Dearest Church Family,
Preaching in the Minor Key
Starting this weekend we will begin a new sermon series based on the minor prophets of the Old Testament. Back in those days, God wanted the Israelites to grow in love, grow in grace, and to grow in their faith. But the Israelites weren’t always the best at growing. So.. He sent his prophets to speak direct message of encouragement, instruction, and (occasionally) rebuke in the hope that the people would listen, repent, and GROW. I believe God’s desire is the same for us today. He wants us to grow in our faith, grow in our service, grow in our relationships, etc. And that’s why the messages of these rarely-studied prophets is going to be our focus for the fall. I can’t wait to get in and see what God has in store.
Education Blessing Last Sabbath: Huge Success
I just want to publicly thank again our fabulous team from our school for all of their work to make last weekend a special blessing to all of us. Ms Liz Caraballo and Ms Cici Ukegbu worked tirelessly to make our stage look festive and to prepare the kids for the program. A big thank you to them and all of their hard work.
Stonehill Volleyball: Are you Ready?
Our volleyball night is happening on September 29th. That’s only a few weeks away. Are you ready? Have you already gotten your team together? Eldon Jensen has already told me his team will be loaded for bear. How about you? Will you be ready for Eldon? When you have your team ready (minimum 6 per team) let us know, asap. The cost is only $60 and there will be a limited number of slots available.
Volunteers Needed for Our School
Do you have one hour per week (or even every other week) that you could donate to our school? We desperately need some volunteers to come to our school during lunchtime to watch the children in order to give our teachers some breathing room to take care of other administrative duties. If you could help, it would mean the world to us. So, pray about it and let us know, asap.
Teen Girls Get-Together
If you have a teenage daughter (or know of one), then you’re in luck. Our church has a dynamic ministry targeted just for them. This Group will be meeting this Sabbath, August 25 from 2-3:30pm at the Handal’s house. For more information, please email Kijana or Allison .
Teen Movie Night
And now, an event for the boys as well. This coming Saturday evening Lucy Clifford and Liz Caraballo are putting together a movie night for all of the teenagers in our church. There will be vespers, there will be popcorn, there will be a movie, and best of all: there will be PIZZA. It starts at 7:30pm and ends at 10:00pm, but here’s the kicker: you need to RSVP as soon as possible by contacting Lucy Clifford or Liz Caraballo. They can give you location address details when you email them.
I can’t wait to see each and every one you tomorrow. And when you see me, be sure and give me a hug. Today has been a pretty hard day for cycling fans like myself. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry about it, just give me a hug any way. I’ll tell you all about it.