Dan Buttry to preach Sunday, October 19

Dan ButtryWe are delighted to announce that on Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:00 AM, our guest preacher will be Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice through American Baptist International Ministries. Dan, who has worked tirelessly for peace and justice all over the globe, will be with us through the adult education hour (11:30-12:30) to talk about his work. Please plan to be here and invite others to come with you to hear the good news from this amazing servant of God.

One of the goals of American Baptist International Ministries is to help people to pursue peace, justice and reconciliation through ministries of conflict transformation and education, as well as by standing with and serving the victims of conflict. This goal is led by Dan Buttry, who serves as an International Ministries global consultant for peace and justice. Dan works with International Ministries missionaries and national church partners around the world to deal constructively with conflict situations. These conflicts may be social and political conflicts within a country, or they may be conflicts within the national church bodies that negatively impact Christian witness.

May Mission Offering Update (5/28)

Baptist Peace FellowshipThe special offering for May  is our annual offering for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. We are one of the original congregational partners of BPFNA, generously supporting their important work over the years. The mission of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is to gather, equip and mobilize Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice. Please give generously.

To date we have received $410 toward our goal of $500

May Mission Offering Update (5/21)

Baptist Peace FellowshipThe special offering for May  is our annual offering for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. We are one of the original congregational partners of BPFNA, generously supporting their important work over the years. The mission of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is to gather, equip and mobilize Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice. Please give generously.

To date we have received $225 toward our goal of $500

May Mission Offering Update (5/14)

Baptist Peace FellowshipThe special offering for May  is our annual offering for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America. We are one of the original congregational partners of BPFNA, generously supporting their important work over the years. The mission of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is to gather, equip and mobilize Baptists to build a culture of peace rooted in justice. Please give generously.

To date we have received $210 toward our goal of $500

February Mission Offering Update (2/26)

Ministry in JailsOur Special Offering this month will be directed to support the work of the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy of Santa Clara County (C.I.C.) C.I.C. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1962 that operates with the local governmental agencies involved with corrections work. The ministry works directly with the men, women, boys and girls incarcerated in our county jails and juvenile facilities.  The funding for this ministry comes from Santa Clara County, individuals, and through the support of churches such as ours.  Just as Jesus ministered to those in prison, we can do likewise with our financial giving. “I was in prison, and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36b.
To date we have received $373 toward our goal of $500.

February Mission Offering Update (2/19)

Ministry in JailsOur Special Offering this month will be directed to support the work of the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy of Santa Clara County (C.I.C.) C.I.C. is a non-profit corporation founded in 1962 that operates with the local governmental agencies involved with corrections work. The ministry works directly with the men, women, boys and girls incarcerated in our county jails and juvenile facilities.  The funding for this ministry comes from Santa Clara County, individuals, and through the support of churches such as ours.  Just as Jesus ministered to those in prison, we can do likewise with our financial giving. “I was in prison, and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36b.
To date we have received $195 toward our goal of $500.

Prayer call for Nicaragua Missionaries

Bonilla family
Carlos and Mayra Bonilla and family, trainers in Nicaragua

Prayer Call by Bob Santilli (BIM ABC-USA) September 25, 2013 for Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti, helping train leaders and showing the reality of God’s love and mercy in Nicaragua.

Carlos and Mayra are working with the Baptist Theological Seminary in Nicaragua, accompanying them in the program of informal theological education in the churches of the Baptist Convention of Nicaragua and as writers of curriculum material for the Seminary. They seek each day to show others God’s love and mercy, as a reality.

Please pray for:

•  Wisdom and discernment as we sit to write the curriculum materials for the Seminary.

•  Continued health as we continue our ministry in Nicaragua.
•  Our itinerary this second semester, combination of Seminary and visits to the churches for  workshops and sharing the Word.