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Clear Creek Rock House

The 2019-2020 school year is underway and the Rock House mentoring program has hit a new record! This year, we have 17 kids and 24 mentors. We have never had more mentors than mentees so we are extremely blessed with the number of adults who are willing to make an impact in a child's life. Deborah Bautista is the new mentoring coordinator and is doing a fantastic job plann...

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Welcome Home - Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers at Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity built a house on Saturday, September 28th. Dusty Dodge writes a message to the new owners of the home on one of the beams at a Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity build. Much like an old-fashioned barn-raising, volunteers nailed together the frames and stood them up, showing the exterior of the 1,110-square-foot house. Once the...

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Romania Outreach Mission News

We were delighted to welcome our visitors from Romania this past September. Our coordinator with World Vision Romania, Ciprian (Cipri) Tehei, his replacement, Cristina Constantinescu and two current high school students were on hand to share the successes of the program, visit local sights and meet with all of the sponsors from the congregation. The four were introduced...

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ECho - Helping Our Community

Success is very personal. How one person defines success is very different from another. Here is one story of success that our staff and volunteers have had the privilege to be a part of.... An under-employed, middle-aged mom had worked for a fast food chain for 10 years. She arrived at the EChO Job Center wanting to obtain a higher paying job and a job that provided fo...

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Mean Street Received Help from God

Sometimes God answers our prayers in unexpected ways. Mean Street's board and staff have been brainstorming ways to reach a wider audience, increase our volunteer and donor base, and offer services to more folks in need. God came up with a strategy we never could've conceived! On Thursday, October 10, we arrived at the Mean Street office to find that our brand new, 16-ye...

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Background Checks for Volunteers

Individuals who volunteer to work with our children and students are required to have a background check completed in advance of beginning to volunteer. You can access the Background Check Form HERE. The driving section only needs to be completed if you will be driving children or students as part of your volunteer responsibilities. Please return the completed form to ...

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So Many Touching Stories - Loaves & Fishes

It's amazing all the different people you meet at Loaves and Fishes. A couple of years ago I introduced myself to a husband and wife that were volunteering. The husband upon hearing my name asked, "Did you go in Berea High School in Ohio?" I said yes. He said, "I was in your class!" Turns out these folks were Ray and Carole Waldron who had lived in Evergreen for 25 years a...

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Tanzania Action Committee

October was Tanzania month at Rockland Church. Updates on our church's mission outreach to Tanzania was provided to the congregation at worship services on October 20 and 27. Members of the Tanzania Action Committee (TAC) provided more information in the Fellowship Hall concerning current needs of the committee. Rockland Church supports at risk girls in secondary Christ...

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