OWNERSHIP is not the final step of our spiritual growth process, but rather a mark of your maturity as a Christ-follower. This step is in addition to weekly worship, community involvement and regular serving at Black Rock Church. At this stage you should be “owning” your own growth and inviting others into the process. This may involve a deeper Bible Study, going on a mission trip, attending a conference, participation in a local outreach, evangelism, discipleship etc. Check below for current Ownership opportunities.
STAMP Nigeria | January 1 - 11, 2019 | Applications Due TOMORROW (October 15)
Applications are now being accepted to join our Nigeria STAMP trip January 1-11, 2019. The team will conduct a Day Camp/VBS for kids of SIM missionaries and will also work with Nigerian orphans, those suffering with addiction and families that had to flee their homes because of the hostilities in Northern Nigeria. The team will also have the opportunity to work closely with our own veteran missionaries, Peter and Miriam Fretheim.
The all-inclusive cost of the trip will be $2500. Applications (below) are due to the Board of Missions Department by October 22. Contact Pastor Larry for further details at Lfullerton@blackrock.org
Military & Student Care Boxes | Submit Names by October 21
Each year, Black Rock families send care boxes to college students and military personnel. Submit contact information for box recipients by next Sunday, October 21 at our Welcome Center table or email email@example.com. Addressed boxes will be available to Community Groups and families with a list of suggested contents on October 28. Bless those in the military and students with care boxes, then stay connected throughout the year!
Building off our highly successful Heart of Marriage retreat earlier this year, Black Rock is pleased to offer this marriage-strengthening experience once again. Whether you are married 3 months or 30 years, a marriage can only grow by investing in it. Join Bob and Karen Donovan and other Black Rock couples at the beautifully renovated Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall CT. We will re-center ourselves on what truly matters in marriage—connection to God’s heart and connection to your spouse’s heart.
January 18-19, 2019 | 1-Night Retreat
This 1-night retreat begins Friday evening, January 18, 2019, at 7:30 pm, with departure at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, after dinner. Offered at an incredibly affordable price of $99 per couple, it includes 1 night lodging and 3 meals on Saturday.
April 5-7, 2019 | 2-Night Retreat
The 2-night retreat builds off similar concepts and materials as presented in the January 1-night retreat, only more in-depth. It begins Friday evening, April 5, 2019, at 7:30 pm and departure is at 1:00 pm on Sunday. April 7. The cost of this retreat is $169 per couple and includes 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday. Please note: if you already attended the 1-night Heart of Marriage retreat, there is no need to attend the 2-night retreat since the material is similar.