Castle Rock church raises $7,000 that will assist families in need

Partnering with ‘Star Wars’ group helps The Rock make day a success

Posted 3/14/17

The force is with The Rock church in Castle Rock, which recently hosted a special “Star Wars” event that raised $7,000 for the church’s community programs.

The event took place March 4 at the Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds …

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Castle Rock church raises $7,000 that will assist families in need

Partnering with ‘Star Wars’ group helps The Rock make day a success

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The force is with The Rock church in Castle Rock, which recently hosted a special “Star Wars” event that raised $7,000 for the church’s community programs.

The event took place March 4 at the Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Road. “Star Wars” characters such as Darth Vader, R2-D2 and Princess Leia interacted with families throughout the day. Activities included photos in the Hoth Ice Cave, making light sabers and Jedi training classes led by local martial arts instructors.

The Rock partnered with the Colorado chapter of Corellian DroidWorks to bring the “Star Wars” character impersonators to Castle Rock.

Approximately 2,000 people attended the event.

“We were so thankful for the community turnout for the ‘Star Wars’ event, which supports assisting families in need within our community,” lead pastor Mike Polhemus said.

One of the church’s largest outreach events is Dinner at The Rock, a free meal offered to the community each Wednesday night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. At the dinner, attendees enjoy a hot meal while they are also given access to supplemental programs.

For example, career service advisers with Arapahoe/Douglas Works, a publicly funded workforce center, are available to help people with their career search and offer tips for resumes or job interviews.

The church is also a participant in the Winter Shelter Network, a program in which a local church houses homeless women and children every night of the week during winter months.

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