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Elder's Corner- Feb/Mar Chimes

Your elders met four times since our last update, always beginning with prayer asking our Lord for guidance and direction, and finishing with prayers for specific individuals in the congregation needing prayer. In October and November, we began the process of developing goals for 2020. We are working on a five-year strategic plan and are seeking to put the next year goals...

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NO Condemnation (Seriously)

This Sunday I spent 25 minutes preaching on one whole verse. "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1) It may seem odd, but if I had to do it again - based largely on emails I have received and conversations I have had - I would preach this verse and this concept of living forgiven for an entire month.One of the things I am d...

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Observing Lent (beginning February 17)

Lent will soon be here and Rockland will be fully engaged in this preparation for Easter, April 4. Even as early as the second century Christians have observed a time of fasting, a special focus on the poor, and spiritual disciplines. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believers through prayer, penance, repentance of sin, almsgiving, atonement and ...

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Kid's Ministry- Feb/Mar Chimes

Making life-long disciples for Jesus! The Rockland Kids Families Ministry is in the business of discipling kids from birth through 5th grade and we hope you'll join us in this very important work. Officially, the word discipling doesn't show up in the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, but that's not stopping us and we hope it won't stop you either! A disciple is simply so...

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