Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/12/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Pathfinders will be offering babysitting services beginning Saturday evening, April 28, 2018 to raise money for Oshkosh. This will be an ongoing fundraising event which will be done every 4th Saturday evening of the month. This will also give our Pathfinders an opportunity to earn the Child Care/Babysitting Honor. The hours - 6:30 to 9:30 pm so parents can have a date night. The cost per child - $20. We will provide a snack and games for the children in our care.


SCA Walk-a-thon is this Sunday. Support SCA by sponsoring a student and/or being a participant in the walk-a-thon. Questions? Email



It’s time to “Spring” Into Fitness, Announcing “The Stonehill Transformers” exercise group. Please join me, Martha Thomas, for some cardio and interval exercise, Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at Pflugerville Lake on the South side. Any questions text, 512-508-6016. Key word is Prevention!


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
“You have blood in your eye”. Ready to re-enter the workforce after acquiring her doctoral degree, this one phrase signaled a significant change in Leanora Ruff’s life. She had retinal detachment, first in her right eye, then a year later in her left. A friend asked if she had contacted Christian Record Services, which had resources that would be helpful as Leanora adapted to life with limited vision. The gifts you give through the World Budget offering provide services such as Bible study courses, Sabbath School lessons, magazines, library books, and more. Leanora offers this encouragement to each member: “I encourage you to make a contribution. It will multiply like you’ve never seen it multiply before.” Thank you for remembering Christian Record Services with your offerings.

Praise in Giving: World Budget/NAD Christian Record
Praise in Music:
The Message: SCA students Daphnee Veloza and Brandon Perez for Education Sabbath

Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Joilson Silva  |  512.659.2143
Greeters this week: Rafael & Diana


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
April 14 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
April 21 Roberto Torres SS class
April 28 Asian Group
May 5    Myrna Cogan SS class

Sabbath, April 14
Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
Youth and Family Fun Night, Skate Party
Week of April 15-20
Sunday, SCA Walk-a-thon
Sunday, finance committee
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, church board meeting
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, April 21
Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Dates to Remember
Youth and Family Fun Night, May 12
Finance Committee Meeting, May 13
Church Board Meeting, May 15



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.
Thelca Phillips (April’s mother) – concussion
Family at Stonehill Christian Academy – concern for their safety
June Ayers –health issues
Zola Clark (friend of April Phillips) – premature newborn
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – recovering from a broken pelvis
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
Julieth Dick – health issues
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues

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


Mission Ministry

Dance Hall Becomes School
No Seventh-day Adventists lived on Ebeye [EE-by] Island when the Adventist Church signed a U.S. government contract to oversee its sole hospital in 1980. Nojab worked as a nurse at the hospital and her husband, Rellong, was Ebeye’s police chief. The new head nurse, Jerry Whitland, invited Rellong and Nojab to take Bible studies. They agreed and started studying the Bible with Jerry. Then Nojab’s cousin, an Adventist pastor, and two church leaders from Guam arrived and asked permission to open a school. After receiving consent from other tribal leaders, permission was given to turn one of Rellong’s buildings, which had been a dance hall and bingo parlor, into a school. After 3 years of studying, Nojab and Rellong were baptized, becoming the first Adventists on the island.
People notice that Nojab is always smiling and they ask why. She has had some trials and roadblocks but God always opens a way. In 1987, her husband was airlifted to Hawaii for emergency treatment for an abscess in his lungs. Doctors were not sure he would make it but due to prayer, her husband walked out of the hospital in 5 days. A few years later, a baby boy was born to Nojab’s brother. The baby’s head grew larger and larger. The doctor announced he had fluid on the brain and he had to be airlifted to Hawaii. Again the family prayed – on the plane and again while waiting to see the doctor. When the doctor examined the boy, he could find no fluid. The boy’s head had shrunk back to normal size. He was healed! Nojab says “I believe in the power of prayer. I smile because of God. I give everything to Him, and I believe that He will provide everything.”

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

13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
14  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
14  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
14  Youth and Family Fun Night, Skate Party
15  SCA Walk-a-thon
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Sunset 2 Sunset
21  Baptismal studies, teen, Pastor’s office
21  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
28  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
28  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney
4    Sunset 2 Sunset
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
6    Guys’ Table Tennis
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Sunset 2 Sunset
12  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
12  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
12  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
12  Youth and Family Fun Night
13  Finance Committee Meeting
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Church board meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Sunset 2 Sunset

*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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