April Newsletter 2017

April Means Easter and we are gearing up to celebrate Jesus and what He has done for us with His death and resurrection at this very special time of year.

 

April Means Easter and we are gearing up to celebrate Jesus and what He has done for us with His death and resurrection at this very special time of year. Sunday April 9th is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is a Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four Gospels. This year Easter will be celebrated as in the past with sunrise service at 7 AM in front of the new building followed by a hearty breakfast and Sunday School at 9:30. Then there is only ONE morning worship service starting at 10:30 AM. Just as a reminder, there will be NO evening service on Easter Sunday.

Pastor’s Thoughts

This week is arguably the most important single week in all of scripture. Often called Passion Week, Christians of every tradition find despair and hope coming together. However there is much more to the week, as if that were not enough. Jesus used the limited time left with his disciples to remind and restate so many of His important teachings. More scripture is given to the teachings of this one week than any other event in Bible history.

Take this time to explore God’s Word. Traditions are important but sometimes they can cloud the whole story.

May God bless your efforts.

Pastor Doug

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Upward International Schools Update

  • Upward Learning Centers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are doing well with a growing student membership. Teachers are needed to accommodate teaching positions that are opening and the growing student population Please pray that people will come forward to fill all the positions needed.
  • Corning Ministry Center is now open in Corning, California. They have moved into 1600 Solano St. Ste. C and are looking forward to God doing an amazing work in that town. Please pray for His will to be done there.
  • Plans are in place for the new school in Marysville, California to be open for the fall semester. We are looking forward to spreading God’s word through education in this place.
  • St. Jude Kindergarten and Dale Munson Children’s Library continue to hold classes while the construction of a new latrine is finishing up. Please pray that more donations will be had to continue to improve the building.
  • Visit: www.upwardinternationalschools.net to make a tax deductible donation and obtain more information about the schools.

God Bless You From Magalia Pines Baptist Church

Newsletter June 2016

Busy Busy Busy

June is a busy month so here is a list of events to add to your calendar. We always have room for Jesus in your lives! If you need more information on any of the events, ask us. Check out the online calendar for anything I missed. Click on the link or from the home page, click on “Calendar” near the top.

  • 3rd – 4th: Camp yard sale at Donna’s on Skyway. (Remember if they are at camp, they aren’t at your home…) Help send some kids to camp!
  • 4th: Ladies’ annual Mug ‘n Muffin on Saturday at 10:00 am, at the Crowder’s. Bring a coffee mug for prayer partner exchange.
  • 6th: Community prayer for election at 6:00 pm. Elected officials are people and they need our prayer.
  • 7th: MPBC is a polling place for the Primary Election.
  • 15th: Metal roofing project at Mt. Lassen Church Camp.
  • 17th: Church wide BBQ hosted by the youth at 6:00 pm. Potluck; meat provided.
  • 19th – 25th: Youth camp!
  • July 8th: Welcome home Kristy! 6:00 pm
  • July 16th: The VBS Carnival is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • July 18th – 22nd: VBS 9:00 am to 12:00 pm!

VBS Update

We have not yet broke google’s servers with the online registration for VBS 2016! So if you were waiting to register, wait no more. Mention VBS to the kids in your neighborhood, family, friends, and co-workers. The worst that can happen is they say no. What well probably happen is they say maybe and then you have them thinking about it. The best that can happen is we are completely overwhelmed on Monday and have to call the entire Church to come help on Tuesday! Amen!

Youth

Our youth group had a great month!

Students from the school went on a field trip to Turtle Bay in Redding and had a great time! Thank you to Todd and Julie for the yummy fried chicken.

Our gathering for National Day of Prayer was successful. Members from a couple of other churches were there to honor prayer with all of us. Some people stayed behind at church in prayer, while many other groups drove to different neighborhoods and participated in prayer walks, praying for neighborhoods, families, our community, and our nation. Older youth were paired with younger youth and an adult or two each. Everyone returned to the church and shared a meal of pizza together. I hope we do this again in the future. What a powerful way to come together in prayer!

Youth had a great time at the youth rally held at Cooper Ave Baptist Church in Yuba City. I’m so proud of each and every one of them. Out of the three youth groups who chose to perform, our youth were the only group to have full participation of all members. Even though some of them were nervous about performing, they all got up in front of a large crowd of people and made Magalia Pines Baptist Church proud. Great job SALT Youth members!

We also want to wish some of our youth well upon their high school graduations: Alli Benefield, Kassy Benefield, Annelise Krolack, Dakota Carson, Bryanna Daniels, and Ricki Buss. Your futures are all wide open. We as your church family are so very proud of your accomplishments! Congratulations also to Rusty Moore and Yvonne “Yoyo” Philips, who have promoted from 8th grade!

As you may be aware, youth camp is upon us. The youth will be attending camp again this year with Duane Crowder, from June 19-June 25. Some of our youth are in need of jobs in order to fundraise their camp fees. If you have a job for any of our youth that would encourage you to contribute to their fundraising efforts, please feel free to contact Pastor Doug, Kristina, or Jason.

Lastly, the youth will be hosting a church wide BBQ on June 17th at 6 pm. This is a potluck, so please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. The meat will be provided.

Thank you for continuing to support our youth!

Kristina

Something to Ponder

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.