BABY SHOWER All ladies are invited to a baby shower luncheon for Kara (Grant) Merritt and baby Callum Bobby today at 12 noon in the SMBC Fellowship Center.

SMBC’S CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING is this evening at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Center. Included in the agenda will be the annual reports, elections and ap-proval of the new budget. All church members are encour-aged to attend.

THE 2017-2018 SMBC ANNUAL REPORTS are available in the foyer. Please take one and review for tonight’s Church Business Meet-ing.

DISCOVERING SMBC Would you like to learn more about SMBC? Are you considering baptism and church membership? Then this class is for you! Discovering SMBC is a 2 1/2 hour class that will meet TODAY from 2:30-5 pm in Pastor Pat’s office. If you are interested in attending the class please see Pastor Pat after church, or just show up at his of-fice at 2:30.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE All articles and announcements for the November SMBC Newsletter are due in the church office tomorrow.

MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE is in great need of volunteers to build a house to replace one lost to recent fires around Lake Isabella. Volunteers are needed the weeks of Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 11, 18, and 25. 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 be sure to get that in to Pastor Brent soon if you plan on going.

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.

FLOWERS were placed in the sanctuary today by Peggy Kroeker


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.

AWANA We will once again be collecting canned goods on Oct. 24 on "Line 'em Up Night" with all that is collected being donated to the Kiwanis Club for their Christmas basket food give-away. The Boys and girls from Kindergarten thru 6th grade are once again col-lecting money for the Philippine Feeding ministry. Craig and Debbe will be traveling to the Philippines at the end of October and will have a chance to participate in feeding children in Manila. Our goal for this year is $750 which buys a lot of food there. Donations toward this goal are always appreciated. Because the Haley's will be gone on October 31, we will not have club that night.
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.

THE TEEN CHALLENGE FALL BANQUET is next Saturday, October 20, at Olive Knolls Church, 6201 Fruit-vale Ave., Bakersfield. Refreshments will be served start-ing at 5:00 pm with dinner at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling 399-2273. Come be inspired by special guest speaker Cynthia Giumarra, the New Creations choir and powerful testi-monies.

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.


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