NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 15
LADIES FELLOWSHIP & QUILT TYING is this Tuesday, April 17 at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Center. All ladies are invited to join in the fun, no quilting experience needed!
AWANA NEED We need a Cubbies Director for next year. This is a vital position in order to offer a program for the 2018-19 club year for our 3 and 4 year olds. If interested please see Katie Wiebe or Craig Haley.
COLLEGE GRADS If you or your child will be graduating from college or university this spring or summer please send graduation information to the church office by NEXT SUNDAY, April 22 to have their names listed in the May SMBC Spotlight Newsletter.
MEN’S CHORUS CONCERT The West Coast Mennonite Men’s Chorus is coming to a city near you. You will enjoy the musical expression of faith and harmony from the 120-voice Mennonite Men’s Chorus. Free admission! A free-will offering will be taken to support Mennonite Disaster Service’s California fire relief efforts.
  • April 22 at 6 pm – Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande
  • Out of state concerts:
  • May 5 - Fairview, OK;
  • May 6 - Tabor College, KS;
  • May 7 - Denver, CA.

  • SMBC BACKPACK TRIP The Annual Backpack Trip with Pastor Pat has been set for Friday-Sunday, August 10-12, 2018. This is an easy to moderate hike in the Kaiser Wilderness above Fresno and is open to men, women and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so reserve your spot with a $5 non-refundable deposit to the church office by July 1. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Pat or the church office.

    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 5 week class that will begin on Sun-day, April 8 during the Sunday School hour. If you are interested in at-tending the class please write DSMBC on your blue Welcome card or call the church office.

    USMB NATIONAL CONVENTION July 24-28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah Our theme is: Celebrating our Diversity and Unity "You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." 1 Cor. 12:27. Join together with Mennonite Brethren from across the United States as we gather this summer to celebrate our diversity and the mis-sion that unites us. Our diversity, seen in the various ministry styles of our 200-plus congregations, our many ethnicities and the languages in which we worship, can offer fresh ideas, perspectives and relationships. Our commitment to One Mission—local, national and global unites us as we plant churches and evangelize our neighborhoods, pursue inten-tional disciple-making and prepare leaders to serve our churches and communities. Registration forms are available in the church foyer.
    FRANKLIN GRAHAM IS COMING TO BAKERSFIELD Please be in prayer for the Franklin Gra-ham Rally on May 25, 2018 at Spectrum Amphitheater at Riverwalk Park in Bak-ersfield. Bring your friends and join us as we pray for California and our nation—and enjoy a message of hope from Franklin Graham and live music, including Jeremy Camp. There are a number of ways to get in-volved in the Franklin Graham Rally. Go to www.california.billygraham.org to find out more. OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AT FRANKLIN GRAHAM RALLY There will be a Christian Life and Witness Class for people who want to assist others to come to faith in Christ as Franklin Graham calls them to come forward on May 25. The CLWC is set for 6:00 pm, Tues-day, April 24 at Riverlakes Community Church, 4301 Calloway Dr. in Bakersfield. This course is required for anyone who wants to serve as a Prayer Counselor. At least 200 people are needed to serve in this way. Contact the church office at 746-4969 if you would like to attend this class.

    IN THE FOYER


    • Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional Guides for March-May Pick up your complimentary issue today.
    • Easter Devotional Guides from Our Daily Bread
    • The Bergen Blip March/April 2018 Newsletter from Phil & Carol Bergen in Burkina Faso.