Forever Family Lunch! Join us after the service this Sunday, June 27, for a potluck lunch. Please bring a main dish and a side dish to share. We will provide dessert, drinks, and table service.
A new women’s Bible study will start soon. Starting July 13, Lori Moravec and Jennifer Janousek will be leading a study using the book “Joy: A Study of Philippians” by Deb Burma, and the study will meet at the Janousek’s home on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until the study concludes on August 31. Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer at email@example.com with questions or for more information. Anyone interested in attending should purchase the book at this link.
Special Saturday service on July 3: This year, July 4 falls on a Sunday so we will have our weekly service on Saturday, July 3 at 10, and will not gather on Sunday morning. This allows us to open our parking lot to the community for the events at the city square. Busy on Saturday or away from Seward this summer? Keep up with The Rock’s services on Facebook and YouTube. We’re so glad you join us for worship in whatever way you do!
The Rock Annual Congregation Meeting: Mark July 18 on your calendar, the date of The Rock’s annual meeting following Sunday’s worship gathering. The three agenda items include 1) an update on the current budget and adoption of a new budget for the coming fiscal year; 2) election of a leadership candidates for both the Ambassadors and Directors; and 3) approval of the 2022 Saved to Serve ministry plan. If you are wondering if you’re a voting member, please see Scott Seevers after church or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are still invited to attend the meeting regardless of your voting status.
Leadership Opportunities: Have you considered how your skills, experiences and heart may help The Rock’s leadership team? We have a genuine existing need, and you’re invited to prayerfully consider serving the Lord in this way. Ambassadors serve the spiritual needs of the congregation and its pastor, including worship. Directors lead the administrative elements of The Rock’s mission. Reach out to Rich Boring (email@example.com) if you’d consider serving as an Ambassador; email Scott Seevers (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re drawn to serving as a Director—they’ll provide more details to inform your decision.
- The Rock’s fiscal year will draw to a close on June 30. With a strong finish in June, the congregation will finish the fiscal year in stable financial condition.
- The Directors authorized expenditure of building funds for two significant purchases, including a new heating unit for the lower level SE classroom ($4,500) and a lighted 132” sign for The Rock’s main entrance ($4,225).
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership: BVCA’s board accepted a construction bid for the project at The Rock and work will begin soon. Not included in the bid was painting of the rooms or removal of the remaining lockers from the facility. Stand by for an announcement of a joint BVCA/The Rock service work day to tackle these items.
How is it going? We are saved to serve! As we seek God’s guidance for The Rock in the upcoming weeks and months, we would love to hear how you are doing. If you were at in-person worship this morning and picked up a paper copy of the questions, or if you want to print the form (linked in the comments), you can turn in your responses on paper in the Rock café. If you would rather submit your responses electronically, please complete the online survey at the link below. There are only three questions to complete. We will be gathering responses from now until June 20. Pastor and The Rock leaders will use the information to help make plans for the new fiscal year of The Rock, which begins on July 1. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YHJ6DCZ
Let’s keep in contact! Our leadership team is updating our records of everyone’s contact information. This helps us keep track of who is related to whom and how we can best contact you. Fill in our form at https://forms.gle/tyeMgaKD57fVYfnL7 to help us with our record keeping.
YogaFaith News: 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. YogaFaith will be offering a 15-minute YogaFaith stretch class starting June 14. The class information is as follows: Sonrise YogaFaith is a 15-minute yoga class focused on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Join them once a week or repeat the session every morning (you set your own schedule). A new class will be available every Monday morning (Sara and Erika will take turns) and can be used anytime for the entire week. YogaFaith recommends it for use first thing in the morning, but when you do it is up to you! The cost for access to the class for the week is $8.00 (or $7.00 if you use your 5-class pass) and it is included in their monthly unlimited class pass.
Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information. https://www.facebook.com/YogaFaith-Seward-256010628294784/
Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering! Our teens will be running the hamburger stand at the Wednesday Seward Farmers’ markets on July 21 and August 4. It’s a great way to get a quick and easy dinner and to support our youth. (You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.)
Our June item for the Blue Valley food pantry is just-add-water pancake mix (please avoid the type that requires added milk, egg, oil, etc). 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. Once July starts, we’ll be collecting canned meat (but keep your donations of tuna for December).
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.