Happy Winter Break! We definitely felt the impact of the break last night but enjoyed a more intimate time as a ministry. Praying for safety and rest for all those traveling. We missed you but realize a break is good every now and then. But then again, your break may be a stress filled week as you try and figure out what to do with your child while you're at work, because your life/work is functioning as normal! Many of our athletes are still practicing or have games, so the "break" is not really a "break."
Whatever situation this week finds you in we pray God is at the very center. We look forward to having everyone back next week. The rested, the weary, the wandering, the found are all welcomed at The Rock SM!
Frozen Frisbee (Feb. 21) - 1:30p: Just a simple opportunity to get together and have some fun. No talent required. We'll play some ultimate frisbee and razzle dazzle (football/ultimate hybrid.) Even if you don't play, it's a great time to come and be together.
DNOW (March 13) - DNOW will be a 1 day event jam-packed with worship, teaching, eating, games - it'll be awesome! You can REGISTER HERE - the cost is $20! If you have any questions let us know. We will need some volunteers to help us make it successful and safe. If you are interested in helping out let us know! As we get closer to the date, we will get some more info out! Keep an eye on your inbox for messages from us!
SUNDAY SCHOOL - Just a weekly reminder for you or/and your student to be sure to plug into a Sunday School class. Even if you are out, you can call into your class to stay somewhat connected. This is such a great way to be with those in your grade for time in the Word. Also, invite others into that class!
We decided to spend our time together in a big circle. In light of the small crowd last night we felt it was best to embrace the intimacy that was readily available. It was great to simply read and discuss the Hebrews 11 as a group. For this reason we decided not to live stream, mainly because we didn't have enough microphones for everyone and the reality that once mic'ed up, most teenagers forget how to speak.
Hebrews 11 is such an awesome chapter. It's the hall of fame of those in our faith, from the Bible. Hebrews 11 sets the tone for the rest of the book. It serves as a transition point from knowledge to action. Of course there are things to apply in the beginning of the book, but it's here we notice a major shift to our response of all we've just heard, the previous 10 chapters.
It was neat to discuss this together. From time to time it's good to make a big group small. We saw this occur last night. Of course our hope is to expand our number, but there are certainly things you can't always do in a large group. Last night we were able to experience one of those things.
Below are the sermon notes from last night. Being that there is no video, we'd encourage you to read through these notes. For our parents, the hope is that you are informed as to what we are sharing with your students. For our students, it's an important to not miss one piece of the puzzle that is Hebrews. Next week, we wrap up Hebrews by concentrating on the call in light of all we've heard.
Why a blog?
A great way for parents and ministry to connect and continue the conversation of what's going on at The Rock.