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A Personal Testimony of Living Hope

As many of you might know, June 19thwas the day I was to walk my daughter down the aisle at Rockland and then perform her wedding.Due to COVID-19,Aimee's wedding has been rescheduled to October. Recently, Michelle and I connected with Aimee and her fianc Josh (with the proper social distancing of course).During a moment of private conversation, Aimee expressed her sadne...

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Bible Studies this Week!

Many of you have asked about in-person Bible studies, andI'm thrilled to let you know that they are kicking off this Wednesday! Please sign up so we can plan accordingly, but we have PLENTY of space. These are also all 'open' Bible studies meaning that you can start them any time, and make the weeks you can, miss the weeks you must, start a few weeks in, whatever your s...

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Want to Join the Symphony?

One of myfavorite things in the whole,wide world isto seeall the unscheduled,unplanned, and disorganized ministry that happens from individuals moved by God to do so. I am talking about ministry from someone whosimply feels compelled by Christ to love another human being as He has loved them. It is a beautiful thing.When individuals do this, it creates a ripple. When the ...

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The Gospel is Bigger than a Virus

Amidst a worldwide pandemicthe Gospel continues to grow. This week, our Chimes editor Shirley Johnson, has compiled for us some information on 3 of our local mission partners. Rockland Community Church has a long history of mission work for those who are in need. Through the years our church has picked up the gauntlet and made a difference in people's lives. Think back to...

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Stir crazy yet?

In the midst of radically changing times, the Bible has stayed remarkably consistent. We have been having our Bible Study online called "Fear Not: Unchanging Truth for Uncertain Times" that deals with deep truths that settle us duringunsettling times. (We have another one Wednesdayat 9AMright HERE. Hope you will tune in!) The aim of the timeis to give very practical tru...

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Uncertainty

Right now, uncertainty abounds. A young couple desiring to go into missionary work had invited a missionary couple to their home. The host couple kept mentioning that life was so "uncertain" for them because the husband had multiple sclerosis. He could either be eventually immobilized in a hospital bed, or live normally until death, or die unexpectedly. After hearing the...

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Why Church History Matters: New YouTube Series!

Check out our new YouTube series by Pastor David called "Our Legacy: Church History and Why it Matters". For the next several weeks, we will be uploading 7 unique teaching times, each about 10-15 minutes long on the history of the church and why we should care. Check back often!CLICK HERE Do you ever wonder what Jesus would say about the Church today? How do you think...

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He is Risen!

Thanks for the pics ofyou worshiping on Sundays!Hope you arelogging on at 9AM TODAY for our Easter service!CLICK HERE After the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on...

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Why Holy Week Matters

I remember as a child waving palm branches at a number of our Palm Sunday Worship Services at my home church in Sunnyvale, California.I well remember participating in our church's very meaningful Maundy Thursday Service 3 years running as a college student.I so remember, as a young married couple, Michelle and I experiencing Good Friday hiking and mediating on Scriptur...

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Why I'm Encouraged Right Now

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Based on the latest input, stay-at-home orders, school closings, and more, we have decided to officially shut down meetings at the church through the end of April unless circumstances change drastically for the better. That means that Holy Week, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and even Bright Sunday will be a lot different this ye...

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