Wednesday Food Bank Distribution: Food Bank Distribution takes place today and every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in our church parking lot. It is primarily a drive-through service. If you or someone you know would benefit from a heaping box of free food, don’t hesitate to come receive. We are utterly appreciative of our volunteers who give of their time and energy to bless the community.
Mid-week Prayer/book discussion group will be meeting at its regular time each week, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Meetings going forward will be on zoom only: (meeting ID#: 7053955673, with password 172569). We also continue to discuss book, “Patriarchs and Prophets”, written by Ellen White. This week we will discuss chapter 27 “The Law Given to Israel”. Join with us to get a mid-week Spiritual recharge, and connection with fellow church members.
Spanish Prayer Group: For the first time since the pandemic shutdown, our Spanish group has recently resumed its weekly prayer group on Wednesday evenings @ 7:00 in the fellowship hall. If you are a Spanish-speaker, come receive a blessing with fellow believers.
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 (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
3:00 Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders/Adventurers
5:00 p.m. Concert by Felipe Garibo / First Night of Hispanic Evangelism with Pastor Arnaldo Cruz (note: this is pre-empting Sociedad de Jovenes both this week and next).
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
Hispanic Evangelism Starts This Sabbath Afternoon/Evening! You may have seen the large banner in front of our church: from October 22-29, members & visitors from a few surrounding Hispanic churches will be joining our Spanish group to welcome guest speaker Arnaldo Cruz as he brings the theme “Enamored with Jesus”. Weeknights will begin at 7:00 p.m., but the two Sabbath services will include a concert beforehand, and will start at 5:00.
“Trunk or Treat” Halloween Alternative Activity on October 30th: Our sister church at Orange has decided to host a family-friendly, fall-themed Halloween alternative in its parking lot that Sunday evening, and our church board has voted to join them. Come bring your kids to enjoy basketball, a bounce house, and of course candy collection out of the trunks of church members’ cars. You can speak to Pastor Nathaniel if you have any questions or would like to participate.
Pastor Mark’s Limited Availability & Transition: As announced over the summer at church, Pastor Mark has been offered and has accepted a new job at the Southeastern California Conference of SDAs in Riverside, and is now serving as the Assistant to the President there. From now on, his weekday time will be spent there, though he continues to be available via phone/text/e-mail during the week, and will continue to preach and be available Fridays & Sabbaths to the Anaheim/Orange SDA Church district until a new Senior Pastor is found. Please pray for the up-coming transition time, and for discernment in God’s will for the future of our church district. Pastor Nathaniel will be continuing to serve as associate pastor through this time of transition and onward.
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.