Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/19/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Pathfinders will be offering babysitting services beginning Saturday evening, April 28, 2018 to raise money for Oshkosh. This will be an ongoing fundraising event which will be done every 4th Saturday evening of the month. This will also give our Pathfinders an opportunity to earn the Child Care/Babysitting Honor. The hours - 6:30 to 9:30 pm so parents can have a date night. The cost per child - $20. We will provide a snack and games for the children in our care.


Food in the church kitchen. If you place food in the church kitchen that is for a specific use, please label it. Any unlabeled food in the church kitchen/refridgerators will be used for fellowship lunch.


It’s time to “Spring” Into Fitness, Announcing “The Stonehill Transformers” exercise group. Please join me, Martha Thomas, for some cardio and interval exercise, Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at Pflugerville Lake on the South side. Any questions text, 512-508-6016. Key word is Prevention!


Early registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for Stonehill Christian Academy. Save up to $200 by registering before the end of May. For a registration packet, contact Miss Ukegbu at 512.763.2776, or pick up a packet at the school office.


Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to


Worship Service
“Enthusiasm for God’s work”. A pastor came to a church heavily in debt. How were they to get out of debt? An Adventist financial consultant was contacted. His plan? To spend money. The pastor had to sell the idea to the church that an expenditure of $40,000 would be needed in order to pay off the debt of nearly $800,000. He posed a question to the church board and later to the church in business session: “Would you spend $40 to make $800?” The church voted to go ahead, and with God’s blessing the debt was entirely paid off in five years. But that’s not the best part. During those five years, tithe and offerings for all the other funds were up as well! How do you explain it? Enthusiasm for God’s work!

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Simeon Rotich  |  615.424.7751
Greeters this week: Patsy & Desiree


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
April 21 Roberto Torres SS class
April 28 Asian Group
May 5    Myrna Cogan SS class
May 12  Children’s Ministries

Sabbath, April 21
Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Week of April 15-20
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, church board meeting
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, April 21
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Asian Group
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Youth and Family Fun Night, May 12
Finance Committee Meeting, May 13
Church Board Meeting, May 15



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

Emphasis: Pray that we all will be ministers in our own way, helping to spread the Good News of the Gospel.
Nola (Meri Holm’s mother) – recovery from surgery
Dorian Colbert – health issues
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Thelca Phillips (April’s mother) – concussion
Family at Stonehill Christian Academy – concern for their safety
Zola Clark (friend of April Phillips) – premature newborn
June Ayers –health issues
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – recovering from a broken pelvis
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Julieth Dick – health issues
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
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

Dance Hall Becomes School
Power of a Ninth Grader
Kamlitha [kam-LITHA] first heard about the Sabbath from her teenage son, Fredrick, whom she had sent to the Ebeye Seventh-day Adventist mission school. But Kamlitha was determined not to leave her Sunday church. Her son challenged her to study the Bible for herself. As Fredrick continued to share with her what he was learning in Bible class, Kamlitha was impressed with her son’s knowledge of the Bible but she resisted his appeals and turned down invitations to attend church. She did not object, however, when Fredrick announced he wanted to be baptized. Then a drought struck. Standing in line for water, Kamlitha met Andrea, a student missionary who taught at the school. After meeting 3 days in a row, Andrea asked Kamlitha if she wanted Bible studies. During those studies, Kamlitha decided to be baptized.
After her baptism, Kamlitha started praying for her husband, Harold. For two years she prayed for Harold, a chain smoker who drank heavily. Then Harold agreed to Bibles studies and gave his heart to Jesus. Harold and Kamlitha ended up sending all 8 of their children to the Adventist school and four of them were baptized. Kamlitha and Harold are active in their church and Kamlitha is now making plans to return to her native island to plant an Adventist church since there are no Adventists living on the island. Part of this thirteenth Sabbath offering will help Ebeye Seventh-day Adventist School carry out urgent repairs to its classrooms. Thank you for your mission offerings.

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

20  Sunset 2 Sunset
21  Baptismal studies, teen, Pastor’s office
21  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Church Board Meeting
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
28  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
28  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney
4    Sunset 2 Sunset
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
6    Guys’ Table Tennis
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Sunset 2 Sunset
12  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
12  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
12  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
12  Youth and Family Fun Night
13  Finance Committee Meeting
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Church board meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Sunset 2 Sunset
19  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
19  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
20  Adventurers, Ice Skating Field Trip
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  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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