Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 3/11/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Due to being rained out last week, there will be golfing with Eldon again this Sunday March 12.


We are collecting New or Gently Used Handbags from March 1st - 31st. The collected bags will have the Domestic Abuse Hotline Number DISCREETLY stitched inside the bag and children in Shelters Across Texas will select a bag to give to their Mom on Mother's Day. You can drop them off at our martial arts school located at: 2700 Pecan St West, Pflugerville (3 Points Plaza) 512-522-3912 ext. 703 or make arrangements for another drop off location. Thank you for helping to support this awesome cause.

Stonehill Christian Academy Home & School is conducting a survey over the next 2 weeks to collect feedback from church members about the school. Everyone is invited to take this survey once/person, but we are especially looking for feedback from parents of school-aged children. Please help us collect good information to use by completing this survey. No names are required and the answers will be kept confidential. We appreciate your help and your honest feedback.


Fellowship Lunch Changes effective this week (March 11):
Those wishing to participate in the Fellowship Lunch should seat themselves at the tables. Encourage guests to sit with you. People will be dismissed by table. If you choose to go directly to the lunch line you will nicely be asked to return to your table and wait to be dismissed.



Women Bible Study: God has always sought a woman with these characteristics- a heart to change the world, passion to make a difference and a purpose for life, no matter how great or small. If this is your desire and are seeking a closer walk with God this year, please join our Women Bible Study every 1st and 3rd Sabbath @ 2pm after fellowship dinner at the church. Come and join us and explore the challenges these women in the Bible faced in their times hoping it will help us all as we face our own journeys. Contact Rhona Ballarta at 512-990-8251 if interested.



Stonehill Christian Academy news.

Early Registration
If you would like to pre-register your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please see us any time. $100 off of the registration fee of $400 for those that register before April 15. $50 credit will be applied to your account for August if a child registers based on your referral. This early registration price is available to everyone who is interested so long as the child is registered for school before April 15, 2017. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as this will greatly help us in our planning for the new year and save you some money. If you would like to purchase uniforms, they will also be available on that day.
Box Tops for Education
We are looking for someone to be our box tops organizer. If you are interested in sorting the box tops into groups of 50 and sending them off as part of our fundraising efforts, please contact Miss Baca at as soon as possible.


Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning starting February 2, 2017. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Adventist World Radio

Praise in Music: 

The Message: "His Plans" 3 of 3 - Philippians 4:1-9
Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Norman Hack  |  512-577-6736
Greeters this week: Eric & Joline


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.


Fellowship Lunch Host
March 11        Deacons/Deaconess
March 18        African Group
March 25        All Church
April 1            Roberto Torres SS class
Sabbath, March 11
Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Adventurers, camping at McKinney Falls State Park
Week of March 12-17   
Sunday, golfing with Eldon
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 18
Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – African Group
Dates to Remember
Daylight Savings Time starts, March 12
Finance Committee Meeting, March 19
Church Board Meeting, March 21
Adventurer Sabbath, March 25
Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon, April 30



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

Special Emphasis: Chinyere Ukegbu and Rhone Uyaniker on their mission trip to India
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
Julian Naidoo (Jacqui Reuben's Husband) – death of his father and trip to South Africa
Ruth Hutchison and family mourning death of Wayne David Jensen family
Germaine Brown
Julieth Dick – recovering from back surgery
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
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
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 


Mission Ministry

They Need God
Growing up in Yugoslavia, Maja (pronounced MY-ya) had never heard of God. Then one day she heard her grandmother and great-grandmother talking about Jesus. “He was just a good man,” said Maja’s grandmother. “No,” replied the great-grandmother. “Jesus was God.” The discussion became very important to young Maja, as she listened intently. Later, she decided that great-grandmother was right – Jesus was God.
Six years later Maja turned to the one church she had heard of, the Roman Catholic Church, to learn more. After studying, she was baptized into the Catholic faith. Not long after that, she became acquainted with Seventh-day Adventists through some of her classmates who were Adventists. Her parents learned of the nearby Adventist school and enrolled Maja. She noticed that things were done differently there. In the Catholic Church, Maja did not read the Bible much but at the Adventist school, someone gave her a Bible and she started reading it. She learned more about the Sabbath and started studying in earnest to learn more about the Adventist beliefs. After a while, Maja decided she wanted to become a Seventh-day Adventist. The village Adventist school is very dear to Maja’s heart – here she found Christ. It is also where she met her husband.
Maja went on to study at a university in the city and became a primary school teacher and instructor in the Croatian language. She was invited to stay at the school but decided to accept the call and return to the village Adventist school where she had attended, but more importantly where she had met Christ. That was 12 years ago and Maja has been serving at the school ever since. The school provides a well-rounded education but to Maja the most important is that the students meet Christ. “The school is the biggest mission project in our Union,” says Maja. “We need a lot of prayer.”

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
9    Home & School Meeting, 7pm
10  Sunset 2 Sunset
11  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
11  Pathfinders, regular meeting
11  Adventurers camping, at McKinney Falls State Park
12  Daylight Savings Time starts
12  Golfing with Eldon
13  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Sunset 2 Sunset
18  Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
18  The King's Heralds in concert
18  Fellowship Lunch – African group
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Sunset 2 Sunset
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen (ages 10-13), Pastor’s office
25  Adventurer Sabbath
25  Fellowship Lunch- All Church
25  Pathfinders, regular meeting
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  Sunset 2 Sunset
1    Stonehill 101 Class
1    Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS Class
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
2    Adventurers, Kim’s Gym’s Family Day of Giving
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    SCA Open House
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
8    Fellowship lunch – all church
8    Pathfinder, regular meeting
13-16   Texas Conference Camporee, Lake Whitney Ranch
20-23   Pathfinder, campout at Tejas Park
21-23   Central Texas Adventurer Camp, Lazy L&L Campground
30  Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon


*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 Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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