Notes from Cherie O

September 20, 2018

Good evening, friends! Sorry about last week. I REALLY don’t like missing my communication to you; so many have told me how much they look forward to receiving the Notes.

Sabbath (9-22): Our Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision will meet at 8:30 in Room 1. Family Praise & Worship gathers from 9:30 - 9:45, in Room 8 of the Sabbath School wing, followed by Sabbath Schools for all age groups, from newborn to us older folks, taking place in several locations around the facility. They are all listed on the inside cover of your bulletin when you arrive Sabbath morning. For the worship service, KC Moss will lead us in Praise, and Senior Pastor John Stanton will bring us the morning message, entitled, “GO WITH GOD.” We are having a church-wide potluck this week. Please plan to be here, to fellowship with old friends and even make some new. We’ve had quite a few transfers in this year; what better way to get acquainted than over a meal. We encourage everyone to bring ALOT of your favorite dish. And as you are able, if a few who are attending could stay afterward and assist with clean-up, it would be appreciated. A couple happenings in the afternoon: Pathfinder Leaders Meeting in the Library at 1:30, and Elementary Choir Rehearsal at 1:45 in the Sanctuary. For anyone interested in Pathfinders, there will be a table set up in the Foyer

Sunday (9-23): For you ladies, the Camelback SDA Women’s Breakfast Club - 9:30am at the home of Diane Bond. ALSO Sunday (9-23): It’s a BABY SHOWER!!!!!! He’s already arrived, but that’s okay, we’re still going to celebrate not so little Liam Grey Williams, grandson of Merv & Paula Williams (Quinton & Sarah’s son), born in May. This will be a Come ’n Go Shower 2:30 - 5:00pm at the home of Leanor & Bill Johnson, 8280 E Captain Dreyfus Ave, Scottsdale 85260. Clothing items should be size 9-12 months, and Amazon Gift Cards would be appreciated.

Identifying and Resolving Personal & Marital Problems (The Divorce Care, Grief Share, Caring for the Emotionally Damaged Heart and Communication Seminar) has resumed for another season, facilitated by Duane Andersen. The group meets on Tuesday nights, at 7:00pm in Classroom 5 of the Sabbath School wing. Please text or call Duane if you are interested in more information. His # is 480.276.1689. Divorced? Separated? We can help. Divorce Care is the support you need and information you can trust. Unless you have been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That’s why many of your friends and family don’t fully understand what you are going through and don’t know how best to help you. This is includes encouraging and information-packed videos featuring leading divorce recovery experts and small group discussion about the weekly video content and the issues faced by individual group members. There is also a workbook for journaling and personal exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics. This will be held at the Camelback Church. For more information contact Counselor Duane Andersen MA 480-276-1689 by text or leave a message.

We continue to host two Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week in the Rotunda; Wednesday & Friday afternoons, Noon - 1:00pm.

The Men’s Small Group Study gets together on Wednesday at 7:00pm in Room 7, up toward the north end of the Sabbath School wing.

For you young women out there: Young women’s Bible study has re-launched - their new name: The Brave Path! Join them on Wednesday nights, 7:00pm, in the Choir Room. For more info or if you have questions, text Sarah Ruf at 423-310-2366.

Beginning a week from tomorrow evening, the AZ Conference Men’s & Young Men’s Retreat at Camp Yavapines in Prescott, through Sunday, September 30. You can still register at

Sabbath, Sept 29 at 3pm at Camelback SDA Church: "Launching the Power of Prayer in your Church" a special AZ Conference event for all local church Prayer Leaders, Teams, and anyone with a passion for prayer. Features speakers Karen Matambo from It Is Written "Hope for the Valley", Elder Jose Marin "The Power of Intercessory Prayer" and Training/Resources for your church to participate in the upcoming 10 Days of Prayer. No registration required. Info or

The Welcome Home Project is re-scheduled for October, moving from October 12 to October 5. Please mark your calendars NOW to avoid confusion!

Sabbath, October 6 & Sunday, October 7 - Enlight! An Arizona Conference Sabbath School & Children’s VBS Ministries Weekend - Sabbath 2:00-6:00pm & Sunday 9:00am-Noon at Thunderbird Adventist Academy.

Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14 - 30th Arizona Women’s Retreat The Pearl of Great Price - Registration Forms at Information Window - Camp Yavapines, Prescott. ALSO Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14 - Arizona Young Women’s Experience Love Never Ends - Register online at - Camp Yavapines, Prescott.

Stephen Ministry is an important part of our overall Care & Nurture Ministry at Camelback. We are beginning training for a new group of Stephen Ministers on Sabbath, October 13. Sign Up at the Information Window in the foyer.

Our Food Pantry can still use your contributions. High-in-demand this time of year are the quick and easy, ready-to-eat items. And, of course, we can always use water. Thank you for your continuing support!

That’s it for tonight, friends!

Blessings to each of you.

Love, Cherie O