August 17, 2019


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Sabbath Afternoon Walk: Join church friends for another walk in the woods. Meet today again at St. Patrick’s park at 6:15 p.m. The address is 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend. Go west on Auten Rd. from IN-933, then north on Laurel Rd. Park by the brown barn. If you don’t know how to find the brown barn, you can ask the attendant at the entrance. You can also look up their website for a map.

Deacon/Deaconess Meeting: The group meeting is rescheduled for this Tuesday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m.

School is starting soon! SBJA’s first day for the 2019-20 school year is August 21 and there are a few spots left for students in grades K-8. Financial aid and vouchers can make this investment affordable and nearly free for many families. For information on enrollment, to have a tour of the school, or to learn about project-based learning at SBJA, contact Mr. Huntress at (574) 287-3713 or e-mail

Women’s Retreat: Join other women from across the state in a special spiritual weekend themed “Fragrance of God” on October 4-6, 2019 in Shipshewana. Invite your friends to join you for this women’s weekend retreat. Early Bird Registration before August 23. For more information:

Communion: On August 24 we celebrate communion here at church. We always want to reach out to any who aren’t able to come to church to serve them at their residence. If you know of anyone who would appreciate being served at home, please contact Carolyn Strzyzykowski (269) 519-2801. We will gladly contact the member or their family to find a mutually agreeable time.

Work Bee: There will be a work bee on Sunday, August 25. We appreciate when we get lots of help!

General Potluck: We are still having the potluck in the gym August 31 even though the school kitchen is being updated, so please have your food already cooked and heated as only the food warmer will be available.

New Date: The Junior/Earliteen pool party has been rescheduled for August 25. Please RSVP to Mrs. Snider at (269) 663-2048 or by e-mail at

MOPS: Attention all mothers of children preschool-aged and younger! Our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group will be starting up again on Sunday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. – noon, here at the church in the all-purpose room. Childcare is provided and we have a light breakfast at every meeting. Please come and join us and invite your friends. We will meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – noon through the month of May, and then we take a break for the summer. For information on registration, please contact Lori Yensho (765) 210-4073 or

Health Expo: The Health Expo has been rescheduled to coincide with a dental clinic in downtown South Bend in March 2020.

SHOPPING? Back to school shopping is underway, with lots of sales all over town. When you are out and about, consider picking up a little something for SBJA. Items that seem to run out fast are poster board, dry erase markers and lined paper. Any and all donations will be appreciated and gratefully put to use. Thank you for your ongoing support of Our SBJA.

SBJA Kitchen: Part of the school kitchen remodel has been completed and the church would like to help finish the project by raising funds so the appliances can be ordered. If you would like to contribute, please mark your tithe envelope “SBJA Kitchen.”

Thank You: I want to thank my church family for prayers, visits, cards, flowers, and kindnesses shown to me. I’m still recovering from open-heart surgery and resulting setbacks. –Rosalee Hanson

Bus Drivers Wanted: We would like to have several people with flexible schedules to occasionally drive the large school bus for SBJA field trips, Pathfinders, and church youth group outings, etc. The church will pay for the medical certificate and endorsement test. If you are interested, please contact the church office.

Financial Peace University: We are excited to present Financial Peace University this fall at South Bend First. This personal finance seminar teaches you how to save money, eliminate debt, budget, and much more. We are currently recruiting team members who can help us facilitate the program. No prior experience with Financial Peace University is required. If you would like to help us with this program while achieving financial security at the same time, please let us know. Contact Pastor Nudd for more details.

Beware: We would like to warn our members that various scam calls are going around and the newest is to text or call you, claiming it is from the pastors, asking for a gift card and/or financial contribution. The pastor and the church leaders will not call or text you to ask for a gift card or donation. All donations to, and through the church are going through our offering plan to our church budget. If you have any questions, or are not sure about a request made through phone or social media, please call the church office and verify before you send out money.

Free Gift: If you open this link: you can download a free gift and get a free account with FHCB to order more materials. If you have any questions, please contact David Battle at, (312) 550-0579. Also, please check out his website at

Sharing Book: We have a new sharing book available for a $10 donation. It is a scriptural study of God’s law and love. The author is our own member, Al Matlock. If you would like a copy, please contact the church office.

All-Purpose Room Food Donations: Thank you for your food donations to the all-purpose room. We appreciate your generosity and ask if you would please double-check the expiration dates on donated items.

What’s new at SBJA? We welcome our new 4th and 5th grade teacher, Kendra FitzGerald! She comes to us from Indianapolis Junior Academy, and has been busy getting her classroom ready for the opening of school on August 21. Her big project this summer was her July wedding, and we are happy that the new couple moved to this area to study.




Sabbath, August 17

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

Monday, August 19

  • 6:00 PM – School Board Meeting
  • 7:00 PM – Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 20

  • 7:00 PM – Deacon/Deaconess Group Meeting

Wednesday, August 21

  • 8:00 AM – SBJA First Day of School
  • 7:00 PM – Discipleship Class

Sabbath, August 24

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


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