Archive for December, 2006

What have been your favorite church events this past year? Well, I’ve gone through every post we’ve made here on ARBC Rocks and complied a list of what I think are the top church events of 2006. The result is a quick video of the top 10 events we’ve covered here this year at ARBC Rocks! Do you remember them all? What made the #1 spot? Check it out for yourself and see… Enjoy!

Good choices? Anything we left out? Leave a comment and let us know!


Here’s a video of the Youth singing happy birthday to Shannon Deatrick


AND a video of Tim and Scott playing Nintendo Wii boxing (it looks like Tim was winning even though he doesn’t understand what we was doing)

Tatty’s New Resturant

Taddy’s New Resturant- Iron Wok

Tatty has opened up new restaurant called Iron Wok. The grand opening took place on December 8th, so the place is open for business!

Drew and I went for lunch today and it was great! I loved the Mongolian Beef and Drew added some spice to his lunch with Angry Chicken, which was very angry. The decor was as great as the food. All that is missing is the hopping enviroment that you get at Quiznos and Z’Mirks. So everyone should go on and eat up at Iron Wok.

Location: Jordan Creek Area
6630 Mills Civic Pkwy Suite 3108
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 224-2100

11:00a-9:00p M-Th
11:00a-10:00p Fri-Sat
Lunch (Hot food display) 11:00-2:00 M-F

Christmas Living RoomChristmas is getting close and I want to put out a reminder that your Sunday school classes should begin coordinating plans with your adopted Holiday family. Just like at Thanksgiving, each class will make a Christmas dinner delivery to their family. Although, for Christmas we will also be providing Christmas gifts for the children in our adopted families.

The children’s names,, ages, and Christmas lists are posted on the bottom of the hand-outs given to each Sunday school class. If your class has misplaced this informational sheet, let me know and I can email you your class’s Christmas lists.

Aside from helping your adopted Holiday Family celebrate a wonderful Christmas by donating food and gifts, please remember to pray for your Holiday Family.

Liven up the Mood and let them know you Truly Care!
Suggestions for other items to place in your Thanksgiving basket:

  1. A Card – Invite your Holiday Family to come worship at ARBC
  2. Chocolates – Who doesn’t finish off a Christmas meal without cleansing their palette with a splendid mouthful of chocolates?
  3. Centerpiece – Show you truly care. Show that you put time, thought, and consideration into your basket by placing a homemade centerpiece or decorated item. This way your Holiday Family will see you personally thought about their need as well as wants. Other suggestions: a table runner, flower arrangement, or candles.
  4. Games – A little competition, a lot of laughter, bonding with family members, and memories for a lifetime! Throw a board game into your basket and make the holidays a little livelier. Suggestions: Apples to Apples, Balderdash, Mad Gab, Cranium, and Blokus.

Take a smile and the Spirit of God with you while you deliver the Christmas meal!
Melissa Harden

As I’ve mentioned before, I have heard that Ashley Oswald LOVES the Oswald Christmas Animation that has been featured on this site. She has to watch it at least once a day and gets very upset if she can’t. Well, the other day I was over at the Oswalds and I got to witness this phenomena first hand… and I got video of it! Take a look!

…and again, here is the Oswald Christmas Animation

Wow! Four updates, four days in a row! Isn’t ARBC Rocks great? Tell your friends!

The Christmas Cantata

In case you weren’t there (which you probably were because I think I saw you), this past Sunday ARBC had a Christmas cantata, and we were visited by a heavenly Southern angel. Here are a few pictures!