Weekly Newsletter June 19th 2015

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FROM THE PASTOR`S DESK

«Love – Not for cowards»,

that is the title of a sequence in a newspaper. My first reaction: Yes, that’s true. Love is our strongest and most positive sense in life, but it also challenges us like no other one. Because love is applied to a YOU, it demands a response. On the «I love you» we are hoping the answer: «I love you too».
Obviously love is not for cowards, therefore we need a large supply of love. Then we will not come quickly to our limits. In the 1st Epistle of John we read (4.16):
God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God in him.
In Christ, God has come into our world. He has chosen not a perfect world. He accepted us just as we are. God really was not a coward! And every day he invites us again. Let us seek contact with God. Here we find a neverending treasure for us. This overcomes our fears and gives us a healthy optimism.

Reverend Roland

THIS SUNDAY AT BALBOA UNION CHURCH

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Sunday School Teachers : Rev. Roland Shnell , Martha Olivares & Elizabeth Moreno 


 Upcoming events in June

Saturday, June 20th

Council Meeting – BUC Office 1 pm

Tuesday, June 23rd – World Vision visit

Our Council President, David Macintosh, and Missions Committee is pleased to welcome World Vision delegates who will be visiting Panama.  We hope all members of the congregation will actively participate in meetings with our visitors to see how we can mutually support each other with efforts reaching needy children and communities in Panama.

Tuesday, June 23rd- Bridging Families -2:30 pm at BUC Felowship Hall

For this Month, Missions Committee invites you to join us  on Tuesday June 23rd for the Bridging Families program – 2:30 p.m. – where you can meet the ladies that receive continuing support from our church on a monthly basis with food baskets.  Afternoon tea will be provided.

 Other News 

From Our Friends of Canada Plus Club

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From our friends of Cantus Panama

Cantus Panamá invites you to join us for «A Solstice Serenade»  — a potpourri of love songs and classical, and popular music sure to put a smile on your face!

Please join us on Sunday, 21 June at 3 pm at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Ancon.  Suggested donation is $10.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Por favor acompáñenos en nuestro concierto «A Solstice Serenade» – un popurrí de canciones de amor, y musica clásica y popular que van a dar una sonrisa a todos!. El concierto se presentará el domingo, 21 de junio a las 3:00 p.m. y el domingo 9 de junio a las 2:00 p.m. en La Catedral de St. Lucas, ubicado en Ancon. El precio de entrada es $10.00 y los boletos estarán disponibles el día del evento.

Solstice serenade