To go along with our Advent series Awkward Christmas, we’re collecting your favorite awkward family Christmas photographs. Share them with us by email between now and January 1 by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Sunday, December 12, The Rock will host a Forever Family Reunion Christmas meal after worship. It will be Christmas turkey dinner and all the fixings to go along with it. The congregation is encouraged to bring Christmas cookies to share with everyone as a dessert. (And pastor also challenged us to bring something “awkward” your family likes to eat at Christmas to share with us.)
Our Christmas Eve gathering will be at 5:30pm and will include candles and singing. There is no worship gathering on Christmas Day. Our normal gathering / time will occur on the Sundays of December 26 & January 2.
Replenishing the Building Fund: This year, The Rock has invested over $28,000 on facility-related initiatives for maintenance and improvements, including the Blue Valley partnership building renovation and needed enhancements to the facility and grounds. Thanks be to God, over $19,000 has been contributed to make these improvements. Nonetheless, The Rock’s building fund, now hovering at about $20,000, needs a boost of $15,000 to restore it to previous levels and fund 2021-22 initiatives. If you are in a position to make an additional gift to the Building Fund this year, large or small, it will bless The Rock’s ministry. We’ve already been blessed to receive $1,500 toward our goal! Thank you.
You can give to this fund in the offering basket on Sundays, or give online in our Special Projects category. (Indicate “building fund” to designate your gift.)
The GivePlus app is being phased out soon. We still encourage you to consider setting up giving on the Vanco website. Your login information from the app should also work on the website. If you didn’t use the app, it’s very easy to set up a login for Vanco and schedule your giving. Enjoy the convenience of making credit or debit card donations as a guest user, or create an account to set up recurring donations and view your giving history.
Click here to visit The Rock’s Vanco giving website for one-time and recurring donations. The Rock’s Mission Fund covers our day-to-day mission and ministry expenses. Special projects is the place to make your additional gifts to help with expenses like our building fund (mentioned above), outreach fund, children’s ministry, Comfort Dog ministry, etc. Contact email@example.com for more information.
New snow blower in search of service-minded humans: We have a new, powerful snow blower to clear sidewalks this winter (as well as a smaller unit)! We are in need of volunteers to serve on a side-walk clearing crew. Weekend (for Sundays) and week-day slots are open. Even if you can only help on occasion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can help.
Please consider helping send The Rock Youth to the 2022 LCMS National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX! The Rock Youth is holding an envelope donation fundraiser to help send the youth and adult leaders to the LCMSNYG in Houston next summer! Simply choose an envelope and give the corresponding amount (in dollars $$$) marked on the envelope. Fill your envelope and drop in the box! There are literally a hundred ways to give. No donation is too small!
Thank you for considering a financial gift during this holiday season, especially in a time when it is increasingly challenging to be a teenager who follows Jesus. Questions? Contact Jen Axt by email: email@example.com or phone: 308.631.7065
YogaFaith News: Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!
Calling all CUNE students! We are teaching at Janzow Campus Center. If you are a Concordia College student we are excited to invite you and your friends to our new on campus class! Tuesday Tune Up with YogaFaith-Seward will take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the Cattle Conference Room in Janzow. Join Sara Moll (RYT-200) and Erika Rolf (RYT-200) for a Christian Yoga class focused on stretching, strengthening and meditating on God’s Word. Class starts at 3:45 and ends at 4:30 pm. Class size is limited to 15. Everyone is welcome – just bring a mat (if you don’t have one we will have some extras). ONLY 1 CLASS in November. Erika will teach a class on Nov. 9th. This class will be a “free will donation” class.
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. https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/
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! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website.
Blue Valley is also collecting gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s winter coats, gloves, and shoes. The collection box is in the cafe near the food collection box.
They’re also always in need of people to help sort donations during the week, Monday to Friday from 9-4.
Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/
Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/
YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQd1aldKGg-JO-sjPtgjebw
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/therockseward
Contact Us | firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Requests | email@example.com
Mail | PO Box 199, Seward, NE 68434
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.