At first glance, the bright colors and toys scattered around the hospital playroom make the room appear happy. Even the adults who huddle there, do their best to put on “happy faces,” as they fight back tears.

Playing in the center of the storm sits Zara, a two-and-a-half-year-old with luminescent eyes and a sweet smile.

Zara’s mother, Collette, brought Zara to the Children’s Hospital ER in early February with what she thought was an upper respiratory infection. Doctors ran tests that delivered a crushing blow. Zara has acute myeloid leukemia.

The family immediately understood the severity of the diagnosis. Collette is a social worker, who helps meet the needs of children and families who are battling this very same battle. Zara’s dad, Marcus, works in a hospital and is soon to be a registered nurse.

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Job Fair
Monday, June 15, 2009 · 5 PM

The new Work Ministry at the Rock unites employers in San Diego with job seekers. Join us for a job fair Monday, June 15, 5 PM in the Rock Church Lobby. Bring several copies of your resumé, a positive attitude, and dress to impress a potential employer. There will be interview and resume coaches as well as people to pray with you about your next job opportunity. Employers from various industries will be present. For more info, email Paige.


Balboa Park Community Project
Saturday June 20, 2009 · 7:30 AM

Help us achieve our goal of 100,000 DO Something hours committed to the Mayor of San Diego. Join us June 20, 7:30 AM as we clean up Balboa Park and the surrounding community. Meet at the Balboa Park Administration Building courtyard located at 2125 Park Boulevard, 92101. Please park in the Lower Inspiration lot. Wear comfortable work clothes and bring cotton or leather gloves, and sun block. For more info, email Christina or call 619.764.5211.


"Walk Down Memory Lane"
Saturday, June 20, 2009 · 3:30 PM

Honor your father, grandfather, and friends who have lost their lives to cancer. Join the Cancer Care Ministry Saturday, June 20, 3:30 PM at the Rock Church for their Walk Down Memory Lane event. Activities will include carnival games, jumpy slides, face painting, and more! Tickets are available in the Rockpile Bookstore or by emailing Cancer Care Ministry. For more info, call 858.874.6880.


Camp Rock
Tuesday, June 23 - Friday, June 26, 2009
5:30 - 8:30 PM

K-5th grade students (as of the 2009-2010 school year) can meet new friends, have fun, and grow in their relationship with God at Camp Rock. Join us for Camp Rock June 23-26, 5:30-8:30 PM for high-energy recreation and competitions, obstacle courses, bounce houses, painting, and crafts. Kids will also walk through the life of Jesus and learn about His character. For more info, email Jennie or call 619.764.5218.


Old School Marriage Getaway
Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2009

Discover God's original design for marriage at the Rock Church's 8th Annual Marriage Getaway. Join Pastor Miles, his wife, Debbie, and guest speakers as we provide you with the necessary tools to build an old school marriage. Escape to the fabulous Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Desert, where you can relax by the poolside, sharpen your romance skills, or improve as a communicator. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for years, God's original design for marriage is Always and Forever. Register now! For more information, email Kristen or call 619.764.5109.

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