Imagine you were given the chance to meet anyone in the world. Who would you want to meet? Diddy? The Rolling Stones? David Beckham? For 16-year-old Omar Melendez, his dream came true when he received the opportunity to meet Hillsong United.

Omar is battling spinal glioma, a form of cancer. As with any typical teenager, music is very important in Omar's life. Once Omar realized that he qualified for a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, he began the process of discovering his heartís desire. Omar's wish was to go to Australia and see the band, Hillsong United perform.

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How to Respond to Crisis:
Critical Incident Stress Management
Thursday, May 21 - Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Pastoral Crisis Intervention Chaplaincy Seminar combines biblical resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention and trauma recovery. This class provides official, international training and certification as recognized by the United Nations.

Whether it is stress, grief, or trauma, Pastoral Crisis Intervention presents the spiritual, psychological, emotional, and mental responses necessary for compassionate care. Through the use of multimedia and interactive learning activities, this 13-hour workshop equips church leadership, volunteers, and the lay person to help people in their time of need.

The 3 session class costs $60 and qualifies participants for 13 contact hours or 1.3 General CEUs from UMBC. The class will run Thursday and Friday 6-9 PM and Saturday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, May 21-23. For more info, call Rock University at 619.764.5224.


Rock Financial Life
Friday, May 15, 2009 · 7 PM - 9 PM

In between a rock and a hard place with your money? Learn how to ROCK OUT your finances! Join Rock Financial Life as we examine Godís principles for handling money. This 6-week course will teach you biblical principles on debt, developing a budget, and giving. Join us Friday, May 15, 7 PM in Room 235. The cost is $15. The course is a must for married couples or couples considering marriage.

Register online here. For more info, contact Haley at or call 619.764.5224.


BBQ in Rock Park
Sunday, May 17, 2009 · 10 AM - 2 PM

Bring your friends and your family to the Rock Park for a BBQ! Join us from 10 AM - 2 PM. Cost: $5. This includes a choice of hamburger or hot dog, chips, and a drink. Proceeds will benefit Rock Academy sports.


ASK: A Prayer & Fasting Event
Saturday, May 30, 2009 · 6 AM - 6 PM

" do not have because you do not ask..." James 4:2. Join Pastor Miles on Saturday, May 30, 6 AM - 6 PM in the Rock Sanctuary for ďASK.Ē Feel free to join us for all or part of this 12-hour prayer, fasting, and worship event. Childcare will not be provided.

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