Rock News

  • Forever Family Reunion:  Please plan to stay after worship on Sunday, March 31 for a Taco Fundraiser Meal to celebrate Nicodemus Comfort Dog’s 3rd Birthday.  Everything will be provided! There will be a free will offering with all the proceeds going to support the Rock’s Comfort Dog Ministry.

  • 2018 giving statements are now available in a box in the Rock Cafe area next to the dog bowl (for donations to the Comfort Dog ministry) , so be sure to pick yours up this week!

  • Snow days: Remember that if the Seward Public Schools are closed on a Wednesday due to snow, then we will not have Stepping Stones and FaithInk. Each godparent group will decide together whether or not they will meet. If the weather causes us to cancel church on a Sunday, an email will be sent to this list early that morning and the information will be posted on our Facebook page.
  • We’ve gone through a lot of ice melt this winter. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is in full swing! Thanks to all who have already donated some!

  • Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th anniversary: In 2019, Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th year of educational ministry. As part of these celebrations, on Saturday, March 23rd, Concordia and Jones Bank are presenting Celebration at the Lied, at Lincoln’s Lied Center for the Performing Arts. This one time only concert, held in a fantastic setting, will feature Concordia University, Nebraska’s acclaimed music ensembles performing a variety of sacred and secular selections intended to entertain and inspire. It will be a great experience for any and all who enjoy Concordia’s music programs, in particular, as well as for those who simply enjoy quality choral and instrumental music. Tickets, which range from $45 to $15, are on sale now online.

  • Our February item for the Blue Valley Food Pantry is soup. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity. Next month we will collect peanut butter.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigos, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Yoga at The Rock:  Marge Rhodes teaches Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga classes – your first class is FREE! Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find YogaFaith here on Facebook for more updates or here on Instagram. Weather Policy: If the Seward school system cancels school due to the weather, then we will not have class. The February schedule is as follows: Candlelight YogaFaith on Sundays, 7-8 p.m. – February 24 – Sara   /    All Levels YogaFaith: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM:  Feb. 26 (Erika) Fridays, 9:45-10:45 AM  (Sara) The March schedule will be set soon.

Rock News

2/6/19

  • 2018 giving statements are now available in a box in the Rock Cafe area next to the dog bowl (for donations to the Comfort Dog ministry) , so be sure to pick yours up this week! 
  • Gary Thies, Mission Development Counselor with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will be joining us at The Rock for Bible class (8:45) and in the worship service on February 10. Gary lives on a farm in Western Iowa and is Director of Mission Central. He would love to share with you the news of what is really happening in missions through the LCMS. Be sure to invite someone to come with you because you, too, are a missionary! Gary brings to you and the congregation an in-person presentation with pictures and artifacts direct from the mission field. He has visited 75 countries and continues to connect weekly with over 100 LCMS missionaries around the world. More information at www.missioncentral.us.

    Stay after the service on 2/10 for Souper Sunday, a soup and dessert potluck lunch. We’ll provide two types of soup, table service and drinks. We ask all who are able to bring along a soup to share or some dessert. Can’t cook? Come anyway and join our Forever Family Reunion lunch. 
  • National Youth Gathering Valentine’s Fundraiser:  Looking for a unique gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day? Surprise them at work, school or home (within Seward city limits) with a serenade by our local Kitones quartet group. The group will sing two love songs, give them a rose and take a picture to share with them later that day.

    Call Cliff at 308-708-0325 by Tues, February 12th to schedule a time for the serenade. A suggested donation of $25 (mailed to 762 Cory Drive, Seward NE 68434 by February 11, or dropped off by February 13 at the Seward United Methodist Church between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mon through Fri) will benefit all of the teens and chaperones headed to the Gathering. Checks need to be made out to The Rock Church. 

    Other arrangements can be made for delivering your donation if needed, and a serenade can be scheduled for Friday, February 15 if needed.

  • Scholarship Opportunity: Thrivent Student Resources is giving away $5,000 that you can use for higher education . Enter today for your chance to be one of FOUR lucky winners. Visit https://bit.ly/2v1PUnH to enter. Open to US residents 14 or older. Complete official rules available through the link. Contest closes 3/31. 
  • We are still in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is in full swing! Thanks to all who have already donated some! 
  • Lutheran Marriage Encounter has been hosting weekends for 50 years enriching thousands of marriages.  These couples have had the opportunity to renew not only their relationship with each other, but also with God and with their church. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Marriage Encounter is offering a 50% discount off the application fee. This year’s event will be held March 1-3 at the Ramada Midtown in Grand Island. To learn more and to register, click here: https://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-grand-island-ne/

  • Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th anniversary: In 2019, Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th year of educational ministry. As part of these celebrations, on Saturday, March 23rd, Concordia and Jones Bank are presenting Celebration at the Lied, at Lincoln’s Lied Center for the Performing Arts.

    This one time only concert, held in a fantastic setting, will feature Concordia University, Nebraska’s acclaimed music ensembles performing a variety of sacred and secular selections intended to entertain and inspire. It will be a great experience for any and all who enjoy Concordia’s music programs, in particular, as well as for those who simply enjoy quality choral and instrumental music. Tickets, which range from $45 to $15, are on sale now online. 
  • Our February item for the Blue Valley Food Pantry is soup. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.  
  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year. 
  • Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigos, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com). 
  • Yoga at The Rock:  Marge Rhodes teaches Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga classes – your first class is FREE!  Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find YogaFaith here on Facebook for more updates or here on Instagram. Weather Policy: If the Seward school system cancels school due to the weather, then we will not have class. The February schedule is as follows:
    Candlelight YogaFaith on Sundays, 7-8 p.m. – February 10 – Erika; February 24 – Sara
    All Levels YogaFaith: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM:  Feb. 12, 19, 26 (Erika) Fridays,  9:45-10:45 AM: Feb. 8, 15, 22 (Sara)

 

Rock News

1/18/19

  • Anyone interested in the short-term mission opportunity to Guatemala (June 22-29, 2019) needs to contact Dr. Jen Janousek or Pastor Mike by this Sunday! Plans are being put into motion, so your urgent response is appreciated!

  • Families with teens headed to the National Youth Gathering this July are invited to a short meeting about fundraising and travel on February 3, in the cafe after the morning service.
  • Gary Thies from Mission Central in Iowa will be joining us at The Rock for Bible class (8:45) and in the worship service on February 10. He would love to share with you the news of what is really happening in missions through the LCMS. Be sure to invite someone to come with you because you, too, are a missionary! Gary brings to you and the congregation an in-person presentation with pictures and artifacts direct from the mission field. He has visited 75 countries and continues to connect weekly with over 100 LCMS missionaries around the world. More information at www.missioncentral.us.

  • Two Scholarship Opportunities: Thrivent Student Resources is giving away $5,000 that you can use for higher education . Enter today for your chance to be one of FOUR lucky winners. Visit https://bit.ly/2v1PUnH to enter. Open to US residents 14 or older. Complete official rules available through the link.

    Applications are now available for the 2019 $1,000 Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Nebraska District Scholarship. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or current full-time post-secondary student at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining. Candidates must also be members of a congregation belonging to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod located in the Nebraska District. Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2019. More information and an online application can be found at: https://lcefcentral.org/scholarships/

 

  • We are still in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is just getting started! Thanks to all who have already donated some!

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m.

    The Nebraska Walk for Life is the largest, longest-running First Amendment demonstration at the State Capitol. It is sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life and was started in January 1974 in response to the 1973 U.S.Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.  The Nebraska Walk for Life is a legal, peaceful, family friendly event. Parking is available around the Capitol and south of the Capitol as well in downtown metered parking and parking garages. People are encouraged to dress warmly, bring signs and banners and march for Life! Questions can be directed to Nebraska Right to Life at 402-438-4802 or nebraskartl@gmail.com. Learn more at http://nebraskarighttolife.org/.

  • Lutheran Marriage Encounter has been hosting weekends for 50 years enriching thousands of marriages.  These couples have had the opportunity to renew not only their relationship with each other, but also with God and with their church. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Marriage Encounter is offering a 50% discount off the application fee. This year’s event will be held March 1-3 at the Ramada Midtown in Grand Island. To learn more and to register, click here: https://godlovesmarriage.org/event/marriage-encounter-grand-island-ne/

  • Read an update from Ashley Johnson, missionary to Cambodia with Mission of Christ Network, and learn more about the amazing work God is doing there. Click here to read.

  • Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th anniversary: In 2019, Concordia University, Nebraska is celebrating its 125th year of educational ministry. As part of these celebrations, on Saturday, March 23rd, Concordia and Jones Bank are presenting Celebration at the Lied, at Lincoln’s Lied Center for the Performing Arts.

    This one time only concert, held in a fantastic setting, will feature Concordia University, Nebraska’s acclaimed music ensembles performing a variety of sacred and secular selections intended to entertain and inspire. It will be a great experience for any and all who enjoy Concordia’s music programs, in particular, as well as for those who simply enjoy quality choral and instrumental music. Tickets, which range from $45 to $15, are on sale now online.

  • We are now collecting soap and shampoo for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for January. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.

  • Part-Time Finance Assistant Position: Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln is seeking a permanent part-time Finance Assistant.  This position works closely with Trinity’s Church treasurer and supports financial activity for the Church, Elementary School and Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program.

    An accounting degree, while not required, is helpful; but experience with financial statements and QuickBooks or other accounting software is required.  Candidates for this position must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and must have the aptitude to work with payroll and church record systems. Inquiries and resumes may be submitted to the Church office:  724 South 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508; phone: 402-474-0606; or electronically to: staege2@unl.edu.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • Ladies’ Bible Study, Morning Amigos, meets from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes teaches Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga classes – your first class is FREE!   January schedule is as follows:
    –Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m. Candlelight YogaFaith at The Rock – January 20 (Sara)
    –Tuesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. All levels YogaFaith at The Rock: Jan. 22, 29 – Erika
    –Friday 9:45-10:45 a.m. All levels YogaFaith at The Rock: Jan. 18, 25 – Sara
    Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find them 
    here on Facebook for more updates.

 

Rock News

1/3/19

  • If you miss a week at The Rock and want to hear the sermon (or just want to listen again), recordings of each week’s sermons can now be found on our website at http://www.therockseward.org/worship/  or on our Facebook page.

  • We are in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is just getting started! Thanks to all who have already donated some!

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will resume next week. Hope to see everyone there!

  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund offers 40-Month Note at 4%  For the past 40 years, Lutheran Church Extension Fund has had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers with loans that fit ministry needs. LCEF invites you to invest in a special note they are making available for a limited time: their 40-month note at 4%. You can invest as little as $500 and up to $40,000 (per tax ID). This investment would allow them to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.

    If you have any questions, call Nebraska District LCEF Vice-President Nathan Meier at 913-221-8999 or visit lcef.org/40month to learn more.

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Contact nebraskartl@gmail.com or 402-438-4802 for more information. http://nebraskarighttolife.org/

  • We are now collecting soap and shampoo for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for January. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • Ladies Bible Study, Morning Amigos, will meet Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes teaches Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge’s class will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith at The Rock:  YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga classes – your first class is FREE!  No class on January 4. January schedule is as follows: SUNDAY 7:00-8:00 PM CANDLELIGHT YOGAFAITH AT THE ROCK – January 6 (Erika) and January 20 (Sara).  TUESDAY 5:30-6:30 PM ALL LEVELS YOGAFAITH AT THE ROCK: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 – Erika. FRIDAY 9:45-10:45 AM ALL LEVELS YOGAFAITH AT THE ROCK: Jan. 11, 18, 25 – Sara.  Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us here on Facebook for more updates.

 

Rock News

12/27/18

  • If you miss a week at The Rock and want to hear the sermon (or just want to listen again), recordings of each week’s sermons can now be found on our website at http://www.therockseward.org/worship/  or on our Facebook page.
  • We are in need of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. We use about 40-50 pounds each time there’s ice or snow and winter is just getting started! Thanks to all who have already donated some!

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will take a break for the New Year holidays on January 2.

  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund offers 40-Month Note at 4%  For the past 40 years, Lutheran Church Extension Fund has had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers with loans that fit ministry needs. LCEF invites you to invest in a special note they are making available for a limited time: their 40-month note at 4%. You can invest as little as $500 and up to $40,000 (per tax ID). This investment would allow them to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.

    If you have any questions, call Nebraska District LCEF Vice-President Nathan Meier at 913-221-8999 or visit lcef.org/40month to learn more.

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Contact nebraskartl@gmail.com or 402-438-4802 for more information. http://nebraskarighttolife.org/

  • We are now collecting soap and shampoo for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for December. The collection box is in The Rock cafe and our community appreciates your generosity.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • Ladies Bible Study, Morning Amigos, will meet Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Rock Cafe.  Questions? Contact Karen Hoffbauer (karenhoffbauer@hotmail.com) or Marcia Newsome (mooma496@hotmail.com).

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge’s class will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216.  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  No class on Dec. 28 or Jan. 1 or 4. January schedule will be sent out end of December. Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us here on Facebook for more updates.

 

Rock News

12/17/18

  • There will be an informational meeting concerning The Rock’s Guatemala short-term mission opportunity in June 22-29, 2019.  The meeting will be on December 19, 2018 at 7:30pm in the Rock Café.  Dr. Jen Janousek and Pastor Mike will share more about this opportunity.  Anyone who is interested should attend. If there are people who are interested but unable to come on the 19th they need to contact Pastor or Jen ASAP.

  • Christmas Services: Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 and Monday, December 24 at 5:30

  • Thanks to those who have already brought ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors.

  • FaithInk kids (5-8 grades) should go to the Sparetime Bowling Alley on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 for a Christmas party. Bring $7 for burgers. Stepping Stones will meet at The Rock for their celebrations.

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will take a break for the Christmas/New Year holidays on December 26 and January 2.

  • Mighty Fortress Ev. Lutheran Church (252 North 6th Street, Seward) will hold a Christmas Day community candlelight service on December 25 at 7:30 pm. All are invited to join.

  • Lutheran Church Extension Fund offers 40-Month Note at 4%  For the past 40 years, Lutheran Church Extension Fund has had the privilege of supporting Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregations, schools, organizations and rostered church workers with loans that fit ministry needs. LCEF invites you to invest in a special note they are making available for a limited time: their 40-month note at 4%. You can invest as little as $500 and up to $40,000 (per tax ID). This investment would allow them to support the growing needs of even more LCMS individuals, organizations, schools and churches.

    If you have any questions, call Nebraska District LCEF Vice-President Nathan Meier at 913-221-8999 or visit lcef.org/40month to learn more.

  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Contact nebraskartl@gmail.com or 402-438-4802 for more information. http://nebraskarighttolife.org/

  • We are still collecting tuna for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for December. In January, we’ll be collecting soap and shampoo. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike. Women’s Bible study with Ann Schranz will resume sometime in the next year.

  • A big shout out of praise and thanks goes to Sara Moll and Andrea Sloup for their anointed leadership!  They’ve led Morning Amigos Ladies Bible Study for 7 years! What an awesome adventure it’s been growing together in God’s Word and in the friendships that have developed.  God has released them from these leadership positions. Starting December 13, Karen Hoffbauer and Marcia Newsome will assume the leadership of the bible study. They will continue to meet on Thursdays from 10:15 to 11:30 am in the Rock Cafe.  All you ladies are invited to join.

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge will have yoga class December 6, 13, and 20, and will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm on December 18. Fridays at 9:45 am on December 14, 21 (Sara). Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  No class on Dec. 25, 28 or Jan. 1 or 4. January schedule will be sent out end of December. Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us here on Facebook for more updates.

Rock News

12/6/18

  • Due to a communication error, Friday, Dec 21 is NOT the date slotted for The Rock to ring bells for Salvation Army.  The new date is this Saturday, Dec 8 from 2:00p-7:00pm and there are still a few spots open.  This date is being shared with Faith Lutheran and the Rotaract Group from CUNE.  You can click here to sign up for a time slot. (Contact us if you need help signing up.) 90% of donations received through Salvation Army Red Kettles in Seward stays in Seward County! Help us make a difference in our community! 
  • On Friday, Dec.14 at 6:00 p.m., we have an opportunity to provide a meal for the Concordia University men’s basketball team while they are on campus and food service is not available. We’ll be feeding 6-17 players, and will need fruit, veggies, desserts, plates, etc. along with willing hands to serve and clean up. (High school students in need of service hours should consider helping out!) Click the link to sign up for something to bring. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4faea623a1fb6-cumens

 

  • Thanks to those who have already brought ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors. 
  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will take a break for the Christmas/New Year holidays on December 26 and January 2. 
  • As Christmas approaches, the City of Seward, along with both Volzke and Zabka Funeral Homes, will again be sponsoring a Candlelight Memorial Ceremony to remember and honor those who have passed away on Monday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the north cemetery (located at Highway 15/Waverly Rd.). All are invited to attend and bring an ornament in memory of their loved ones to place on the Memorial Tree. Contact City Hall with questions: 402-643-2928. 
  • Lincoln Walk for Life 2019: Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Walk for Life to be held in Lincoln on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the north side of the State Capital at 14th & K. The walk is seven blocks through downtown to the UNL Student Union, finishing with a gathering in the 2nd floor Ballroom and Centennial Room. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Contact nebraskartl@gmail.com or 402-438-4802 for more information. http://nebraskarighttolife.org/ 
  • Something’s fishy at The Rock! We’ll be collecting tuna for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for December. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.  
  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

 

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge will have yoga class December 6, 13, and 20, and will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm on December 11, 18. Fridays at 9:45 am on December 7, 14, 21 (Sara).  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  Also this month we are offering a Candlelight YogaFaith class on Sunday, Dec. 9th from 7:00-8:15 pm (Erika is teaching).  This class is Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels.  Room 216 at The Rock. $5.00 per class. Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/ for more updates.

Rock News

11/29/2018

  • Due to a communication error, Friday, Dec 21 is NOT the date slotted for The Rock to ring bells for Salvation Army.  The new date is Saturday, Dec 8 from 2:00p-7:00p.  This date is being shared with Faith Lutheran and the Rotaract Group from CUNE.  You can click here to sign up for a time slot. (Contact us if you need help signing up.) 90% of donations received through Salvation Army Red Kettles in Seward stays in Seward County! Help us make a difference in our community!

  • We are out of ice melt. If you’re able to donate some, please drop it off inside the front doors.

  • The 5-6th grade FaithInk kids are in need of socks for a project. If you have stray socks without their matching sock, too-small-socks, or socks that are too ugly to wear (but not holey), please bring them along this Sunday. We’ll also gladly take crafting scraps like bits of ribbon, felt, fabric, etc. A collection bag will be on the table in the Cafe, or find Kim Myers.

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will take a break for the Christmas/New Year holidays on December 26 and January 2.

  • Something’s fishy at The Rock! We’ll be collecting tuna for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for December. The collection box is in The Rock cafe.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! Marge will have yoga class December 6, 13, and 20, and will start up again January 3.

    YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesdays at 5:30 pm on December 4, 11, 18. Fridays at 9:45 am on Nov. 30, December 7, 14, 21 (Sara).  Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  Also this month we are offering a Candlelight YogaFaith class on Sunday, Dec. 9th from 7:00-8:15 pm (Erika is teaching).  This class is Christ-centered, restful and appropriate for all levels.  Room 216 at The Rock. $5.00 per class.  Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/ for more updates.

 

Managing Holiday Stress

“Joy to the World….”  But sometimes when we think of December and the New Year’s Eve/Day, we have a hard time feeling joyful. We may feel overwhelmed with all we think needs to get done. Or we may want the “perfect” home and gifts for everyone. So instead of joy, we feel stress.

As we begin December, here are some ideas to help keep our stress in check:

  • Write down your top three priorities for this season. A priority example is time with family. Check decisions to see if they fit within your priorities. If not, you can feel good about saying “No”.
  • Simplify your activities and traditions. Decide with your family which traditions are most important. It’s okay to make changes in past traditions.
  • Schedule regular times for being still. Use Scripture, prayer, and devotionals to center your focus on your Heavenly Father. God will help you see if your choices align with what’s important.
  • Build in regular “unplugged” time for your family. For example: Read a book or Advent devotion together. Listen to Christmas music and wrap presents.  Drink hot chocolate and share Christmas memories. These moments may become your family’s favorite memory.

God, help us this season to be joy givers, not stress givers, to our family and friends. Amen

“Rejoice in the Lord always…. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:4-7

 

Rock News

11/20/18

  • Bob and Mary Kropf would like to take this means to thank all of the wonderful people who helped us in any way to prepare for our trip to Mission Central. In no particular order they are: Pastor Mike; Nick, Andrea, and Haylie Sloup; Megan and Ethan Boggs; Pat Cochran; Matt and Kim Myers; Brenda Rief; and Bill Schranz.

    Your assistance was greatly appreciated and made our job much more manageable!  Thank you, thank you! All of you are Not Normal! 😁

  • The 5-6th grade FaithInk kids are in need of socks for a project. If you have stray socks without their matching sock, too-small-socks, or socks that are too ugly to wear (but not holey), please bring them along this or next Sunday. We’ll also gladly take crafting scraps like bits of ribbon, felt, fabric, etc. A collection bag will be on the table in the Cafe, or find Kim Myers.

  • Stepping Stones and FaithInk will not meet tomorrow (Wednesday, November 21) so our volunteers can prepare/travel for Thanksgiving. We’ll meet again as normal the following week. (We’ll take a break for the Christmas/New Year holidays on 12/26 and 1/2 as well.) Godparents groups should contact their leaders for information.

  • All through November, we’ll be collecting toothpaste for the Blue Valley Food Pantry item for October. The collection box is in The Rock cafe. December’s item will be tuna.

  • We have faith growth opportunities on Sunday mornings:  Going Deeper, room 213, 8:45 with Pastor Mike; Women’s study, room 217, 8:45, with Ann Schranz.

  • Yoga at The Rock:   Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. (though not on Thanksgiving). All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates:  Tuesday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m. (Erika) and Friday, November 30 at 9:45 a.m. (Sara). Everyone is welcome to join us for a 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE! Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions.  Also, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/ for more updates about other classes we offer, including the December schedule.

 

Managing Holiday Stress

“Joy to the World….”  But sometimes when we think of December and the New Year’s Eve/Day, we have a hard time feeling joyful. We may feel overwhelmed with all we think needs to get done. Or we may want the “perfect” home and gifts for everyone. So instead of joy, we feel stress.

As we begin December, here are some ideas to help keep our stress in check:

  • Write down your top three priorities for this season. A priority example is time with family. Check decisions to see if they fit within your priorities. If not, you can feel good about saying “No”.
  • Simplify your activities and traditions. Decide with your family which traditions are most important. It’s okay to make changes in past traditions.
  • Schedule regular times for being still. Use Scripture, prayer, and devotionals to center your focus on your Heavenly Father. God will help you see if your choices align with what’s important.
  • Build in regular “unplugged” time for your family. For example: Read a book or Advent devotion together. Listen to Christmas music and wrap presents.  Drink hot chocolate and share Christmas memories. These moments may become your family’s favorite memory.

God, help us this season to be joy givers, not stress givers, to our family and friends. Amen

“Rejoice in the Lord always…. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:4-7

Rock News

Please note a correction to the news about Yoga at The Rock in November: there is no morning YogaFaith on Friday the 23rd.

Marge Rhodes is now teaching Yoga at The Rock on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome! (Note: no class on Thanksgiving.) All are welcome! YogaFaith with Sara Moll and Erika Rolf meets in Room 216 on the following dates: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, 27 (Erika). Fridays at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 30 (Sara). Everyone is welcome to join us for 1 hour long Christ centered yoga class – your first class is FREE!  Please contact Sara at tmoll@neb.rr.com if you have any questions. Also, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/ for more updates about other classes we offer.