2010-09-10 / Community

Solid Rock Church Fosters Community Bonds

By Amanda Grannis

In times of economic hardship, high unemployment and general uncertainty, the Solid Rock Seventhday Adventist Church provides services invaluable to the community.

The church, along with Pastor David Cuke, offers free educational programs, especially in the area of wholesome living. One initiative of Solid Rock is to promote healthy habits. “When people are healthy, they are also happy,” says Pastor Cuke. The Church offers an array of cooking classes and vegetarian seminars. Additionally, it disseminates information against smoking and alcohol, encouraging all members of the community to live a better life.

The church has also made a strong effort to help families in need. With the help of donations it runs a food pantry to combat local hunger. Solid Rock also gives back with family and marriage counseling. Free, confidential, and available straight to the home, the church aims to make the family unit stronger in times of rampant difficulty.

Solid Rock comes to the aid of busy mothers. Earlier this summer it hosted a program for kids ages 9 to 18, teaching art and various daily skills. The church also sponsors boy scout-like groups, which combine life skills with moral teaching. Children ages sixteen and below are placed in groups known as “Adventurers,” “Pathfinders,” or “Master Guides.” Members meet on a weekly basis, learning ethics and responsibility through camping trips and other events.

Most importantly, Solid Rock wishes to create a community-wide awareness of the services it offers. As Cuke notes, “no one wants to stand alone, community is so important.”

Surely residents should be aware of the help that is always readily available to them through the Solid Rock Church and Rockaway community.

With fast paced urban living, residents are often too caught up to become involved. “If we understood value of community we could all slow down and find something really special” says Cuke.

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