Announcements for the Week of September 5

Announcements for the Week of September 5

Mitchell/Meeker Snack Collection – Kate Mitchell and Meeker Elementary school would greatly appreciate your help once again supplying snacks during their students’ long mornings of work. They are low on supplies and need to stock up on individual sizes of the following items: Goldfish, Cheez-It crackers, granola bars, Teddy Grahams, graham crackers, fruit snacks, boxes or individual cereals (Cheerios, Honeycomb, Frosted Mini Wheats, Alphabits, etc.), pretzels, sandwich crackers (cheese is a favorite, but peanut butter also good), Chex Mix. Single serving sizes work the best! Thanks for all you do to help support students in need. This will be the last week that a collection box will be in the foyer.

Man Olympics – After a six year hiatus Man Olympics is back. This men’s ministry event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th at the World Famous Plymesser Ranch (just west of Ames at 2341 210th St.). There will be a number of events to compete in, or simply enjoy as a spectator. Possible events may include a log toss, dart winging, MacGyver Engineering, nail pounding, and more. Pizza and drinks will be provided. There will be a suggested donation of $7. Following the festivities, stay and watch the Iowa State vs. UNLV varsity football game. Please RSVP at

A Bright Future Marriage Conference– Stonebrook is pleased to host this marriage conference Oct. 15-16. Scott O’Malley, Executive Director from Twelve Stones Ministries will be the speaker. The conference is designed for married couples of all ages who desire to celebrate their marriage. Be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting conference! Stonebrook will host the conference, and has invited two other churches to join us. More information and a registration form will come soon.

Weekly Prayer Meeting – Stonebrook will have weekly all church prayer meetings starting on Sunday August 29th from 7-7:40 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. Please join us! 

Women’s Ministry Progressive Dinner – Join us on Saturday, September 25th for a Progressive Dinner. Our evening will begin at 5:30 at the church. Tickets are available for purchase online for $10. They can also be purchased in the foyer on Sept. 12th and 19th. The deadline to purchase tickets will be September 19th. Invite a friend to come with you to enjoy fellowship, a variety of tasty chili and an array of fruit pies!

Women’s Fall Book Study – Join us starting on Sept. 29 for an 11-week study of the book “None Like Him” by Jen Wilkins. This study is focues on 10 of God’s Attributes, specifically the ways in which God is different from us and why that is a good thing! We will offer the study twice (Wednesday mornings from 6:30-7:45 a.m. on Zoom and Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church). There is no cost for this study, however, please let us know you are attending (and which session you would like to attend) no later than Sept. 24 by e-mailing the church office at

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 host Stonecup on a Sunday. Sign up to bring treats for Stonecup. Sign up to host Stonecup (training provided).

Prayer and Care – Anne and Josue Calderon welcomed Eliana Grace into their family on August 19. If you would like to bless them with a meal, please sign up.

Congratulations to Dan & Sarah Lydia Bush on their new arrival! Eleanor Rubie was born at 2:30 PM on August 25 at a healthy 7lbs 6oz and 20.5in long. If you would like to bless them with a meal, please sign up!

Welsey, Sarah, big sister Mary Ellen, and big brother Henry welcomed new baby Carter Jacob Balvanz on Sept. 1. All are doing well. If you would like to bless them with a meal, please sign up!, or username:Balvanz password: Carter. Thanks for blessing this new family of 5!

Please pray for Dave and Dawn Bovenmyer and their family as they grieve the loss of Dave and Dawn’s son, Jonathan, on August 29 from cancer.

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

Youth Group News – Youth Group is just starting up again. All 7th grade and above students and parents are welcome to attend. We will be meeting September 8th @ 7PM at the church. Please email Tim Hibbing ( with any questions.

This Week’s Sermon – Pastor Brad will preach on “The Gospel of Luke: Luke 4:31-44 The Good News of the Kingdom of God.” We all long for a world where chaos, brokenness, and death are no more. 2000 years ago someone came to earth declaring such a world, actually a new kingdom. Jesus of Nazareth came revealing an other-worldly power and authority—the kingdom of God—to restore all that is broken in us and in our world. This Sunday we will see Jesus and worship him as the King who has come and is coming again soon to reign over his glorious kingdom and make all things new and right.

Memory Verse – Luke 4:43  “He said to them, ‘I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.’”

Giving Report as of 07/31/2021
Stonebrook’s fiscal year runs from
August 1st to July 31st.
Giving to Date:$64,515
Budgeted to Date:$48,349
Percent from budget:33.44% above budget

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

  1. Deposit into the offering box at the back of the sanctuary.
  2. Mail a check to Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave., Ames, IA 50010.
  3. Use your own bank’s bill pay system
  4. 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.
  5. Use the online giving Web portal.

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