Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 1/7/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

As we start out this new year, let us look forward to the things that we can do this year for God. Do not look at what has not been done or what obstacles there might seem to be. Ask God what He wants done this year and set out to work for Him as He asks of us. Have a wonderful New Year as God works in your lives.


Fabiola's baby shower will be January 15 at 10:30am. (pampers swaddlers) sizes newborn, size 1 and size 2 are still needed and boy clothes that are bigger than nine months. Baby shower will be at 2100 Coachlamp Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613.

Pathfinder TLT training is scheduled for January 21 at the Texas Conference in Alvarado. Early bird registration, price $15, is open till 1/15/2017. Late registration is $19. Registration closes January 19 at midnight. No walk-ins will be allowed. Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible. Register at or TLTs who attended the Outreach training during the summer need to bring Outreach Task report, Lab Hours report and Personal record chart, all 3 filled out. New TLTs need to bring their registration complete with all signatures.


Family Fun Volleyball Night:  Please join us Saturday night February 11, 6:00 pm at Stonehill SDA church for a night of family fun benefiting Stonehill Christian Academy.  Entry will be $5/person.  A movie will be shown for kids.  Food sold separately and there will be a dessert auction.  Proceeds benefit the SCA bus fund.  For more information or to contribute a dessert for the auction, please contact Amber Lovett

Adventurer Club is hoping to start a "grandbuddy" program in January.  The idea is for each Adventurer and his or her family to connect with a senior citizen from our church family.  Once a "grandbuddy" is connected, the Adventurer and his or her family will keep in touch with them at least once or twice a month with meaningful interactions such phone calls, cards, lunches together, shared social activities, exchanging small gifts, etc. I'm starting to gather names of seniors in our congregation to invite to be a part of this program.  Could you please assist by either volunteering, if you are a senior citizen, or by suggesting some other seniors from our church family that may be interested?  Even if the person does not speak English they could be included, as our Adventurer families are quite culturally diverse.  Also, please don't let their transportation capabilities dissuade you from suggesting any person. God bless you and thank you in advance!  :) For more information contact Laurie Chodorow.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Adventurer club food drive. They will be accepting donation through January.


Stonehill Christian Academy news.

Blessings to you and your family.


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Texas Vision

Praise in Music: 

The Message: "24 Smelly Feet" - John 13:12-17 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Chijioke Nwachukwu  |  512.293.1622
Greeters this week: Karen & Jenny Covarrubias

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.

    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,

Fellowship Lunch Host
January 7       African Group
January 14     All church
January 21     Roberto Torres SS class
January 28     All Church
Sabbath, January 7
Stonehill 101 Class, in Pastor’s study
Fellowship Lunch – African Group
Week of January 8-13  
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, January 14
Fellowship Lunch – All Church
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Fabiola’s Baby Shower, January 15
Pathfinder TLT training, January 21 at Texas Conference Office in Alvarado
SEEDS Conference at Stonehill, January 20-21
Seminar on Prayer, January 28. See bulletin insert for supplies needed for seminar.
Family Fun Volleyball Night, February 11



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

Special Emphasis: Upcoming Seminar on Prayer 
Wayne Hutchison – injuries from a fall
Dick Rakowski (Rachel Juler’s father) – recovering from surgery and fighting cancer
David Jensen family
Germaine Brown
Candy Akosua – in pain and needs surgery
Julieth Dick – recovering from back surgery
Samuel Vohwinkel (friend of Jensens) – Leukemia and pneumonia 
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
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
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
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission
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 

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
6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Communion
7    Stonehill 101 Class
7    Fellowship Lunch – African Group
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Fellowship Lunch – All church
14  Pathfinder and Adventurer regular meeting
15  Finance Committee meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20-21 Central TX SEEDS Conference, Stonehill SDA
21  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS Class
21  Pathfinder TLT training
21  Adventurers Bible Adventure, The Oaks Adventist Christian School
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Prayer Sabbath, Guest Speaker, Eunice Davis
28  Fellowship Luncheon – All Church
28  Prayer workshops
28  Pathfinder and Adventurer, regular meeting
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney


*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

4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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