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Where is the Joy?

Periodically, members of our elder board will be writing these weekly emails to minister to the congregation. Enjoy this post from Steve Hannah. WHERE IS THE JOY IN OUR LIVES? They say that moneycan't buy happiness.Yeah, sure.Like we believe that, right?Maybe money can't buy happiness, but it can sure buy the things that bring happiness, can't it?Certainly, the w...

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Meet Lauren

Beencouraged by this email from Lauren Miller, our new (awesome) student ministry associate at Rockland! One truthI have learned in my lifeis that it iscrucialto understand who Jesus is and why He came to Earth. Followers of Christ recognize that Jesus was the perfect example and teacher of how to live our lives during our time here on Earth.But if Christ is called "perfe...

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Joy in the Gifts

Jessica Kern, Elder for Children and Students Philippians 4:4is pasted to the wall in my kitchen asa 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 remindedto find joyin being in the kitchen at 5:45am with my kiddos, and being present for them as they make their lunc...

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Trusting and Praying

Enjoy this week's email from Penny McDonald, the elder who works with Outreach. This month, we have been focusing on Proverbs and one my favorites is Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths. Scripture has been a compass for my life, and this part...

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Spring Cleaning

Friends, enjoy hearing from our elders (this time from Lead Elder Dick Parks) periodically so you can get to them and hear their hearts for Rockland (and Christ!)- Jim Spring is finally here, and there are always good and bad things that come with it. If you are a skier, you know your days are numbered. If you have allergies, your troubles have just begun. But, the temper...

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