Weekly Newsletter July 24th, 2105

From The Pastor’s Desk

Mark 6:37-38
Give ye them to eat! – How much do you have? – 5 loaves and 2 fish.

Once again, the situation was hopeless. Where should Jesus’ disciples find food for so many people? – We all need to eat; this is a basic part of our life. But it’s not just about food; it’s about life in general. And life comes from God’s hand.
Jesus challenges his disciples: they have to learn to believe and to have faith; they should learn to trust God. We, too, have to learn this lesson; it’s a challenge for every day.
Our table is set every day. We do not worry what we’ll eat. But maybe we are missing something else. Therefore we ought to learn to trust God. Then we will see life in a different light and we become grateful. When we express “thank you”, then we truly became human.

Best Regards
Reverend Roland



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

SPEAKER: Beth Anne Gray

Sunday School Teachers:  We will have activities for the children, but not Sunday school over the holiday period

First Testament Readings and Psalm 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Psalm 14
Epistle Reading Ephesians 3:14-21
Gospel Reading John 6:1-21

Other News 

Movie Night -All BUC Members and Friends are invited to Participate

Friday, July 31st   8:00 p.m.-BUC Saloon

First visit to Fundación Vida Nueva – home for the elderly in Howard

Pastor Roland will be leading our first visit to Howard’s Fundación Vida Nueva home,  and we invite you all to join with him in this first church visit.  They would greatly appreciate our help with:

1- helping residents get back from the Chapel (from their morning service at 11:00 a.m.) to the dining room;

2- sitting with them during and after lunch to converse;

3- accompanying some of them up the stairs and back to their rooms after lunch.

All are welcome.

AAAM Program, Tuesday, July 21stDSC_0336

DSC_0337On Tuesday we delivered food baskets to our 20 recipients of the monthly food baskets, after picking up the food at the Banco de Alimentos on Friday afternoon.  This month, Beth helped Betsy with the pick up, as the amount we were able to purchase was too much to fit in a single 4×4! We were overjoyed at the amount of food we were able to get through the Banco de Alimentos.

This month’s humble packages included:

  • Clorox, toilet paper & bath soap
  • Rice, noodles & pasta
  • Oil
  • Lentils
  • Milk and chocolate milk
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Tea, coffee & sugar
  • Salt, soup & sauces

Here are some pictures of the “left overs”, AFTER we finished delivering all of this month’s baskets!  God truly helps turn the loaves and fishes into enough to feed a multitude! 

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 “Good Deeds” Program

We have been actively participating with the Good Deeds program in Casco Viejo, donating to them articles and items for babies and children (milk, diapers and the suchlike). We would encourage all members of the church to join us as you are willing and able to spend time with the organisers and see how we can be of greater support.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please contact Betsy Moran to misiones@balboaunionchurch.org for more information regarding how you can become involved in our programs!