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Open Mic Night & Dessert Potluck (March 16, 2024 at 7:00PM)

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Fri, 03/01/2024 - 19:07

FOCAS (Fellowship of Christian Adult Singles) 30+ Event

Open Mic Night & Dessert Potluck in the Youth Room

Share your hobby, talent, or testimony

Please bring a dessert to share

Sat March 16 at 7PM 

Please check our Facebook page for any updates

 

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Games in the Dark- February 29th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 02/27/2024 - 16:16

Thursday, February 29th- Games in the Dark 

Join us for some throwback games in the dark. The games will include: Sardines and Manhunt

Location: Youth Room

Time: 7:30pm See you there.

And don’t forget to follow Engage Young Adults on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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High School Ministry – February 26th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/26/2024 - 15:00

This Week!

Online Bible Study!
Wednesday, February 28th @ 7:00pm-8:00pm

This is a safe space to ask questions and discover how to apply scripture in your life.
Join us on Zoom by clicking here.

&

Students Vs Leaders
Friday, March 1st @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

Can you face the challenge?
Join us for the battle as we face it off,
Students Vs Leaders!

Next Week!

Giant Volleyball!
Friday, March 8th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

Join us for a game of volleyball that
will be fun and ridiculous!

In 2 Weeks!

Trivia Night!
Friday, March 15th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

Join us for a night of Trivia!
We will have prizes to be won.

Follow us on Instagram for event and weather updates all year long! @ churchoftherockhsm Join us throughout the week on Discord! Here’s what you need to know:
First, please download Discord for your device! You can do this by downloading the application here.
Second, add yourself to our High School Ministry Discord Server by clicking THIS LINK.

We will keep you informed on what’s coming up AND spontaneous hangouts!

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Threshold Jr – February 26th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/26/2024 - 15:00
This Week!

Pokémon Hunt
Wednesday February 28th @ 7pm-9pm

Join us for a Pokémon hunt!
It’s going to be tons of fun.

Next Week!

Human Curling!
Wednesday, March 6th @ 7pm-9pm


Have you heard of human curling?
Come see it and be a part of it for yourself!
You don’t want to miss this.

In 2 Weeks!

Catch Phrase!
Wednesday March 13th @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

We’re playing catch phrase this week
May the best team win!

Follow us on Instagram for event and weather updates all year long! @threshold_jr Join us throughout the week on Discord!

Here’s what you need to know:
First, create a Discord user by downloading the application here.
Second, sign on to our Threshold Jr Discord server by clicking here.
You’ll be up to speed throughout the week!

 

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Collide – February 25th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/25/2024 - 15:00

Collide Discussion Questions

Decision

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

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Elementary – February 25th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/25/2024 - 15:00

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS LESSO

Worship Video

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Preschool – February 25th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/25/2024 - 15:00

ACTIVITY PAGES TO DOWNLOAD

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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What Lies Behind Abel’s Offering

The Idol Babbler - Tue, 02/20/2024 - 20:37

Genesis 4:3-5 (HCSB)In the course of time Cain presented some of the land’s produce as an offering to the LORD. And Abel also presented an offering — some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he looked despondent.

I have come across a perplexing assumption in some church circles throughout the years for as to why God held in higher esteem Abel’s offering over Cain’s. In such settings, the explanation for it was grounded in God’s sovereignty. In other words, according to them Abel’s offering was held in a higher regard because God just mysteriously liked Abel’s better than Cain’s… case closed. 

I guess that could be the reason, but only if we read these verses in isolation; coupled with the assumption that a sovereign God sometimes just expresses His preference for one thing over another. After all, God does have that right. No?

But, I’m not convinced here.

What Lies Behind Abel’s Offerings

It seems that when we approach this text with what the Bible offers elsewhere, another possibility emerges:

Hebrews 11:4 (HCSB)By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through his faith.

When you read this reference, which was written thousands of years later, we get more insight into what lies behind the offering given by Abel. He gave his gift to God by something that his brother did not…

FAITH

It makes sense that only two verses later the author of Hebrews says this:

Hebrews 11:6a (HCSB)Now without faith it is impossible to please God…

Loyalty

There’s a great lesson to be learned here. Bottom line, God is looking for and pleased with people who are both loyal and faithful. This story in Genesis 4 is about two brothers who brought offerings to God, where one had faith and one did not, and that alone is the difference between to two. If it was something else, however, let’s say the nature of the offerings themselves (animal vs. plant), we would then have to ask:

Why would God then later contradict this precedent by including grain offerings as being a legitimate part of the future sacrificial system requirements for the Israelites as outlined in the next four books of the Pentateuch?

The fact is (as the prophet Hosea would later point out) the offerings themselves are really not what God desires…

Hosea 6:6 (HCSB)For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 

Back To Hebrews

The writer of the book of Hebrews would then continue on for 35 verses, listing many individuals throughout the timeline of history, who also after Abel… did great things.

What was the common denominator of them all?

The beginning of verse 39 gives the answer…

Hebrews 11:39a (HCSB)All these were approved through their faith…

May we also be approved by our faith as well. 

Godspeed, to the brethren!

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Large Group Bible Study- February 22nd

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 02/20/2024 - 19:05

Thursday, February 22nd- Large Group Bible Study

Are you looking to take a deeper dive into the bible? Join us as we learn how to study the bible for ourselves. We will be going through John 10.

Free Snacks Provided!

Location: Youth Room

Time: 7:30pm See you there.

And don’t forget to follow Engage Young Adults on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Threshold Jr – February 19th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/19/2024 - 15:00
This Week!

U-Puttz!
Wednesday February 21st @ 6:15pm-9:00pm
COST: $22

Glow n’ dark mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars!
We are heading to U-Puttz with the bus at 6:30pm.
Click here to register (required).
Click here to complete COTR Activity Release Form are required for this event (required).
Click here to complete U-Puttz Activity Release Form (required).

Next Week!

Pokémon Hunt
Wednesday February 28th @ 7pm-9pm

Join us for a Pokémon hunt!
It’s going to be tons of fun.

In 2 Weeks!

Human Curling!
Wednesday, March 6th @ 7pm-9pm


Have you heard of human curling?
Come see it and be a part of it for yourself!
You don’t want to miss this.

Follow us on Instagram for event and weather updates all year long! @threshold_jr Join us throughout the week on Discord!

Here’s what you need to know:
First, create a Discord user by downloading the application here.
Second, sign on to our Threshold Jr Discord server by clicking here.
You’ll be up to speed throughout the week!

 

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High School Ministry – February 19th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/19/2024 - 15:00

This Week!

Online Bible Study!
Wednesday, February 21st @ 7:00pm-8:00pm

This is a safe space to ask questions and discover how to apply scripture in your life.
Join us on Zoom by clicking here.

&

Anti-Social Social Night!
Friday, February 23rd @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

It’s time for our anti-social social night.
Come hang out with us!

Next Week!

Students Vs Leaders
Friday, March 1st @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

Can you face the challenge?
Join us for the battle as we face it off,
Students Vs Leaders!

In 2 Weeks!

Giant Volleyball!
Friday, March 8th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

Join us for a game of volleyball that
will be fun and ridiculous!

Follow us on Instagram for event and weather updates all year long! @ churchoftherockhsm Join us throughout the week on Discord! Here’s what you need to know:
First, please download Discord for your device! You can do this by downloading the application here.
Second, add yourself to our High School Ministry Discord Server by clicking THIS LINK.

We will keep you informed on what’s coming up AND spontaneous hangouts!

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Elementary – February 18th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/18/2024 - 15:00

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS LESSO

Worship Video

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Preschool – February 18th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/18/2024 - 15:00

ACTIVITY PAGES TO DOWNLOAD

Worship Video

 

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group: And don’t forget to follow Kidz Rock on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Collide – February 18th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/18/2024 - 15:00

Collide Discussion Questions

Decision

Check out our ongoing resources for each age group:

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Elevate Worship Night- February 18th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 02/13/2024 - 15:52

Sunday, February 18th- Elevate Worship Night 

This year, we have been focusing on sharing our stories and God encounters. We will be hearing from one of our Engage Leaders’ Pelumi Ogunleye as he shares his story on how he started following Jesus. We will have worship led by our Young Adults worship band, Elevate!

Speaker: Pelumi Ogunleye

Location: Youth Room

Time: 7:30pm See you there.

And don’t forget to follow Engage Young Adults on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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Large Group Bible Study- February 15th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Tue, 02/13/2024 - 15:41

Thursday, February 15th- Rock Talks: Unlocking Your Prayer Language 

You may have heard people pray in a strange language (also called tongues) and wondered what all that is about. Why do people do that? Is that even necessary? Come along as we have a conversation about the Holy Spirit and unravel the mystery of the gift of tongues.

We will have Q and A and FREE HOT CHOCOLATE.

Speaker: Pastor Duane Masters

Location: Youth Room

Time: 7:30pm See you there.

And don’t forget to follow Engage Young Adults on Facebook and Instagram!

   

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2023 Missions Fundraising Projects

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/12/2024 - 22:17
Raising Funds for the 10/40 Window & BEYOND

For the month of March (PIE AUCTION MONTH), our goal was to bring in over $350,000 through the auctioning and selling of pies and cakes and wonderful desserts at all of our campuses, to launch us toward fulfilling our commitments to this year’s missions projects.

And… A FEW DOLLARS MORE!

The goal for the entire year 2023 is $500,000 in donations. Church of the Rock will also be contributing matching amounts (up to $500,000) to hopefully reach $1 MILLION to give to missions this year!

April 20, 2023 – UPDATE: more and more donations have been arriving by mail and through online giving. We are now at $505,228 received and have exceeded our goal of $500,000 in donations to Missions in the 10/40 Window and Beyond! It’s official, we will be giving over $1 MILLION to missions!

April 2023 – Report from Ukraine

This Year’s Missions Projects
  • Unreached Peoples – $200,000 for five Bible translation projects
    • India (2)
    • Guinea Bissau (1)
    • Nepal (1)
    • Cameroon (1)
  • Ethiopia – $73,000 for national evangelistic outreach
  • El Salvador – $50,000 for Bibles for prison population
  • India – $50,000 for mini crusades
  • Brazil – $40,000 for river boat to provide medical care, evangelism & discipleship along Purus River
  • Uganda – $40,000 for medical clinics
  • Ukraine – $30,000 for outreach in Ukraine
  • Sudan – $30,000 for outreach & support of refugees in Sudan
  • International Justice Mission – $25,000 for combating human trafficking worldwide
  • Indonesia – $25,000 for social media evangelistic outreach
  • Ukraine – $25,000 for military Bibles
  • India – $23,000 for widows sewing project
  • Ethiopia & Somaliland – $20,000 for soccer outreach & training
  • Afghanistan – $20,000 for radio ministry
  • Philippines – $20,000 (project TBD)
  • Southwest Asia – $20,000 for Bible Translation Project
  • Serbia – $12,000 for Gypsy village outreach
  • West Africa – $12,000 for Bible translation
  • China – $10,000 for Bibles for new believers
  • Cuba – $10,000 for national pastor/chaplain support
  • India – $10,000 to provide motorcycles for national pastors and church planters
  • Iran – $10,000 for discipleship of church leaders
  • Malaysia – $10,000 for training for church planters
  • Jordan – $10,000 for training for church planters
  • Tunisia – $10,000 for training for church planters
  • Uganda – $10,000 for roof project

Pie Auction Details

Online Giving Instructions for 10/40 Window & Beyond!

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2022 Missions Fundraising Projects

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/12/2024 - 21:17

<h2>Pie Auction 2022: Raising Funds for the 10/40 Window</h2>
<strong>This March, our goal is to bring in over $350,000 through the auctioning and selling of pies and cakes and wonderful desserts at all of our campuses so that we can fulfill our remaining commitments to this year’s missions projects.</strong>
<ul>
<li><strong>Unreached Peoples – $195,000</strong> for six Bible translation projects
<ul>
<li><strong>India</strong> (3)</li>
<li><strong>Kenya</strong> (1)</li>
<li><strong>Nepal </strong>(2)</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li><strong>Ethiopia – $50,000</strong> for national evangelistic outreach</li>
<li><strong>India – $50,000</strong> for mini crusades</li>
<li><strong>Sudan – $30,500</strong> for reaching Blue Nile Refugees in Sudan</li>
<li><strong>Uganda – $30,000</strong> for medical clinics</li>
<li><strong>International Justice Mission – $25,000</strong> for combating human trafficking<strong>
</strong></li>
<li><strong>Ukraine – $25,000</strong> (TBD)</li>
<li><strong>Afghanistan – $20,000</strong> for radio ministry</li>
<li><strong>Vietnam – $20,000</strong> for Village Evangelistic Outreach and Training</li>
<li><strong>Philippines – $20,000</strong> (project TBD)</li>
<li><strong>Indonesia – $16,000</strong> for Family Health Outreach</li>
<li><strong>Ethiopia &amp; Somaliland – $15,000</strong> for soccer outreach</li>
<li><strong>Jordan – $14,000</strong> for outreach programs to Syrian refugees</li>
<li><strong>Guinea Bissau – $13,000</strong> for training church planters</li>
<li><strong>West Africa – $11,000</strong> for Bible translation</li>
<li><strong>India – $11,000</strong> for Widows Sewing Project</li>
<li><strong>Ukraine – $10,000</strong> for Tearfund relief efforts</li>
<li><strong>Cuba – $10,000</strong> for national pastor/chaplain support</li>
<li><strong>China – $10,000</strong> for Bibles for new believers</li>
<li><strong>India – $9,000</strong> to provide motorcycles for national pastors and church planters</li>
</ul>
<a class=”oval-button” href=”https://www.churchoftherock.ca/pieauction/”>Pie Auction Details</a>

<hr />

<h2>Your Pie Auction generosity is already making a difference!</h2>
<h3>UKRAINE</h3>
Thanks to your generosity during our recent Pie Auction events, we have already been able to forward $25,000 to Hungry For Life, and another $10,000 to Tearfund, both working in Ukraine!

Hungry For Life is working with several local churches to build a team in western Ukraine which is receiving and caring for thousands of refugees coming from the east and the capital city of Kyiv. They are providing the basic necessities for thousands of people by purchasing food, mattresses, bedding and hygiene products, and providing interim shelter and accommodations for fleeing refugees. Their current response phase includes warehouse distribution centres in both western and central Ukraine and a fleet of vehicles to distribute aid to both refugees in the west and affected people in the war zones areas in the east.

Tearfund is an international Christian relief and development agency based in the U.K. It currently works in around 50 countries, including Ukraine, with a primary focus on supporting those in poverty and providing disaster relief for disadvantaged communities. In Ukraine they are partnering with local churches to provide families with emergency housing and supplies such as blankets and food.
<div style=”padding: 56.25% 0 0 0; position: relative;”><iframe style=”position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;” src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/697071105?h=8a49916f74″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></div>
<script src=”https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js”></script>

<a href=”https://vimeo.com/697071105″>Ukraine Response – Update 1</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/tearfundcanada”>Tearfund Canada</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.

Please join us in keeping these folks in our prayers, and thank you for enabling us to partner with them in this important work.
<h3>UGANDA</h3>
We have received reports back from the medical clinics that have begun in Uganda.  Please see the videos below for details.
<h5><strong>Kyotera Rakai Medical Outreach</strong></h5>
<div style=”padding: 56.25% 0 0 0; position: relative;”><iframe style=”position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;” title=”Kyotera Rakai Medical Outreach” src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/690578491?h=1e79d3a4ab&amp;badge=0&amp;autopause=0&amp;player_id=0&amp;app_id=58479″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></div>
<script src=”https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js”></script>
<h5><strong>Rukungiri Medical Outreach</strong></h5>
<div style=”padding: 56.25% 0 0 0; position: relative;”><iframe style=”position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;” title=”Rukungiri Medical Outreach” src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/690578683?h=83bbdc9814&amp;badge=0&amp;autopause=0&amp;player_id=0&amp;app_id=58479″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe></div>
<script src=”https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js”></script>

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High School Ministry – February 12th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 16:01

This Week!

Online Bible Study!
Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:00pm-8:00pm

This is a safe space to ask questions and discover how to apply scripture in your life.
Join us on Zoom by clicking here.

&

Werewolf!
Friday, February 16th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

We will be playing a game of werewolf.
Who will make it to the end, the werewolves or townspeople?
Prizes to be won!

Next Week!

Anti-Social Social Night!
Friday, February 23rd @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

It’s time for our anti-social social night.
Come hang out with us!

In 2 Weeks!

Students Vs Leaders
Friday, March 1st @ 7:11pm-10:00pm

Can you face the challenge?
Join us for the battle as we face it off,
Students Vs Leaders!

Follow us on Instagram for event and weather updates all year long! @ churchoftherockhsm Join us throughout the week on Discord! Here’s what you need to know:
First, please download Discord for your device! You can do this by downloading the application here.
Second, add yourself to our High School Ministry Discord Server by clicking THIS LINK.

We will keep you informed on what’s coming up AND spontaneous hangouts!

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Threshold Jr – February 12th

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Sun, 02/11/2024 - 16:00
This Week!

Family Feud!
Wednesday, February 14th @ 7pm-9pm

The game is back by popular demand!
Compete against small groups for prizes.

Next Week!

U-Puttz!
Wednesday February 21st @ 6:15pm-9:00pm
COST: $22

Glow n’ dark mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars!
We are heading to U-Puttz.
Click here to register (required).
Click here to complete COTR Activity Release Form are required for this event (required).
Click here to complete U-Puttz Activity Release Form (required).

In 2 Weeks!

Pokémon Hunt
Wednesday February 28th @ 7pm-9pm

Join us for a Pokémon hunt!
It’s going to be tons of fun.

Follow us on Instagram for event and weather updates all year long! @threshold_jr Join us throughout the week on Discord!

Here’s what you need to know:
First, create a Discord user by downloading the application here.
Second, sign on to our Threshold Jr Discord server by clicking here.
You’ll be up to speed throughout the week!

 

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