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.
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.
New faith growth opportunities are now available, starting in January 2022:
Being Lutheran, Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Rock Café, starting on January 20. Come explore what Lutherans believe, teach, and confess, along with how it’s lived out in today’s world. (Led by Tim Moll & Pastor Mike)
Faith That Sees Through the Culture, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., starting on January 11. Participants will utilize online resources and a weekly group gathering via Zoom. (Led by Pastor Mike)
Men’s Breakfast, Saturdays at 7 a.m. in the Rock Café, starting on January 15. Topic we’ll be discussing is Joseph: Carpenter of Steel. Breakfast will be provided. (Led by Pastor Mike)
Sign up for one or more of these groups using the form on our website at this link. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Camp Luther art contest: Help to create a piece of art that expresses this year’s theme! All sizes and mediums are welcome. Camp Luther will choose one winner from each age category, and the artwork will be featured in their spring newsletter! Age categories are: Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8. Please label your work on the back with your name, age, grade, school, and address. The winner in each age group will receive a $100 scholarship to any youth camp session in 2022! Art pieces should be related to the 2022 camp theme: “Rooted” with the theme verse of Ephesians 3:17-18. Entries must be received by Wednesday, January 26. Please call the Camp Luther office at 402-352-5655 with any questions.
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.)
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!
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 on Monday to Friday from 9-4.
Our Website | http://www.therockseward.org/
Giving while at home | http://www.therockseward.org/giving-at-the-rock/
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.