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Spring Cleaning

Friends, enjoy hearing from our elders (this time from Lead Elder Dick Parks) periodically so you can get to them and hear their hearts for Rockland (and Christ!)- Jim Spring is finally here, and there are always good and bad things that come with it. If you are a skier, you know your days are numbered. If you have allergies, your troubles have just begun. But, the temper...

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Clear Creek Rock House

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Expanding Horizons in the Winter with their Mentors!Over the years, we at the Rock House, have learned how valuable it is to get our kids out of their comfort zone and stretch them to learn persistence and become proficient at things that are inherently difficult especially in cold environments. Watching them overcome these obstacles, and eventually become good enough to e...

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Holy Week and Bright Sunday

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Holy Week   Palm Sunday- April 9, 8:30 & 10:00amWorship ServicesMaundy Thursday- April 13, 7:00-8:00pmReflective service and we will celebrate communionGood Friday– April 14, 12:00-1:00pmThis service is an open service for a time of reflection with piano played by Susan Hutchinson-BanningEaster Sunday– April 16, 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00amWorship Servic...

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Romania Scholarship News

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Did you catch the article on Rockland’s Romanian mission work in the March 1 edition of Canyon Courier? Bob and Kitty Ehret were interviewed by author Corinne Westman about our outreach in Romania, most specifically the scholarship partnership we have with World Vision Romania. She wrote about the history of the program and what drew the Ehrets to not only support t...

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Our Role in God's Miracles

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The Amazing story of Tanzania This month the Rockland dollar bill program is earmarked for the Tanzania program, and you have GOT to hear how our ministry there is changing people’s lives and showing the love of Christ! The short answer is that we are making a huge difference and God is performing amazing and heartwarming miracles in the lives of Tanzanians. What we...

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A clothesline of Love...

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In prior years we had a Mitten Tree during the Christmas holiday which was decorated with donated items like mittens, gloves, hats, mittens and often times a handmade sweater or two. In the midst of a phone conversation with Mean Street and EChO in early 2016, I came to learn that there was a greater need for these items during the months of February and March. What coul...

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Down and Out and Deceived

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A young family entered the shelter, cold and unsure. They are desperate and don’t know where to turn. “We were sent here by the Volunteers of America,” she tells me not sure that they will be allowed to stay since they weren’t pre-registered. I assure them that they are welcome to stay and I can see the tension drain from their shoulders. As they s...

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"The Bible is so tough!"

"The Bible is so difficult to read” is one of the oddest statements I ever hear about the Scripture for two reasons: 1) God desires that we know His message for us. Since He is expressing a message of His great love for humanity, of course, He would want us to know that message! That is why the Bible was preserved for us when so many other works were destroyed and d...

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Redeeming the Mundane

As we SPRING our clocks FORWARD this Saturday night (subtle reminder), I have a proposition for you. First, here's my assumptions: 1) When you are walking around setting your clocks, I assume that you, like me, are not doing anything else. It's sort of tedious. Sort of a 'must-do' instead of a 'want-to'. 2) I also assume that you and I probably have a handful of clocks ...

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Video Greetings, From Tanzania

Click HERE for the video!...

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