Weekly Newsletter August 5, 2016

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This Sunday at Balboa Union Church


10.00 a.m. English Worship Service 
Speaker: Reverend Douglas Sheppler
Sunday School starts at 10:00 a.m.


Betsy Farah Moran en Casco Viejo.

Spanish Worship Service Sunday at 11:30 AM

This coming Sunday, our speaker in the Spanish service  will be Betsy Moran





We would love to have you sing in our Pick Up Choir.

Practice is at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday morning, and will be lead by Irena Sylya.
Come & join the fun!

Special songs & music:








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

 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.

Prayers & Concerns

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations for August – Personas por quienes orar en Agosto
Undergoing treatment for cancer – Combatiendo cáncer
Nilka Rivera; Diana de Aguilar.‎

Celebration for those in remission:  Arminda Feraud, Carmen Betts, Reynaldo Taylor,
Rev. Clarence Payne, Pastor Robert Gunn, Lastenia de Escudero, David Goldfield, Juana Clark.

Other health concerns among members, loved ones and friends of BUC:
Please pray for Mary Jo Fox, Helaine Fox, Kathryn and Nan Mellette.  They all have disabling physical conditions; We pray for a soon recovery of pastor Bill Wilbur ; We Pray for Martha`s friend Sarah Moh she needs to be put on the national registry for a double lung Transplant; we pray for Gerry & Grace’s friends, Larry Rhone, a young father, is being treated for cancer and, Betty Ward, took a bad fall and is hospitalized.  She is in her 80’s, She’ll appreciate our prayers.

Please Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters from Syria and Iraq and all the refugees.

Thank you, Lord, for all our dear friends and family here at the Balboa Union Church

Council Meeting Saturday August 6th 1:00 pm Tomorrow!

council meeting 7 de agosto

Sunday, August 7th :  10.00 AM

Camila´s Baptims

bautizo Camila (2)


Volunteers Needed!

webdesignWe have updated our website to include the code and plugins necessary to publish our entire Church website in Spanish.  Beth & Leslie will be working arduously over the coming days & weeks to translate each of the pages into Spanish, so that it is available for our visitors in either English or Spanish, according to their browser settings.

We would appreciate greatly any volunteers that can assist with either:

  • translating or
  • proof-reading

in Spanish as we progress on this project.

We would also appreciate feedback and constructive suggestions regarding content of the website which should be updated at this time.  We appreciate any and all assistance that can be given. For volunteering or simply providing feedback about the website, please write to us at the newsletter email address.

Furniture Donation Needed  For Pastor’s Home


Please note that we already have the following items:
  1. Refrigerator
  2. Stove
  3. Base for a king-sized bed (we need the mattress)
  4. Cutlery, plates and some cookery

Next Week at Balboa Union Church:

Sunday, August 14th:  10.00 AM


Our  speaker for the English service next Sunday, will be Pastor Douglas Sheppler

Sunday, August 14th:  11:30 AM









Our  speaker for the Spanish service for next Sunday, will be Maria Lourdes Guevara



So many of you have prayed for me.  The doctors and hospital staff gave such great wisdom that I began to recover in miraculous time.  Just this week my protein blood level came at 207, which is the lowest I have had since I was treated ( previously it had been as high as 6,700!)   I still have a few months for medical and physical therapy to go, but I have gained much strength.  Thank you so much for continued prayer!
Pastor Bill