Hello Stonehill Family,
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We are assured and know that [God
being a partner in their labor] all
things work together and are [fitting
into a plan] for good to and for those
who love God and are called according to [His} design and purpose. – Romans 8:28 AMP
Then Job replied to the Lord: “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know. - Job 42:1-3
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
Church Business Meeting Sunday, December 13 at 5:30 pm. The topics to be discussed will be:
- Church Mission Statement
- Stonehill 101 Class
- Church Budget
- Nominating Committee
- Recommend those in leadership positions continue until the end of August
- If unable to serve please contact the Pastor
- Recommend leadership positions be for a two-year term
- Recommend term of office to be from September through August
State of the Church, please click here State of the Church to see the document.
Stonehill Christian Academy Christmas Program this Sabbath, December 12 during the Worship Service.
Did you know Jesus was 33 at the close of his ministry? There just seems to be something special about 33. In fact, we just had two church members each donate $3300. So we started thinking, what if our church did a 33 challenge? During the next 33 days we encourage everyone to give a donation of 33. $.33, $33, $3300 or $33,000. Jesus ministry depends on you!
A special thank you to Josh and Feather Wright for bringing in the Texas Museum of Science and Technology Mobile Planetarium.
Main Street Bethlehem, in Burnet, December 4-6 and 11-13 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Come walk the streets of Bethlehem the night our Savior was born. Admission is free, donations are accepted.
Lessons & Carols December 19 during worship service. Join us in the Celebration of CHRISTmas. We will have scripture readings, singing and special music. We still have slots available for readers and musicians. The signup sheet is on the door of the pastor’s study. Please notice some of the reading parts are recommend for gentlemen and some for ladies. The gentlemen’s scriptures are in blue and the ladies are in pink.
Please print your name on the offering envelope.
Are you receiving the Southwestern Union “Record” and the Texas Conference “Flame” magazines? If not contact Meri@StonerhillChurch.org for your free subscription.
Church Christmas Decorations. A special thank you to those of you who helped to decorate the church last Sunday! It is truly beautiful! Be sure to thank Noemi & Ruben Garcia, Jane Cross, Ruth Green, Gloria Jemmott, Heidi Parrish, Josh, Jade, Mina & London Wright, Daniel & Priscilla Okrah, Eldon & Ellen Jensen, when you see them.
Praise in Singing: Ron & Elaine Baldwin
Praise in Giving: World
Budget; Adventist Community
Services. Our offering Sabbath
supports Adventist Community
Services (ACS) in the North
American Division. By supporting ACS, you can make a lasting impact in your community and beyond, whether it’s volunteering your time, donating goods, or financial contributions. Touching one heart, one family, one community, we can transform the world. Commit to make a difference today through ACS.
Adventist Community Services provides you with opportunities to serve communities in Christ’s name. ACS volunteers provide support and assistance in disaster relief ministries, elder care, crisis care, urban ministries, tutoring, and mentoring. Your financial gifts to the Adventist Community Services offering will make it possible to continue transforming communities—one life at a time. Please continue to remember our local church budget!
The Message: Stonehill Christian Academy Christmas Program
Elder of the Day: Chris Kolliniatis
email@example.com | 512.517.6035
Deacon of the Day: Chijioke Nwachukwu
firstname.lastname@example.org | 512.293.1622
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 at
Stonehill Christian Academy Christmas Program during the Worship Service.
Fellowship Lunch hosted by Myrna Cogan’s Class
Pathfinders’ Meeting 2:30 pm
Adventurers’ Meeting 2:30 pm
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 StonehillChurch.org.
Sunday: Church Business Meeting Sunday, December 13 at 5:30 pm.
Monday: Keene Adventist Book Center (ABC) D2U (Direct 2 You). The delivery to Stonehill Church will be 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.
Tuesday: Prayer Group is a weekly gathering devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It meets at the school at 8:15 am.
Friday: Pathfinders’ Exodus Bible Study 6:30-9:00 pm.
Lessons & Carols Stonehill Christmas Worship Service
Beginners & Kindergarten Presentation
Junior Class Presentation December 26
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 email@example.com.
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Our Elders
The families of the students at Stonehill Christian Academy.
Trish Perme – health issues
Carolden Strickland – dehydration and edema in legs
Dashiel Ballarta - military deployment
Rhona Ballarta - in Philippines to attend to her father, Samuel Pernito
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
April Phillips – health issues
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Roger Peugh’s mother – health is deteriorating
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
Angie (Roger Peugh’s niece) – cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home
If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
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 Meri@StonehillChurch.org
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Stonehill Christian Academy
Newsletter Volume 4, December 2015
November was filled with plans for 2 fieldtrips to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls and to Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch in San Antonio. Unfortunately a torrential downpour cancelled the Sweet Berry Farm visit, but the wildlife ranch visit continued. They went on a walkabout that included a visit with the very cute baby giraffe, the hit of the day:
The fieldtrip also included a drive through the animal park and a very hungry ostrich:
A special thank you to Lorna Camacho-Olivarez for her coordination of this effort!
December 12: SCA Christmas Program at Stonehill SDA Church at 11:00am
December 18: K-8 Ice Skating Adventure
December 18 –January 1: Christmas Vacation
January 4: Classes Resume
Our creative teachers have been challenging the students with projects that encourage their creativity while helping them learn valuable lessons.
Please Consider End of Year Donations to the SCA Wish list:
For up to date information, SCA is Online:
- Substitute Teachers
- Volunteers to read with students
- Laptops with Window 7 or higher
- Digital Cameras
SCA Website: www.stonehillchristianacademy.org
Have a Blessed Day!
Administrative Assistant, Church Office
**If you want to become a member or transfer membership from another church please get in contact with Meri Holm or email Meri@StonehillChurch.org