Announcements for the Week of July 24

Announcements for the Week of July 24

Parent and Teen Ministry Bake Sale – The youth from the Parent and Teen Ministry will be having a bake sale in the foyer the next two Sundays. They are raising money for scholarships for needy families for an upcoming youth retreat at Hidden Acres.

Discovery Classes Start October 10 – The next series of Discovery Classes has been rescheduled. The classes will be held October 10 and 17 during the church service, and the evening of October 24. Discovery classes are open to people who are interested in finding out more about Stonebrook’s beliefs, history, vision, structure and possible membership. 

Update on Construction – A lot was accomplished this week. The three back hallway Sunday school rooms, the new Sunday school room, the nursery, and the new table storage closet all received carpet and new baseboards. Carpet repair was completed down the hallway. Here is a schedule for next week:

  • Tile will be installed in the entryway and in the new bathroom.
  • Doors will be installed in the new nursery and the new Sunday school room.

Thank you so much to the Design Team and all of the people who have been working hard on this project. It is looking great!

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 Ben Wyatt at benmwyatt@gmail.com

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).

Stonebrook Softball Championship Final Night – 6 p.m. this Tuesday at South River Valley Park on East 13th, far South field #6.  Stonebrook plays until they lose, potentially 4 games.  Come cheer us on!

National Night Out – Stonebrook is pleased to support this year’s National Night Out, along with Hope in Christ and the Ames Police Department. This event will be a back to school celebration. The theme is to Love Your Neighbor! Free backpacks with school supplies will be offered! The event will be Tuesday, August 3rd from 6-9 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 2400 Mortensen Road. They have ordered many hundreds of backpacks with the exact supplies needed for each grade but recommend getting there a little early to make sure you are able to get a backpack before they run out. There is NOT any prior registration needed.

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 (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!

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 have sports night at the church July 28 at 6:30PM. The gather afterwards will be hosted at the Hibbing’s, 1901 Polk Drive, until 9 p.m. Please email Tim Hibbing (thibbing@gmail.com) with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon – Pastor Dave will preach on “Proverbs: Sexual Wisdom.”  All of us are deeply affected by the sexual revolution. Sex and romance are all around us — in our music, TV shows, movies, commercials, and social media. Sex is even hotly debated politically, in our congress and courts. Our cultural understanding of sex strongly clashes with what the Bible teaches about it, and we tend to view the Bible’s teachings as unappealing and restrictive. The book of Proverbs has a lot to say about sex. If we pay attention, we can understand and even celebrate God’s beautiful, wise, and exhilarating plan for sex and avoid the devastation and destruction that come when we follow our own thinking.

Memory Verse – “Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her words are smoother than oil, in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a double-edged sword.” (Proverbs 5:3–4, CSB)

Giving Report as of 06/30/2021
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$566,632
Budgeted to Date:$549,786
Percent from budget:3.06% above 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.

Note: Donating by bank account rather than credit card will result in lower processing fees for Stonebrook.