Weekly Newsletter September 9,2016


Saturday / Sábado 10 – Sep – 2016  1:00 PM

AAAM – Asistencia Alimenticia de Adultos Mayores


Este domingo en Iglesia Unión de Balboa

whatsapp-image-2016-08-31-at-7-46-24-am10.00 a.m. English Worship Service 
Speaker: Baldomero Escudero
Sunday School starts at 10:00 a.m.
JoelguerraServicio en Español 11:30 AM

La presentación esta sermana será realizada por Joel Guerra




 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.

Next Week at Balboa Union Church:

Wednesday  / Miércoles

Wednesday/Miércoles – 14 – Sep – 2016 7:00 PM  Prayer / Oración

Lunch Sale Thursday September 15th 

Saturday/Sábado – 17-Sep-2016 1:00 PM – Council meeting / Reunión de Consejo

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.



 Sunday / Domingo – Sept. 18, 2016

10:00 AM








Donald Fulton from Gamboa Union Church is our special speaker at the English service this coming Sunday


11:30 AM









María Lourdes Tarté será la coordinadora del culto en español.

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 (celebración – en remisión):  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 (padeciendo de otras preocupaciones de salud):
Please pray for Mary Jo FoxHelaine Fox, Kathryn and Nan Mellette.  They all have disabling physical conditions; We pray for pastor Bill Wilbur recover soon; 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 Pastor Walter Smith who is sufferinf health issues.

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

 Volunteers / Voluntarios

Upcoming Events

Saturday September 25th – Potluck Lunch

Fundraising for the purchase of 773 Land

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.



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).