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Weekly Newsletter

December 27, 2018

Developing loving relationships with Christ and our community

A Love Story
Jeremiah 29:10-13, KJV
 
"For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
Dear Church Family,

We've updated our weekly newsletter!  We hope it will be a useful resource for church members to stay involved and be in-the-know.

Events
To view our calendar of upcoming events, visit this link:
Calendar of Events

Prayer Ministries
To view the current prayer requests, visit this link:
Prayer Request List
If you would like to receive a list of timely prayer requests from the Prayer Ministries Team, please email Elder Brent at prayforme@stonehillchurch.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

There will not be Children's Church this Sabbath, December 29, 2018.

Verified Volunteers:
if you are serving (even just once) at Stonehill in ANY volunteer position, you HAVE to complete and clear the North American Verified Volunteers program before the December 31, 2018 deadline. You can find the link on our church website
http://stonehillchurch.org/verified-volunteers/ or directly at https://ncsrisk.org/adventist/.
 
Pastor Kitney is on Christmas break until January 4. For any pastoral needs please contact our church office or one of the elders.


Please join us to help take down the Christmas decorations at the church on Sunday, December 30 at 12:00pm.  -The Decorating Committee   

The upstairs storage room will be cleaned and reorganized on January 2nd starting at 10:00 a.m. We welcome all who are willing to help with this project. If you have items stored you will want to be there to assist or advise Teresa Serl of the importance to keep them.


Agape dinner & communion (feel free to also bring your favorite fruits, cheeses, dinner rolls, breads or crackers to add to the fellowship) - January 4th, 2019 at 7pm.

Chinyere (Cici) Ukegbu & Rhone Uyaniker's Wedding Shower will be Sunday, January 13, 3:30-5:30pm at the church. Come and show your love and support for their new life together. This is a co-ed event; all are welcome. For questions, please contact Kijana Knight-Torres at jkijana@gmail.com. You can find Cici and Rhone's wedding registry at https://www.zola.com/wedding/chinyereandrhone

Stewardship in Giving

"The people rejoiced...for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord..."
1 Chronicles 29:9.


God's gift of love to us was the ultimate gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. The early gifts given to the Christ child included elaborate gifts from the wise men that supported the family for several years until they could return to Nazareth. The innkeeper provided a place to stay. Even the shepherds came from the fields to give encouragement and praise. Plan your special gift to your Lord during this Christmas season. 

You can give at Stonehill's Online Giving Page

How are my offerings used?

TITHE: World Ministries, Pastors, Universities, Conference Operations, Retirement
WORLD: Mission, Education, Communications, TV/Radio, Disaster Relief, Thank, ADRA
TX CONFERENCE: Camps, New building, Evangelism, Member Training
LOCAL BUDGET: SCA, Utilities, Maintenance, Music, Sabbath School, Kitchen, Insurance, Mortgage
SPECIAL OFFERINGS: Designated local and world special projects close to our hearts

Church Budget

To view the November 2018 Finance Update, visit this link: Finance Update

Stay Informed

Blood Drive – Lend a Helping Arm. The Bloodmobile will be in the Stonehill church parking lot on Sabbath, January 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Eat a full meal before donating and please remember to bring a photo ID. To sign up please contact Amy Wan at runner262@runamyrun.com or 512.351.2464.

SCA Prayer Time happens on 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 bkdupper@yahoo.com.

Bring a Dish & Join us for a Potluck Lunch!
Fellowship Lunch Host
Dec 29    Ellen Jensen’s SS class
Jan 5      Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Jan 12    Deacons/Deaconesses
Jan 19    African Group
Visit the Stonehill SDA Church website www.StonehillChurch.org

If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or in our weekly newsletter please email your requests by Wednesday to Teresa@StonehillChurch.org.

If you want to become a member or transfer membership from another church email Meri@StonehillChurch.org.
Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church
4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
512-537-1844

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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