News & Announcements

News & Announcements

December 10, 2022

Worship Services:

Physical Sabbath School (Adult & Children’s) & Worship Service:

  • Sabbath School Song Service at 9:15 AM
  • Sabbath School Program from 9:30 – 9:50 AM
  • Lesson Study from 9:50 AM to 10:40 AM
  • Worship Song Service at 10:45 AM
  • Worship Service from 11:00 AM to Noon
  • Prayer Requests & Praises are after Live Stream is ended.

 The Fellowship Hall is still reserved for those wishing to attend and have higher safety protocols by social distancing and wearing masks.    

Online Sabbath School, Worship Service, & 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.)   Worship Service will be limited to the Sermon, so may have a a flexible start time.   However, 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.  Elder Dale Wolfe is leading out with this study on the Gospel of John.

Fellowship Dinner

We are having Fellowship Dinner the first, third, and fifth Sabbath of each month. And following Fellowship Dinner the first and third Sabbath there will be an opportunity to distribute literature in the community. Join us for fellowship and stewardship!

Anyone interested in handing out literature to the community following dinner, see Don or Lori Bowersox.

Bullion 50th Anniversary

Everyone is welcome to join the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Bobby and Christine Bullion tomorrow (Dec. 11) at 4:00 PM.

Outreach Needs File Cabinet (used fine)

If you have a letter-sized filing cabinet that you would be willing to donate to our literature outreach efforts, please see Bonnie Mattheus.

Special Fundraiser

We would like to replace the bulbs in the sanctuary with energy-saving bulbs. Our goal is to raise $300 to which a donor has offered to match. Please mark your donation “Building Project/Maintenance Repair”.

Holiday Gift Baskets

Opportunities to Share and Bless: The holidays are just around the corner, and we would like to share our bounty and bless others by providing food baskets. There is a list of food items needed (approximate cost of $25). Please bring what you are able from the list to the church so we can distribute for Thanksgiving. (We will also do the same for Christmas). If you know of a family who would appreciate the blessing of a food basket, please fill out the forms on the foyer table. Any donations should be noted as “charity assistance.”

Holiday Food Basket Shopping Suggestions

Return Bag to the Alvarado English Church

  • 1 large box/bag stuffing mix
  • 1 box dry mashed potato flakes
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 2 cans corn
  • 2 cans vegetable broth
  • 2 packets gravy mix (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 “Charity Assistance” or gift certificates to purchase fresh food items are appreciated!

Thank you for sharing God’s goodness!

Holiday Gift Idea

Holiday Gift Idea: Consider giving a subscription to Vibrant Life magazine, Signs magazine, or maybe a book (see our book rack), or the newest version of The Great Controversy, and include a card quoting scripture on how precious the recipient is in the Eyes of God!

Christmas Eve

Don and Lori Bowersox will be hosting a vespers, dinner, and fellowship in their home for those who would like to fellowship with friends on Christmas Eve.

Food Ministry

The Alvarado SDA Food Ministry is currently still being held.  It will be closed the week of Thanksgiving.   Please check the Alvarado SDA Food Ministry Facebook page for the current weekly status.

Literature to Share

Literature! If you have literature and materials in the back area, or want to hand out literature, please see Bonnie Mattheus.

Special Music:

Special Music is a just that – “special”! if you have a gift/talent in music that you would like to share with your church family or know of someone who we could ask to bring their music ministry to us, please contact Lori Bowersox.

Church Notifications

Anyone wishing to receive text messages (instead of or as well as emails) of church notifications, please text your name and number to T. Bayless.

Please note that we will be voting on the Church Budget for 2022 via email prior to the January 2022 Church Business Meeting.

Budget Update

Our monthly budget is $8030.  Thank you for your support!

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.

Ukraine Giving:

If you wish to support the Ukraine relief efforts, there are two known valid entities: ADRA ( and Build and Restore International ( The need is great, the need is urgent!

Adventist Women’s Group

The Adventist Women’s Group is meeting @ 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesdays  of the month for Lunch, either at Purple Turnip or  Pastafina in Cleburne.    Contact Lori Bowersox for more information.

Prayer List

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

  • J. Barajas
  • D. Bayless
  • Bradshaw Family
  • S. Bruce
  • C. Bullion
  • L. Davis
  • N. Hance
  • P. Leuck
  • E. Trusyuk
  • L.  Trusyuk
  • K. Vasek
  • J. Wardle
  • J. Weeks
  • Boyd Unit Family
  • James (Boyd Ministry) and his mother
  • Bradley (Boyd Ministry)
  • B. Mitchel (Boyd Ministry) & family
  • J. Ruiz (Boyd Ministry) & family
  • R. Sherman (Boyd Ministry) and family
  • J. Castle (Boyd Ministry) and family
  • Chaplain West at Boyd Unit

Prayer Focus This Week:  June Weeks



Wednesdays Prayer Meeting (7:00 PM)

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

Sabbath, December 17 Fellowship Dinner

December 20 Women’s Lunch- Pastafina, Cleburne (11:30 AM)

December 24 Vespers and Christmas Eve Dinner at Bowersox Home

December 30 Agape Feast / Communion Service