Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 3/18/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!



We are collecting New or Gently Used Handbags from March 1st - 31st. The collected bags will have the Domestic Abuse Hotline Number DISCREETLY stitched inside the bag and children in Shelters Across Texas will select a bag to give to their Mom on Mother's Day. You can drop them off at our martial arts school located at: 2700 Pecan St West, Pflugerville (3 Points Plaza) 512-522-3912 ext. 703 or make arrangements for another drop off location. Thank you for helping to support this awesome cause.

Lost and Found
Please check the lost and found items on the table by the Board Room and in the kitchen for any items that might belong to you and your family. All remaining items will be donated to a worthy cause on April 23, 2017.


Fellowship Lunch Changes now effective:
Those wishing to participate in the Fellowship Lunch should seat themselves at the tables. Encourage guests to sit with you. People will be dismissed by table. If you choose to go directly to the lunch line you will nicely be asked to return to your table and wait to be dismissed.


Women Bible Study: on break until further notice.



Stonehill Christian Academy news.

Early Registration
If you would like to pre-register your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please see us any time. $100 off of the registration fee of $400 for those that register before April 15. $50 credit will be applied to your account for August if a child registers based on your referral. This early registration price is available to everyone who is interested so long as the child is registered for school before April 15, 2017. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as this will greatly help us in our planning for the new year and save you some money. If you would like to purchase uniforms, they will also be available on that day.
Box Tops for Education
We are looking for someone to be our box tops organizer. If you are interested in sorting the box tops into groups of 50 and sending them off as part of our fundraising efforts, please contact Miss Baca at as soon as possible.


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 starting February 2, 2017. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget

Praise in Music: 

The Message: King's Heralds
Elder in charge: Isaac Sitienei  |  512.216.7622
Deacon in charge: Chijioke Nwachukwu  |  512.293.1622
Greeters this week: Merv & Roscell


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.  All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget. Please print first and last name clearly on envelopes. Or give online from our website
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.


Fellowship Lunch Host
March 18        African Group
March 25        Hispanics
April 1            Roberto Torres SS class
April 8            All Church
Sabbath, March 18
Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – African Group
Week of March 19-24   
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 25
Baptismal studies, Earliteen (age 10-13), Pastor’s office
Adventurer Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch – Hispanics
Pathfinder, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Finance Committee Meeting, March 19
Church Board Meeting, March 21
Adventurer Sabbath, March 25
Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon, April 30



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

Special Emphasis: Chinyere Ukegbu and Rhone Uyaniker on their mission trip to India 
Guy Daluz – employment 
Juli eDavis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
Julian Naidoo (Jacqui Reuben's Husband) – death of his father and trip to South Africa
Ruth Hutchison and family mourning death of Wayne
David Jensen family
Germaine Brown
Julieth Dick – recovering from surgery
Joan (Lindy Posadas’ sister-in-law) – health issues 
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
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

God is First
At the tender age of 7, Naum (pronounced NOW-oom) had to stand up for his faith. In Yugoslavia, school was obligatory every Saturday but Naum determined not to attend school on Sabbath but to attend church. After missing 2 Saturdays in a row, the first grader was confronted by a special commission set up to interrogate him. Standing alone, the seven-year-old bravely faced the school director, two teachers, and two uniformed police officers – one of whom was the regional director of the secret police.
“Why aren’t you attending school on Saturday?” the interrogator began. “Because I believe in God, and according to the fourth commandment of His law, I’m not to be in school on His Sabbath. This is why I’ll be in church every Sabbath, not in school,” Naum replied. When threatened with expulsion from school, Naum advised he’d be in church anyway “because God is first in my life”. “So what do you do at your church?” the interrogator continued. “We read the Bible, sing songs, and pray.” “Sing us a song!” the group demanded. So Naum sang a song and said a simple prayer. When asked if his father had told him not to go to school, Naum honestly answered “no”. If the answer had been “yes”, his father would have gone immediately to prison. Knowing his son could be interrogated, Naum’s father had never told him not to attend school. The commission told Naum he would be informed whether or not he could stay in school. No directive came from the commission so Naum continued attending school, except on Sabbaths. At age 15, Naum could not continue his education due to his firm decision to keep Sabbath so he started working fulltime with his father on the farm.
But God had other plans for Naum. There was soon an Adventist secondary school and college opened in his country. The school staff read the book, Education, by Ellen G. White and the education received at the school was the best. By the fourth year of operation, the students were scoring higher on state tests than the students from the State schools! Naum attended university and upon graduation was offered two jobs – a highly desired political position with many benefits in the communist government, and a teaching position in the Adventist school. The government considered Naum for their job “because we need honest people in politics; they are rare! We need people with principles!” Naum however, felt called to teach at the Adventist school where for many years, Naum faithfully served the students, not only teaching them French and Latin, but eternal values.

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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
17  Sunset 2 Sunset
18  Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
18  King’s Heralds program
18  Fellowship Lunch – African group
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Sunset 2 Sunset
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen (ages 10-13), Pastor’s office
25  Adventurer Sabbath
25  Fellowship Lunch- Hispanics
25  Pathfinders, regular meeting
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  Sunset 2 Sunset
1    Stonehill 101 Class
1    Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS Class
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
2    Adventurers, Kim’s Gym’s Family Day of Giving
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    SCA Open House
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
8    Fellowship lunch – all church
8    Adventurer, regular meeting
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Baptismal Studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s studies
15  Fellowship lunch – Asian group
16  Finance committee meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Church Board Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Sunset 2 Sunset
20-23   Pathfinder campout
21-23   Central Texas Adventurer Camp, Lazy L&L Campground
30  Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon


*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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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