Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/25/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


1st Reading incoming transfers
Ricardo Gauthier from Watertown SDA Church, NY
Celines Gauthier from Watertown SDA Church, NY.

2nd Reading Incoming transfer
Maritza Hernandez from Round Rock SDA Church, TX
Cazandra Hernandez from Round Rock SDA Church, TX
Timothy Jones from Jersey City Heights, NJ
Laura Jones from Jersey City Heights, NJ


360 Stewardship Convocation, October 27, 2018 at Texas Conference Headquarters, 1211 Hwy 67 W., Alvarado, TX 76009. The 360 Degree Stewardship Convocation will be an inspiring time of fellowship, learning, music, and worship and consecration. Learn the core principles of 360 Stewardship and approaches to restart and build a lasting stewardship ministry. Contact: Nilsa Johnson, 817.790.2255 ext. 2108 for more information. Register Online:


Stonehill Transformers Exercise class has been adjourned until Spring 2019. Please continue, or start, some type of physical activity at least 3 times a week and try to eat healthy. Remember, your health is in your hands. Key word is Prevention! Blessings. Instructor, Martha Thomas


Children’s Church begins this Sabbath for children ages 4-6. Parents are welcome to join with their child(ren) if they would like. The location of Children’s Church will be announced. If any questions contact Gloria Kollianitis at 512.767.3203.



Pathfinders Babysitting Fundraiser Sabbath evening, October 27, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to raise money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


Lost and Found items. Please check the Lost and Found table in the lobby to see if there are any items belonging to you. Thank you.


2019 Devotional Books. If you would like to order your 2019 devotional book at the church discounted price, please have your order and money to Teresa by December 15, 2018. Any questions, contact or 512.537.1844.


Empty Chair Grief Symposium presents “Coping With Grief During the Holidays”, Dr. Tonya Cunningham presenting, on Sabbath, November 3, 2018, 3pm to 5pm, at the Alpha Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3016 E. 51st Street. Phone 512.926.6721,


Our church/school's International Night will be Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 pm. We are excited to get participation from volunteers as they showcase their cultures during the evening festivities. Stonehill Christian Academy will facilitate a short program in the evening that will include a Parade of Nations. Afterwards, there will be culture booths, and a food sale featuring delectable items from the many countries represented at our church and school. All sales will benefit our Stonehill Christian Academy! If you would like to sign up for a booth or any other participation, please use the following link:


IGNITE Youth Sabbath School Training. Sabbath, November 10, 2018, 9am to 6pm, at the Keene City Hall/Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Rd., Cleburne, TX 76031 (Keene area). Special Sabbath School Training for Youth/Young Adult Teachers. Register online:


Give Me This Mountain 2018 Men’s Summit. November 8-11, 2018, at Lake Whitney Ranch, 813 FM 2841, Clifton, TX 76634. Register at For more information call 936.419.6224 or email



Thanksgiving Brunch will be Sabbath, November 17, 2018. More details to follow.


Church Business Meeting, Sabbath, December 1, 2018. Vespers to begin at 5:30pm, business meeting to start at 6:00pm.


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2018-2019 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


SCA Prayer Time, Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the church lobby. Prayer Time is to help support the teachers and students of SCA through prayer, to pray for God’s guidance to parents and uplift family burdens, and to ask for God’s guidance of SCA now and in the future. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and supporters of Stonehill Christian Academy are invited to come and pray for the school. If you are not able to be present but have a prayer request, please email Beth Sinha at


Pathfinder fundraiser movie “The Mysterious Note” will be Sabbath, December 15, 2018, at 5:30 pm. More details to follow.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
The Reformation. Last year about this time, much of the Christian world celebrated the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses, considered to be the event that triggered the Protestant Reformation. One of the issued that provoked the whole issue was over money. The pope wanted to raise money to build St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome so he started fundraising by selling pieces of paper that declared the forgiveness of sin. Luther saw through the scheme and protested. You and I have a much higher motive for our tithes and offerings – love. It was love that brought Jesus to earth to die for our sins and it is love (or should be) that prompts us to be faithful stewards. Won’t you give generously today to help spread this gospel?

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Wasting Time? - Romans 12:1, 2 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Rafael Mauries  |  512.299.2249
Deacon in charge: Simeon Rotich  |  615.424.7751
Greeters this week: Carlton & John
Spanish translator: Silvia

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

1. Local Budget - provides for our church ministries, building, and mortgage.
2. Tithe - sent to Texas Conference for administrative support in Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your offering envelope.  Please clearly print address and first & last name on envelope. All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4. Give online from our website,
5. Save labels (Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels..


Fellowship Lunch Host
Oct 27    Spanish SS class
Nov 3     Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Nov 10   Roberto Torres SS class
Nov 17   All Church Thanksgiving

Sabbath, October 27
Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Adventurers & Pathfinders, regular meeting
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Week of October 28-November 2
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, November 3
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Stonehill Choir Practice
Pathfinders, AY meeting
“Coping with Grief During the Holidays” by Dr. Tonya Cunningham at Alpha SDA Church
SCA International Festival
Dates to Remember
Men’s Summit “Give Me This Mountain”, November 8-11
Youth & Family Fun Night, Skating, November 10
Thanksgiving Brunch, November 17
Finance Committee Meeting, November 18
Church Board Meeting, November 20
Church Business Meeting, December 1
SCA Christmas Program, December 8
Stonehill Choir performance at Alpha SDA Church, December 8
Pathfinder fundraiser movie “The Mysterious Note”, December 15



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

Emphasis: Please pray for our new and returning church ministry volunteers 

Jude Cunningham (Nikki’s newborn son) – seizures
Mark Tonn (Debra Weldy’s brother-in-law) – recovering from brain surgery
Jackie Nunez – recovering from surgery

Chelsea Huggins – health issues
Mauva Colbert (Dorian’s mother) – health issues
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Dorian Colbert – ongoing health issue
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Mona Krieg (friend of the Ballartas) – father going on hospice
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues 
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

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


Mission Ministry

Experiment in Church

Pheara decided to test God at the age of 19. After hearing the pastor read the promise of Malachi 3:10, which says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it”. So when the offering bucket came around, Pheara put in a 1,000 Cambodian riel banknote (about 25 U.S. cents). It was all the money he had in the world. The next day, his brother gave him 10,000 riel ($2.50). His brother sometimes gave him money for special occasions, but had never handed Pheara money for no reason. Pheara was stunned but still not ready to believe it was a gift from God. The next Sabbath, he decided to test God again. He put another 1,000 riel in the offering. After giving the money, he didn’t have enough money for gas that week but people kept giving him money so he always had enough for gas.
A few weeks later, the church organized a Christmas program and Pheara invited 15 friends. He had to provide the transportation so carried them 3 at a time on the back of him motorcycle. On one trip, he was stopped by the police since none of his passengers were wearing helmets as required by law. The police officer wanted to see the motorcycle ownership papers. Pheara called him brother but the documents had been lost long ago. Pheara remembered the Pastor had taught him to pray, so he prayed. Another police officer came along and after hearing the story, said “well, just give me 20,000 riel and you can be on your way.” All Pheara had was an old computer he had been trying to tell. He walked to a nearby pawnshop and received 40,000 for the computer. He was able to pay the police. This strengthened his faith. It was evidence to him that God exists.

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

26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
27  Stonehill Choir Practice
27  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
27  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    Stonehill 101 class
3    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
3    Stonehill Choir Practice
3    Empty Chair Grief Symposium “Coping with Grief During the Holidays”
3    Pathfinders AY meeting
3    SCA International Festival
4    Daylight Saving Time ends
4    Guys’ Table Tennis
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    SCA School Board meeting
8-11     Men’s Summit “Give Me This Mountain”
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
10  Stonehill Choir Practice
10  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
10  Youth & Family Fun Night, Skating
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – All church Thanksgiving
17  Stonehill Choir Practice
18  Finance Committee meeting
19  No karate class
20  Church Board Meeting
21  No karate class
22  Thanksgiving
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
24  Stonehill Choir practice
24  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
24  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  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 Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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