NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11
NEW NITETIMERS BIBLE STUDY Ladies, You are invited to join others as we dive into The Word and focus on the story of Gideon. This study will encourage YOU today, it will help you see your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Come and be a part of this study, Gid-eon: Your weakness. God’s Strength. Join us tomorrow evening, Feb-ruary 12 at 6:30 PM in the Fireside Room. Study books will be available for $15.00. There are seven lessons and will be completed by the end of April. This study is written and presented by Priscilla Shirer. Come join us! Any Questions? call Sue Frantz at 910-3803.
SUMMER INTERN OPPORTUNITY Are you a college student looking for a ministry opportunity here at home? Applications are now being accepted for SMBC’s Summer Intern program. If you’d like more information, please contact either Pastor Pat or Pastor Brent. Applica-tions are due by March 30 for this summer’s openings.
COOKIE MAKING SIGN-UPS
Back in Oct/Nov, Women's Ministries (with the help of many helpful bakers in the church) sent cookies over to many of our local elementary schools to bless and encourage the teachers and administrators. Now we are looking for an-other group of willing bakers to make about 2 dozen cookies each so we can bless and encourage the other half of the schools in our area. Keep a lookout for a signup sheet in the church foyer or contact Heidi Wilson (559-393-9255) if you want to be added to the list to either make some cookies or you are willing to take the cookies out to the schools. These cookies are not for the students but for the teachers and admin-istrators. Let's give them a little reason to smile and know that we are thinking about them and praying for them as they are going into the second half of this school year.
WITH SYMPATHY Henry H. Dick, longtime MB pastor (SMBC 1958-’69), Seminary President and Pacific District Minister went to be with Jesus on February 5. Henry was a legendary spiritual leader among us, possessing ministry gifts and a pastoral presence that blessed thou-sands. More than anything, Henry was a faithful servant of the Lord Je-sus Christ. There will be a viewing on Wednesday, February 21, at Dop-kins Chapel, 189 South J Street, in Dinuba from 5-8pm. The memorial service will be at the Dinuba MB Church, 110 Nichols Avenue, on Thursday, February 22, at 11:00 am with a meal to follow. Please keep his wife Erica and the family in your prayers.
EVERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS If your family uses Everence faith-based services, you may be eligible to apply for the Everence college scholarship for the upcoming school year. Everence will accept applica-tions through Feb. 28, 2018. Learn more at everence.com/scholarships
HARTLAND MAN CAMP - March 9-11, 2018
Eat meat, shoot stuff, laugh, and learn about being a godly servant leader. Register now at hartland.com or call 559-337-2349.
VERENIKA MAKING FOR MCC SALE The West Coast Men-nonite Relief Sale is coming soon (April 6 & 7)! Our Verenika Mak-ing is taking place at the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church on Saturday, March 17, 2018. We will begin the fun at 8:00 a.m., and we will provide lunch around 12:00 p.m. We could use your help! We also are looking for a few good people that would like to donate some time to grilling some tri tip on either Friday night or Saturday of the sale. Contact Rosalyn Malamma at 332-0702 if you would like to volunteer or have questions.
SAVE THE DATE! 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. A free-will offering will be taken. This year, the chorus will be singing their 4 California concerts:
March 18 at 6 pm – Laurelglen Bible Church, Bakersfield
April 7 at 7 pm – Riverpark Bible Church, Fresno
April 8 at 6 pm – Reedley MB Church, Reedley
April 22 at 6 pm – Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande
THANK YOU FROM THE WIENS’
Dear friends at SMBC, This is to say a big THANK-YOU for your ongo-ing generosity to the great work of missions in general and the projects of MB Mission in particular. The gift toward the training of Malawian pastors has been well-utilized in their BLANTYRE SCHOOL OF MINIS-TRY. There was much joy among the 17 graduates in December, and others who are still in training. Marty and I also thank you for your per-sonal gifts to us from the Christmas offering and the delightful care package sent by the ladies. Your ongoing prayers and support are sin-cerely appreciated. We pray you find many opportunities to reach out with the love and truth of our Lord in 2018. Keep up the good work.
Vic & Marty Wiens
IN THE FOYER
- Our Daily Bread Daily Devotional Guides for March-May Pick up your complimentary issue today.
- The Wien’s Watch newsletter from missionaries Vic & Marty Wiens.