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Rockland Fire Evacuation

When we go to church, a fire evacuation of our Church on Sunday morning is likely the farthest thing from most people’s minds.  Yet, it is something that the Security Committee has thought about and for which we have planned.  The forty or so Security Team Observers and Ushers are being trained in our Evacuation Procedures. Our mission is to protect life an...

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Take a Hike

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You are invited to join other Rocklanders on Saturday, July 8 at 8:30 am as we hike in God’s great creation – our mountains. We will hike for 1.5 miles (all downhill) on the M. Walter Pesman Trail on Mt. Goliath, a shoulder of the greater Mt. Evans massive, you’ll be hiking from the upper trailhead at 12,152 ft. down to the lower trailhead at 11,540 ft. ...

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Mean Street: Sandy's Story

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Mean Street received this amazing letter and wanted to share it with you: To The Mean Street Ministry: Thank you for bringing light into one of the darkest moments of my life. If you had not come to my motel door, my husband and I would probably not be here today. My name is Sandy Anderson and my husband and I are so grateful for the food, prayer and God's love tha...

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Romania Outreach News

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SUMMER MISSION TRIP         Eight participants will take part in a Mission Trip to Romania July 10-21.  The group will travel to Cluj, which is where the scholarship program is coordinated.  They will visit the World Vision Romania facility and meet with select students who have been sponsored through the program.  Several Community...

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Loaves & Fishes

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Spring has sprung at Loaves & Fishes! With the help of all of our friends at Rockland, we were able to celebrate Easter by providing over 125 families with Easter dinner! We also had the privilege of giving almost 50 children Easter baskets filled with candy, chocolate and lots of love! Spring brings the shoulder season to Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County. Ski res...

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Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO)

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“This is the fourth summer receiving the EChO summer lunch program and we love it! As a single, working mother of two growing kids my grocery budget notices when their school lunch program is over.  Receiving the food specifically chosen for the kids has been so helpful! It is nutritionally balanced and easy for the kids to make for themselves.” - Mot...

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Clear Creek Rock House

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3 of 8 Clear Creek Kids Honored were Rock House Kids!! On April 30th, the Mayors of Idaho Springs and Georgetown and the Clear Creek County Commissioners presented their annual “Mayors and Commissioners” Youth Award to eight deserving kids who have overcome adversity to achieve excellence.  They scour the county for applicants and deserving high school ki...

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Overheard by the Church Mouse

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…Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, I’s not. – Dr. Seuss 10 year-old Kaia was sitting next to her grandmother, Jelayne Jorgenson, as they listened to the choir at Sunday morning worship service. Kaia kept starring at Tom Hobson, a choir member who was wearing dark glasses. Tom has an eye injury and must wear...

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A Good Month for Tanzania

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Pastor Abel’s visit was the highlight of an exciting April for Rockland’s ministry in Tanzania. Abel Godson is pastor of Ilboru Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arusha, Tanzania. His visit was an opportunity for us to renew our fellowship with him and to hear from him about Ilboru Children’s Center, the construction of Ilboru’s Christian primary scho...

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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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Prayer Shawl Ministry

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In the beginning… In 2010 Meg Greeley was the Caring Committee leader and Jewel Hensley was the head of the Women’s Ministry Team. They came up with the idea of starting a Prayer Shawl group. Our first meeting was held in Fellowship Hall and many women attended. Some people were avid knitters and crocheters, others had knit in the younger years, and some want...

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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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