Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/17/2015

Proclaiming God's Love to Pflugerville and Beyond

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
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Treasure Quote
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted
in the earth.” 

– Psalm 46:10

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. We will have cards to sign as well as an envelope, if you would like to make a donation, just outside the church office. Shhh! We will be giving the Pastor and his family the cards and money collected on Sabbath, October 31, during the worship service.
Youth Outreach Activity this Sabbath October 17: Feed the Homeless Mission Support. Needed: Thawed whole chickens, bags of brown or white rice and restaurant containers. Deliver to Joshua Wright at church until 10:15 am. Joshua will prepare the chickens and rice at his home if anyone wishes to help prepare them.  The chickens and rice will be delivered at 1:30pm to the Round Rock SDA Church for packaging. Once packaging is complete we will caravan down to the downtown Salvation Army Austin Metro Area Command at the intersection of E. 8th Street and Neches St. for hand out.
     Please feel free to join us in donating, preparing at the Round Rock Church at 1:30pm and/or going downtown to deliver.  We will be handing them out directly to those in need, this will be a great opportunity to continue Christ's mission. For questions please contact Joshua Wright at 832-244-7776.
We have quite a stash of MRE's and canned food left to us via the Estate of the late Richard Knight. We are wanting to give you first option on getting your hands on these high quality Military style MRE's. They are of good quality and ideal for camping and/or long term storage. If you are interested in getting your hands on some, in exchange for a donation to the church/school, please contact Eldon Jensen at your earliest convenience. We need to have these moved, gone or stored ASAP. Recommended donation between $25 and $50 depending on the size of the box.



Prayer Group. Lucy Clifford is beginning a weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It will meet at the school at 8:15 each Tuesday, beginning October 20, so that parents can join after dropping off their children and make special requests. Please consider joining them and/or praying for the school. We can never have too much prayer.
Church Workday. Save the date! Sunday, October 25, 1-3:30 pm. We are going to be cleaning and finishing up some projects around the church. Please bring your tools, a friend, a ladder, another friend, some cleaning rags another friend, and a bucket. This is the list of projects we need to complete. And we need you to come help us care for God’s House.
Wash garbage cans
Clean tables and chairs
Remove rocks from entrances and replace with gravel
Switch the door of the storage with the church office.
Wash windows
Clean and organize the kitchen
Mount projector screen in board room
Mount the rear confidence projector upstairs and possibly lights
Vacuum stairs leading to A/V
Clean stains on upholstered chairs in the church
Change door handles on bathrooms
Bring wood, batting and burlap downstairs from A/V
Possible repairing of walls behind several doors and either adding door stops or wall protectors or both
Possibly painting the men’s restroom
Move the Pathfinder trailer out of the dirt 
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Adventurer’s Family Camp, Friday thru Sunday, at Lake Whitney, TX
Pathfinder’s Exodus Bible Experience 6-9 pm.


Our Worship Service - Starts at 11:05 am
The Message: “Concerning the Soul and Peace”, Genesis 2:7, Elder Esteban Cortez
Elder of the Day: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501 

   Praise in Giving – Local Church
: The local
   congregation functions because members
   faithfully fulfill their responsibilities.
   “Thank you” to all those who gladly give
   of their time and abilities so that we
have a place to worship and can benefit from the
various church programs.
      Also “thank you” to all those who support our Local Church Budget. This Sabbath our offering is for our local church budget. This offering will provide the funds needed for various 
ministries and programs of our church. This offering will provide the funds needed for various ministries, programs and projects of our church.

This Sabbath
No Fellowship Lunch
Adventurer’s Family Camp at Lake Whitney
Youth Outreach Activity. Feed the Homeless Mission Support

Starting in October, the Worship Service begins at 11:05 am. 

"+1" Coming Soon - Stay Tuned!

New Fellowship Lunch Host Schedule…...Coming Soon! The class/group assigned to fellowship lunch is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup.

Flowers up front. If you would like to  donate a floral bouquet for our platform  to celebrate a special occasion or just because, contact Rhona Ballarta at (512) 990-8251. 

Please remember this is God’s House and leave your church clean. Check around your surrounding area and be sure it is picked up. Thank you.

Next Week
SundayFinance Committee Meeting in the Boardroom, 4-6 pm
Tuesday – Prayer Group at Stonehill Christian Academy, 8:15 am.
Tuesday – Church Board Meeting, 7-9 pm
Friday – Pathfinder’s Exodus Bible Experience
               6-9 pm

Next Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch Hosted by Peter Walker’s SS Class
Communication Committee Meeting during lunch.
Sabbath School Council Meeting. We will meet in the Boardroom for lunch.    Please go through line and bring your lunch to the Boardroom for the meeting.”
Pathfinder’s Meeting, 2:30-5:30 pm

Fellowship Lunch

All guests, friends and members are welcome to join us after the worship service for fellowship lunch. Guests we invite you to go to the front of the line. Members when you stay, please bring an entree, salad/vegetable and bread/dessert. When there is no fellowship lunch scheduled, please use this opportunity to invite guests and families to share a meal and Sabbath with you.

Next Sabbath
Adventurer’s Family Camp
Youth Outreach Activity

For Rent. We just moved into a brand new two-story home in Pflugerville in the Highland Park neighborhood, and are looking to rent out the top floor, which is a large living room, bedroom plus full bathroom. There is not a separate entrance, but it's just my husband and me in the whole house, so very quiet. We are professionals, both graduates of Andrews University, and do not smoke or drink or have pets and are very health-minded. Contact Grace Gravestock,at or (512) 763-7577.                 

Ministry Opportunities
Transportation needed.
I live at 18909 Saint Raguel Road, Manor TX  78653.  This is 5 miles east of the church and just off of Steger Lane and right before 973.
     I am reaching out to see if there maybe somebody within the church who could assist me in getting my parents to Sabbath School, Church and possibly potluck. They are in TX from Nov - May. They snowbird with me.  They just need some basic assistant.  Getting themselves and their walkers in and out of a vehicle.  At this time, they are still able to walk, albeit slowly and not far . . . At this time, they have no other physical issues that they cannot handle on their own.  Last year, Mom drove to church and at that time she really should not have been driving.  With the increased traffic since they were here last, I would like to keep her from getting behind the wheel.    
     It is difficult for them to get out of a regular car so using their van or something similar would be necessary.  
     I would be willing to compensate somebody for this effort.  Or make a donation to the church.  It would not have to be every week.   Anything would be a great help. I can be reached at 512-246-8673 or by email at Thanks in advance for any assistance, Sylvia Delino.

The Treasury Team is looking for a couple of associate treasurers to work with the team counting contributions on a three to four week rotation.  Please contact Ellen Jensen if you would like to assist your church with this ministry.

Children’s Ministries. Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at

Pianists needed. The music and worship team has openings for pianists! We're looking for pianists to join our rotation to play for services. If you are interested in playing a couple times a quarter, please contact Kijana at Thank you!


Upcoming Events
Squires, Adventurer Club, Outreach Project 2:30 pm on Oct. 31. The Squires Adventurer Club is preparing to share magazines about Jesus on October 31. You are invited to come to our meeting, to help fold and prepare the magazines for distribution. Anyone who would like to grab a few to give out in your own neighborhood may drop in at our meeting to help out and take a batch with you.
Stonehill Christian Academy October 31 is International Day at Stonehill!! You've been to this event for the past couple years. Please come out and make it a huge success this year! We will celebrate our amazingly diverse congregation through food, songs, stories, and mission highlights. International Sabbath and International Night have been huge fundraising and fellowship opportunities for both our church and school so we invite everyone to get involved!
     Please bring your flags for both the Sabbath morning service and festivities in the evening. You're welcome to wear your cultural dress to both events. We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to do prayers IN 3 different languages during Divine Worship.
     We still need sponsors for the cultural booths. Come and share your heritage with us! Questions? Contact the Home and School Leader, Ann M. Dyer 
(512) 994-8427 or SCA's principal Chinyere (Cici) Ukegbu 
(512) 763-2776 for more information or to turn in your forms.


  Spirit Fest Austin November 15. Have you purchased
  your tickets yet? They just announced Brandon Heath and
  Peter Furler have just been added to the lineup of
  performers. November 15, 2015, Dell Diamond, beginning
  at noon. General Admission Tickets are $25. The Artists
  this year are: Third Day, David Crowder, Matthew West,
  Francesca Battistelli, Danny Gokey, Tenth Avenue North,
  Matt Maher, Sidewalk Prophets, I Am They, Dan Bremnes, Mr. Talkbox and Jon Guerra. You can purchase your tickets online at Spirit 105.9 or you can volunteer and see the concert for free, you must be 16 or older to volunteer, go to for more information.

Just in time for Christmas. The Keene Adventist Book Center (ABC) has recently started a new service called D2U (Direct 2 You). For a flat fee of $5.00 per order we deliver books, Bible, canned and frozen food. Our next delivery to Stonehill Church is scheduled for Monday, December 14 from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm. The deadline for placing orders is Thursday, December 10. To place an order call the ABC at 800-333-1844.
      To find books, pamphlets and more you can go to the Adventist Book Center (ABC) website and browse for interesting books, CD's, DVDs etc. The weblink is: After you find the items you want you can call the Keene ABC at 800-333-1844 and place your order. When you call to place your order you just tell the salesperson that you want to make a D2U order, and give them the name of the church you wish to pick it up.
      If you wish to order food you can go to the Texas Conference website: After the website comes up click on the word "Services", and then click on Adventist Book Center. After this page has come up, you go to the bottom of the page and you will see links connecting you to a full food price list, a monthly food sale price list and seasonal catalogs. 


SENT (School of Evangelism in Texas). For youth and young adults who are hearing God’s call to work the harvest in these last days! Registration is now open for S.E.N.T. 2016! Go to for more information.

 Financial Report 


1. Local Budget covers all of our church ministries as well as
    building and mortgage.
2. Tithe comprises all funds sent to the Texas Conference for
    the administrative support of God’s missionary work.
3. Identify any other specific designations that you wish on
    your offering envelopes. All unmarked loose offering will
    go to support our Local Church Ministry budget.
    For convenient online giving,visit

 Prayer List 
Special Emphasis: The parents, children and teachers in our Earliteen Sabbath School class.
Bastrop and Smithville members
Families and students of Indianapolis Junior Academy principal who passed away
Roger Peugh’s mother – health is deteriorating
Rowena Chodorow (Laurie’s mother-in-law) – health issues
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
Laurie (Hutchinson’s daughter) – possible breast cancer
James (Hutchinson’s friend) - Lymphoma
Lisa Vaughn – broken leg
Samuel Pernito (Rhona Ballarta’s father) – declining health after a fall
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Brody Hickman (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative Colitis
Yunis Lee (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) – severe anemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3 year old son) – high blood pressure
Matthew Walker (Peter and Lisa’s son) – kidney cancer is in remission
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Roger Dickhaut (friend of Roger Peugh) – serious health issues
Peggy Ray (Sue Peugh’s relative) – health issues
Angie (Roger Peugh’s niece) – cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home
If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to


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Church Directory: You can access our church directory through the Instant Church Directory app, available for your Android, Amazon, or Apple device. Our directory is always being updated by our Communications Team. If you want to update your directory information, or if you have any questions about the directory, you can contact our administrative assistant, Meri Holm at 

Stonehill Christian Academy Notes  

Stonehill Christian Academy Newsletter
           Volume 2, October 2015
Meet Our Principal Chinyere (Cici) Ukegbu


Grades: Principal/3rd-8th Grade Teacher
Tell us a bit about yourself: I was born in NY, and moved to TX with my family as a child and have been all over TX ever since. I love to do fun crafts, sing, read (when I have time), and work out.
Why is Adventist Education important to you? I like to tell everyone that I'm an Adventist School junkie because every form of formal education I have received has been within the Adventist Education System. I have met so many wonderful, God-fearing teachers that have helped mold me into the person that I am today. In my experience in the public school setting, I saw that teachers have a different connection with their students when they are able to pray with and for them. I began to appreciate the sacrifices my parents made just to keep me and my siblings in Adventist schools. As this is my fourth year teaching at Stonehill Christian Academy, my students become like my own children. I've taught some of these students from Pre-K and it's amazing to see how much they've grown. I truly love my kids.
What are your goals for this school year? 
My main goals include providing an excellent education for my students, and making sure that they know that God loves them, and that they can always trust in Him.
Share something interesting that your class has learned in the first few weeks of school. 
Some of them have learned just how much they love to read!  One of the major topics we have covered in science is cells.  They have learned just how complex cells are.  We will cover many more exciting and interesting topics throughout this school year! 
October 31st 7:00 pm – International Night:
Please mark your calendars to join us on October 31, 2015 for our 3rd annual International Celebration and Stonehill Christian Academy (SCA) fundraiser at Stonehill SDA Church beginning at 7:00 pm.  Explore tastes from around the world and support the school.  You also won’t want to miss the students’ second performance of the year and the parade of nations fashion show!
Booth contributions can include food/drink ($2.00-$8.00 servings), music, and/or cultural items such as posters, maps, toys, or other display items.   All proceeds benefit the school.  If you are able to sponsor a booth and share your heritage, please contact the Home and School leader Ann Marie Dyer at 512-994-8427 or with information about your booth or for more information no later than October 17.
Last Year’s Event:



SCA Current Wish list:
  • Substitute Teachers
  • Volunteers to read with students
  • Laptops with Window 7 or higher
  • Tablets
  • iPads
  • iPods
  • Digital Cameras
If you are able to help contribute any of these items to SCA, you may contact Home and School Leader Ann Marie Dyer at 512-994-8427, Principal Chinyere (Cici) Ukegbu at 512-763-2776, or our Schoolboard Chairman Brent Holm at 512-551-2017.

Have a Blessed Day!

Meri Holm
Administrative Assistant, Church Office       
(512) 537-1844

**If you want to become a member or transfer membership from another church please get in contact with Meri Holm or email

Upcoming Events
16   Pathfinders Exodus Bible
16-18   Adventurers Family
17   Youth Outreach
18   Finance Committee
20   Church Board Meeting
24   Fellowship Lunch Hosted
       by Peter Walker’s SS
24   Communication Meeting
24   Sabbath School Council
24   Pathfinder’s Meeting
31   Adventurer’s Meeting &
31   Stonehill Christian
       Academy International
 1     Daylight Savings Ends
 1     Guy’s Table Tennis
 6     Pathfinder’s Exodus
        Bible Experience
 7     Outdoor Sabbath School
11   Veteran’s Day
13-14 Elder’s Retreat
14   Pathfinder’s Meeting
14   Adventurer’s Meeting
15   Finance Committee
17   Church Board Meeting
20   Pathfinder’s Exodus Bible
21   Adventurer’s Evangelism
       or Community Service

Fellowship Lunch Host
17   No Fellowship Lunch
24   Peter Walker’s SS Class
31   No Fellowship Lunch


Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm