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Family Feud – Threshold Jr Feb 7th

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:51

THIS WEEK

Family Feud
+ Stressed Out Part 1

See how well you know your groups as we face off in Family Feud!  Winning groups will receive delicious prizes!  We will also start a new series call ‘Stressed Out’. It’s a three-week series about worry and anxiety, and how we can live the stress-free life God intends for us.

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NEXT WEEK

Beach Ball with a TWIST!
+ Stressed Out Part 2

It’s no where close to summer, but it doesn’t mean we can’t pretend that it is!  Escape the winter for the evening as we do a beach theme and play beach ball with a twist!  We also will be continuing with our ‘Stressed Out’ series!

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

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

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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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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High School Ministry Weekly February 9th!

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:05

This week…

Family Feud with Small Groups!
February 9nd @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Hopefully, you’ve spent enough time with your small groups that they are starting to feel like family!  We will also be concluding our Measure Up series!

The week after that…

Handball Handball Handball!
February 16th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
This high flying activity is a ton of fun with your friends!  Join us as we play Handball and we also start a new series call ‘Social Skillz’, where we look into scripture to see how we can be more equipped to be a better friend and make better choices in the social scene!

The week after that…

Beach Ball with a Twist!
February 23rd @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Summer hasn’t come early enough!  Join us as we take a break of winter, turn up the heat and pretend it’s the summer!  We’ll play beach volleyball with a twist!  We are also on our second week of Social Skillz, where we teach you how to master social situations!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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Engage – Thurs. Feb. 1 – Skate and Slide

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:15

We’re ready to head outside, are you?

Skate and Slide
Thursday, Feb. 1
7:30 PM
Assiniboine Park

Grab your ice skates and a toboggan for a night on the slopes.
We’re headed to Assiniboine Park to enjoy their toboggan slide
and to skate on the duck pond.

Meet at the warming hut by the duck pond at 7:30 PM.

Don’t forget to dress warm and bring your own skates and sled too.

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Bubble Wrap Day – Threshold Jr Jan 31st

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:40

THIS WEEK

Bubble Wrap Day
+ Know God Part 3

Nothing is more satisfying or more annoying than having tons of bubble wrap to horse around with! Join us as continue our series Know God!


NEXT WEEK

Family Feud
+ Stressed Out Part 1

See how well you know your groups as we face off in Family Feud!  Winning groups will receive delicious prizes!  We will also start a new series call ‘Stressed Out’. It’s a three-week series about worry and anxiety, and how we can live the stress-free life God intends for us.

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

 

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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High School Ministry Weekly February 2nd!

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:12

This week…

Missionsfest
February 2nd @ 6:45pm-9:45pm
Immanuel Pentecostal Church
We will be meeting at IPC just inside the doors for a concert by The Informants!  This will be a great time to see what God is doing around the world and enjoy a great concert!

The week after that…

Family Feud with Small Groups!
February 9nd @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Hopefully, you’ve spent enough time with your small groups that they are starting to feel like family!  We will also be concluding our Measure Up series!

The week after that…

Handball Handball Handball!
February 16th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
This high flying activity is a ton of fun with your friends!  Join us as we play Handball and we also start a new series call ‘Social Skillz’, where we look into scripture to see how we can be more equipped to be a better friend and make better choices in the social scene!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Small Groups January 24th

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:35

So great to see everyone out last week!  Groups will start with their first study session this Wednesday.

If you missed last week, come out this Wednesday and get connected.

If you’re interested in joining the “Resolution for Women” Small group, please note that we do not have any more books available for this study.  We ask that you purchase a copy at your nearest book store or order one online!

Here’s what happens Wednesday Mornings!

9:20am – 9:40am – Check-in and coffee/tea in the chapel
9:40am – 10:00am – Praise & Worship

10:00am – 10:10am – Snacks and more coffee in the lobby area
(if you feel like bringing in a snack one morning, that’s much appreciated)

10:10am – 11:10am – Break into Small Groups

Save the Date!

February 26th
Women’s Event!

Join us for a Night in Italy!
Dinner and an evening filled with entertainment.

More details coming soon.

Looking for another way to connect?

Monday evenings, join ladies from all ages and stages in life for this amazing 6 week study!

Begins Monday January 22nd
Contact: Ruth-Ann or Debbie at
propel.cotr@gmail.com

 

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Tobogganing – Threshold Jr Jan 24

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:07

Our database has been fixed!  If you are still getting multiples of this email please let me know by replying!  Thank you for your patience!

THIS WEEK
IMPORTANT LOCATION/TIME CHANGES FOR JAN 24

We will not be going to Adrenaline Adventures for tubing
FREE Tobogganing at Linden Woods
From 7:00-9:00PM

Meet & Pickup at Church of the Rock (1397 Buffalo Pl).

Wednesday Jan 24, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE


NEXT WEEK

Bubble Wrap Day
+ Know God Part 3

Nothing is more satisfying or more annoying than having tons of bubble wrap to horse around with! Join us as continue our series Know God!

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

 

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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High School Ministry Weekly January 26th!

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:12

Our database has been fixed!  If you are still getting multiples of this email please let me know by replying!  Thank you for your patience!

This week…

Small Group Night
January 26th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Be prepared for food and good times for all!  We will be hanging out in the cage for games, worship and community!  That means you’ll get food while you hang out with your small group!  Enjoy and stay cozy!  Our series is called Measure up!  It’s about how we compare ourselves to others and how God can guide us through it!

The week after that…

Missionsfest
February 2nd @ 6:45pm-9:45pm
Immanuel Pentecostal Church
We will be meeting at IPC just inside the doors for a concert by The Informants!  This will be a great time to see what God is doing around the world and enjoy a great concert!

The week after that…

Family Feud with Small Groups!
February 9nd @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Hopefully, you’ve spent enough time with your small groups that they are starting to feel like family!  We will also be concluding our Measure Up series!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Dodgeball – Threshold Jr Jan 17 ** If you’ve received duplicates, we apologize**

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:41

We apologize if you receive this email multiple times.  There is a bug in our database/email system that is causing multiple emails for some.  We are working on getting it resolved and appreciate your patience.

THIS WEEK

Dodgeball
+ Know God Part 2

Dodgeball is simply a classic and must be played!
We also continue with our current series!

Wednesday Jan 17, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 

NEXT WEEK
IMPORTANT LOCATION/TIME CHANGES FOR JAN 24

We will not be going to Adrenaline Adventures for tubing
FREE Tobogganing at Linden Woods
From 7:00-9:00PM

Meet & Pickup at Church of the Rock (1397 Buffalo Pl).

Wednesday Jan 24, 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

 

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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High School Ministry Weekly January 19th! (If you receive duplicates, we apologize!)

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:25

We apologize if you receive this email multiple times.  There is a bug in our database/email system that is causing multiple emails for some.  We are working on getting it resolved and appreciate your patience.

This week…

Small Group Night
January 19th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Be prepared for food and good times for all!  We will be hanging out in the cage for games, worship and community!  That means you’ll get food while you hang out with your small group!  Enjoy and stay cozy!  Our series is called Measure up!  It’s about how we compare ourselves to others and how God can guide us through it!

The week after that…

Small Group Night
January 19th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Same sort of thing as we did on Jan 19th!  Just continuing with a emphasis on small groups and growing together as a COMMUNITY!

The week after that…

Missionsfest
February 2nd @ 6:45pm-9:45pm
Immanuel Pentecostal Church
We will be meeting at IPC just inside the doors for a concert by The Informants!  This will be a great time to see what God is doing around the world and enjoy a great concert!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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High School Ministry Weekly January 12th!

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:32


This week…


Archery Tag
January 12th @ 7:11pm—10:00pm
COST: $5— OR BRING A FRIEND & IT’S FREE

Another one of HSM’s favourite pastime is Archery Tag!
Totally safe and fun! Bring out your friend and it will be free for the both of you! Otherwise, pay up! See you there!

The week after that…

Small Group Night
January 19th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Be prepared for food and good times for all!  We will be hanging out in the cage for games, worship and community!  That means you’ll get food while you hang out with your small group!  Enjoy and stay cozy!  Our series is called Measure up!  It’s about how we compare ourselves to others and how God can guide us through it!

The week after that…

Small Group Night
January 19th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Same sort of thing as we did on Jan 19th!  Just continuing with a emphasis on small groups and growing together as a COMMUNITY!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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High School Ministry Weekly 2018 Reminder!

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:34


This week…


December 29th & January 5th
No youth! Take time with your family over the Holidays!

In the New Year…

Archery Tag
January 12th @ 7:11pm—10:00pm
COST: $5— OR BRING A FRIEND & IT’S FREE

Another one of HSM’s favourite pastime is Archery Tag!
Totally safe and fun! Bring out your friend and it will be free for the both of you! Otherwise, pay up! See you there!

The week after that…

Small Group Night
January 19th @ 7:11pm – 10:00pm
Be prepared for food and good times for all!  We will be hanging out in the cage for games, worship and community!  That means you’ll get food while you hang out with your small group!  Enjoy and stay cozy!  Our series is called Measure up!  It’s about how we compare ourselves to others and how God can guide us through it!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

  Click here for this month’s calendar

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Engage – Thurs. Jan. 4 – Seekers vs. Finders 2.0

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 04:31

We’re taking over the church with our version of hide and go seek.

Seekers vs. Hiders 2.0
Thursday, Jan. 4
7:30 PM
Youth Room

Can you catch all the hiders before time runs out?
Or will the hiders beat the seekers and stay hidden the whole time?

Join us in the Youth Room at 7:30 PM for the rules!

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LONG-HAIRED FREAKY PEOPLE NEED NOT APPLY

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:07

A few months ago I was standing in a church lobby in Edmonton when a young woman approached and asked me if I had every heard of the Five Man Electrical Band. Without missing a beat, I sang the opening verse of their iconic 1970 hit ‘Signs’.

And the sign said “Long-haired freaky people need not apply”
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said “You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you’ll do”
So I took off my hat, I said “Imagine that. Huh! Me workin’ for you!”
Whoa-oh-oh… Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

What followed next can best be described by saying, we shared a moment. It turns out her father was one of the founding members of this Ottawa based rock band which produced multiple hits in the ’70’s but is still best known for this song.

Lead singer Les Emmerson wrote the song after taking a road trip on Route 66 in California, where he noticed gigantic billboards that he felt littered the roadway and obscured the beautiful scenery. He wondered aloud: Who is allowed to put up signs that interfere with nature? This led to another question: Who gets to make the rules that appear on so many signs?

The song was an attempt to give voice to the powerless masses that have rules placed upon them by arbitrary forces. Half a century later not much has changed, except the signs have a new target – Christians. Our Federal Government has erected a new sign that says Christians need not apply. Literally! Now before you dismiss this as another anti-Justin Trudeau rant about our dope dealing Prime Minister, hear me out. This is something quite different this time and even more insidious. There is an agenda at play in Canada to systematically strip Christians of their right to freedom of religion and conscience.

This past December the Federal government announced that it will double the funding for the successful Canada Summer Jobs program from $35M to $70M. This is where grants are made available to organizations to hire students for the summer. When we were a new struggling church we used to take advantage of the program to hire one or two students every summer. That will no longer be an option as bible-believing freaky christians need not apply. You see the grants will only be made available to groups that first sign an “attestation” saying they agree with the government’s views on abortion and gender identity. “These include reproductive rights, and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.” In other words any business or organization that holds a pro-life position on abortion or a traditional view on marriage and sexuality is ineligible.

To conclude that this is just a mere inconvenience would be to miss the fact that this is systemic religious discrimination at its worst. We have been specifically singled out as ineligible because of our religious beliefs. As bible believing Christians we cannot sign the aforementioned attestation since we simply cannot disregard the sanctity of life or of marriage. These things are part of our core beliefs and that will never change unless God does a rewrite of the scriptures, which I do not see happening any time soon since Jesus said, Heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will never pass away. This is also just the latest in a long list of overt attempts to curtail the Christian faith in Canada.

In 2014 when Justin Trudeau became leader of the Liberal party he declared that he would not sign the nomination papers of any prospective candidate that did not uphold his party’s pro-choice position on abortion. This effectively eliminated any practicing Catholics or Evangelicals from running for his party. Which was the intended goal. Our Prime Minister once remarked, “Evangelical Christians are the worst part of Canadian society”.

In 2016 after taking office the Trudeau government shut down the Office of Religious Freedom, launched by the previous government, to defend the rights of persecuted religious minorities overseas. Later that same year the Federal government pressured Prince Edward Island into offering abortion services in their hospitals for the first time by threatening to withhold heath care funding.

In 2017 the Liberal government announced $650 million in funding towards sexual and reproductive rights in developing countries. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau defended the decision by saying that “contraception and even abortion is only a tool to end poverty.” Yikes!

There are of course many more examples but these should be enough to convince any skeptics that there is something nefarious going on in Canada and most of us are not even aware of it. It pains me to be the doomsayer. I would much rather write funny and ridiculous blogs about Trudeau, like how much he reminds me of Derek Zoolander.

But as bible believing Christians there is no question that we are heading towards very troubled waters. Not only are our values now in the minority position, they are no longer regarded as valid to even hold. We are already routinely accused of hate speech when we talk about biblical morality. And with the pace in which things are changing we are a hairs-breath away from this discrimination we  face, becoming criminalization. I realize I sound like one of those nutty alarmists… but at least this way when we are all sitting in concentration camps, I can say, “I told you so”.

What we are seeing today is nothing new. The first century church faced the same kind of opposition from the Roman Empire. Christians were thrown to the lions, sawn in half or torn limb from limb and yet the church continued to grow and make a difference in the world. Persecution has a funny way of bringing out the best in believers. One can no longer sit on the fence but must decide whether they are going to live out their faith or not. Under threat of persecution, lukewarmness, that is so common in many churches today, gives way to radical committed followers of Jesus that are no longer intimidated in the face of opposition. They live their faith out in bold proclamation without regard to the worldly powers (that will eventually have to bow their knee to the living God). “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word” (Acts 4:29)  When the disciples were confronted again on why they continued  to proclaim the name of Jesus, “Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

Hey, I don’t want it to get to this point any more than the next guy, but I’ll be damned (literally) if I am going to stand by silently and just let it happen. And maybe, just maybe if we let our voices be heard, we wouldn’t end up this mess in the first place.

 

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