Rothschild to speak at Rock this House
For three years, Rock This House has been a spiritual women's gathering, at the Ash Flat Church of Christ. The community's enthusiasm and support have continued to grow each year, as nationally known speakers and local favorites have brought joy and tears to the audience with their moving testimonies.
This year's event will be held August 26 at 6:30 p.m., and August 27 at 8:30 a.m., at the Ash Flat Church of Christ Family Life Center. One of the event organizers, Jan Haney, said there are plenty of tickets but due to limited seating, it is advisable to purchase them prior to the event.
This year promises to be bigger and better, as featured speaker Jennifer Rothschild takes the stage to share her testimony. The blind, internationally known inspirational speaker, singer, songwriter and author, will be at the event both days. Living in Springfield, Haney said, "We were geographically close, and I am sure that played into her saying 'yes' to our invitation but, honestly, I can see God's hand in it! We are so thankful to have her on board this year. We feel so blessed -- she is awesome!"
Many of the local crowd favorites will once again return, including Debbie Kamps, a local writer and language arts teacher at Highland Schools, who has stories about Mary and Martha. The group, Amazed, who have released a CD to overwhelming demand, will also sing during the praise portions of the event. Their CD's will be on sale at the event for $10.
Laura Lute, with her popular "Sister Eunice" skits, has also been a crowd pleaser, going back to the inaugural Rock This House event.
She will present her humorous Christian drama both Friday and Saturday night.
On Friday night, Rock This House will have a special presentation by local potter, Rodney Lemonier, from Evening Shade.
Lemonier is the owner of Good Earth Pottery and is the first man that has ever been invited to be a special speaker at the event.
He will present "The Potter and the Clay" with a special demonstration.
New this year, the Hartness Family will share the personal story of their family's faith, on Saturday morning.
Becky Nicholson Foreman will once again serve as the Master of Ceremonies for Rock This House.
Haney said, "If you are interested in a God-filled weekend, a spiritual uplifting and renewing of your faith, or if you are looking for something that is missing in your life, Rock This House is the event for you."
The group is extremely proud of the event, which includes invitations to all faiths and all denominations.
Tickets are, once again ,$10 and are currently on sale at the church.
Tickets may also be ordered through Itickets.com, or by calling the church office at 870-994-2430.
Due to limited seating, and advance sales, the church cannot guarantee that individual tickets will be available the night of the events.
Haney added the group has had many men ask or call to see if they can attend.
Although the event is geared toward women, the group welcomes anyone who would like to attend.
Rothschild will also offer her books for sale and will be available for signing at both events.
Rock This House t-shirts and Bible bags will be for sale both before and at the event.
All proceeds go to fund future Rock This House events.