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Give and it Will Be Given to You

Giving

Pastor Jim wrapped up our sermon series on Rockland's core values on November 4 by teaching on value #4: "Give". Often, this is a topic that people don't care to hear about in church and yet Jesus taught about it extensively. We suppose he had a good reason for doing so. When it came to teaching about giving, this is one of the things Jesus said: "GIVE and it will be giv...

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Middle School/Confirmation Retreat

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Recently we took 43 students and adults to the YMCA in Winter Park for an amazing weekend of laughter, joy, worship, and growth. The group of our 6th, 7th and 8th graders all packed into one big cabin for the weekend, and boy was it a blast! We played games, gorged on a bunch of food and took over a whole gym and swimming pool. Most of all we learned about how to trust in...

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Do You Know Mean Street?

Mean Street

What happens when the snow falls, the temperature drops and you are living in your car in the parking lot at Wal-Martand your kids are with you? That is just one of the many problems Mean Street is faced with on a continuous uphill slope when they are involved with Family Rescueand it is family, as 60 percent of the clientele at Mean Street are kids. In the past the averag...

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Pastor Jim Visits the Rock House-Emily's Story

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In November, Pastor Jim visited the Rock House for the first time to get a better understanding of its mission and met the Executive Director Cheryl Holmberg, some board members, and spent time with one of the Rock House kids Emily. Jim saw the facility and learned about the programs that the Rock House offers and the goals and philosophy of operation, but the highlight ...

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Powderburn 2017

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Powderburn High School Winter Camp - Feb 18-20, 2017...

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Give Thanks

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I absolutely love our Thanksgiving Traditions, and I bet you love your traditions as well! I will tell you Daddy Lange Homemade Mashed Potatoes are the best (that's right, my family loves my mashed potatoes)! In addition, Mince Meat Pie with a dollop of whip cream is to die for! And without a doubt, the best tradition for me is our Thanksgiving prayer time! You see, prior...

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Hanging of the Green

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Hanging of the Green is Rockland's way of decorating the church for Christmas but it is also about tradition. We as individuals and as families come together the day after Thanksgiving to share fellowship and fun. In Isaiah 60:13 we find these words: "The Glory of Lebanon shall come unto you, the fir tree, the pine tree and the box together, to beautify the place of your ...

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Mean Street Ministry

Mean Street

Summer is over and with it our mission trip groups. Soon it will be cold and dark on Colfax, but in that darkness the motels will be full of people trying to stay warm through the winter. There is never a season when God is not needed on the streets, but if there's a season He is needed most, it's winter. Volunteers at Mean Street will put on as many layers as they can an...

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Tanzania: "Plastah!"

The Plaster House is a home in Arusha that enables children, from all over Tanzania, to recover after they have had corrective surgery- orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery or neurosurgery- for a disability. Rockland has participated in the Story of "Plastah" through the contribution of the water supply when the new facility was built and through continuing support of our ...

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Worship Team Update

The Worship Team is spending most of its time focusing on the planned second service that Pastor Gribnitz mentioned in his sermon on Worship on October 16. This service will be a more casual service with the same sermon as in the first service, but with faster paced music led by a band. This is anticipated to begin around the first of the year. Our existing worship style ...

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