News & Announcements

News & Announcements

Church Bulletin for Nov. 28, 2020


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 Physical Services Guidelines 


Worship Services:

Physical Sabbath School (Adult & Children’s) & Worship Services have resumed.  New Services Times are 10 am for Sabbath School & 11 am for Worship Service..  Please read the attendance guidelines. 

Online Sabbath School & Children’s Story are still available at the Alvarado SDA Church Facebook Page.  Children’s Story is pre-recorded.  Adult Sabbath School may be pre-recorded or live Sabbath morning.  (See the Facebook page for details.)   All services are archived in the Video section of the Facebook page for viewing at your convenience.  Closed Captioning is auto-generated.  If we have time, we also edit it.

Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall on select dates.  Watch calendar. We will be using the book, “Prayer Warriors” by Ron Halvorsen. See Elder Dale Wolfe for additional information regarding the book and meetings.

Food Ministry

The Alvarado SDA Food Ministry is currently still being held.  However, due to changing regulatory environments, please check the Alvarado SDA Food Ministry Facebook page for current status.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree: We have an annual tradition of an Angel Tree for blessing some of our church members in need at Christmas. We will start collecting offerings next Sabbath. If you know of a family in need, you can share that with us as well.

Holiday Gift Baskets

We will be collecting food for Holiday Gift Baskets.  We suggest the following items.  Please bring to the foyer of the Alvarado SDA English Church.  Suggestions:

  • 1 large box/bag stuffing mix
  • 1 box dry mashed potato flakes
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 2 cans corn
  • 2 cans chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 packets gravy mix (regular or vegetarian)
  • 1 can sweet potatoes/yams
  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • 1 box biscuit mix OR cornbread mix
  • 1 dry box pie crust mix AND 2 can fruit pie filling OR 1 cake mix AND 1 can frosting

Optional additional items:

  • Dried beans
  • Rice
  • Cans of Fruit
  • Cans of Soup

*No perishable items, please!

*Baskets will be packed and delivered during the Season

*Monetary donations to Community Service or gift certificates to purchase fresh food items are appreciated.  Thank you for sharing God’s goodness!

Church Board

Our November Church Board has been canceled.  Any issues will be dealt with via email.

All current church members are asked to provide their email addresses to  Terrie Bayless

Church Directories & Email Notifications

If you have not been receiving church email communications or have any updates to your directory information, please email Terrie Bayless

ESL Classes

ESL Classes are temporarily closed until further notice.

Fellowship Dinner – Suspended

Fellowship Dinner is cancelled until social distancing rules expand.

Budget Update

Our monthly projected budget is $7,940.  October funds were short, so our goal for November is $8,400.  We still need $4451 to meet November’s needs.  See below for online giving information.

Online Giving

Online Giving is now enabled via Adventist Giving.    You may continue to use Online Giving or you may return your tithes/offerings at the physical service.  Thank you for your continued support.

Prayer List

The following people have requested prayer from the church.  First names have been omitted for privacy.

  • D. Brock
  • C. Cunningham
  • M. Demate
  • L. Davis
  • Dilbeck Family
  • C. Hoskins
  • M. Kurtz
  • C. Larson
  • P. Leuck
  • S. Licon
  • T. Lovier
  • L. Lombard
  • B. Mattheus
  • P. Maxey
  • A.  Preisner
  • L. Schweitzer
  • B. Sykes
  • K. Vasek
  • J. Wardle
  • D. Weed
  • J. Weeks
  • James (from Boyd) and his mother

Prayer Focus This Week Kenneth, Kathie and Jeremy Short Family

December Calendar

December 2 NO Elder’s Meeting

Prayer Meeting (7:00 PM)

Thursdays Food Ministry (9:00-11:00 AM)

December 9 No Board Meeting

Prayer Meeting (7:00 PM)

December 16 Prayer Meeting (7:00 PM)

December 23 NO Prayer Meeting

December 26 Communion Service During Worship Hour

December 30 Prayer Meeting (7:00 PM)