NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS ARE BACK! Wednes-day Night Meals will be served every Wednesday night that we have Awana. Meals will be served at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Center. Everyone is invited to come enjoy a great meal and great fellowship. Cost is $4 per adult, 8th grade and under free, children unaccompanied by an adult is 50¢ each, and the maximum for a family is $12.

AWANA is off to a great start! For children 3 years thru 6th grade Awana meets Wednesdays at 6:25 pm. This week is Club Night. We are looking forward to another exciting year of AWANA so be sure to invite your friends!

HIGH SCHOOL 5TH QUARTER There are two more 5th Quarters at SMBC on Friday nights, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 at 10 pm after the Shafter High School football games. Help is always appreciated. If you are interested in helping at this event please see Pastor Brent.

JUNIOR HIGH HILIFE KICK-OFF All 7th & 8th graders are invited to Wednesday Night HiLife each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the basement. Bring your friends!

CHOIR REHEARSALS BEGIN Always wanted to join our amazing church choir? Come to Choir Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. We’ll find a spot for you! See Choir Director Cheryl Toews for rehearsal schedule.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES AT SMBC Sunday Morning Prayer - Join the Deacons in prayer for our church family in the Bride’s Room (off the foyer) on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:30 am before Sunday School.

Prayer for Our Church - Join a group of ladies in prayer at 8:30 am in the church sanctuary every Monday morning.

Men’s Prayer with Pastor Pat - All men are invited to a time of prayer in Pastor Pat’s office each Tuesday morning at 6:00 am. A fresh pot of cof-fee will be waiting for you!

SMBC’S WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES

All ladies are invited to join one or more of these great Bible studies starting in September. For more information contact the facilitators or the church office. It’s not too late to join!

DELI BIBLE STUDY

9:30 am at Brookside Deli “Defiant Joy: What Happens When You’re Full of It!” By Candace Payne (Chewbacca Mom). JOY is closer than you think because God is better than you may BELIEVE! Open your heart to receive the freedom and joy God created you to live in. You will learn about the “JOY LAB” – a new daily practice in the art of JOY! Teacher Winnie Bartel.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets every Thursday at 7:00 am at Tony’s Fire-house in Shafter. All men are invited. Facilitator is Paul Neufeld.

CHOICE BOOKS OF THE WEST COAST invites you to their annu-al Fall Fund Raising Luncheon this Thursday, Sept. 27 at Rosedale Bible Church at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker Kathi Lipp, author of 17 books, will share about life from a Biblical perspective, with wisdom and her won-derful sense of humor. She has spoken at Focus on the Family, and was named “Best of Broadcast.” Come and enjoy excellent food, great fel-lowship and receive Kathi’s latest book “Overwhelmed” as a free gift. To reserve your complementary tickets call Bob Funk (661) 204-5776 or email info@wc.choicebooks.org.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES AT SMBC Sunday Morning Prayer - Join the Deacons in pray-er for our church family in the Bride’s Room (off the foyer) on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:30 am before Sunday School.

Prayer for Our Church - Join a group of ladies in prayer at 8:30 am in the church sanctuary every Monday morning.

SMBC HOMECOMING SUNDAY
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

is November 18! Plan now to invite your families, friends and former SMBC members. A flyer is available in the foyer to use to forward to your friends. We will need a response to adequately prepare for the lunch.

CHOICE BOOKS OF THE WEST COAST invites you to their annu-al Fall Fund Raising Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Rosedale Bible Church at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker Kathi Lipp, author of 17 books, will share about life from a Biblical perspective, with wisdom and her won-derful sense of humor. She has spoken at Focus on the Family, and was named “Best of Broadcast.” Come and enjoy excellent food, great fel-lowship and receive Kathi’s latest book “Overwhelmed” as a free gift. To reserve your complementary tickets call Bob Funk (661) 204-5776 or email info@wc.choicebooks.org. Deadline is Sept 17.



THE KIDDIE KOLLEGE FUNDRAISER starts September 20 and will run through Octo-ber 11. We’re using a different company this year so there’s something for everyone in the Holiday Wishes and Heavenly Delights catalog. You may place your order from a Kiddie Kollege student or from the church office. Your support is greatly appreciated!

NEED FOR THE PHILIPPINES Craig and Debbe Haley will be go-ing 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.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES GARAGE SALE Saturday, November 3 is the date for our annu-al Women’s Ministries Garage Sale! It’s not too early to start cleaning out your garage, cupboards, closets and under your bed for items to donate to the sale. Lots of helpers are needed for the sale. Let Heidi Wilson know if you would like to help.

IN THE FOYER

  • Our Daily Bread and Rejoice! Devotional Guides for Sept.-Nov. Pick up your complimentary issue today.
  • The Bergen Blip Newsletter from Phil & Carol Bergen in Burkina Faso.
  • The Wiens Watch newsletter from Vic & Marty Wiens, Canada