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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 sanctuary."

Our forefathers called the procuring of these evergreens, "Bringing home Christmas!" Our evergreens and the two 18-foot trees that grace our sanctuary and fellowship hall started with a donation from the late Norm Ralston and today we receive our trees from Mt Vernon. On the day after Thanksgiving those who are able will start from the church at 9:00 to go and cut the two trees at Mt Vernon Country Club, return and have them set up in the church by noon. Our trees are part of our festivities. Glittering with lights and ornaments, they become part of the beauty of Christmas. If you would like to join this remarkable group contact Pastor Ed Lange 303-526-0668 or ELange@Rockland.Church. This holiday tradition has been going on for more than 25 years.

While working with other Rockland members you will create wreaths, find a personal joy in seeing the trees lighted, ribboned, hoisted up the big ladders and displayed for all to enjoy during the Christmas season. I hope that this will encourage all –both young and old - to join our Rockland community as we "Deck the Halls."

Hanging of the Green has always been an integral part of the Holiday Season - something fun to do to help us get into the Christmas spirit and spend time together as a church family. Hanging of the Green is the perfect way to start the season and remember the impending birth of our Savior and King!

Rockland always looks so beautiful after the Hanging of the Green and keeps the Christmas spirit in mind for the entire congregation for the remainder of the season.

Come join us from 3:00 to 6:00pm on November 25th! There will be more information in the Bulletin concerning the dinner that will follow our decorating.