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Stop! Smell the Roses.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you"stop and smell the roses"? Our days are generally filled with what we need todo,aren't they?Putout the next fire.Schedulethe next meeting.Gothrough my checklist to see what I have forgotten to do today.Go.Go.Go.We live in a time when there is always more we could be doing. We look around us and the person next to us is going pretty h...

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Bible Study Opportunities

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Rockland Baptism

God is alive, active, and transforming lives, and we want to celebrate those who have put their faith in Him as they give a public expression of that faith through baptism. (From our doctrinal statement)AtRockland, as established by the authority of the Holy Scriptures, we hold Baptism to be an act of initiation into the Christian Fellowship of one who, by public declarat...

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2018 Pledge Form


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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.Through Convoy of Ho...

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Where Did we Get the Chapters and Verses?

Wheredid the chapters andverses our Bible come from? A man named Stephen Langton (ca. 11501228), atheology 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 ina popular Latin version of the Bible called the 'Vulgate'. His reason for doing so,as a professor and scholar...

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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.Both services will hav...

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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 and property and to ...

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Take a Hike


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. Amid breathtaking ...

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Overheard by the Church Mouse

Church Mouse

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, I's not. Dr. Seuss 10 year-old Kaia was sitting next to her grandmother, Jelayne Jorgenson, as they listened to the choir at Sunday morning worship service. Kaia kept starring at Tom Hobson, a choir member who was wearing dark glasses. Tom has an eye injury and must wear those glasses for a ...

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Christmas Eve Services

Please join us for one of our five Worship services on Christmas Eve!...

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The JOY of Christmas

I have to confess one of my favorite moments in our worship services is something that no one but me gets to see. All advent, we are inviting all our kids to come forward to watch the advent candle lighting up close. From my unique vantage point, I get to see their faces and watch their eyes completely dialed into this simple tradition and great object lesson of the adven...

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Hanging of the Green


Hanging of the Green is Rockland's way of decorating the church for Christmas but it is also about tradition. We as individuals and as families come together the day after Thanksgiving to share fellowship and fun. In Isaiah 60:13 we find these words: "The Glory of Lebanon shall come unto you, the fir tree, the pine tree and the box together, to beautify the place of your ...

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Fall Festival


Each September, one Sunday is set aside for this fun, intergenerationalevent that fills Fellowship Hall, spreads out to thefront walkway and onto the lawn. Children's eyes light up when they step outside and see thelarge inflatable bounce toys. The outside play area is the highlightof the event for the kids; young and old, alike. In fact, I'mguessing there are a handful o...

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