Weekly Newsletter: September 18, 2015


Psalm 106:1-5

1 Praise the Lord!
   O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
   for his steadfast love endures for ever.
2 Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord,
   or declare all his praise?
3 Happy are those who observe justice,
   who do righteousness at all times.

It’s not always easy to observe justice and do righteousness at all times, especially when fear takes over us.  This Psalm reminds us that we owe everything we have to God, that everything is a gift from him.  So we should never fear when we are asked or feel led to give outside of our comfort zone: whether that be of money, time or efforts.  That is why Proverbs 3: 27 reminds us

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

It doesn’t say when it is comfortable to do so.  Or when it is convenient.  But rather that when it is in your power.


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

SPEAKER: Joel Guerra

Sunday School Teachers: Sherri is leading our Sunday school in September with a new program.  Thank you very much Sherri!

First Testament Readings and Psalm  Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1
Epistle Reading James 3:13-4:3,7-8
Gospel Reading Mark 9:30-39

Reminder – Families in Urgent need

IMG-20150910-WA0046 We have been alerted by the authorities that yesterday’s rain storm destroyed the homes of 2 families in our area, and they have asked us to assist with food, clothes & blankets.  In particular, we are looking to provide clothes for 6 children, ages 2 – 12 years of age.  IMG-20150910-WA0050Pampers, milk and other basic toiletries would also be readily accepted and needed.  Anyone that is able to donate, please bring your donations urgently to the church.  If you need to drop them off, you may do so to the missions office in the 773 basement, or contact Roland (our pastor) or Betsy (misiones@balboaunionchurch.org) to coordinate these donations.  IMG-20150910-WA0048Every little bit matters.

Tel. 314-1004

The following photos were taken in different parts of Panama City last week, and give you an idea of the extent of the flooding.  But so far, we have only been asked to assist with these 2 families who have lost everything.


Prayers Concerns

Please Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters in Chile

Please pray for those who were affected by the floods in Panama last days.

Please Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters from Siria and Iraq

Lord, please remind the world that we are all brothers and sisters and there should be no violence among us, only love and attempts to understand one another.

Up-coming BUC Activities

Visit to Fundacion Nueva Vida in Howard-September 20th (3rd Sunday of the month) we will be vising the Fundación Nueva Vida home in Howard – please join us immediately after the service to go on this visit.

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Missions AAAm Program-All BUC Membrs and Friends are invited to Participate in our next month AAAM Program on Tuesday  September 22nd.

In  BUC Missions we are Collaborating with “Good Deeds ” Program:

Here is more information regarding the Good Deeds Program.

And here is some information regarding their activities, if you want to participate and volunteer more actively.

Council meeting – Saturday September 27th 1:00 pm- BUC Office.  This will be a meeting of Missions, Property Management, Christian Education, Worship & Ministry, Membership committee chairs and other council members.  But all members of the congregation may sit in on the meetings and deliberations.  If you have any issues you would like the council to consider, these should be present to the Council Secretary before the meeting, so that they can be included in the agenda.

Other News

Casita de Mausi Bake Sale!!

For your information and PASS THE WORD: Casita de Mausi Foundaction

BAKE SALE,18 October 2015-10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Casa de Jamon Industrial Park,Costa del Este