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Weekly Newsletter

January 10, 2019

Developing loving relationships with Christ and our community

Featured Ministry: Stonehill Pathfinder Club
By Ann Marie Dyer, Pathfinder Ministry Leader

Pathfinders is a church-centered recreational and spiritual program, designed for both boys and girls, grades 5 through 10, which offers action, adventure, challenge and group activities that produce team spirit. This year we are focused on outreach, with the goal to have each Pathfinder impact one person for Jesus. We are showing them that they don’t need to be preachers or teachers; they can show the love of Jesus by sending a card, a cheerful handwritten note, and uplifting quote or simply being kind to someone they meet.  Most recently we visited the Heatherwilde Assisted Living, where we sang Christmas carols, prayed, and did a drilling and marching demonstration for the residents.
We are currently working to raise funds to go to the International Camporee in Oshkosh, WI in August 2019. Some of our efforts have included working at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, hosting a movie premier fundraiser, and working on New Year’s Eve to raise money. The Lord has truly blessed our efforts and we are close reaching to our goal. But we still need your help!

You may notice our Pathfinders serving around the church by doing things such as, taking up offering, leading out as praise team during Divine Worship, as well as assisting with the Breakfast Ministry.  Please support our Pathfinders by saying an encouraging word when you see them helping out.  You can also support the program by volunteering one hour to teach an AY (Adventist Youth) honor by sharing a skill you have learned with them. The next opportunity for this is on Saturday, January 12th after the church potluck. Help them pass on a legacy of kindness, hospitality, industry and ethical responsibility.
Dear Church Family,

We've updated our weekly newsletter!  We hope it will be a useful resource for church members to stay involved and be in-the-know.

To view our calendar of upcoming events, visit this link: Calendar of Events

Prayer Ministries
To view the current prayer requests, visit this link: Prayer Request List
If you would like to receive a list of timely prayer requests from the Prayer Ministries Team, please email Elder Brent at


Please be sure to help with providing food and prep work/cleaning afterwards for potluck this Sabbath. We have a very small crew of deaconesses scheduled to host potluck this Sabbath, so we ask for your support in helping us to provide tasty dishes and with prepping and cleaning afterwards. We appreciate your support.
Accommodations needed for Jerry & Rachel Nelsen:  Jerry Nelson & his wife Rachel are seeking/requesting accommodations for the night of January 25, the night prior to his concert. If anyone is willing/able to provide accommodations, please contact Lauren Dowe at 512-994-8476 or email her at

Blood Drive – Lend a Helping Arm The Bloodmobile will be in the church parking Sabbath, January 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Eat a full meal before donating and please remember to bring a photo ID. To sign up please contact Amy Wan at
or 512.351.2464.

Chinyere (Cici) Ukegbu & Rhone Uyaniker's Wedding Shower will be Sunday, January 13, 3:30-5:30pm at the church. Come and show your love and support for their new life together. This is a co-ed event; all are welcome. For questions, please contact Kijana Knight-Torres at You can find Cici and Rhone's wedding registry at
Church Budget

Stewardship in Giving

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 to support Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your tithe envelope, along with your name and address. All unmarked and loose offering supports our Local Budget.
4. Give at Stonehill's Online Giving Page

Stay Informed

2018 donation receipts will be given out beginning this Sabbath.

Poinsettias in the lobby are free to anyone who would like to take them home, and will be composted this week if not picked up.

In-home help needed for new mom:
A friend and coworker of mine just had a baby two weeks ago. She was just in the hospital herself for an emergency situation. She’s home now but is on bed rest. She and her husband also have a toddler and her husband is out of leave time for work. She is looking for someone who can come to their house for a few hours during the day for the next two weeks to help out with the baby while her husband is at work. They live in southeast Austin. If you are able to do a couple shifts please let me know. Thank you so much! Kijana ( or text/call 832-832-5261)
SCA Prayer Time, Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the church lobby. Prayer Time is to help support the teachers and students of SCA through prayer, to pray for God’s guidance to parents and uplift family burdens, and to ask for God’s guidance of SCA now and in the future. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and supporters of Stonehill Christian Academy are invited to come and pray for the school. If you are not able to be present but have a prayer request, please email Beth Sinha at

Bring a Dish & Join us for a Potluck Lunch!
Fellowship Lunch Host

Jan 12    Deacons/Deaconesses
Jan 19    African Group
Jan 26    Spanish SS class
Feb 2      Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
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Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church
4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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