JR HIGH END OF SUMMER SWIM NIGHT All Junior High students are invited this Wednesday, August 22, to Pastor Brent’s home, 302 Bree, for swim and ice cream from 7-8:30 pm.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER will continue through August, meeting each Sunday from 9-9:30 am in the Fireside Room.
SHAFTER COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY Coffee and Registration, this Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am at Valley Bible Church, 350 Pine St. This year we will be studying Christian Leader-ship, Colossians and Christian Living. All ladies are welcome. We follow the school year. We offer nursery as well as classes for the homeschoolers. Our first meeting day will be Tues-day, August 28. We begin at 10 o'clock and are finished just before noon. If you have any questions call Nancy Wilson at 746-6890.
LADIES FELLOWSHIP will meet this Tuesday, August 21 at 1:00 pm to tie quilts and enjoy good fellowship. All ladies are welcome to this fun time in the Fellowship Center, no quilting experience needed!
AWANA KICK-OFF NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 5! It is almost time for the start of another Awana Club year! Our kick-off date is September 5 at 6:25 pm. We will have pre-registration for all clubs beginning next Sunday, August 26 between Sunday school and Wor-ship and also following Worship.
SMBC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST Men of all ages are invited to the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, September 8 in the SMBC Fellowship Center. Come at 7:00 am for a hardy and delicious breakfast and enjoy some great fellowship too!
HIGH SCHOOL 5TH QUARTER This year’s 5th Quarters at SMBC will be held in the church gym on the following Friday nights at 10 pm after the Shafter High School football games: Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. There are a lot of high school kids that come to this event so we need a lot of help. If you are interested in helping please see Pastor Brent.
CUBBIES NEED! A volunteer to work with Cubbies is needed on Wednesday evenings. Talk to Cubbie Director Deanna Peters if interested.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU Dear church family, Words can't adequately express our thanks for your amazing love and care for our family these past weeks. We have been encouraged by your cards, texts visits and calls, Thank you for your offers of sup-port. We have felt very loved. We know that many hands helped to set up, and prepare the meal as well as clean up. Many of our friends have commented on how welcomed they felt in our church and at the lunch reception. They also commented on the wonderful singing! Grayson LOVED ministering at SMBC! Though he will be missed, our hope is in Jesus and we have the promise that we will see him again.

Love, Grayson's family

NEED FOR THE PHILIPPINES Craig and Debbe Haley will be going to the Philippines at the end of October and would like to take a bunch of hotel toiletries to the people they will be ministering to. We are now collecting hotel soaps and shampoos so please start saving them and place them in the receptacle in the foyer marked “Shampoo and Soap for the Philippines”, or bring to the church office.
THANK YOU On behalf of the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, I want to thank you for your generosity and financial support during the Baby Bottles Campaign. It is such a blessing to serve the community, but even more wonderful when churches can advocate our work through campaigns such as the Baby Bottles. May God bless you in all your fu-ture endeavors. Best Regards, Julie for BPC
HARTLAND FALL FESTIVAL August 24-26 Fall Festival is a family-friendly event where you'll enjoy homemade pies and ice cream, kids games, auction, silent auction, live concert, fishing contest, and much more. This event is designed to benefit Hartland Christian Camp. Come and join us for an extraordinary weekend of great food, fellowship and exciting entertainment. You'll also get the inside scoop on what's going on behind the scenes within the ministry of Hartland Christian Camp. For more information call Hartland Camp at 559-337-2349 or go to
DONATED ITEMS NEEDED FOR HARTLAND’S SILENT AUCTION! Home-made goods, baked goods, jams and jellies, handcrafted and wood-work items, unique items - If you would like to donate any of these items to the Hartland Fall Festival Silent Auction you will need to have them at Hartland by Friday, August 24 This is a great way to help support the ministry of Hartland Christian Camp!

This year Children’s Church has been exploring…

We now have access to many Bible stories which are broken down into 3 sessions each. It’s a wonderful format to assist our volunteers in sharing wonderful Old Testament images combined with relevant life lessons. The CE Board is requesting a good used Wifi capable laptop or tablet. This would allow the leaders to show each episode on the already existing TV available. Please contact Judy Eggleston at 203-8899. Thank you for your generous support.


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