Weekly Newsletter July 10th, 2015

 

God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be;
nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they may be;
nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they may be;
nor at the logic of your prayers, how methodical they may be;
but the sincerity of them, he looks at.
Thomas Brooks


 

THIS SUNDAY AT BALBOA UNION CHURCH

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

SPEAKER: Joel Guerra

Sunday School Teachers:  We will have activities for the children, but not Sunday school over the holiday period

First Testament Readings and Psalm 2 Samuel 6:1-5, Psalm 24
Epistle Reading Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel Reading Mark 6:14-29

Other News 

From Our Friend Francisco Chen

Concierto- Francisco Chen

Missions

Visit to “Hogar Luz y Vida” in Paraiso

On Monday morning Leslie & Beth visited Hogar Luz y Vida in Paraiso.  This is a very nice facility with about 26 residents.

However, given that they appear to be very well organised and funded, we have decided that we will visit 3 more homes in the area before making a decision regarding which home to support in our missions program.

This Tuesday, July 14, at 11.00 a.m. we will be visiting Hogar San Pedro Nolasco, Parroquía de Fátima (Chorillo).

On Thursday, July 16, 11.00 a.m. we will be visiting Hogar Nueva Vida (Howard).

If you would like to join us on these visits, please do not hesitate to contact Betsy Moran or Beth Gray.

“Good Deeds” Program

We are currently also looking at the possibility of assisting with the “Good Deeds” program in Casco Viejo, which is a special program for children and young people in Casco Viejo, where they are given tokens in exchange for good deeds that they do in the community (such as sweeping the streets, gardening in the parks, etc.).  These tokens are then exchangeable at the “Good Deeds stall”, which is a small “shop” in Casco Viejo where they Exchange their tokens for donated items – old bicycles, toys, videos, games and even food items.  We are currently helping with baby ítems (primarily formula and milk) as this was the most requested item required, and we contiue to support this store as part of the extension of our presence into the community.  We are also considering how we can better team with the volunteers in Casco Viejo, to provide educational programs and training for the mothers as well as the children.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please contact Betsy Moran to misiones@balboaunionchurch.org for more information regarding how you can become involved in our programs!