Welcome To the Spirit Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church Website!
You can find out a lot about what is happening in our church by checking out the pages on our website. We hope that you will join us for worship on Saturday morning or can attend one of our many events, to experience an authentic, growing, and vibrant relationship with God and fulfill His purpose for your life. We connect with God in prayer, scripture, song, and study, to grow spiritually and relationally.
The Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Everyone is welcome!
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time
9:15 a.m. Welcome and Superintendant's Remarks
followed by Sabbath School
10:30 a.m. Intermission
10:40 a.m. Sabbath Worship Service
Following Sabbath Service, you are invited to join our fellowship potluck!
If you would like to see program bulletins for each Sabbath, they are published online at the end of the week in the Resources section of the website. Click here to view them.
Mark you calendars for these wonderful upcoming speakers:
March 4, Olaf Betat
March 11, Communion Sabbath, Pastory Dayv Lounsbury
March 18, Robert Mason
March 25, Gerald Haeger
April 1 Literature Evangelism Seminar with Sara Koorenny
April 8 Pastor Dayv Lounsbury
April 15 PVA Education Sabbath
Learn our Hymn of the Month! Click here
Local and Area Church News
Dr. John Torquato
Speaking at Hayden
on Sabbath, March 4
On March 4, Dr. John Torquato will be speaking at the Hayden SDA Church on the topic of how to make a lifestyle change from a faith perspective. One of his patients will be sharing how he was able to make those difficult changes. The church service will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Men's Summit 2017
Join together with other men seeking God at Camp MiVoden for the Upper Columbia Conference Men’s Summit: a weekend of spiritual renewal, fun, and fellowship on March 3–5, 2017. Guest Speaker Pastor Richie Brower aims to help you put on your spiritual armor for what Christian men face today.
Earlybird Registration: $100.00 until February 28
Late Registration: $125 February 29
Private Guest Room with Double Bed: $150; Private Dorm Room with Twin Bed: $150
Newly Baptized: Free if baptized within the past year with pastor verification.
A nominal event processing fee will be added on checkout. If you would like to register by phone, please call 509-242-0502. This weekend is designed for adult males 18 and over or older teen men accompanied by their dads. For more information and registration: http://www.uccsda.org/Men/summit
UCC Children’s Ministries & VBS Training
If you work with children, you will want to be at the conference office on Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a wonderful training event that will help the beginner to the most experienced. Lunch is included. More details and registration information coming soon. Thanks for saving the date to join us.
Spirit Lake SDA Ladies Collective Breakfast
A Ladies gathering is planned for Sunday, March 5, from 9 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall. You will be asked to bring something to eat. Also, please bring two 2-yard pieces of fleece material to be made into blankets for the homeless. Please think of other projects that we can do for our community and our church. Isaiah 58:10.
For more information, contact Jane Dunkin at 208-215-1603.
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
What is Financial Peace University?
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
FPU at Spirit Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church
Duration: FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks
When: Mondays, March 6 through May 1, 2017, from 6:30 p.m.
Childcare will be provided based on need
Contact for more information: Marc Nordby or email@example.com
Click here to register and to order your class kit from the Dave Ramsey Website!
Scott Ritsema at Hayden SDA Church
March 10, 11, and 12
Scott Ritsema, founder and speaker for Belt of Truth Ministries, will be speaking at the Hayden SDA Church, on Friday evening, March 10 (7 p.m.), on Sabbath, March 11 (11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m.) and on Sunday, March 12 (9 a.m.). He is an educator, writer, and speaker with a passion for present truth. Scott recently left the teaching profession to pursue full-time ministry, and he currently presents seminar material to churches and other gatherings on topics such as media, parenting, education, and sexuality. His seminars, as well as his ministry, Belt of Truth Ministries, have recently been featured at a number of GYC and ASI conventions, as well as satellite TV and radio—both inside and outside the church. Scott lives in Michigan with his wife, Cami, and two boys, Levi and Silas. For more information about Scott, click on: http://beltoftruthministries.org/
Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching,
Rick Mautz Video Series
Rick Mautz is an expert on lifestyle and wellness. He currently is Health Ministries Director of the Rocky Mountain Conference. Josh Vazquez attended his class at Eden Valley. Josh now is going to be sharing the Rick Mautz Video series on Sabbath afternoons, after potluck from 2:30 p.m., between March 11 and April 8. The videos are 35-50 minutes in length. Come watch and discuss!
Another Cooking Class
at Spirit Lake coming in March!
The next class will be on Thursday, March 30, from 6:30 p.m. Get hands-on experience making healthy, delicious food, as prepared by the longest liviing culture in America. Learn how to save your money and your health. Make your meals look and taste amazing, with tips from a real chef! RESERVE NOW: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child care provided for ages 4 to 10.
Brian will be at the Sandpoint SDA Church from April 8 to May 6. His seminar highlights the major prophetic books of the Bible and reveals the answer to life’s most important questions. Above all, God's word will be presented with Christ at its center, the ultimate source of our hope. For more information, visit his website: brianmcmahon.com.
Health Ministry Weekend Training at Spirit Lake
April 14 to April 30
We are planning on encouraging a Health Ministry by offering intensive training sessions (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) at no cost to church members in hydrotherapy, massage therapy, herbs, gardening, wild harvesting, anatomy, and physiology. The eventual goal is to open a Life Style Center for treatments in Spirit Lake.
1st weekend: Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension and how to talk about them at the door and in the home
2nd weekend: Targeting Cancer, Diabetes, and Hypertension through coaching
3rd weekend: Common Sickness and Home Remedies
Please contact Josh Vazquez to sign up for this training.
UCC Women’s One-Day Retreat
The annual Women’s One-Day Retreat will be held on Sabbath, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Columbia Conference Auditorium.
Keynote Speaker: Emily Flottman Whitney
Special Feature: Marlene Oddie, award winning quilter
For more information, e-mail Tamara Terry or call 509-242-0478.
Comprehensive Health Care
Save the date of May 11-13, 2017, for Comprehensive Health Care, a conference for health care providers at all levels: pastors, outreach coordinators and Bible workers. May 11-13, Spokane. For additional information contact Cindy Williams at email@example.com or (509) 242-0520.
Weekly Prayer Meetings:
All are welcome to our Tuesday night prayer meetings, from 6:30, at the Spirit Lake SDA Church! We are reading Ellen White's book, The Desire of Ages. We read paragraph by paragraph, discussing at each interval.
Hygiene Packs for the Homeless is one of the outreach initiatives of our church family. If you would like to donate any of the following items, please put them in the Cradle Roll Sabbath School room or give them to Janean Mason. Contribution ideas include: small Bibles, hand written scripture cards or notes, travel sized shampoo, lotion, soap or tooth paste, granola bars or snacks, socks, gloves, hats, tissue packs, disposable razors, finger nail clippers, etc. These will be distributed the fourth Sabbath of each month.
Almonds… Everything they’re cracked up to be!
Camp MiVoden Registration 2017
Camp MiVoden registration for 2017 is now open. In addition to the regular kids camps, a lot of exciting Ultimate Camps and Family Camps are available. For more information, visit MiVoden.com or contact Denise Kinney, 509-242-0506, DeniseK@uccsda.org.
be a difference, March 15 - 29
Who: age 14 and up
What: Build a church, Afterschool VBS,
Village Outreach, and Awesome Worship Time
Where: A village near San Luis, Guatemala
How much: $1900
Info and Register: uccsda.org/guatemala
UCC Tour to Costa Rica, March 2017
Travel with fellow Adventists to beautiful Costa Rico to enjoy breath taking sides such as the Pos Volcano. Awaken to the sounds of the jungle in Tortuguero, a magical place where lagoons, rivers and canals are an ongoing story of marine biology. Travel by motor launch and coach Arenal and much more. Each day you will be able to hike trails and see a variety of birds and scenery. For a complete itinerary and more information contact Sharon Searson at sharons@uccsda org.
Church Remodel is Happening!
Several church remodeling projects are underway and more are planned, but everyone's help is needed to make them possible. Your contributions to the Little Red Church will become part of our Building Fund. Please pray for all the efforts to upkeep our church.
Loose Offerings and Tithe Envelope
Our local Church Board has voted to use the loose offering each week for our local Church budget. This decision was based on the understanding that most people expect the funds they put into loose offerings to be used to support the local church. It is important that we do our best to meet the expectations of the givers in the use of the funds they have so generously given. If you have concerns regarding this decision, please bring them to any member of the Board.
The following is a brief explanation of the Tithe and Offerings Envelope. The first line on the envelope is for the title. The main use of Tithe money is to support the ministers in our conference. Although the majority of the Tithe money is used in our conference, a portion is shared with the world church to support the ministry in other conferences around the world.
Below that is a section marked Local Church Needs. Church Budget and Church School are printed on the envelope so you can donate to our local church budget or to Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School. Blank lines are provided as well, so that you can write in any of our local funds that you wish to donate to.
The next section is labeled Conference-wide Needs. UCC Advance, Streams of Light, and Share the Life are preprinted on the envelope so you can donate to any of those funds. Lines also are provided to write in any of our local Conference funds.
The final section is World-wide Needs. Printed on the envelope here are World Budget and Sabbath School Missions, along with lines to write in other world funds. The Sabbath School Missions is the same fund as the brown envelopes that are passed around during Sabbath School. The specific mission that the money goes to each quarter is printed on the back of the adult Sabbath School quarterly. The money put into the brown envelopes during Sabbath School does not go to pay for our quarterlies or other Sabbath School supplies. That money comes from Sabbath School Expense, which is one of our local funds.
Got a rock?
Someone is praying for you in our church family.
Select your Prayer Rock for the week (or longer)
for someone in our congregation.
Prayer Rocks are available in the church entry.
Please remember to bring items to fill the basket at the church entry.
Eating a Plant-Based Diet
Health advice from Dr. Andrew Roquiz of Family Medical Care that potentially could transform your health this year
The slew of benefits for eating a plant-based diet have been documented extensively. Here are four reasons why you should consider eating a plant-based diet.
1. A Plant-Based Diet is the Only Treatment shown to Have Reversed Heart Disease.
Heart disease is the most common cause of death killing over 600,000 Americans each year. Doctors have been trained to treat this with surgeries and medicines. Yet the research has supported other effective ways to treat heart disease. While many patients are aware of the surgeries and stents and statins, most do not hear about how aggressively lifestyle change can be more effective at a lower cost.
2. A Plant-Based Diet is the only treatment shown to have safely Reversed Diabetes Type 2.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death affecting 29 million Americans to the tune of 245 billion dollars in healthcare costs. The two effective treatments for reversal of type 2 diabetes has been bariatric surgery and lifestyle change. One predisposes you to risks of death, internal bleeding, clots in the lung, infection, malnutrition, and malabsorption. The plant-based diet approach doesn’t have any of those complications.
3. A Plant-Based Diet has been shown to prevent most cancers.
Cancer is the number two most common cause of death. Rather than living in fear of this disease, you can actually aggressively decrease your chances of dying from cancer.
4. A Plant-Based Approach Allows Us to Experience true healing.
True healing is the restoration of being sick to health and wholeness. Yes we have effective medicines such as antibiotics and chemotherapy that can completely cure underlying infection or cancer. But while able to adjust risk factors, modern medicine has fallen short of treating the underlying cause of disease: diet and lifestyle. By changing your diet and lifestyle, you can experience true healing.
Dr. Roquiz has been challenging his patients to eat a plant-based diet for 30 days. Check out the link below to see how you can begin eating a plant-based diet today and make the best health decision of your life.
Your Quick Start Guide to a Plant Based Diet
Contact Dr. Roquiz at his office in Hayden Idaho, in the Prairie Shopping Center:
Family Medical Care, PLLC
265 West Prairie Shopping Center, Hayden
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