Weekly Newsletter: December 4, 2015

Thought for today:

What does it mean in your life to be a Christian?


Dear Creator God,  Today we pray that each of us will yield our spirits completely to You, that You may use us as You please.  Provide us opportunities to show people how much You mean in our lives.  Give us discretion to know what to say and how to say it.  Make us bold enough, that we may proclaim salvation and God’s love cheerfully and joyfully.  Allow the seeds that we plant to grow and mature.  Water the seeds that You have allowed us to plant today.  Be forever the reason for our gladness and grateful hearts.  Amen.

“Do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself
or what you should say,
for the Holy Spirit will teach you
in that very hour what you ought to say.”

Luke 12:11b-12



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

SPEAKER: Betsy Moran

Sunday School Teachers: Mitzy Samudio + Helpers

First Testament Readings and Psalm Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79
Epistle Reading Philippians 1:3-11
Gospel Reading Luke 3:1-6

 Prayers Concerns

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.

We also remember in prayer our former pastors:

  • Luis Veagra – facing health issues
  • Clarence Payne – dealing with Rosita’s recent stroke & passing

Up-coming BUC Activities

Special End-of-Year Activities From Missions Committee:

December 12 – Christmas Party


Dear Members & Friends:

Christmas is around the corner, and as every year we will receive in our church 62 underprivileged children. We need volunteers and donations($20 per children) of toys, clothes, and food for the Christmas party. Sharing is caring…  for more information please contact to Betsy Moran to missionsbuc@gmail.com, Allys de la Rosa  to adelarosak@gmail.com, or call to BUC Office 314-1004, We will be collecting donations on Sunday in the Church, and during the week.

December 13th – Visit to home in Howard – Christmas Carols & Apple Pie

Diapositiva1Visit to Fundación Nueva Vida – We have programmed our next visit for the 2nd Sunday of December, which is the 13th of December.  We would love for you to join us!  We had a request from Fundación Nueva Vida for music and Christmas Carols at the home.  Please coordinate with Roland Schnell, our Pastor, if you would like to participate in the Christmas Carols. (pastor@balboaunionchurch.org or 314-1004)  Thank you!

December 15th – AAAM Program Christmas Party20151020_141123

Missions AAAM Program – All BUC Membrs and Friends are invited to Participate in our December AAAM Program on Tuesday December 15th, 4:00 pm.  Join us for a Christmas party!!

Special Invitation: Carols with St. Mary’s

On Sunday, December 20, 5:00 p.m., Balboa Union Church and St. Mary’s will be doing a special “Posada” in our San Pablo/ Tavernilla neighborhood.  This will be a get together to sing carols and then have a tea and a bite to eat afterwards.  Joel & Pastor Roland are coordinating the details with St. Mary’s for this event.

Other news:

Building 773:

We continue ouro work sprucing up Building 773 – the basement, apartment C and other common areas.  We would be happy to have any volunteers that can assist with this, and any donations towards this work would always be appreciated.

Good Deeds Program in Casco Viejo:

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.