rock until the ordinance is amended or no longer in effect. Please keep in mind that we will continue offering an online worship alternative.
Thanks for cooperating with our local health and policy-making officials who are endeavoring to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. As we all walk through this time together, let us continue to walk in the Lord.
The Rock’s Advent Challenge with Heifer International: Help us meet our goal of raising enough funds to provide 10 sheep for families in developing countries. 10 sheep X $120/sheep = $1200. To learn more, go to heifer.org.
Would you be interested in volunteering to serve lunch or dinner at the Peoples’ City Mission in Lincoln? They have a lot of open dates over the next few weeks. Contact Jen Janousek at JenJanousek@yahoo.com OR 402-499-3512 if you would like to join a group from The Rock volunteering.
Also, PCM has some urgent needs. If you would like to donate any of the following, please take directly to PCM OR bring to church this Sunday.
- Sanitizing wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Face masks
- Latex gloves
- Cleaning supplies
- Wash cloths
- Men’s deodorant
- Bottled water
Bell ringing for the Salvation Army red kettles will be at the Seward Wal-Mart. All sign-up is done on-line at https://www.registertoring.com/Default.aspx If you’re willing to represent The Rock and sign up to ring bells for the Salvation Army, here’s what you need to know:
- Click on the link above
- Click “I’m ringing with a group”
- Click “find a group”
- Type “Seward, NE”
- Type “Seward” in the next “Find My Group” screen
- Click on “The Rock-Seward 68434” that will pop up on that screen
- Set your date range to dates that work for you, and then
- Choose a time that is available
It sounds like a lot of steps, but it means a lot to the community. Remember, that 90% of the funds collected stay in Seward County to do the most good right here. The Salvation Army funds are dispersed in Seward County by the Seward Ministerial Association, which Pastor Mike is a part of.
Our December item for the Blue Valley food pantry is tuna. The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way!
The Rock has been blessed throughout 2020 with continued strength in monthly giving that has allowed us to meet our budget, even amidst difficult economic conditions. Praise God for this!
This fall, however, components of a large roof air conditioning unit failed and the Directors have authorized repairs for Spring 2021 at a cost of about $20,000. We will use available cash and the church’s line of credit to cover this work.
If your family is in a position to make an extra gift at the end of 2020, it would be a blessing to The Rock and reduce the amount we place on our line of credit. If you choose to do so, indicate the extra gift is for the “A/C Repair Project.”
Finally, consult your tax advisor about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act legislation. It allows 2020 tax deductions for charitable donations of up to $300, even if your family does not itemize deductions.
View The Rock’s service each week from home!
We will continue to provide viewing options on Facebook and YouTube for those who need to or prefer to worship from home at this time.
We’re so glad you join us for worship in whatever way you do, and we look forward to being together again as a Forever Family!
YogaFaith is offering both in person classes and online classes. Class offerings are as follows: All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm and Restorative Candlelight YogaFaith is every Sunday night at 7:00 pm. To stay 6 feet apart, we are limiting the number of people in the room to 6 (including Sara and Erika) so you will have to register in advance for an in-person class. Please click on this link to sign up for a class. If you would like to take the class online please email Sara at email@example.com and she will give you instructions! As always please check our Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/
If you have any questions about The Rock, need information about our events, or anything else, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have a prayer request to submit during the week (or anytime) send it to email@example.com. Our prayer warriors will receive these, as well as Pastor Mike Meyer.