Weekly Newsletter September 2, 2016

This Sunday at Balboa Union Church

4c15dbae-3d92-47bd-b99c-db3b4a2b12d710.00 a.m. English Worship Service 
Speaker: Jorge Arbesu
Sunday School starts at 10:00 a.m.
2016-08-29_1640Servicio en Español 11:30 AM

La presentación esta sermana será realizada por Kendra Walker





Welcome of New Members:

Special songs & music:

Junior Serrano will be joining us for our 10:00 AM worship service.

jr serrano








The children will continue their practice of Jesus Loves Me in English & Spanish.

childrensingingWe will start learning, next week, a new closing Hymn: “Shalom to You Now” – Hymn 666 in the United Methodist Hymnal.  You can hear this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVxSJInM5ZM Junior Serrano will be joining us for our 10:00 AM worship service.

 Fundraising for the purchase of the Land – Building 773

2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

We continue our recent fundraising effort to purchase the land under Building 773, across the street from the Church & parsonage.  As many of you know, BUC applied in 2000 for the purchase of the land, according to the terms of the Panama Canal treaty, of all three of our buildings: the church, the parsonage and building 773.  In 2012, thanks to the efforts of past and current members, the purchase of the land under the church and parsonage was finalised, and we were given title to not only our buildings, but also the land. At this time, we have title to building 773 itself, but we do not own the land under and around it.

We are asking all friends and members to collaborate and assist in any and all ways possible, financially, with their skills and time, so that we can make this purchase also a reality.  We ask you to give generously, as you are willing and able.

Please contact Leslie, our church secretary, for details on how you can make donations to this fundraising, or contact one of the Council members for more details if you have any questions.

Volunteers Needed! / ¡Necesitamos Voluntarios!

Next Week at Balboa Union Church:

Wednesday  / Miércoles

Our First Weekly Prayer Meeting will be held this coming Wednesday, September 7th, in our BUC Chapel

Sunday / Domingo – Sept. 11, 2016

10:00 AM

Our  speaker for the English service next Sunday will be Baldomero Escudero

11:30 AM

Nuestro predicador para  próximo domingo en el servicio de Español será Joel Guerra

Upcoming Events

AAAM – Asistencia Alimenticia de Adultos Mayores

Lunch Sale Thursday September 15th 

Saturday September 17th 

Council Meeting

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Venue: Church Office.

All members of the congregation are welcome to sit in on council meetings, where they may ask to have a voice to participate in any discussions. If there is anything special that you consider should be on the agenda, please send an email to councilsec@balboaunionchurch.org in advance, so that the meeting agenda can be sent out in advance to all council members.

Saturday September 25th – Potluck Lunch



This is my second week after being released from steroid.  I seem to be feeling basically ok but will learn after three more weeks when the dr. checks me out.  My physical therapy is going well and I am feeling stronger.  This Sunday I will both be leading the worship and speaking.  I have wonderful people to help me though.  Thank you again for all your prayers.  Blessings on you all, Pastor Bill

Looking for a Forever Home:

This is Athena, a 3 month old kitten that was recently rescued by one of our members, an active rescuer with Mis Huellitas and other groups.
Athena was spayed on July 28th and has fully recovered from this.  She has already had her first vaccine and has already been treated for parasites.
Originally Athena was rescued June12, by Mis Huellitas volunteers, in Arraijan (in a dump behind of primary school).  The first 3 weeks of her rescue were touch and go, with the veterinarian unsure whether she would pull through.  By the end of June, there was more hope for her recovery, after undergoing a third treatment for parasites and antibiotics.
Athena is now a playful kitten, who loves nothing better than to get cuddles and purr her heart out on your lap or in your arms.  She will follow you around the house!  She is good with other cats and not scared of dogs, as her temporary home has 2, one of which is a playful 9 month old puppy that loves to play with her (sometimes a little roughly).
Athena suffers from a little waddle & swing when she walks due to an injury (either at birth or before being rescued) – but this in no way stops her from running, playing, climbing or jumping.

If you are interested in becoming Athena’s slave and servant for the next 10-20 years, please apply calling Beth Gray:  2280916 (on Tuesday or after as they are closed for the weekend).