Join Us in Tanzania! Information Meeting
Sunday, Dec 8 — 11:15, room 106
Are you interested in blessing others, especially children? Do you enjoy being blessed yourself? Do you enjoy developing relationships with fellow believers in Christ? If you are interested in joining us on a mission trip to Tanzania from May 29 to June 14, 2014, please attend this meeting for additional information and to get answers to your questions ... no pressure, no commitment. Please consider going with us on this trip. Call Steve Hannah at 720 315-0555 for information if you can't attend.
Come & Consider Class for Prospective New Members
Sunday, Dec 8, 11:20-12:15 in the conference room/library. Childcare by advance request.
History, beliefs, how to get involved here. Attendance at this informal class led by Pastor Ken is required for membership.
RSVP to Kathy McManus, x308.
Where's Adult Ed Info?
Adult Education: A by-the-day calendar about classes and bible studies is now on the Discipleship Ministry page.
CHRISTMAS AT ROCKLAND ... For unto you is born a savior, Christ the Lord.
...And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:11-12
Advent by Candlelight
TUES DEC 17
The CHILDREN will SING SONGS of CHRISTMAS on DEC 8 during worship services.
TUES, DEC 11 YOUNG AT HEART luncheon buffet and program: I'll be Home for Christmas. $16 at the door — Mt Vernon Country Club. RSVP on or before Dec 5 to Linda, x201.
Thank you for helping to decorate! HANGING OF THE GREEN was NOV 24 We decorated trees and hung ornaments, garland, and wreaths throughout the church. The chili potluck & fried chicken lunch was delicious, and the fellowship was delightful.
Another Rockland Tradition: LIGHTING THE ADVENT WREATH during services on Advent Sundays and on Christmas Eve. Families are invited to sign up to light the wreath and share the meaning of the candle with the congregation. Deb Steffensen
Our Children's Ministry's FAMILY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION is DEC 7 10:00-12:00 in fellowship hall. Celebrate together the wonder and anticipation of His birth, with music, storytelling, crafts, and refreshments. Lori Fullmer
Our festival choir performs a CANTADA on DEC 15. Festival of Carols, by Joseph M. Martin, is part of the worship services that morning. If you would like to join the cantada, contact Lori Schneider. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7pm.
The Nut Sale Has Returned
Proceeds from the sale of goods and "hope" offered for the next several weeks in fellowship hall benefit the projects supported by Romania and Tanzania outreach. Your Christmas gifts can change lives. Give the gifts that give so much more.
- Nuts for cooking and baking, as well as candies and other treats ... click the link below to download and print the nut sale order form. Mark your selections and bring your form to church to be filled on Sunday.
- Children's pillowcases, fabric bags, aprons, holiday gift bags, wine coasters and wine gift bags made by the Rockland sewing group.
- Beautiful weavings, baskets and jewelry hand made by Tanzania widow groups.
- Milky Cow: Purchase a chicken, goat, or cow in the name of a loved one. This animal is then given to a family in Tanzania. Life changing!
- Student sponsorships: Purchase a year of schooling for a Tanzanian or Romanian student. Give this gift — the hope of realized potential — in the name of someone who has everything.
A CHRISTMAS TRADITION OF SHARING, of GIVING to local organizations that assist those in need: Buy an extra gift or two or three for Mean Street Ministry's Christmas Party; EChO's St Nick Shop; and Clear Creek County's Santa Shop Project. Bring those unwrapped gifts back to Rockland by Dec 9; the EChO and Clear Creek gifts will be taken over to the shops. The gifts for Mean Street will be wrapped by our fabulous youth on Wed, Dec 11, 6:30-8:15 here at the church. Come join our youth in this endeavor to wrap TONS of Christmas presents for the families of Mean Street Ministry! Jamie x208 & Kyle x309