Rockland Community Church is pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Gribnitz was called to be our Lead Pastor during a congregational meeting held Sunday September 28, 2015. We all felt the Lord’s leading during the entire search process and in the selection of Jim.
Jim and his wife Nikki and their 3 children come to Rockland from Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas were he has served as Family Pastor and Regular Preaching Pastor for the last 3 years. Prior to Highland Park, he served 10 years as Minister to Families with Jr. High Students at Park Cities Baptist Church, also in Dallas.
Jim and Ken will work together over the next 3 months to ensure a smooth transition which will center on getting to know all members and friends of Rockland.
While we will miss Ken and Kathy, we are excited for them as they begin a new adventure in retirement. We are also excited to have found Jim and Nikki and look forward to a wonderful season with them at Rockland.
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Wednesday Night Connections Meals
Please join us for our Wednesday Night Connections Meals: September 30. October 7, 14, 21, 28. November 4, 11, 18. December 2. The meal will be held in Fellowship Hall with food provided by local restaurants and caterers. All are welcome. RSVP is required. For more information or RSVP, please contact Lori Fullmer at email@example.com or Lori Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-526-0668.
Friday evening October 2 & Saturday October 3 With Guest Speaker Dale Skram - Hide & Seek: The Game of Authenticity
Most of want to be real with God and others, but we fear that we won’t be fully accepted as we are, so we cover up parts of our lives to make us feel more presentable. In this retreat Dale identifies common “fig leaves” that women hide behind that keep them from authentic living, how to remove them, so that we can live in deep connection with our God. We will also learn how to use our authenticity before God to form authentic relationships and counter our natural tendency to please others rather than being real with them. Dale will also teach us how to handle the authenticity of others by creating a safe environment where women can experience the transforming power of the grace and truth of God.
Retreat is at Rockland and the cost is $65.00 Sign up table will be in Fellowship Hall Sept. 13 Questions? Contact Cheryl Jehn at email@example.com
Adult Ed Classes
Sunday, October 4th, at 10:00 in Room 106
'Challenging Parables' Leader: Mike Wittmann
The parables of Jesus present us with a variety of challenges. New Testament scholar, Gordon Fee, contends that "for all their charm and simplicity, the parables have suffered a fate of misinterpretation in the church second only to the Revelation." More importantly, Jesus told parables to people as a way of exposing and challenging their ingrained, ungodly attitudes and actions. How can we recapture the emotional 'punch' and powerful impact that these parables had on their original audience in the context of our own lives and culture? This will be the focus of our three-week series.
Women's Bible Study
Sunday, September 27th at 10:00 a.m. Library/Conference Room
"What Love Is..."
We'll be studying "What Love Is...", a seven week video series on the 1, 2, 3 Letters of John by Kelly Minter. This is only our second session, so feel free to join us for fellowship and study.