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Finally FINDING Meaning

No secret here: I am a goal-setter. I get great joy in checking things off my to-do list. In fact, I will sometimes do something, then put it on my list, just to get the pleasure of checking it off. It's a disease, I know. One of my goals this year has been to do an in-depth dive into different books of the Bible, with my goal being to get through all 66 in the next...

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Best.Advise.Ever

Periodically I'll remind you of some of the best advice I have ever received with regards to growing in my faith when I'm in a worship service or Bible study. My old Sunday routine was that I would show up to church on Sundays, still thinking about what was on my plate from last week that I didn't get finished or what was coming up in the week ahead. I found it hard t...

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Bible Study Opportunities

Bible Study Opportunities...

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In Case You Missed It...

In case you were not able to be here Sunday, the one-minute video I showed is below. But first...some background. What does it mean when the author of Ecclesiastes says, "He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." (Ecc. 3:11)? The best answer I could find, based on a study of ...

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Independence Day

Did you know that one of our founding fathers, John Adams, almost 'missed' celebrating the Independence for which he strived?Here's the story:On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met, and the man with the most guts in human history (Jim's opinion - not actual fact perhaps) Richard Henry Lee, the delegate from Virginia, introduced a motion calling for th...

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An Undivided Heart

Enjoy this week's email from Gordon Steere, the elder who works with Discipleship. This year I will be celebrating a milestone, turning 65. I know for some of you 65 seems old and for some I am still a youngster, but hitting a major milestone like this has caused me to spend more time reflecting on my Christian life.One of the most challenging and convicting ver...

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Rockland Fire Evacuation

When we go to church, a fire evacuation of our Church on Sunday morning is likely the farthest thing from most people’s minds.  Yet, it is something that the Security Committee has thought about and for which we have planned.  The forty or so Security Team Observers and Ushers are being trained in our Evacuation Procedures. Our mission is to protect life an...

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Take a Hike

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You are invited to join other Rocklanders on Saturday, July 8 at 8:30 am as we hike in God’s great creation – our mountains. We will hike for 1.5 miles (all downhill) on the M. Walter Pesman Trail on Mt. Goliath, a shoulder of the greater Mt. Evans massive, you’ll be hiking from the upper trailhead at 12,152 ft. down to the lower trailhead at 11,540 ft. ...

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Is there a Point?

  Last week we looked at Ecclesiastes Chapter 1, where 'Qohelet' (the Hebrew word for the "Preacher" in Ecclesiastes 1:1) lamented the pointlessness of finding meaning in life "under the sun" (apart from God). As we read the text you could feel the author's desperation and futility about how meaningless this life is when we leave God out. To say i...

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VBS 2017 Registration

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Maker Fun Factory VBS is designed to spark kids' curiosity and imagination. They will become hands-on-inventors who discover they are lovingly created by God and built for a purpose.  All children ages 3 (by 6/1) thru graduating 5th-grade students are invited! June 19-23, 9:00-Noon!$40 / per child   Please note that your child/children will not be officially ...

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