Newsletter November 2016


The Pastor’s Pen:

Many exciting things are happening at Magalia Pines Baptist Church these days. We are still looking forward to the date to be set for our Grand Opening/Dedication of the new building.

God has blessed us in so many ways and with so many people on this wonderful project and we are anxious to be able to start using it.

Upward International Schools is serving up another year with more schools on the horizon to teach the children about life with God in their presence. Please pray for them as they head out into all the world with the good news of the Gospel.

Our school in Malaysia is employing several new teachers and administrators with another school getting ready to start over there. Kristy will be coming home for the holidays and we are looking forward to seeing her again.

Pray for the areas in which God would have you serve. Every fall adds excitement with the change of weather and the coming holiday season. There is an abundant source of strength and Hope that comes with the holiday season that we can tap into and share with others.

Most of all be in prayer for each other and in all things, give thanks to God for his many wonderful blessings. In this past Sunday’s message we dealt with Jesus’ answer to those who have experienced a crisis or disaster in any form. Check it out. It is not an opinion. It is God’s Word to the hurting.

Continuing in His Service,doug

Pastor Doug.

November kicks off “Thanksgiving Offering” month:


There’s a lot happening in the month of November that we can give thanks for. God just keeps on blessing us with people, places and things every single day. All we have to do is make ourselves aware of these blessings and then give thanks for them.

As you all know, November 24th is the day we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with lots of great food, family and friends. (Oops, and maybe football too).

But, did you know that there are a lot of other things going on this month?

Here is the weekly schedule:

Every Sunday of course there is Morning Worship services at 8:15 and 10:30 AM with Bible study (Sunday School) for all ages at 9:30 AM.

At 11:30 Donna Meahl hosts, Make Reading Your Bible a Habit

At 4:30 There is Christmas Choir Practice

Then at 6:00 PM there is evening Worship Service.

On Monday evenings AA has their community service meetings at 7:00 PM.

On Tuesdays there is the fabulous Ladies Bible study at 10:45 AM along with the In Touch Meeting at 6:00 PM.

On Wednesdays we have the weekly Praise, Prayer and Bible Study at 6:00 PM Plus S.A.L.T. at the same time.

On Thursdays the Worship team has it’s practice at 12:00 PM

On Fridays The Men’s Bible Study is held at 9:00 AM plus the special Beth Moore Bible study of the book of Esther called “It’s Tough Being A Woman” starting at 10:00 AM at the Church.

Special Events for November:

November 1st through November 21st We are collecting food for Thanksgiving Baskets. The food list is on the table in the hallway at Church.

Sunday November 6th Daylight savings time ends, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour when you go to bed Saturday night.

Monday November 7th. Prayer Vigil for America the night before the elections here at the Church 6:00 PM.

Saturday November 12th is the Tree Of Hope Breakfast. You can buy tickets from Donna Broughton, Debra Crowder, Flo Cardy or Judi Cook in the office. $6.00 per person.

Thursday November 24th is Thanksgiving Day.

Upward International School News:

The mission of Upward International Schools is to plant and partner with responsible schools, learning centers, ministries, churches, and families sharing and preparing children and youth for a well-informed responsible life in Christ. May the Lord find us faithful to our mission and successful in bringing honor to Him.

The Lord is Blessing us with more and more schools inquiring about joining the UIS family. The schools that are currently under the UIS umbrella are continuing to see more students added all the time. As the morals of the world deteriorate, parents are increasingly looking for a Christian based education for their children and God is leading many of them to UIS to get it.

Please pray and give thanks for the leadership, teachers and workers that are making UIS such an important ministry all over the world.

Featured Thanksgiving Verse:  Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.