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Engage – Thursday, January 19th – Cool Runnings

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:39
Cool Runnings
Thursday, January 19th
7:30pm
Kings Park

Meet at Kings Park in the parking lot
at 7:30pm for a night of tobogganing!

Bring your own toboggan, bobsled,
or get creative with an unlikely toboggan – will a pizza pan work?

We’ll be racing to the bottom to find out!

We’ll be the people with the glowsticks, so watch for us on the hill if you come later!

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High School Ministry Weekly January 20th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:49


This week…


Small Group!
January 20th @ 7:11-10:00pm
We are going to be spending a lot of intentional time in small groups this Friday! SNACKS ARE INCLUDED!!  It’s a time were we turn up the spiritual temperature, dig into the message and pray for each other.

Next week…

Say the Same Thing!
January 27th @ 7:11-10:00pm
Have you played the app ‘Say the Same Thing’?  Well, download it and get good because we are playing it for some sweet prizes!  We are finishing our series called ‘I’m In”.  Friends and new people are always invited!

The week after that…

Missionfest Manitoba Concert
February 3rd @ 6:45pm-9:45pm
COST—FREE.

We will be meeting at Immanuel Pentecostal Church just inside the doors for a concert by THE COLOR . Perfect time to rock out to a great local artist!

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If You Had to Sleep in a Shivery Cold Bed, Would You Be the Better for It? Memories of The Punishing Prairies from Balmy Florida

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:00

During my childhood in Saskatchewan — 80 years ago — the severe winter nights made bedtime a challenge. You may find it hard to believe what I’m going to tell you but here’s my story.

Our house had no central heat and its walls were not insulated. Storm windows installed each Fall weren’t much help. As Winter progressed, my bedroom window upstairs gradually frosted over completely, and nature decorated it as a winterscape. For three months the frosted panes looked as if the images of snow drifts or ocean waves were etched into them by human hands.

Here’s how you went to bed at night: First, you got into your nightclothes in a small pocket of warmth behind the coal stove in the living room. Then you flew up the stairs as fast as you could in the unheated hall to limit contact with the cold steps.

On the kitchen stove, a caring mother had earlier heated one of the old clothes irons. It was wrapped without its detachable handle in layers of newspaper and slid under the covers down to the foot of the bed. What a welcome partial reprieve from the cold flannel sheet and two or three quilts to touch this warmed area with your feet! When you wakened in the morning, the water vapor in your breath had frozen so the sheet covering your chin was covered with frost. You also learned to move as little as possible because your body had warmed everything near it and everything outside this zone was shockingly cold.

Yet, in a way appreciated in comparison with sleeping outside, you felt snug and protected: The house gave shelter from the wind, and there was slight heat from the stovepipe that ran up through the bedroom.

The final challenge of a long winter night came in the morning when you threw back the hump of quilts resolutely and made a dash for the front room downstairs to dress for the day behind the coal stove. Top speed was essential in descending the stairs in order to limit the contact of your feet with the steps just as you had done coming up them the night before.

By the time you were back into your long one-piece underwear, corduroy pants, flannel shirt, and wool socks you had pretty well forgotten the experiences of the night and were ready for the fresh, brisk day.

I think of those bitterly cold winter nights from a lovely place we stay for some months each Winter in Florida. And I marvel at the difference in our evening routine when we turn on the electric mattress warmer recently given to us by our three children to warm their nonoginarian parents. What luxury!

But, who can forget the rigor of those cold nights? Who can forget the valor of parents who defended their young against the severity of the elements to the best of their ability and resources? I celebrate with thanksgiving the rigors of my childhood and the care of my parents but at the same time both Kay and I feel only deeper thanksgiving for a warm bed now!



Photo credit: Derek Gavey (via flickr.com)


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WOW Winter Session – January 18th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 21:01

Welcome back to WOW!  We’ll be meeting next week Wednesday at 9:30am in the Chapel for a time of praise & worship. We’ll then connect over coffee where ladies can check out the study options! After books are purchased, we’ll go into small groups.

Cost for Winter Session: $20
This includes one study book and costs associated with the ministry

Here are the studies you can pick from:

For Women Only – Shaunti Feldham

The man in your life carries important feelings so deep inside he barely knows they’re there, much less how to talk about them. Yet your man genuinely wants you to “get” him—to understand his inner life, to know his fears and needs, to hear what he wishes he could tell you.

Leader:  Marcia (Book Study Discussion)

50 Days of Transformation – Rick Warren
The only way to truly change your life is to change the way you think. During this series, based on the Transformed study, learn about the habits, truths, and characteristics that enable change—lasting change—to happen in your life.

Leader:  Lisa Z (DVD and Study Guide Discussion)

The Daniel Plan – Rick Warren/Daniel Amen/Mark Hyman

This small group study from Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman is centered on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends.

Leaders:  Colleen B & Patricia C (DVD and Study Guide)

Guardrails – Andy Stanley

Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life-areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. In this video-based small group bible study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.

Leaders:  Karen Blevins & Katherine (DVD with Study Guide Discussion)

The Armor of God – Priscilla Shirer

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life, wreaking havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed.

Leaders:  Chickie & Fay
(DVD Study with Study Guide & Discussion)

If anyone would like to bring a snack item to share that would be great!

Childcare is provided for a nominal fee.

Your WOW Leadership Team:
Marcia, Lisa, Shawna, Karen, Fay, Leanne, Darlene, Karen B, Chickie, Jennifer, Colleen, Patricia

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High School Ministry Weekly January 13th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 20:04


This week…

Nerf Gun Battle!
January 13th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
This is the perfect time to bring your friends to have fun and check out the youth group!  We are renting some amazing nerf guns to try out for the evening and it should be sweet!

Next week…


Small Group!
January 20th @ 7:11-10:00pm
We are going to be spending a lot of intentional time in small groups this Friday!  It’s a time were we turn up the spiritual temperature, dig into the message and pray for each other.

The week after that…


Say the Same Thing!
January 27th @ 7:11-10:00pm
Have you played the app ‘Say the Same Thing’?  Well, download it and get good because we are playing it for some sweet prizes!  We are finishing our series called ‘I’m In”.  Friends and new people are always invited!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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Threshold Jr: Jan 11 – New Years Party

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:41
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

New Years Party +
Over Time
Let’s ring in the new year…again!
We start a new series called Over Time
Also Hangout & Cafe in the Cage

Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Game Show Wednesday +
Over Time

Come for an opportunity to be a game show contestant
and win some prizes!
Plus we continue our series called Over Time!

Wednesday Jan. 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

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Could You Handle a First Day in School Better than Mikey? (A Slice Of Life by Kathleen G. Bastian)

Just Call Me Pastor - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:00

Mikey would turn four by Christmas so he was old enough to attend the pre-school I, Kathleen, directed in the Free Methodist Church in Greenville, Illinois. It was 1971 and I held the school three mornings a week.

Mikey, the fourth son of a local doctor, had looked forward eagerly to the experience for most of a year because his next older brother, Matthew, had attended the previous year and Mikey had gone with his mother regularly to escort him to the church. He had seen what fun the children had in pre-school and also how much his brother enjoyed it.

Now, in September, at three-and-a-half, the big day came. He was standing in line with his mother to register. Several mothers and their children were ahead of them. The room was quiet.

Suddenly, he realized that one at a time, the mothers were leaving their children and going home. Mikey panicked, looked up into his mother’s face and said out loud, “I quit!”

He continued to whimper a bit as his mother instructed me to complete his registration. She intended to leave in spite of his protests but I persuaded her to stay until Mikey was comfortable.

She stayed through the play time. When the children went into the story room his mother told Mikey she would be just outside the door. Half way through the story, Mikey wanted his mother.

I quickly opened the door. His mother was gone. Mikey began screaming and sobbing. I tried to comfort him. An idea struck me, and I placed my expandable bracelet wrist watch on his arm. I showed him the small hand and told him that when it came to the top at 12 his mother would be there to pick him up. I then slid the watch as high on his arm as I could and it held. He stopped sobbing and entered into the morning’s activities.

When his mother arrived for him he was delighted. They started to leave but as they were about to go through the swinging doors he looked up and whispered something to her. She nodded and he ran back and gave me a big kiss goodbye. From then on Mikey came to preschool happy and unafraid.



Photo credit: Bridget Coila (via flickr.com)

 


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No Threshold Jr This Week – Continues on Jan 11

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 22:34
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THIS WEEK (Grade 6-8)

NO THRESHOLD JR ON DEC 28 & JAN 4

NEXT WEEK

New Years Party
Let’s ring in the new year…again!
We start a new series called Over Time
Also Hangout & Cafe in the Cage

Wednesday Jan. 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

Click here for this month’s calendar

 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM…

Username: threshold_jr
http://instagram.com/threshold_jr

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply and say “Unsubscribe” (DO NOT click on the “Unsubscribe” link below).

Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6 Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625) Email: tim@churchoftherock.ca (Tim Hamm)

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