August 11, 2018


Tools and More: We are delighted with the changes at SBJA with the wood working shop and introducing our children to various trades while also emphasizing hands-on projects. We want to continue to build on that and are looking for more supplies. For a list of items needed, please go to

Food Pantry: For more information about the new church food pantry, please see


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Adventist Retirees of Michiana: We will meet for the annual pot luck and corn roast on Sunday, August 12, at 1:00 p.m. at wolf Prairie Park in Berrien Springs, MI. Bring a dish to share. The corn is provided by the organization. All seniors age 55 and older are welcome to join us for this annual late summer event. Contact: Ken and Sharon Straw (269) 470-0790.

Disc Golf Challenge: The Viking Disc Golf Challenge has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 4. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $30. Each player receives three golf discs and some other cool stuff. You can register for the event on our church website at

Outreach Committee Meeting: Please note the time change for the meeting on Monday, August 13 to 7:30 p.m., and this will be our new time for future meetings.

Expo Volunteers Orientation: On Sabbath, August 18, in the chapel immediately following the church service, there will be an orientation for all Health Expo Volunteers.

Church Officer’s Orientation: There will be a Church Officer’s Orientation on Sunday, August 19, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This meeting is for everyone who serves as the chair or director of a committee or ministry at South Bend First. Church members who are interested in serving in one of our church ministries are welcome to attend as well. We will discuss responsibilities and expectations of your position as a church officer, church communications, ministry goals for the coming year, and have a Q&A session. Breakfast will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

Financial Seminar Survey: The committee planning the seminar would like to know what your financial interests are! Please go to and take the survey between now and September 9.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Grandparents Jon & Bonnie Meyer and Great-grandmother Ardis Meyer on the birth of new grandson Everett Joash Meyer to Aaron & Rika Meyer on August 1, 2018.

Condolences: Some of you may remember Gary & Jo Hess who were members here many years ago. Jo played the organ and the family was very active in church. Sadly, Jo passed away July 31. If you would like to send a card to Gary his address is 138 Tallant Rd., McDonald, TN 37353.

Sabbath School Moves: The Youth Sabbath School class is meeting in the small room next to the All-Purpose Room; the Young Adult class is meeting in the Parent’s room at the back of the sanctuary; Adult classes are in the sanctuary, the chapel, and the library. Also, the main Sabbath School program will begin in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m.

SBJA: South Bend Junior Academy is looking for a part time I.T. assistant. Please contact the school office at (574) 287-3713 or Tom Huntress at (219) 309-4122.

SBJA Job Opening: We have an opening for Administrative Assistant at South Bend Junior Academy. If you are interested in the position, please call the school office at (574) 287-3713 or Tom Huntress at (219) 309-4122.

SBJA Openings: Are you looking for a great Christian education for your child? Consider South Bend Jr. Academy. There are still some openings in grades K-8. Contact the school office at (574) 287-3713 or e-mail

Special Kindergarten Rates: Don’t let finances keep you from experiencing a great education! Your South Bend Junior Academy offers Kindergarten tuition at only $300 for members, $333 for non-members. SBJA also accepts Indiana state vouchers, which enable many families to attend for free or greatly reduced prices. Please contact the school to see how affordable it really is! (574) 287-3713.




Sabbath, August 11

  •       9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  •       11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Nudd

Monday, August 13

  •       7:00 PM – Praise Team Leadership Meeting
  •       7:30 PM – Outreach Ministry Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 16

  •       SBJA First Day of School

Sabbath, August 18

  •       9:30 AM – Sabbath School
  •       11:00 AM – Worship: Pastor Thordarson
  •       12:30 PM – Health Expo Volunteers Orientation

Sunday, August 19

  •       9:00 AM – Church Officers Orientation


If you have any life celebrations (births, graduations, weddings, etc.) you would like added to the announcements, please contact the church office.


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