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2/15/24 Newsletter

Updated: Mar 27

February!

February is the month when we celebrate Valentine’s Day, Black History, Super Bowl, Ground Hog’s Day, American Heart Month, and Presidents Day. With so many special days, and two less than an average month, it’s no wonder the month of February comes and goes so fast! Remember, each day of February has the same hours of the day as any other.The psalmist says in Psalm 27:14. "Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD." And in Psalm 25:5, it reads, “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”Don’t let the short days of the month distract you. Keep waiting on the Lord.


 

Pastor’s Corner:

Prophecy is a topic that intrigues many. To others it brings fear. And to many others it brings hope. In the following weeks, we will be presenting a study through the book of Revelation. We will proceed methodically and shine some light on some difficult passages and reveal who is behind the many mysteries of this book. So, grab you Bible and start reading the book of Revelation. You will be glad you did.


 

Digital Evangelism is Coming to Santa Maria.

We are looking for digital evangelist. What is that? you may ask. This type of ministry is one that reaches thousands of people, right from your own living room or from your smartphone or your computer.


As the North America Division-Evangelism department, connect with individuals that are from Santa Maria area, through social media, they will establish a relationship with them. After a relationship has been established, they will send those interests to the digital evangelists in our church to continue praying with them. Sounds easy, right? Well, it is. Better worded, a digital evangelist is one who is willing to continue praying for these interests over the phone, or via emails, and event text messages.


The plan is to create a hybrid evangelism model that blends in-person and digital outreach. This comprehensive strategy will enable more effective engagement with the community, utilizing tools such as prayer ads, online pastoral care, community involvement, Bible study, and public evangelism meetings. This collaborative proposal signifies a step towards an adaptive and inclusive approach, bridging traditional methods with digital avenues to better reach our community.


If you have been praying for ways that God can use you to serve in your local church, please consider joining us as we embark on this new journey to meet people in need of prayer. More information will follow.

 

Join us for Prayer Meeting on Wednesday nights at 7:00PM

Join us every Wednesday evening via the “Zoom app

On your computer or smartphone join here: Join here: Zoom Link

Don’t have a smartphone? Call 669 219 2599.

Then, enter Meeting ID: 927 6119 4335#

 

Coming to our Area 4, March 16, 2024 Arroyo Grande SDA ChurchArea Training Seminars 2024: Winning Souls

Join us in spreading the Adventist message across Central California and to the world.

 

Soquel Camp Meeting is coming: July 11-20, 2024.

Registration will be announced this month. Here are some of the speakers for this year:

 

Friendship Dinner

The Social Committee invites you to a cozy evening with great food and some wholesome entertainment. Come alone, bring that special someone, or bring a friend.Saturday evening, at 6:00 PM, in the youth room.



 

VBS Training: Thunder Island - February 25, 2024 at the CCC in Clovis.

This event, designed for VBS directors and teams, is on Feb 25, 2024. Dive into engaging centers, win prizes, and get FREE staff t-shirts. Plus, churches can receive a reimbursement for their VBS Kit with attendance, receipt from AdventSource, and completion of the NAD VBS report. Don’t miss this chance to bring Thunder Island to life in your church! RSVP now on Eventbrite at https://CCCVBS.eventbrite.com.


 

Last Sabbath's Message on Youtube

If you missed last sabbath’s message, click on the link below to watch via our YouTube Chanel


 

GIVING

Giving is easier than ever. You can donate to your favorite ministry or pay tithe by using the Adventist Giving. Here is the QR code that takes you to the app on your cellphone.


or scan QR code

 

The church in action:

February 17, Sabbath service: Pastor GarciaFebruary 17, 6:00 PM; Friendship DinnerFebruary 24, Sabbath service: Pastor Garcia

 

Prayer corner:

For healing: Gina Turner, Carol Lancon, Peggy W, Shirley and Wayne, Joey Chaplin, Leroy and Jackie, Georgia and Jason, Larry Peña Sr.


Missionaries: Oh family


Newly baptized: Jose Montoya Jr, Kimberly Hobson, Christina Reed, Shannon Reed, Keone Vang, Kimberly Shreve

 
 

VVAS Spotlight

Do you love children? Do you have a few hours during the week to give to our school? If so, our teachers are requesting help from supervising during recess and helping out in the classrooms a few hours in the mornings.

If you are interested, please call the school at (805) 489-2687. Thank you for your support.


 

or scan the QR code

 

Those who follow Christ the most closely have not been gloomy. In Christ is light and peace and joy forevermore. We need more Christ and less worldliness, more Christ and less selfishness.

AH. P.431 

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