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.
Learn our Hymn of the Month! Click here
Local and Area Church News
This Week at the Spirit Lake SDA Church
Come and hear Pastor Dayv Lounsbury
speak this Sabbath, December 10,
about "Heaven's Finest Hour."
Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School
Annual Christmas Program
Tuesday, December 13, from 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to join us
in the school auditorium for
this celebration of our Savior's birth.
We will feature musical performances
and special messages.
Area Church Christmas Programs
- Spokane Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, All Nations Warriors for Christ Christmas Program, Wednesday, December 7, from 6 p.m.
- SJA, Sandpoint, Tuesday, December 13, from 6:30 p.m.
- Clark Fork Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sabbath, December 17
- Hayden Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sabbath, December 17
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 toothpaste, 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.
Inland Northwest Blood Drive at Summit
On December 17, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., the INWB Van will be at Summit Northwest Ministries (1486 West Seltice Way, Post Falls), so that we can share the give of blood! Come and give the gift of blood!
Mark Your Calendar for the Next Cooking Class at Spirit Lake!
Next class will be on Thursday, December 29, from 6:30 p.m.
RESERVE NOW: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child care provided for ages 4 to 10.
Looking to Jesus: Bible Reading Plan
In your December Gleaner, you will find the UCC Update and an invitation from Paul Hoover to spent time looking to Jesus by reading the Bible along with The Desire of Ages and selected sources. You can find this plan at: http://www.uccsda.org/home/2017BibleReading. Get a head start on 2017 or make a New Years Resolution to participate in this venture.
Enjoy some Christial fellowship, exercise, and fun!
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
January 7, 2017
January 21, 2017
February 4, 2017
Place: Spirit Lake Elementary School Gym
Health Ministry Training to be Offered at Spirit Lake
We are planning on encouraging a Health Ministry by offering training 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. Please contact Josh Vazquez to sign up for training.
Weekly Prayer Meetings:
Announcing Change of Meeting Time
All are welcome to our Tuesday night prayer meetings, from 6:30, at the Spirit Lake SDA Church! Please note our new weekly meeting day. We are reading Ellen White's book, The Desire of Ages. We read paragraph by paragraph, discussing at each interval.
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.
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: Mark Nordby
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
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.
Ellen G. White Writings Now Available in 58 Languages
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