Weekly Newsletter, June 12th 2015


Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
(Proverbs 14:34)

Dear friends and members of our Balboa Union Church

This week we had our monthly meeting as the Ecumenical Council of Panama. Our President, Bishop Murray had to give an interview. So he asked us according to our perception, what we do see as a central issue of our days. We all agreed that actually justice is one of the main issues.
This biblical verse from a book of wisdom exhorts us to trust the correct way. Money, politics and influence may be powerful, but only by justice we can create something strong.
The problem is that our system of justice is always weak and insufficient. Nevertheless there is now other way to create and protect life. We have to learn that all ideas of revenge will damage us.
As Christians we believe also in God’s justice. We await the day when He will restore all things. Meanwhile we have to do our part.
Let us pray that people in Panama will seek for the correct way improving possibilities which create new life and opportunities.

Reverend Roland


Worship Service at 10 a.m. – ALL ARE WELCOME!

Children’s Sunday School Teacher: Mitzy Samudio

SPEAKER: Rev. Roland Schnell

First Testament Readings and Psalm 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13Psalm 92:1-4
Epistle Reading 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Gospel Reading Mark 4:26-34


Upcoming events in June

Saturday, June 20th

Missions Committee invites you to join us the third Saturday of the month for the Bridging Families program – 10.00 a.m. – where you can meet the ladies that receive continuing support from our church on a monthly basis with food baskets.

Saturday June 20th – Council Meeting – BUC Office 1 pm

Sunday June 21st – Fathers Day Service!



Other News 

From Our Friends of Canada Plus Club

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From our friends of Cantus Panama

Cantus Panamá invites you to join us for “A Solstice Serenade”  — a potpourri of love songs and classical, and popular music sure to put a smile on your face!

Please join us on Sunday, 21 June at 3 pm at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Ancon.  Suggested donation is $10.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Por favor acompáñenos en nuestro concierto “A Solstice Serenade” – un popurrí de canciones de amor, y musica clásica y popular que van a dar una sonrisa a todos!. El concierto se presentará el domingo, 21 de junio a las 3:00 p.m. y el domingo 9 de junio a las 2:00 p.m. en La Catedral de St. Lucas, ubicado en Ancon. El precio de entrada es $10.00 y los boletos estarán disponibles el día del evento.

Solstice serenade