Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 6/11/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Congratulations Graduates!
Madelyn Lovett graduated from Pre-K at Stonehill Christian Academy
Alexa Posadas graduated Pre-K at Stonehill Christian Academy
Thank God Nwachukwu graduated from Pre-K at Stonehill Christian Academy
Isaac Chodorow graduated from Kindergarten at Wells Branch Elementary
Alexa Casaux graduated from Kindergarten at Stonehill Christian Academy
Lauren Kitney graduated from Kindergarten at Stonehill Christian Academy
Tobias Black graduated from Kindergarten at Stonehill Christian Academy
Stefen Web graduated from Kindergarten at Stonehill Christian Academy
Belinda Atta graduated from Pflugerville High School
Leila Nyandusi graduated from Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Chelsea Huggins graduated from Livingstone Adventist Academy
Elizabeth Parrish graduated from Stony Point High School
Danylle Langley graduated from Sunnydale Adventist Academy
Davika Reid received her Master Degree from University of Texas
Dashiell Ballarta received his Executive Master Degree from University of Texas

Food for thought...
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.” - Isaiah 12:2

Worship Service
Adventurers’ Investiture
Praise in Giving: Chaplaincy Ministries/Multilingual Ministries & Our Local Church Budget.    
     For 30 years Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries has touched lives meaningfully. Civilians, bureaucrats, police officers, hospital patients, students, prisoners, disaster victims, and military personnel in all arms of the military have received support and assistance through the ministry of the pastors who are endorsed as Seventh-day Adventist chaplains. Adventist chaplains serve selflessly, often in isolated locations or institutions where there may be few if any other Seventh-day Adventists.      
     Jesus is eager to come and take us home, but so many people still have not heard the gospel! Nearly 3 billion people are from language groups still unreached by the good news we know.
Praise in Music: Jason Jesudass
The Message: “God is Love” – 1 John 4:7-12 – Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Rhona Ballarta  |  512,636.0313
Deacon in charge: Tim Jones  |  423.903.4944

Finance Chart

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 envelop.  All
     unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

    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,



Friday, June 10
Adventurers’ Practice, 7:00 pm
Sabbath, June 11
Adventurers’ Investiture
Fellowship Lunch - Ellen Jensen's Class
Elders Encounter, for Elders and their spouses, San Marcos, 4:00-7:30 pm
Youth Night at Stonehill, Cancelled
Week of June 12-17
Sunday: Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00 pm
Sabbath, June 18
Fellowship Lunch - African Group
Graduation Celebration for Elizabeth Parrish, 7:00 pm

Dates to Remember
The church family is invited to the Graduation Celebration for Elizabeth Parrish, Saturday, June 18 at the Stonehill Church, 7:00 pm. This will be an elegant potluck dinner with a special program. Please bring your finest food and wear your most fashionable Sabbath attire and help make this a memorable celebration.
Youth Fest, June 17-19, at Southwestern University
Church Board Meeting, June 21
Communion, June 25
Lindy Posadas’ Baby Shower on June 25, (please note the date change) at the church, 6:30 pm. Lindy is registered @ Baby R US and Target, under Lindy Posadas. Hosted by friends: Davika Reid, Amber Lovett, Michele Kitney, Keren Sutton and Noemi Garcia, if you have questions.
Vacation Bible School at Stonehill, July 11-18 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Ministry Opportunities
Pianists or other musicians: are needed for our Sabbath School classes.
Earliteens: need another teacher to help in the classroom. Please contact Beth Sinha at if you are able to help.
Deacons: need a few more men to help with church responsibilities. membership is required, if you are able to help, contact either Pastor Kitney at or Carlton Hackett at
Peru mission trip: If you would like to donate to the 28 July-8 August, please write in "Peru Mission Trip" on the tithe envelope. We appreciate all donations that enable our youth to help serve the children of Peru.


Things you need to know…
Tea Ministry is taking a break for the month of June. Breakfast will not be provided. We are still looking for team members to join us. Please contact Amy at

1) Please dispose of baby wipes in the trash can and not the toilet. It wreaks havoc with our pump station. FLUSHABLE WIPES ARE NOT FLUSHABLE, EVER!
2) The appliances in the kitchen are NOT cleaned by our custodians; it is our responsibility to keep them clean.
3) Please pick up after yourself and your family. This is God’s House.
4) If you have items you would like to donate to the church, please contact the pastor first. We are not Goodwill.

Thank you for your attention to these matters.

Keene Campmeeting, June 8-11

Job Opportunities
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the following positions:
* After School Care Aide - Now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.
* Pre-K teacher - The person selected for this position will be responsible for supervising and teaching 3- and 4-year olds in a pre-Kindergarten classroom. First and foremost, the eligible individual must have a spiritual commitment and demonstrated ability to nurture children in a growing relationship with Jesus. If you or someone you know fits this description and would love to help us educate our children for eternity, please apply by sending your resume to either Brent Holm ( or Chinyere Ukegbu ( For a full job description, see the listing at

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


Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Pray that enrollment in our school will increase 
Carissa Barr - Family of ex father in-law, who passed away
Dennis Hilton (Carissa Barr’s brother-in-law) - health issues
Rachel Juler’s father - health issues 
Pastor Kitney’s brother - health issues 
Ellen Jensen - health issues 
Benjamin Hackett (Carlton’s father) - health deteriorating 
Melda Morris (Ann Marie Dyer’s mother) - health issues
Family and friends of June Schoonover who passed away
Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) - brain cancer
Emilie Pacheco - health issues
Wes Rippey (Joline Whichelow’s friend) - recovering from heart attack
Tina Okrah - facial palsy
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) - health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) - stage 4 cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) - breast cancer
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) - breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) - slow recover from accident
Matthew Walker - cancer is in remission
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) - health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) - brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris - lung cancer
Thomas Taylor - nursing home

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

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


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If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or here in our weekly newsletter please email me at All requests have to be to me by Wednesday evening before Sabbath.

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

Calendar of Events
11   Adventurers' Investiture
11   Fellowship Lunch - Ellen Jensen’s Class
11   Elder’s Encounter for
       Elders and their spouses
11   Youth Night at Stonehill
- Cancelled
12   Finance Committee
17-19  Youth Fest at
       Southwestern University
18   Fellowship Lunch -
       African Group
18   Elizabeth Parrish
       Graduation Celebration
19   Father’s Day
21   Church Board Meeting
25   Fellowship Lunch -
       Invite a Guest Home
25   Lindy Posadas Baby
25   Youth Night at Stonehill - Cancelled
 2    Stonehill 101 Class
 2    Pastor Minner
       Labrador, Jr
 2    Fellowship Lunch -
       Deacons, Deaconesses &
       Spanish Class
 2    Youth Now - Night of
11-15  Vacation Bible School
       at Stonehill

23-25  Women’s Retreat

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

Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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