Baptism Sunday July 18 – Stonebrook will offer an opportunity to get baptized during the service on July 18. If you are a believer in Christ and have not yet been baptized, you are welcome to do so on that day. If you are interested in being baptized, let the office know by July 13. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, Dick Miller is looking for help to set up the bapistry ahead of that Sunday. Please e-mail him (email@example.com) if you can help.
Discovery Classes Start July 18 – Discovery classes are open to people who are interested in finding out more about Stonebrook’s beliefs, history, vision, structure and possible membership. The three-class series will be held during the service on July 18 and 25, and the evening of August 8. Classes will be in the kitchen, and start when the sermon starts. Contact the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions, and to sign up.
Update on Construction – After a long delay, construction of the nursery, classroom, and gathering space is starting back up. There are still some supplies on back order for the gathering space, so the contractors will be finishing up the nursery and Sunday school room, and doing what they can in the gathering space. Here is a schedule of construction for the rest of July:
In the next few days, the temporary wall will be removed. The carpet in the back hallway classrooms and the new storage room will be torn out and the glue removed.
July 16 – LVP flooring will be installed in the gathering space and around the sink area in the nursery. Once the flooring is installed, the new furniture for the gathering space will be delivered.
July 19-21 – Carpet will be installed in the nursery, the new Sunday school room, the three existing Sunday school rooms in the back hallway, and in the new table storage closet.
In the next few weeks (dates TBD) the new bathroom floor will be tiled and the entry way tile will be torn out and replaced.
It is exciting to see progress again! Please be praying for supplies to arrive and completion of the entire project to happen soon. Also, parents, please help you children to stay out of the construction areas and off of any piles of supplies, etc.
Welcome Table Volunteers Needed – The Stonebrook Welcome Table is back and ready to show hospitality to our guests and visitors! We are looking for warm, friendly faces with a heart of hospitality to man the table on Sundays. If you are interested in greeting visitors and welcoming them to Stonebrook, please sign up on here, Welcome Table Sign Up. Instructions/Training Info will be provided. Any questions, please contact Jen Glotfelty at email@example.com or Ben Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stonecup Volunteers Needed – Please sign up to bring treats and/or manage Stonecup! Stonecup is a fellowship time offering coffee and snacks that happens after church on Sundays. Please sign up to donate treats or to volunteer to manage Stonecup on a Sunday. Sign up to bring treats for Stonecup. Sign up to manage Stonecup (training provided).
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.
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 (email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent and Teen Ministry – Sports night will be held at the Carroll Marty Disc Golf Course: 1500 Gateway Hills Park Drive. We will start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 7:45 p.m. The Buller’s will be hosting the after party: 4536 Webster. Please email Tim Hibbing (email@example.com) with any questions.
This Week’s Sermon – Deacon Cliff Plymesser will preach on “Proverbs: Getting Counsel.” Proverbs 1 thru 8 casts a grand vision of the power of fearing God and walking in wisdom. It repeatedly encourages us to seek after it like hidden treasure. But where do we find wisdom? The easy and obvious answer to start with is scripture. But scripture isn’t always explicit about how to manage my finances in 2021, what career field I should go into, or how to address unique challenges in my relationships with friends, spouse, or children. Proverbs encourages us to counsel with one another to gain wisdom in our daily lives. I’ll be talking about how to get counsel, who to get it from and how to give good counsel.
Memory Verse – “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (ESV)
|Giving Report as of 06/30/2021|
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
|Giving to Date:||$552,853|
|Budgeted to Date:||$549,786|
|Percent from budget:||.56% above budget|
Ways to Give at Stonebrook – There are a number of giving tools available at Stonebrook.
- Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
- Use your own bank’s bill pay system
- 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.
- Use the online giving Web portal.
Note: Donating by bank account rather than credit card will result in lower processing fees for Stonebrook.