Wednesday Food Bank Distribution: Food Bank Distribution takes place today and every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. If you or someone you know would benefit from receiving a heaping box of free food, don’t hesitate to come/invite them to come. We are very appreciative of our volunteers who give of their time and energy to bless the community.
Mid-week Prayer/book discussion group continues to meet on zoom at its regular time each week, Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (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 31 “The Sin of Nadab and Abihu”. Spanish Prayer Group meets at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall as well. Join 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 (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
5:00 p.m. Pathfinder Bonfire in the courtyard (combining with “Sociedad de Jóvenes”)
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
Up-coming Events for Pathfinders/Adventurers: Though our kids’ clubs will not be meeting at their regular time & place this Sabbath, both clubs have events coming up: The Pathfinders will be having a sundown vespers & bonfire in our courtyard this Sabbath the 19th, with Pr. Mark giving the devotional thought. (Note: this combines with Sociedad de Jovenes at its earlier time). And the Adventurers will be having a trip to a farm on Sunday the 27th. All church members are invited to both programs. Club leaders Margarito Gonzales (Pathfinders) and Mirella Velasco (Adventurers) have been doing a great job with their volunteer teams blessing our kids. We are much appreciative of them and their efforts.
Thanksgiving Morning Potluck Breakfast & Service: As we’ve done in years past, we’ll be having a Thursday morning potluck at 8:00 a.m. on the 24th, to share a fellowship meal & reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving. A short service will be held, with opportunities to express our gratitudes toward God.
Community Service Meal Friday, Nov. 25th: a group of local volunteers from local non-profits are coming together in our fellowship hall & courtyard Friday the 25th to hold a meal for our community. Church members are welcome to come and receive and/or participate. Look for more details in next week’s e-mail.
Church Christmas Decorating November 29th: That Tuesday evening we’ll be gathering to beautify our church sanctuary for the Christmas season. Kids’ ministry & Spanish members are also invited to help out, and also receive some help in their areas. We’ll provide a pizza supper, and Christian Christmas music playing in the sanctuary. Let’s get festive, in celebration of Jesus’ having come to dwell with us.
Pastor Mark’s Limited Availability & Transition: As announced last 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.