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Sunday School 2018

For 2018, we are dividing up our Sunday School activities into 4 groups: up to 6 years old – with Sherry Hans Raj 7-10 years old – with Kendra (next 8 weeks – through to April 8th, 2018) 11-14 years old – with Gabriela (next 8 weeks – through to April 8th, 2018) 15 and over…

NL 2/2/2018

This week at Balboa Union Church Sunday – 4/02/2018  Beth Gray Reading Isaiah 40: 21-31 Mark 1:34-35 Prayers – We pray for Ana Quijano (Mitchell’s Aunt) who is sick and hospitalized/ Oramos por la Ana Quijano, quien se hospitazada y muy enferma – We pray for Carolina Villareal who is suffering pain inthe her legs and…

NL 26/1/2018

This week at Balboa Union Church Sunday  14/01/2018  Betsy Farah Reading Mark 1:21-28 1 Corinthians 8:1-13     Prayers Receive, Lord, our fears and transform them into confidence. Receive, Lord, our suffering and transform it into growth. Receive, Lord, our crises and transform them into maturity. Receive, Lord, our tears and transform them into prayer. Receive,…

NL 19/1/2018

This week at Balboa Union Church It’s been more than 23 years already (and counting) that Alexis helps our Church in different ways. Thanks to his hard work, our grass is always well-cut. and our Church is always clean and waiting for us every day of Sunday.   Sunday  14/01/2018  Beth Gray Reading Mark 1:14-20 1…

NL 5/12/2018

This week at Balboa Union Church Token of appreciation We thank Wilma Jardine, sister of Constance Blackman (Connie), for the token of appreciation she sent to our members of the Church and to our Church in gratitude of all the kindness showed to Connie during her sickness time and during the Memorial Service Sunday  14/01/2018  Beth Gray…

NL 5/1/2018

This week at Balboa Union Church Sunday / 7/01/2018  Beth Gray Reading Genesis 1: 1-5  Matthew 1: 4-11 Acts 19: 1-7 – We pray for our kids and young of Panama. May God keep their lives in his hands. – We pray for all the homeless kids that, during this season and during the year, have…

Candles of the Advent

  December has some of the most important weeks at our Church because we light up the Advent Candles. each Candle has a big meaning for each of our Congregation, but some of our visitor, friends, and even from our Congregation, do not have a clear the meaning of each candle, therefore we would like to…

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Christmas Party 2017

A huge shout out to Luis Villar for organising the Christmas Party this year for the kids.  Obviously, this would not have been possible without the assistance of the many people who donated and volunteered to bring it all together. Among those that we should mention: Mitchell, Alexis, Colombino, Betty, Allys, Nestor, Betsy, Noris, Alberto,…

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The 4 weeks of Advent – lighting candles

The Advent wreath, four candles on a wreath of evergreen, is shaped in a perfect circle to symbolize the eternity of God. In some churches, four purple candles, one for each week in Advent, are used with one larger white candle in the middle as the Christ candle. Other churches prefer three purple or blue…

In the News – JMJ 2019

This week, Balboa Union Church was “in the news” – happily participating through the Ecumenical Council and Inter-religious Council with the Catholic Church in their preparation for the 2019 Youth Convention (JMJ 2019).  Telemetro’s Viola Guevara interviewed Pastor José Ordoñez and lay leader Beth Gray, along with representatives of the Baha’i faith and the Muslim…