Announcements 6-8-2022

Wednesday Food Bank Distribution: Today and each Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m., our volunteers distribute boxes of pre-packed food into people’s trunks. If you or someone you know could benefit, do not hesitate to come/invite them to the church to come & receive. A big thanks goes out to the volunteers who help collect, organize, and distribute the food. We will continue such distributions on Wednesdays going forward. If you would like to help out in some manner (including helping with pickups from grocery stores 4 mornings per week), don’t hesitate to let us know!

Mid-week Prayer/book discussion group, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., either in person in room 305/306, or via Zoom (meeting ID#: 7053955673, with password 172569). We are also discussing a new book, “Patriarchs and Prophets”, written by Ellen White. This week we will discuss chapter 8: “After The Flood”. Come join us to get a mid-week Spiritual recharge, and connection with fellow church members.

Sabbath Morning Church Worship: We continue to meet in the sanctuary. Folks are still recommended to wear facemasks while worshipping, especially those who are not fully vaccinated.

Current Sabbath Worship/Activities schedule:

9:00 a.m. Spanish Sabbath School service in the fellowship hall

9:20 a.m. Kids’ song service (all ages) in Youth Room

9:45 a.m. Kids’ Sabbath Schools in their age/grade-based classrooms

10:00 a.m. Spanish Devotional Service – fellowship hall

      Young Adult Sabbath School – room 304

      English Adult Sabbath School – sanctuary

11:00 a.m. All ages/languages church service in sanctuary (Pr. Nathaniel Preaching, ladies’ chorus sings)

1:30 p.m. VBS prep meeting – all volunteers, please attend

5:30 p.m. “Sociedad de Jovenes” bilingual closing of the Sabbath program in fellowship hall

Online Worship Options: If you are ever traveling, sick, or still prefer to worship from home, we have online worship options, live Sabbath mornings from 10:00-12:00 on Zoom (mtg ID# is 7053955673, with password 172569), or services being posted after-the-fact on our Anaheim Sunkist SDA Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfZrh44kEB7LJUy2c37XrFA

“Heroes” Vacation Bible School is fast approaching! Beginning in less than 3 weeks, June 27th – July 1st, 6:15-8:30 p.m. We are having an organizational planning meeting this Sabbath at 1:30 p.m., so all current & prospective volunteers, please plan on attending! We’re so thankful to Jenny Hastings and Griselda Schultz for leading our team. We’re looking forward to it being a wonderful time!

Resumption of Dr. Maria Ovando-Gibson’s Discipleship Series Our sister church in Fullerton will be hosting a similar series of Sabbath afternoon classes that we had last year. We know some found out about the series late and wanted to know when/where they’d be happening again. The series is called “Vine and Branches Academy”, and the first 5-week session, called “Imitation: Following Jesus with intention in your everyday life” will be running from this Sabbath, June 11th, through July 9th, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Fullerton SDA Church. Cost is $45, and that includes workbook materials you’ll be receiving. If interested, you can contact Dr. Maria @ mogibson@mac.com, or show-up on Sabbath afternoon there.

Future Calendar: Significant events we are looking at further in the future are as follows:

June 18th: Youth/Young Adults combine with AWA for vespers @ Emmanuel Spanish Church @ 6:00 p.m.

June 25th: Blood Donation drive in Fellowship Hall (you can sign-up to donate at www.redcross.org)  

            June 26th – July 1st: “Heroes” Vacation Bible School (talk to Jenny Hastings or Griselda Shultz to help)

            July 3rd: Evening car show in our church parking lot

            July 6th – 12th: Pr. Nathaniel away on vacation

            July 13th – 26th: Pr. Mark away on vacation 

Online Giving: Please remember the church’s local funding needs in your giving plans.  Your tithes (10% of your increase) and offerings are most appreciated during this time. Adventist giving has both a phone app and a website you can donate through: adventistgiving.org. Any donations made here are applied directly, with no percentage skimmed off, and your donations will come in your year-end receipt, seamlessly integrated with donations made in the church. May God bless us as we partner with him in faith through our finances.

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