Church Christmas Party A Success! We had a wonderful time this past Sabbath evening, packing the fellowship hall for a sundown worship, potluck-style supper, and social including musical groups, a skit, bounce house, pinatas, and gifts for the kids. A big thank you goes out to Griselda Schultz, Claudia Flores, Jenny Hastings, and so many others who made it a wonderful and heartfelt time.
Food Bank Distribution: this afternoon, starting at 5:00 p.m. our food bank will be distributing boxes of food from the youth room. If you or anyone you know could benefit, do not hesitate to come receive. We are also in urgent need of a new food bank volunteer coordinator: please pray for God to send us the right person. Thanks to all volunteers for all you do in collecting, arranging, and distributing the food to our community each week. If you would be interested to help any of 4 days per week, please let Pr. Mark know.
Mid-week Prayer/Book Discussion Group meets this evening @ 6:00 via zoom to discuss a chapter of Patriarchs & Prophets together, and spend an extended time in prayer. This week we are discussing chapter 34, entitled: “The Twelve Spies”. (zoom meeting ID#: 7053955673, with password 172569)
Spanish Prayer Group meets at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Ven para reunir con hermanos cristianos en un ambiente espiritual en el medio de la semana.
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 – Dr. Israel Chambi preaching
3:00 p.m. Pathfinder/Adventurer Kids’ Clubs Meet
5:00 p.m. “Sociedad de Jóvenes” bilingual closing-of-the-Sabbath program – 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
Sabbath Afternoon Kids’ Clubs of Pathfinders and Adventurers are back on for this Sabbath afternoon, starting @ 3:00 p.m. A big thanks goes out to Margarito Gonzales, Mirella Velasco, and their teams of volunteers, for providing great activities for our kids as they grow in stature, strength, and relationship with God.
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.