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Joy in the Gifts

Jessica Kern, Elder for Children and Students Philippians 4:4 is pasted to the wall in my kitchen as a constant reminder that God has a plan for me each and every day, and that He has called me to rejoice in each circumstance that I face. Each morning, I am reminded to find joy in being in the kitchen at 5:45am with my kiddos, and being present fo...

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Bible Study Opportunities

Bible Study Opportunities...

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Donate to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Help families hit hard by Hurricane Harvey! Harvey made landfall on the Texas Coast as a Category 4 hurricane. Families have been displaced and homes leveled. You can wrap Christ’s loving arms around these hurting people. Focus on the Family is partnering with Convoy of Hope who’s on-the-ground in the disaster area providing tangible help to victims.&n...

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Where Did we Get the Chapters and Verses?

Where did the chapters and verses our Bible come from? A man named Stephen Langton (ca. 1150–1228), a theology professor and archbishop of Canterbury, is generally credited as the creator of chapters in our Bible as we have them today. He did this in the 12th century in a popular Latin version of the Bible called the 'Vulgate'. His reason for doin...

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Blizzards in August?

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Click here to see information about the new worship service times and formats starting September 10! I have a confession to make: I love the snow! Truth be told, I always become a bit melancholy at the last snowfall of the spring.  So why do I like the snow? Because I think it is so beautiful and I can always get myself warm...

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Starting 9/10/2017: New Worship Times and Formats

Starting September 10th, Rockland is shifting our current worship service times (8:30 am & 10:00 am) by a half hour. Our new worship service times beginning September 10, 2017, will be at 9:00 am & 10:30 am.  Our 9:00 am worship service time will be a more traditional Rockland service and our 10:30 am worship service time will be a contemporary service. ...

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All. Out. Joy

If you are new to Rockland, let me lay some groundwork for you on how we work. On Sunday mornings, we like to open a book of the Bible, preach it, and when we finish that book...open another book.  We are constantly in awe of the fact that God spoke ages ago through the Scriptures and yet they still speak to us even today. It always amazes me ho...

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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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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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