PLEASE NOTE: Our June Coffee Networking is CANCELLED.

Flying Orange
Jennifer Strumbel
9030 Woodhill Dr Rockford MN 55373

With over 17 years experience, Flying Orange offers web design, logo design and print design for businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals. We are passionate about helping to achieve marketing goals.
Sip on Site begins June 3rd!
Buffalo Rock Winery guests are invited to relax outdoors with a wine flight, wine by the glass or a frappe!

Winery Hours June 3-14:
Wednesdays -Fridays: 12:30-6pm
Saturdays: 11am-6pm
Sundays: 11am-4pm
The last reservation is one hour prior to closing.
Times will be adjusted after the first two week trial hours.

New policies, additional information and online reservations are available at the newly design website:  Buffalorockwinery.com . Call ahead reservations are available for arrivals within the next 30 minutes, if space allows. Per state executive orders, to sip on site, a reservation, social distancing and capacity limitations will apply. 

Nicole Dietman
Buffalo Rock Winery
Dietman Vineyard & Winery, LLC
4527 23rd Street SE Buffalo, MN 55313
763-682-WINE (9463)
RiverWorks and Thousand Hearts have been asked to partner with Rockford High School to provide volunteer opportunities for 10th grade students enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme. The IB Programme has a required volunteer component called service learning. There will be 130 students needing to complete this requirement! We are so excited to begin this new endeavor called the RiverWorks/RHS Community Partnership.

There is a need for community members willing to step into this and act as ‘Safety Net Coaches’. This is a mentoring position, coaching and supporting students who may be falling behind with their projects or may need help identifying a choice. If possible this school year (considering Covid 19), the start date for students to identify their project is September 15 and ends with a February 18 Showcase. A job description is forthcoming to give us an idea of the dates and times coaches would be needed. Coaches will be asked to agree to a background check.

There is a volunteer spirit that runs through this entire community.
Please help welcome these young people into that circle.

If you are interested or have questions, email Annette Tryon: annettetryon@gmail.com .
Many of you can expect an email anyway!

Our Father's Lutheran Church

June 9, 2020
Nourishing Hope food distribution
Free and open to everyone from 4-7 pm

June 17, 2020
Emergency Produce Distribution
Free and open to everyone from 3 pm until gone

Questions? Contact Kim Haggen, Community Connector at Our Father's Lutheran Church
Rockford, MN
Living Christ's Love, We Invite All to Worship, Learn, Disciple, & Serve.

The Holy Spirit reveals to me that God loved me not because I was lovable, but because it was in His nature to love. Now he commands me to show the same love to others by saying. ”...Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). God created us in His image, after his likeness. His nature is in us and he commands us to love each other. This nature of God has been in us since He created the perfect world which He put man in charge of it. We have buried that nature in us and embrace ME and MY. But during this pandemic, that nature in us has been resurrected and we have seen people are caring for others - fellow church members, the elderly, and caring for neighbors, those most effected by the virus such as medical workers or those experiencing financial losses, etc. 

The purpose of the nature of God is being fulfilled in and around us each and everyday. People are being blessed, and we tell others, “You are not alone, We got this, We are in this together, We will prevail and We will get though it!” It is very powerful to see that MY and Me has now been buried and now it is US. What a joy to know that we have become what we were meant to be. 

Our pride has been humbled as a nation. Indeed the entire world has been humbled. Our comforts, materialism, selfishness, inequities in levels of care and access to basic needs, and political divisions are all being exposed. We are being humbled. As people of faith in God, will we "catch up with God" and become better salt and light of the world? 

CHOOSING TO TAKE THE LONG WAY Click this link to read more. https://choosethisday.blog/2020/04/13/choosing-to-take-the-long- way/

Youth With A Mission / Kids Against Hunger
763-477-6777 ext 224 YWAM
Great River Regional Rockford Library
Here's some info about the library...
Our building is closed but we are offering curbside pickup in our parking lot during regular hours:
Monday: 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday: 3 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 3 pm to 7 pm
Friday: 2 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
Please call when you arrive in the parking lot (the phone number is posted on a sign) and we will checkout your materials and give you further instructions.
Books, DVDs and CDs can be requested from our catalog at  www.griver.org  with a library card. If you don't have a library card, please call the library at 763-477-4216.
Our book drop is open and will stay open for anyone returning library materials.
Rockford Public Library
8220 Cedar St. Rockford, MN 55373 763-477-4216
Once again ... The Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce
cares about our members!
Please let us know how the Chamber can help inform the community which
members are still open, what struggles you are facing, and changes to your hours, openings, etc. to name a few.


Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

The Chamber is a voluntary organization of people with business, professional, and educational interests working together towards enhancing and improving the economic, civic, and cultural interests of our communities.