Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/7/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!


Our church is growing by 3 little ones due in late October to early November. A triple baby shower will be held for Maureen Wheeler (expecting a boy &n registered at Buy Buy Baby), Caroline Cortez Benjarano (expecting a girl & registered at Babies R Us) and Latrese Asugha (expecting a boy & registered at Target). The shower will be held at the church on Sunday, October 8, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please bring any gifts unwrapped but labeled TO Mother's name and FROM your name and they will be displayed at the shower. A money tree will be available at the shower for money to be clipped to, if that is your preference, and the money collected will be evenly distributed among the 3 mothers. You may also pre-give mmoney to Gloria Kolliniatis, Fabiola Spickard or Jane Cross which will be tracked and split between the mothers. Bring a food dish to share potluck style. We hope to see you there so we can make this a special day for each mother!

The new Pathfinder year is under way! It's not too late to join. Our next meeting is October 14th. Please turn in your completed forms ASAP.  We also have youths that need financial sponsorship. Please contact the staff for more details.


Youth & Family Fun Night - Soccer on October 14
On October 14, we'll have vespers and night soccer. It will from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, E. Old Settlers Blvd. @ Kenney Fort Blvd. Go to Field 4. Bring shin guards, if you want to play. Bring chairs and hang out with us. Bring money to buy food and drinks to benefit Stonehill Christian Academy. (No pets allowed.)


We have a guest, with 3 children, who is needing a ride to church from the Pflugerville area. They are in town visiting for a while. If you are able to help provide transportation one or more Sabbaths during the next several months, please let Teresa know ( or 512-537-1844) which Sabbaths you are available so the transportation can be coordinated.


To make a contribution to the Cortez family to help with medical expenses for Arcelia Cortez, go to


Instant Church Directory: Please check to verify your Instant Church Directory information is current. The Instant Church Directory is for all attending members. If you would like to be added to the Instant Church Directory or need to update your information please see Meri in the foyer after church. You only have access to the Instant Church Directory if you are in the Instant Church Directory.


Stonehill Christian Academy invites you to their Annual International Festival, which will be Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-6:00 pm at 4301 Kelly Ln. Pflugerville, TX 78660. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate and share our diversity.  There will be soccer, a bounce house, food, fashion, and music from around the world!  All proceeds benefit SCA Expansion!   If you can sponsor a booth from your country please complete the form by October 20 at:  Serving sizes should be small $2-$3 sample sizes. You may also contact Chinyere Ukegbu or Adrianna Baca with the country and food or drink items you will provide.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the effort, you may mark a tithe envelope 'SCA Expansion' and mail it to Stonehill SDA church at the above address. 



Hearing Assist equipment is available: A limited number of personal audio devices are available during church service. Bring your own preferred earphones if you'd like. Please let one of the deacons or AV personnel know if you have need for hearing assist equipment.


Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
Praise in Music:


The Message: There Is A Place For You - Ephesians 2:4-10 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge:
Greeters this week: Juan & Nancy


Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.

Fellowship Lunch Host
Oct 7      Myrna Cogan SS class
Oct 14    Children’s Ministries
Oct 21    Ellen Jensen SS class
Oct 28    Deacons/Deaconess

Sabbath, October 7
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan SS class
Choir Practice
Week of October 8-13
Sunday, Triple Baby Shower
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 14
Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Choir Practice
Youth and Family Fun Night, Stonehill Soccer – 6:30 to 9pm, Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, Field 4, October 14
Dates to Remember
Pastor Appreciation Month, October
Adventurer picnic, October 15
Finance Committee Meeting, October 15
Church Board Meeting, October 17
SCA Annual International Festival, October 29



Prayer List 
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Please pray for the people in Puerto Rico.
Louis Escalante – surgery 
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – in the hospital
Arcelia Cortez – on hospice
Joan Anderson - poor health
Flavia Elmore – in hospice for cancer
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – health issues 
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Guy Daluz – full-time employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter the USA
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues 
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – health issues 
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma 
Robert Juler – needs work
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery 

If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to 


Mission Ministry

God Said, “Shh!”
My family are Seventh-day Adventist volunteers in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, where I work as development director at Heritage Christian School, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Tokmok, a major city in Kyrgyzstan. Every year we have an annual leave to go home to Argentina. This year I learned our leave was to be in June, when it is winter in Argentina. I wanted to go in December, when it is summer, and so I could spend Christmas with my mother. But my wife was ill and needed treatment so we packed our suitcases and flew home. God had a reason for sending us back at this time – besides my wife’s illness.
While I was in Argentina, an Adventist woman called me. She had heard that I was fund raising for the Adventist school in Kyrgyzstan and she wanted me to come to her house to tell her more about the project. She had been trying to sell her house for the past two years and it had not sold, even though she had cut the price in half. So she told God, “If I can sell this house, I will give $100,000 to a church project.” I told the woman that Heritage Christian School was trying to raise $400,000 to construct a three-story building of classrooms that would allow the school to double its enrollment. She wanted to give to this project but said I needed to pray since the house had not sold in the two years it had been on the market.
We prayed together and I left. I shared the story with my wife and two sons, ages 6 and 7. We prayed that night and the next morning. The next day, a buyer agreed to buy the house. Although we had prayed for a buyer for the woman’s house, I was shocked that the sale had come so quickly. I had been upset because we were in Argentina during the winter instead of the summer, but God had other plans. The sale of the house was like God saying, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10, NKJV).

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, Teresa Serl at


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Have a Blessed Day!

Teresa Serl
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

Calendar of Events
6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s study
7    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
7    Choir practice
8    Triple baby shower
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s study
14  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
14  Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
14  Choir practice
14  Youth and Family Fun Night, Soccer
15  Adventurer picnic at Pfluger Park
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
17  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Sunset 2 Sunset
21  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s study
21  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
21  Choir practice
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
28  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
28  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
28  Choir practice
29  SCA Annual International Festival
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Sunset 2 Sunset
4    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
4    Fellowship Lunch – African group
4    Pathfinder and Adventurers, regular meeting
4    Choir
5    Daylight Saving Time ends
5    Guys’ Table Tennis
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Sunset 2 Sunset

*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Members we encourage you to invite guests to join you at a table. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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