weekly Newsletter, October 7, 2016


Esta semana en Iglesia Unión de Balboa

Este domingo en Iglesia Unión de Balboa

 10.00 a.m. English Worship Service 
Our Speaker in the English Sunday service will be Ally de la Rosa
Sunday School started at 10:10 a.m.

Servicio en Español 11:30 AM
La presentación esta sermana será realizada por Betsy Moran


 New Children’s Action Song 

The children will be learning this week a new action song:  ” Climb, Climb Up Sunshine Mountain”
You can watch a group of children sing this on YouTube, with the lyrics:

If you would like to see the sheet music, it is available here:
Sheet music, Climb, Climb up Sunshine Mountain
Spanish lyrics & music

Next Week at Balboa Union Church:

Wednesday  / Miércoles

Wednesday/Miércoles – 12-Oct – 2016 7:00 PM  Prayer / Oración

Sunday / Domingo – 16-OCT – 2016



Our children will be running most of the service on Sunday, October 16. Please come and join us as they minister to us and show us what they have been learning this year.

10:00 AM – English Service



Tom Watkins is our special speaker at the childrem’s service.


11:30 AM – Servicio en Español




Para el Domingo 16 de Octubre nuestro expositor será Jorge Arbesu



Up Coming Events- Proximos Eventos

Sunday  Domingo 30-Oct-2016




Potluck Lunch


Prayers & Concerns

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations for October – Personas por quienes orar en Octubre

We pray for the families in Haiti and Jamaica that lost loved ones, homes and belongings, as they recover from the effects of Hurricane Matthew.  We give thanks to God that Florida only suffered material damages and no lost lives have been reported.

Undergoing treatment for cancer – Combatiendo cáncer: Nilka Rivera; Diana de Aguilar she is suffering the effects of radiotherapy.

Celebration for those in remission:
David Goldfield, Juana Clark.

Other health concerns among members, loved ones and friends of BUC:
We continue to pray for pastor Bill Wilbur that he will recover soon. We pray for Maria Amparo Castillo de Kuruklis, Ally`s grandmother she is hospitalized.

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

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.



About my health…I am doing better but still have the disease in my system and a ways to go.  I am feeling stronger throught the physical therapy and medical results and am able to lead the services. The doctor and therapist are encouraged too.  I thank you for your continued prayer.

Pastor Bill

 Community Notices

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).