Hope you're all having a great Thursday. Praying for many of you who are sick and dealing with different things. Please know you have a ministry and family here at The Rock that are praying for you and fighting with you.
Next week we'll have our annual Tacky Christmas Party. This will be a bit different as we'll be in the far back left of the church property. We'll have some folks showing you where to go but you can head to the back left of the cemetery to park. Comforting I know. Regardless, we'll be in the field just away from this spot. You'll see the lights, smoke and fire. Our night will be simple. We'll read the Christmas story from Luke 2, enjoy some hot chocolate, maybe sing some carols and then just hang out, safely. We'll need you help with this. You can help by reminding your student to bring and wear a mask while also following all the directions from our leaders as we're together. We don't want to get to lax in our safety stuff as we get comfy with the new normal.
By now you've probably heard about our changes for our Middle School Refuel trip. We hated to do this of course but felt it was necessary. The good news is we can still accomplish the heart of the trip. We can be together, study together, have fun together and then do so closer to home. I've sent out a few details but quickly want to again list some broad details. We'll have more specifics next week, after another round of leaders meetings this Sunday.
Again, while this isn't plan A we realize God can still be glorified and sought after. We plan to create a jam packed overnight event for our middle schoolers. We ask and hope you'll be praying as the planning and carrying out of that plan go forth.
At this time our High School Refuel trip will be as planned. We will communicate any changes or plans closer to that event.
Our last official Rock of 2020 was last night. Yes, we will be meeting next week but it's our Tacky Christmas Party. If the weather helps that will actually be outside, in the field to the far left of the campus and we'll have a bonfire. So not exactly a normal night.
Last night was all about what Jesus said about himself. Our short Christmas series was spent looking at this King that was promised way back when. We've seen what the Old Testament folks said and what God himself had promised. Now we see what Jesus himself says. It was a great night together. It's below if you missed it or want to see it again.
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A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.