Notes from Cherie O

April 19, 2018

Good evening, Camelback members & friends!

A couple events that begin tomorrow evening:

Mad About Marriage A FREE live seminar on family relationships, hosted by Mike Tucker, from Faith for Today television. Learn how to maximize your connection, create safety in your relationship, and avoid the negative issues that threaten marriage. Join us for Mad About Marriage - exploring ways to stay “Madly in Love” forever! Singles Welcome! Register at Pre-registration reserves your materials. Friday, April 20, 6:30pm Check In & Registration - 7:00-8:30pm Seminar
Sabbath Afternoon, April 21 - 2:00-5:30pm Afternoon Session

Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22 - Hispanic Women’s and Young Ladies Retreat at Camp Yavapines. The Young Ladies will meet in English, so please don’t allow a perceived language barrier to be a deterrent. If you’re interested, please contact Pastor Melanie Cruz or the church office.

This coming Sabbath, April 21: Family Praise & Worship - Songs, testimonies, scripture, prayer, and more, for the kids and whole family - ROOM 8 - 9:30-9:45am. And, Sabbath Schools for all other 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 our Spanish-speaking friends, a new Sabbath School class is meeting. It begins at 9:30am and is being held in the senior pastor’s office in the main building. Join us for worship as Pastor Mark Sulger brings us the morning message, “THE TURNING POINT.” Sometimes, in each of our lives, it’s difficult to see when and where God will use us and our gifts. Remaining ever prayerful and hopeful, we can be assured God will reveal His purpose for each of us. The scripture reference is Acts 9:10-12. There will be visitor’s luncheon following the worship service, and as always, EVERYONE is welcome, you just need to BRING FOOD. Since we are hosting the Mad About Marriage seminar (so far, about 50 couples have signed up), and we don’t know how many of those guests will remain for lunch, we are appealing to each of you to bring a prepared food contribution, or multiple contributions, for this week’s meal. The last time we had a need like this (in February), you came through in overwhelming fashion, and I am trusting you will do the same for this Sabbath. Thank you, in advance, church family and friends for your support of Camelback and its ministries and outreach. The children’s clubs will meet in the afternoon at 2:00 as follows: Adventurers, Room 3; Discoverers Room 6, and Pathfinders, Room 8.

For the Finance Committee and Board Meeting folks, this Monday, April 23, is our monthly meetings. As usual, Finance - 6:00pm and Church Board - 7:00pm, both in the Choir Room.

Pastor Paul Gibson's Tuesday night Bible study will meet once more, at 7:00pm, in the Choir Room, next Tuesday (4-24). we will be studying Chapter 10 of the book of Luke.

The Emotionally Damaged Heart/Language of Healing will meet next Tuesday evening at its usual time of 7:00pm in Room 5.

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 will meet this coming Wednesday (4-25), at 7:00pm in Room 10, and the Young Women’s Bible Study, at 7:00pm in the Choir Room.

Thursday nights, the Children’s Choir (Grades K-8) will rehearse. They were received so well by the church family at the Easter Sabbath service that is has been decided to keep it going. They will rehearse from 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Choir Room, and parents are welcome to meet for fellowship during that time.

A fun Elementary age activity will take place on Sunday, April 29: Tempe Beach Park, at 10:30am. For more information, contact Stephanie Forgey 602.619.4140

Arizona Sonshine, a two-day medical/dental/optical event, June 14 & 15, 2018. Join in an exciting opportunity to be the Hands and Feet of Jesus to a community in need! Health Professionals and Volunteers needed - Dental, Vision, Primary Care, Health Screening, Massage, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Counseling. Prescott Valley Event Center. To register or for more information: or call 928.636.1884.

There are still three (one blue and two red) pieces of stained glass available for a donation to the new Stained Glass Windows Project. See Cherie O.

Have a great rest of the day, my friends!

Love, Cherie O