Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 5/17/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Thank you to each one of you who have saved labels for our Labels for Missions project. We turned in over 500 labels last year. This year, however, we received new guidelines regarding what labels are accepted. Labels from canned foods (Worthington, Loma Linda and Caroline) are accepted but labels from frozen food of any brand are no longer accepted. All UPC codes from canned products must begin with 28989 or 45561. (Even though frozen foods may begin with these numbers, they are not accepted.) Watch the lobby for a “Labels for Missions” box of where to leave your labels.


Baby shower for Joline Whichelow at the church, on June 3, from 4pm to 6pm. Everyone is welcome. Come help us celebrate! She is having a baby girl and is registered at Amazon and Target. Please everyone bring a Mexican dish to share along with your gift. Thank you!


The next D2U delivery is May 28, 2018. Please place your orders by Thursday, May 24, 2018. To place your order call the ABC at 800.333.1844. If you wish to see the food list and monthly sales go to



STONEHILL TRANSFORMERS EXERCISE CLASS: The next class will be this Sunday, May 20! The class will take place on Sundays EXCEPT the 1st Sunday, or when a holiday falls on Sunday, Monday, or if it rains. Pflugerville Lake near the flags, 8:15-10:15 a.m. Your continued support is appreciated. Key word is PREVENTION. Martha Thomas


Facility Maintenance Technician: Stonehill is looking for a part-time facility maintenance technician to perform custodial, minor maintenance and grounds keeping tasks on the premises of Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 20 hours per week.  Interested persons should send a resume to Ellen Jensen ( or Teresa Serl ( by May 31st. For a full job description or for questions, contact Teresa at 512.537.1844 or


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

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Independent ministries. Here are some recognized characteristics of those independent ministries that we would consider “supporting” ministries, rather than “competing” ministries: 1. They work very closely with conference and local leadership. 2. They provide needed services that the denomination itself does not provide, such as building churches. 3. They have current denominational officials as full voting members on their boards. 4. They are openly loyal to, rather than in competition with, the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. 5. They do not encourage or knowingly receive tithe from their supporters. Let’s be faithful givers, bringing our tithes and offerings first of all into God’s storehouse, His church, while not neglecting other valid appeals for special needs and causes.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
Courage Matters - 2 Timothy 1:7 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Chris Huggins  |  512.771.1386
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
May 19  Ellen Jensen SS class
May 26  Deacons/Deaconesses
June 2    African Group
June 9    Spanish SS Class

 Sabbath, May 19
Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Week of May 20-25
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Sunday, Adventurers Ice Skating Field Trip
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, May 26
Baptismal Studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Adventurer Investiture
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/Deaconesses
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Texas Conference Children’s Ministries Sabbath School Training
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, June 3
Finance Committee Meeting, June 10
Vacation Bible School, June 11-15
Church Board Meeting, June 19



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

Emphasis: Upcoming nominating team and that members will be receptive to the calling of ministry needs.
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of LauraBeth And Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Mike Escalante – recovering from surgery
Dorian Colbert – health issues
Laurie Chodorow's sister Marla’s family displaced by hurricane Harvey
Family at Stonehill Christian Academy – concern for their safety
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Mora Cadena (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – ovarian cancer
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
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
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
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

Talking With The Dead
High school teacher Kim Harrington listened as 17-year-old Shelly described her conversation with her grandfather the previous evening. Then Shelly mentioned that her grandfather had been dead for several years. Shelly spoke many times about spirits with her teachers. Many students at Mamawi Atosketan Native Shool come from families with traditional spiritual practices and hear about Jesus for the first time at the K-12 school. Kim, a science and math teacher at Mamawi Atosketan Native School, was disturbed about the conversations. She prayed for God to give her the right words. Kim began to ask Shelly questions about what the Bible says about spirits, what she thought the spirit was, if it was really her grandpa and who sent the spirit. Shelly was familiar with the biblical teaching that the dead are asleep and know nothing. She finally agreed Mrs. Harrington was right and it was not her grandpa. Kim prayed with the girl.
Following that prayer, Shelly returned to Kim several times to ask for prayers when she was having family problems or a bad day. Sometime later, Shelly told Kim that she had been approached by the spirit of her grandmother. She listened for a short time because she missed her grandmother but then she told the spirit to leave if it was an evil spirit and she started singing songs about Jesus. The spirit left. Kim prays Shelly is learning to place her confidence in God. Kim wants her students to know that they belong to God and not to some spirit. She has pasted signs on the chairs in her classroom that say, “This seat is occupied by a child of God.”

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

18  Sunset 2 Sunset
19  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
19  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
20  Transformers Exercise class
20  Adventurers, Ice Skating Field Trip
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Sunset 2 Sunset
26  Baptismal studies, earliteen, Pastor’s study
26  Adventurers Investiture
26  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
26  Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  TX Conference Children’s Ministries Sabbath School Training
26  Pathfinders Babysitting Fundraiser
28  No Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Sunset 2 Sunset
2    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
2    Fellowship Lunch – African Group
3    Guys’ Table Tennis
3    Baby shower for Joline Whichelow
9    Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
9    Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
9    Youth and Family Fun Night
10  Transformers Exercise Class
10  Finance Committee Meeting
11-15   Vacation Bible School
16  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
16  Fellowship Lunch – All Church
19  Church Board Meeting

*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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