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School Supplies for Africa

School Supplies needed for Africa November 8, Alton and David will be going to Senegal.  They will be staying with the school teachers in the village and they would like to be able to bless the teachers with some school supplies.  See the list below and bring the items to the church by Sunday, November 5.  There is a trunk at The Landing (2nd Floor at the elevator).  Please stick with the items on the list since the school has…

Upward 2017-2018

The 14th season of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading is quickly approaching.  This Basketball and Cheerleading League is for boys and girls in grades K5-6th.  The cost to participate is $75 which includes uniforms, year end prize, practices and games. During Upward children will learn the fundamentals of basketball and cheerleading.  They will also be learning Scripture and character qualities each week.  We want to equip children to be successful on the court and off the court.  As an Upward participant…

Don’t Believe These Parenting Myths

Being a parent is hard work.  It takes a lot of time, knowledge, wisdom, patience, money, and so much more.  However, it is worth it because, “children are a gift from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). God wants us to treasure these gifts and point them to the Gift-giver, God.  God desires that our children know Him and walk in His ways, but there is an enemy who wants to discourage and frustrate us in our teaching and training in godliness. In…

What Jesus Said About Children

The four gospels contain the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ.  Within three years of organized ministry before his death and resurrection, he preached many sermons and shared many parables.  In a time before podcasts and YouTube, his teachings have endured due to the life-changing paradigm with which he spoke. In all that he taught, Jesus also deemed it necessary to speak about children. He spoke of children five times in his recorded ministry.  Understanding what Christ thinks about…

“An Obedient Servant” Dinner

The “Obedient Servant” Dinner will be Saturday, October 14 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  As we gather together on that evening, we will get to Celebrate what God has done in, with and through our Rocky Creek Family to serve as Obedient Servants in Missions. 2017 Missions Celebration An Obedient Servant Luke 5:5 During this evening, we will get to hear from several of our own church family who have served during this past year, we will also…

Hit the Road and Encourage Your Child’s Teacher

We don’t need one more thing to do, but what if your family could be on mission without putting a specific event on your calendar? What? That doesn’t make sense? Sure it does! Look at the stories of Jesus in the Bible. Jesus most often just encountered people along the way – as He walked along the road. Our Rocky Creek children’s ministry wants to partner with parents as we begin to focus on missions as a lifestyle. Our “Music…

David’s Table Meals and Volunteer Opportunities

David’s Table and E210 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table, and he was crippled in both feet. 2 Samuel 9:13 Starting September 11, the David’s Table and E210 groups will start meeting at Rocky Creek again.  They will meet every Monday until December 4 and we need some groups to help prepare and serve a meal for approximately 80 people.  The sign up list can be accessed at the link below (MealTrain.com) David’s…

Don’t Be THAT Parent At Sporting Events

Sports can have a good place as long as they don’t take God’s place. Main Points 1 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Cor. 9:25-27 Sports can have a good place as long as they don’t take God’s place. Give eternal pursuits more effort than you give temporal pursuits. What you say and how you say it reveal what you love and how you love it.  (Matt. 12:34)

Remove Divorce From Your Vocabulary

In certain situations, divorce may be permitted but it is never promoted. Main Points Matt. 19:8 – Moses permitted divorce Eph. 5:32 In certain situations, divorce may be permitted but it is never promoted. 1. Study God’s Word for Direction 2. Pray with Your Spouse 3. Seek Biblical Counsel What do you have to lose by one session with a pastoral counselor?

Be Disciplined Before You Discipline

Parents must discipline themselves before they discipline their children. Main Points Eph. 6:4 – Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Parents are called to disciple their children. Parents are also called to discipline their children. Parents must discipline themselves before they discipline their children. Hostile parents produce hostile children.

Why Kids Leave Church Once They Leave Home

We have replaced parents with programs and we are losing our children one generation at a time. Main Points We have expected the church to do what God expects the family to do. We have replaced parents with programs and we are losing our children one generation at a time. God’s ideal is when a family of God partners with the people of God for the discipleship of every generation. Gen. 18:19; Deut. 6:7; Josh. 24:15; Ps. 78:4

Promotion Sunday – August 20

It is August, and preschoolers, children and students are preparing for another school year.  Those that were in 3rd grade last year are ready to start 4th grade in a few days.  As preschoolers, children, and students move to the next grade in school, they will also be doing this in their groups at Rocky Creek.  On Sunday, August 20, at 9:00am preschoolers, children, and youth will move to their new Gospel Groups. The biggest change will be for those who…