Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 1/2/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
You can keep up with all the latest at Stonehill 
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or our webpage:

If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or here in our weekly newsletter please email me at All requests have to be to me by Wednesday evening before Sabbath.


Treasure Quote

    Do not conform any longer to the
    pattern of this world, but be
    transformed by the renewing of
    your miind. Then you will be
    able to test and approve what
    God’s will is – his good, pleasing
    perfect will.  – Romans 12:2
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

“Wishing you and your family a very blessed and happy New Year” -Pr. Eugene, Michele & Lauren

Guys Table Tennis Group We meet this coming Sunday! Remember to invite your friends, and to keep practicing!
Here are the details of what we are about:

  1. Purpose: To share lessons that will help with the Christian moral and spiritual development of young men in our church family and together learn to play table tennis proficiently, while having loads of fun.
  2. Date: 1st Sunday of every month
  3. Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  4. Location -
  5. Meeting format:
    1. Half hour spiritual focus
    2. Remainder of time is for Table Tennis
 Parents each young man will need the following:
  1. Liquid to keep hydrated (there are water fountains at the facility)
  2. A good breakfast (but not too much) since playing table tennis can cause you to consume lots of energy
  3. A set of table tennis pads. Parents I suggest each young man do chores to earn or pay for the pads they use. We will celebrate with each guy as they declare they have completed paying for their pads.
  4. We will recognize and reward the boys who make the meeting on time and consistently.
  5. Parents:
    1. I highly recommend this book - It was really helpful to me in guiding my son in considering what values would truly make him a man.
    2. The cost of renting the Austin TT facility is $100. This provides us with 5 tables that we can use. If your family can contribute to help with this cost, it will be appreciated. If not, please do not let this be a barrier in any way to you and your child/children participating.

 PS: The gate code for getting in to the storage lot is 491#7664*
Keep practicing. Check out this website for some really good tutorials -

Stonehill Christian Academy has immediate openings for the following two positions:

* Treasurer - Requires accounting experience.
* Teacher Aide - Working in the Grade 3-8 classroom 37.5
   hours per week. See for details. Contact the school at
512-763-2776 for more information or email resume to
Chinyere Ukegbu
( or
Brent Holm (

Are you intrigued by the study of Revelation? God has given us a handbook to show us end time events that could happen during our lifetime. Join June Ayers and Tim Jones as they lead this study, to get a fresh look at God’s message. Begin by reading Daniel 12 and Revelation 1 and be committed to attending all six sessions. Meet in the boardroom from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Bring your Bible and a bite to eat. January 9th & 16th, February 6th & 13th, March 5th & 12th.

Join the choir! Registration for the Stonehill Choir is open. Have you always wanted to sing with us? Now is your chance. No experience (just passion!) required. Rehearsals for the spring program begin January 16, 2016. All members, existing and new, should register at by January 16. Questions? Contact Kijana Knight-Torres at

Rhona Ballarta, “I want to thank everyone for their prayers and the beautiful basket of flowers. Your thoughtful gestures have truly comforted me and my family during this difficult time”.


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Our Local Church Budget. 
Praise in Music: Joshua Gantalao
The Message: “Do Not Fear, This New Year”,
Romans 8:12-15 – Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder of the Day:
Rhona Ballarta  |  (512) 626-0313


   Flowers up front: If you would like
   to donate a floral bouquet
our platform to celebrate
   a special occasion or just
   because,contact Rhona Ballarta at



This Sabbath
Stonehill 101 Class
No Fellowship Lunch

Financial Report 

1. Local Budget covers all of our church ministries as well as
    building and mortgage.
2. Tithe comprises all funds sent to the Texas Conference for
    the administrative support of God’s missionary work.
3. Identify any other specific designations that you wish on
    your offering envelopes. All unmarked loose offering will
    go to support our Local Church Ministry budget.
    For convenient online giving,visit

Next Week
Sunday: Guys’ Table Tennis, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Austin Table Tennis Club
Tuesday: Prayer Group. A weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It will meet at the school at 8:15 am.
Friday: Pathfinder Exodus Bible Study 6:30-9:00 pm


Next Sabbath
Elders’ Meeting during lunch.
Fellowship Lunch hosted by Deacons & Deaconesses.
Revelation Study 1:00-2:30 pm in the board room.
Pathfinder Meeting 2:30-5:30 pm.
Adventurer Meeting 2:30-4:00 pm.

Upcoming Events
Stonehill Choir begins

Fellowship Lunch
All guests, friends and members are welcome to join us after the worship service for fellowship lunch.
Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. Please bring an entree, salad/vegetable and bread/dessert if you plan to stay for lunch. We also ask that if you stay for lunch please help us cleanup.

Please remember to:
Pick up your trash
Wipe down your table
And put up your chairs
Thank you!


Ministry Opportunities
Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at

Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: The families of the students at Stonehill Christian Academy
Parrish family – James’ health deteriorating 
Cortez family 
Bill Price (Corky's husband) - recovering from accident 
Rhona Ballarta – her father passed away  
Demi Garduque. (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease 
Trish Perme – health issues 
Carolden Strickland – medical issue 
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer 
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission 
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia 
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma 
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer 
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia 
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues 
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3-year-old son) – high blood pressure 
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer 
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia 
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer 
Thomas Taylor – nursing home 

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


Church directory reminder: Remember, 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, Meri Holm at

Find us on Twitter! If you're on Twitter at want to see the latest going on at Stonehill, follow us at our new Twitter account: @Stonehillsda. We can't wait to connect with you!

Our Facebook web address!

Stonehill Christian Academy
For up to date information, SCA is Online:
SCA Website:


 Have a Blessed Day!

Meri Holm
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
 1     Pathfinder Exodus Bible
 2     Stonehill 101 Class
 2     No Fellowship Lunch
 3     Guys Table Tennis
 8     Pathfinder Exodus Bible
 9     Fellowship Lunch
        hosted by Deacons &
 9     Revelation Study
 9     Elders’ Meeting
 9     Pathfinder Meeting
 9     Adventurer Meeting
15   Pathfinder Exodus Bible
16   Revelation Study
16   Stonehill Choir Begins
16   Communication Meeting
22   Pathfinder Exodus Bible
23   Fellowship Lunch hosted
       by Spanish Class
23   Choir Practice
23   Pathfinder Meeting
23   Adventurer Meeting
29   Pathfinder Exodus Bible
30   Choir Practice


Fellowship Lunch Host
 2     No Fellowship Lunch
 9     Deacons & Deaconesses
16    No Fellowship Lunch
23   Spanish Class
*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm