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By Taran Simmons,

    

Announcements for week ending April 9, 2016


Table of Contents
General Church Announcements
Departmental Announcements

Adventist Youth
Adventurers
Bible Coordinator
Children's Ministries
Communication
Community Services
Deacons and Deaconess
Family Life
Health Ministries
Men's Ministries
Music Ministies
Pathfinders
Sabbath School
Senior Ministries
Women's Ministries

Birthdays and Anniversaries

World Adventist News


GENERAL CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


Revelation Semnar each Wednesday Night: Join us every Wednesday night for the Revelation Seminar series titled: “Living on the Edge of Eternity” at Berean. The seminar begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends promptly at 8:00 p.m.

Club 92 continues to grow as you give cheerfully, consistently, and faithfully. I know you are blessed as the windows of heaven are opened and God’s blessings flow into your lives. We have received over $14,000 since the inception in August 2013 in celebration of Berean’s 92nd Anniversary and Homecoming. Funds received have helped with our original mortgage, purchasing the adjacent property, and expanding our ministries in the church and community. Join in with the other members today, from ages 0-92+, by contributing at least 92 cents. Special Club 92 envelopes are available for your $¢92¢$.~~ Thanks and blessings as you give cheerfully ~~Sara Williams

Memory Verses for March 12, 2016 
John 1:1 (KJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Memory Verses for March 19, 2016
John 1:2
The same was in the beginning with God.
March 26 - Memory Verse review

Berean is on Facebook! Do you have a Facebook account? Go to our page: Houston Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church and LIKE us! 
Would you like to view a past sermon preached at Berean? Praizevision has updated its website. Go to www.praizevision.org, click on the MINISTRIES dropdown, select HOUSTON BEREAN (TX), then click on the SERMONS tab to view past sermons preached at Berean.
 
Weekly Prayer Calls - Please join the church in prayer on our weekly prayer calls. The conference number to dial is (641) 715-3580 and the access code is 979912.
Each Monday at 7:30 p.m. = Women's Night 
Each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. = Young Adult Night
Each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. = Men's Night
Each Friday at 7:30 p.m. = Teen/Youth Night 
See Andra Smith for more information.

Mighty Men of Valor Men's Ministry Meeting every Monday from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Ralph Hawkins


Kroger Community Rewards Program for Berean - In our continuing effort to realize our “OPERATION VICTORY” goals, Berean has partnered with Kroger by joining the Community Rewards program. For every dollar you spend at Kroger, Berean will earn points. These points will be redeemed on a quarterly basis into a monetary reward. All you have to do is link your Kroger Plus Card to our organization.

Note: You must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to your organization.

  • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to get your Plus Card number.
  • If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

More information on instructions if you already have an account or how to register online is listed on the form located in the church foyer. If you need assistance, we will have volunteers with computers available on Sunday, October 20th to help with your registration. For signup assistance, see Velma Thomas or Taran Wilson. Click here for the form with more instructions and information.


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DEPARTMENTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS



ADVENTIST YOUTH

AY (Adventist Youth) – AYS (Adventist Youth Society) - Be a part of supporting and encouraging the youth at Berean. Join us every 2nd and 4th Sabbath from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for singing, activities, and devotion time.

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ADVENTURERS


Adventurer meeting times for 2016 will be the 2nd and 4th Sabbath from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., and each 4th Sunday of the month from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

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BIBLE COORDINATOR


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CHILDRENS MINISTRIES


 
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COMMUNICATION

Berean Worship DVD orders - Orders for worship DVDs can be placed immediately following divine worship service. Forms may be picked up at the media production door. The DVDs will cost $6.00. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

Streaming to Your Mobile Device - Good News brought to you by the Berean Communication Department and Praizevision.  You now have the ability to receive our live worship services on your mobile device. We will stream to your internet connected Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, and Palm. From your mobile device, go to the Praizevision Berean Ministry Page. Find the Mobile Berean section and click on the desired mobile device.  Blackberry users, you must use the Palm icon to receive this stream.  Now your home church services are truly just a mobile device away. If you have any questions, please contact Dewayne Williams, communication director.


Berean's Video Channel on Praizevision
We are currently testing our new archive area on the Praizevision video archive system. Sign on to the www.praizevision.com website. Hover over MEDIA then go to Archive 2.0 or go to the Archive 2.0 link in your menu option to the right if you are signed in with a Praizevision user Id. We have uploaded all the messages since our migration to Praizevision. The communication department appreciates your patience during our transition to our new streaming service provider. If you have any questions regarding the services of the communication department, please send a message to communication@bereansdahouston.org. 


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COMMUNITY SERVICES


Community Services Wish List:  We are always looking for driver volunteers to help pick up or unpack/pack goods at the church that are received from the Houston Food Bank, especially on Friday pick-ups. To volunteer, please see Linda Walker or contact her at communityservices@bereansda.org.  Thanks!

Berean Monthly Food Pantry Day  is every Third Sabbath from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Emergency food bags can also be obtained on other Sabbaths by special request and on Wednesday evening before Prayer Meeting by appointment.  Service on special days will depend on the availability of staff to open up and serve.  We ask that you call ahead for special pick-up requests when possible.

Do You or Someone You Know Have a Need? These days, many of us could use a little help.  Berean Adventist Community Services offers supplementary groceries, clothing, toiletries, and household goods as available.  We also offer referrals to local agencies for those who have greater needs such as housing and utility assistance.  We are not able to provide this type of assistance through our services at Berean.  Additionally, if you need special prayer or would like mentoring in certain areas, we are here for you.  For more information or to request services, please see Linda Walker.  Services are available to anyone who has a one-time or periodic need.

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DEACON and Deaconess



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FAMILY LIFE

Family and Friends Day will be held every fourth Sabbath. There will be a free Family Life workshop and a free health screening. Please invite your family and friends for a day they will remember. Receive marriage-changing principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives to strengthen your marriage. Parents can learn techniques to help them have more fun and less stress while raising responsible kids. Find out how Christian singles can have a happy ending. All of this and much more.

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health ministry 
 


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MEN'S ministry

Men Ministry meetings are scheduled every Monday at 7:30 pm.



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MUSIC MINISTRY


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PATHFINDERS

Looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge, inspire youth, and help them grow in their faith and Christian service to mankind? Consider joining Pathfinders, a youth ministry that teaches and engages youth in leadership, Biblical studies, character development, skills for living, team building, camping and survival skills, community service, and Christian fellowship. Contribute periodically or as a regular staff member.  Contact Alicia Williams at 832-573-6378.

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SABBATH SCHOOL 



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SENIOR MINISTRIES 


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WOMEN MINISTRIES


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BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES

April Birthdays
Kyrah Jones 1
Linval Allen 3
Demetrion Ware 3
Hurt (Richard) Porter, Jr. 4
Randell Walker 4
Ann Weathersby 4
Vincent Beale 6
Tanishia Pride 7
Kayla Rose 7
Sylvester Gatlin 8
Brandon Rose 8
Gabrielle Bossous 9
Sophia Cheruiyot  9
Alfred Griggs 10
Shantel Ware 10
Curvin Ettinoffe 12
Kathy Snead 14
Allen Brunn 15
C. Monroe Hidren, III 16
Sherita Gatlin 20
Horace Francis 25
Emmanuel Smith, Jr. 25
Gladys Williams 25
Sebastien Bossous 26
Beverley Carbon 28
Michael Burkett 30
April Anniversaries
Sara & Clarence Williams 19
Velma & Mick Harvey 20
 

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