January 19, 2019


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The African Community: There is a brief but very important final planning meeting on Sabbath 1/19/19. The meeting will be held in the chapel soon after the main service. All members of the African community at First Church are invited.

Primary Sabbath School Vespers & Social: Please join us in the all-purpose room on Saturday evening, January 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Weather: SB First Church is always open. However, we want our members to stay safe, and if the roads are treacherous, you can watch services online. The church website,, offers several options for watching.

Pathfinders: Pathfinders are planning to meet Sunday, January 20, at 9:00 a.m. If roads are treacherous, please stay home and stay safe.

Adventist Book Center: The Indiana ABC is having a sale from January 25 to January 29. The sale includes Bibles, books, CDs, DVDs, and food. They are located at 24845 State Road 19, Cicero, IN, and you may call (866) 222-6687.

Senior’s Dinner: Andrews Academy invites the Adventist seniors of Michiana to join them for an afternoon of dinner and entertainment on January 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy Commons. No sign-up is required. We look forward to a delightful afternoon provided by the Academy administration and students. We hope to see you there. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the academy directly at (269) 471-3138.

Treasurer’s Notice: Contribution receipts for 2018 will be available to be picked up at the welcome center following the church service today. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Brown.

Church Business Meeting: Please plan to attend the church business meeting on Saturday evening, February 2. The meeting starts with vespers at 6:00 p.m.

Health Seminar: The spring health seminars are starting February 21 and will continue for nine Thursdays finishing up the week before Easter. Each evening will include a cooking demo, information on reversing disease, and help with motivation to make changes. Please call the church office at (574) 234-3044 to sign up. If no answer,  please leave a message.

Training: March 30, 3-6 p.m. at Praise Fellowship is the next NADEI training to build friendships through community in anticipation of the upcoming evangelistic series. Don’t miss this!

Social Committee: Pastor Thordarson is delighted to announce Monica Nudd has been installed as Social Committee Chair. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact Pastor Thordarson or Monica Nudd.

Visitor’s Meal: Each Sabbath, we provide a meal for our visitors and out-of-town guests, and we welcome our members from afar, those living alone, and our youth. We are happy to see more members wanting to stay and we are asking our members who wish to stay for the visitor’s meal to bring food so there is plenty of food for everyone. You can also check with the church office to see what can be contributed to the menu that has been planned for the week.

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, January 19

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

Sunday, January 20

  •       9:00 AM – Pathfinders

Monday, January 21

  •       6:00 PM – School Board Meeting
  •       6:00 PM – Church Safety Committee Meeting
  •       7:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 23

  •       6:00 PM – Disc Golf Putting League
  •       7:00 PM – Focus on Jesus

Sabbath, January 26

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

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