Through the ages, the Almighty God has moved His people to build Houses of Prayer
and Praise, and to set apart sacred places for the ministry of His Holy Word and
Sacraments. With gratitude for the building of the Rockland Community Prayer Garden,
we have gathered to consecrate and dedicate it in the Almighty God’s Name of the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Rev. Dr. Vince McLaughlin
The Prayer Garden will be a true monument to God that will be shared by our church and the surrounding community to provide a place for prayer, peace, meditation, and even a place to receive Baptism. The Garden will be open to the public and to all churches. This Prayer Garden will be built on donations only. There are many opportunities for you to become involved and to help build what will surely be a magnificent and sanctified place of beauty. Your giving opportunities are as follows:
- Dogwood Trees
- Corner Gardens to surround the center of the Cross
- Concrete planters to accent the benches
- Stations of the Cross
- (Two) Benches
- Memorial Bricks
- General Donations for the Kiosk*
- And Garden maintenance
Generously Donated: 40×8 pond & all materials; marble Statue of Christ; four benches, four dogwood trees and Several Stations of the Cross; *we have reached out to the BSA to inquire if a young man is ready to earn his Eagle Scout Badge by building our Kiosk
Please click on the “Donate Now” tab in the menu and you will find all the above available along with corresponding costs and availability of each item. Your Gift to this Garden is greatly appreciated.
You may order a Memorial Brick on-line through the “Donate Now” tab, or print the Order Form located on our website, fill it out and mail it to RCC-Treasurer, 2921 Rockland Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630. If you have any questions, please contact the church office @ 540.635.8312 and you will be directed to the appropriate individual.
Update: As of 9/12/2021, electrical upgrades to the pole have been ordered and digging will
begin within the next two (2) weeks. The Christ Statue has been ordered as well as some of the landscape items and the pond materials. It is our hope to have the Prayer Garden completed just prior to Thanksgiving 2021.
— George McIntyre, Chairman of the Board
One is Never Closer to God than in the Garden (Pastor Vince McLaughlin)
In God’s Grace, even a broken tree can bear fruit (Pastor Rick Warren)
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaksto us every hour, if only we will tune in (George Washington Carver)
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there (George Bernard Shaw)