The Rock and Blue Valley Community Action Partnership Updates
Planning continues for BVCA occupancy in the lower southeast section of The Rock, beginning in Fall 2021. Here’s how YOU and your family can help make this joint ministry effort happen:
- Blue Valley is responsible for necessary upgrades to the building, but many are inspired to help. You are invited to support Blue Valley in raising required funds, estimated at $25,000. You may write a check directly to Blue Valley Community Action or to The Rock. In either case, indicate “The Rock-BVCA project” in the memo line.
- The Rock is also using this opportunity to look at external signage for our building. This is currently an unbudgeted item for The Rock and we are inviting donations to cover the cost of the signage and installation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-641-5553 if you would like to learn more about how to participate.
YogaFaith Open House: Ever wondered what the Northeast corner of the lower level of the Rock looks like? Come and check it out after church on Sunday, May 23 (11:15-12:00). The YogaFaith room is located in Room 120. Just go down the north stairs and go to the left and the room is in the corner. Come learn about our classes, have some refreshments and enter our drawing for a prize!
Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock! Class offerings are as follows: All Level YogaFaith – Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm, Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m. Please see our Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.
Furniture and Random Stuff Sale, Friday, May 21 / 12pm-6pm at Concordia University – Jesse Hall (basement)
Concordia is again clearing out well loved older furniture and random stuff to find a new home in your home! Come check out all sorts of school desks, school chairs, bookcases, office desks, desk chairs, rolling office chairs, tables, storage cabinets, files cabinets, room dividers, and other random items. Plan to pay and pick up during the sale. Sale is indoors so masks recommended.
Those who are members of a Seward circuit LCMS congregation and intend to study to become a church worker in an LCMS congregation or school, or who are already ordained or commissioned workers, can apply for a scholarship from the Seward circuit ministerial training fund. The fund exists to: provide assistance to retiring debt of those who are LCMS pastors and church workers; provide scholarships for students attending an LCMS university or seminary to become a church worker; provide training for lay leadership programs of the Nebraska District and Synod. Assistance is limited to no more than $1500 per applicant, per year. The deadline for applications is June 2. Please contact Pastor Mike about an application, or to make a donation.
As The Rock enters the final quarter of the fiscal year ending June 30, financial support for the ministry has been strong enough thus far to meet the budget needs and also address some maintenance projects that have arisen. Since the end of January, weekly contributions have softened and are still trending downward as we enter the spring and summer, typically times when contributions are lower. While trusting in the Lord’s provision, leaders at The Rock will be keeping a close eye on both expenses and contributions during April, May and June. As always, we are thankful for both your generosity and your stewardship of all God has provided. Learn more about ways you can give, online or in person, at https://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/.
Attention high school students who are part of the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, AND 2025! If you are interested in attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston in 2022, please contact Jen Axt (308) 631-7065 by text or phone, email@example.com by email, or join The Rock LCMS Youth Gathering Facebook page. You can also join the Remind group @therocklcm.
Fundraising efforts are underway for this exciting, fun, Christ-centered gathering of youth from all over the country!
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in learning how to manage the audio-visual, livestream, and lighting console on Sunday mornings. We’ll teach you everything you need to know! Contact Pastor Mike, Tim Moll, or Shane Sloup.
Our May item for the Blue Valley food pantry is tissues. 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.
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.