NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13
Adults - Next Sunday, August 20, meet in the Fireside Room at 9:30 for The Value of Church Camp Opportunities: SMBY voices! Children - Calling all kids Kdg-5th grade, come join us on Sunday for Sunday School. We will learn and explore togeth-er as we study God's Amazing Book, The Bible. If you are in K-3rd grade come join us in room C-2. 4th-6th graders meet downstairs in B-7, under Pastor Brent's office!! We are excited to dig into The Word with you.
MINISTRY MILESTONE Congratulations to Pastor Brent who celebrates 10 years of faithful ser-vice to SMBC on August 15! Please remember him in prayer as he begins making plans for a 2 month sabbatical sometime in the coming year. Thank you Pastor Brent for your many years of ministry at SMBC!
THE PICTURES ARE STARTING TO COME IN! DO WE HAVE YOURS?? SMBC will turn 100 in 2018! In preparation for this big event we are asking for your help. Were you married or baptized in the church (or in the reservoir)? Do you have a photo (or movie) of it or any other special occasion that happened at SMBC that you would like to share? If so please bring or send them to the church office or email to smbc@shaftermb.org. Photos and movies will be returned to their owners. Please date the occasion, identify the people in the photo (or movies) and be sure to put your name on it. We would like to start collecting now and can use any type of media, from old 8mm movies to digital and everything in between. We hope to get a good representation of special memories of each generation of the SMBC family!
LIBRARY NEWS We have some new books on the shelf! Authors include Luis Palau, James Dobson, Al & Janna Lacy, Karen Kingsbury, Tim LaHaye, Ruth Glover, James Scott Bell, Dee Henderson, Bodie & Brock Thoene, Gilbert Morris and Wanda Brunstetter. Please come and “Check Them Out”!
CHILD DEDICATON We will be having Child Dedication on Sunday, August 27, during the morning Worship Service. If you would like to have your child/children dedicated on that Sunday please contact the church office by Wednesday, August 23.
SHAFTER COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY Coffee and Registration, Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00 am at Valley Bible Church, 350 Pine St., Shafter. All ladies are welcome for a 30 week in-depth Bible study of Matthew. We follow the school year. We offer nursery as well as classes for the homeschoolers. Our first meeting day will be Tuesday, August 29. We begin at 10 o'clock and are finished just before noon. If you have any questions call Nancy Wilson.
HARTLAND FALL FESTIVAL August 25-27 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 www.hartlandcamp.com
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 25. This is a great way to help support the ministry of Hartland Christian Camp!
CAN YOU DRIVE AN RV? The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center has a mobile medical clinic that can only be operated if we have volunteers willing to give their time. You can be a part of something that meets families in crisis right where they are. You can sign up to drive as much or as little as you’d like. Please call our mobile operations manager Brylin Orenlas at 661-578-2726 to find out more information.
MCC SALE MEETING You are invited to join West Coast MCC Fresno Relief Sale annual board meeting on Monday, September 11 @ 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the MCC office: 1010 G Street, Reedley 93654. For more information or questions, please contact Ken

IN THE FOYER


  • Bergen Blip Newsletter from our missionaries Phil & Carol Bergen in Burkina Faso.
  • The Wiens Watch Newsletter from missionaries Vic & Marty Wiens
  • Our Daily Bread Devotional Guides