CHILD DEDICATION KaeLum Zachariah Bergen will be dedicated to the Lord today. He is the son of Kelly and Liah Bergen, and grandson of Vivian Bergen.

VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY Today is the official Vet-eran’s Day Holiday. Tomorrow we will observe Veteran’s Day with school closures and the church office will be closed as well. Let’s show our gratitude to those who have served our country and pray for them and their families.

PIES, PIES, AND MORE PIES! SMBC’s annual High School Youth Pie Social Fundraiser is next Sunday, No-vember 18 at 3:30 pm as part of the SMBC 100th Celebration. We are expecting a large number of people that afternoon and so we are in need of a little help providing pies. If you would like to help by baking or providing a pie or two please sign up in the church foyer or contact the church office or Pastor Brent.

NOTICE! MEN’S BIBLE STUDY on Thursday mornings at Tony’s will be taking a break through the rest of November. No Men’s Bible Study Nov. 15, 22, and 29. We will resume in December.

SMBC WRESTLING INVITATIONAL On Saturday, November 17 we will be hosting our third annual SMBC Invitational Wrestling Tourna-ment. This is a great opportunity to welcome many families on to our campus and serve our community. We will need approximately 10 help-ers for the day which will include setting up and taking down tables and chairs, keeping time and score for matches, receiving spectator fees and helping with a snack bar. If you’d like to be part of this ministry, please indicate “SMBC Invitational” on a blue card or call the church office.

MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE is in need of volunteers to build a house to replace one lost to recent fires around Lake Isabella. Volun-teers are needed the weeks of Nov. 12 & Nov. 26. Please call Roger Riley at 661-912-5220 if you can give a day, a few days, or a week to help make this house weather tight before Christmas.

HUME LAKE HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CAMP Winter camp for High School students is February 22-24, 2019. A $25 deposit will save you a spot so to get that in to Pastor Brent soon if you plan on going.


Koffee Klatch at 9:15 am. Classes start at 9:30 am.
These classes are open to adults of all ages:

 Study of the Book of 1 Peter
Taught by Virgil Reimer, Room B2
 Study of the Book of Joshua
Taught by Joe Moesta, Fireside Rm. Beacons Class

There are also Sunday School classes for children and youth beginning at 9:30 am.

 2-4 Year Olds - Teachers Helen Gaede, Carol Ratzlaff, Heidi Wilson
 K-3rd Grades - Teachers Patti Hiebert, Kendra Penner, Sue Frantz
 4th-6th Grades - Teachers Pam Penner, Rachel Friesen
 Junior High and High School - Pastor Brent

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.

SHAFTER CHRISTMAS STORE It’s easy to help Shafter families experience the joys of the Christmas Season by purchasing a NEW gift for a child 0-18 years old. Return the gift, unwrapped, to a designated Toy Collection site in Shafter through De-cember 5. Donations of wrapping paper, tape and bows are also appreciated and lots of volunteers to help at the store are needed. For more information and for gift sug-gestions visit

MB Foundation reveals plans for a third gathering for empty nesters, builders and boomers. Celebrate 2019 will be held in Omaha, Nebraska on September 27-29, 2019.


  • 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