Dec. 6 Announcements

Dec. 6 Announcements

  1. Diaper Donations for Obria
  2. Angel Tree
  3. Sunday Morning Information
    1. Tune into Sunday Service
    1. Pre-Service Zoom Meeting
    1. BLAST
    1. For Kids
    1. Adult Sunday School/Prayer Discussion
    1. Weekly All Church Prayer Meetings
  4. Prayer and Care
  5. Prayer Requests
  6. Parent and Teen Ministry
  7. Sermon Information
  8. Finances

Diaper Donations for Obria – As you are Christmas shopping in town or online, don’t forget to buy a package of diapers for the crisis pregnancy center, Obria.  The teens will be collecting diapers each Sunday this December or you can drop them off during office hours at the church.

Angel Tree – Due to pandemic restrictions, the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program that Stonebrook usually participates in be virtual this year! Instead of purchasing a gift, you can sponsor a child of a prisoner for $22 so that they receive a Christmas package on behalf of their incarcerated loved one. The Christmas package will include: a gift card to Wal-Mart ($20), the prisoner parent’s message, a Gospel presentation, and an opportunity to request a free Adventure Bible.

There is also an option to give the caregiver a Wal-Mart gift card and we would encourage you to consider this as well. We have done soup in a jar for the caregiver on several occasions in the past but I am sure the Wal-Mart gift card will be appreciated too.

Please note, this email includes your organization’s access details, so please keep it safe!

Stonebrooks URL: https://vat.angeltreetool.org/2d619114-90af-43ca-9f01-b41d9d5235ba

Stonebrooks Access Code: KYKVY

Thank you from the Angel Tree team: Gene Lund, Mark and Sandy Hempe, Eduarda Becerra, and Jim and Mary Ann McCann. If you have questions or issues contact me at 515-231-1109, leave a message as I don’t answer calls I don’t recognize.

Sunday Morning Information
Tune into Sunday’s Service
– Stonebrook services are streamed online at stonebrook.org/live at 10 a.m. CST. Let your friends, relatives, and neighbors know that they are welcome to watch, a great opportunity for them to hear God’s word! PARENTS: find a special PDF print-out to help your kids engage in the service.

Pre Service Zoom Meeting – We will have a Pre service Zoom mtg. for anyone not returning to church.  9:30-10:00. Here is the meeting info.  Join Zoom Meeting. The password is 391072. We hope that you will join us! (Note – we will no longer have the post-service Zoom meeting)

BLAST – Parents of K-4th grade students – We are sending out weekly BLAST e-mails that include our Bible story, Christ connection, and activity sheets.  Please email Naomi (naomi.plymesser@gmail.com) if you’d like to be added to or taken off that email list. 

For Kids – Dawn Bovenmyer has created some Sunday school videos for your young children to enjoy as an additional activity before or after services on Sundays. Come join Mrs. Bovenmyer and her trusty sidekick Scout for singing, Bible stories, and lots of fun!

Adult Sunday School/Prayer Discussion – Join Ev Cherrington as he leads an adult Sunday school prayer discussion group from 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the Upper Room. Bring a journal, and be ready to discuss what prayer means, how prayer fits into the life of a believer, and how to pray without ceasing, among other topics. The group will meet either every two weeks or monthly, depending on the desire of the group.

Weekly Prayer Meetings – Please join us for our weekly all church prayer meetings!

– Day/time: Sundays 7-7:30pm. Every Sunday unless otherwise notified.

– Do it via Zoom. Below is the zoom link that will be used each time we meet. 

Topic: Stonebrook Church Weekly Prayer Meeting (Sundays at 7-7:30pm)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9399874228?pwd=aUdjVm0vZUFZN2t6Y2RCd2JHNTdtUT09

Meeting ID: 939 987 4228

Passcode: 998652

Prayer and Care – Please pray for a swift recovery for Gene Lund, who had hip replacement surgery last week.

Prayer Requests – Stonebrook has a prayer team ready to pray for your requests! If you have a prayer request, send it to seekingGod@stonebrook.org. If you would like to join the prayer team, e-mail to office@stonebrook.org.

Parent and Teen Ministry – PTM will be meeting at the church on Wednesday from 6:50-8:30 p.m. We are currently in a study on our current culture. We hope to see you there! Teens and their parents are welcome to attend. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon:  Pastor Matt will teach on “Advent: Rescues – Rescues: Famine.”
This advent season, we are looking at stories of God’s amazing rescues of his people through history. This week we are going to examine the life of Joseph as recounted in Genesis. We will see God’s amazing rescue of Joseph, and then using him to rescue the fledgling nation of Israel, and the whole world from a global famine. In this story we will learn that we can find hope and safety in God’s promises, no matter our circumstances on earth.

Giving Report as of 11/30/2020
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$190,114
Budgeted to Date:$196,342
Percent from budget:3.17% below budget

Ways to Give at Stonebrook – There are a number of giving tools available at Stonebrook.

  1. Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
  2. Use your own bank’s bill pay system
  3. Fill out a form to authorize Stonebrook to withdraw a certain amount from your bank account on the 5th of each month. Talk to Heidi in the office to get the form.
  4. Use the online giving Web portal.

Terri Huffman
terri@stonebrook.org

Our passion is to love God and all people by living, proclaiming, and teaching the gospel of Jesus, God’s Messiah.