Seventh-day Adventist Church
162 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI
a special Sabbath program
with Guest Speaker
with Pastor Ramiro Cano
Pres. of Central Calf. Cnf.
Friday, June 27 6:30 p.m.
AND ALSO ON
Sabbath, June 28 at 11am
LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP
PLEASE COME AND
JOIN US & BE BLESSED
My name Arlene Hurst my parents are Pat and Aude Bravo. My parents lived in Hilo several years ago and may have attended your church at one time. My mother is considering moving back to Hilo, my concern is she is alone and she expressed that she does not want to be alone. Currently she is living with my sister in Oklahoma. My sisters and I are reaching out to the church community to find a live in companion, maybe someone that is willing to live with her in lieu of rent. She is 85 years young, very healthy and gets around without a walker or aids. She can cook and clean and even garden. She doesn’t drive anymore and would need someone to take her to appointments, shopping and church. Can you post in your church bulletin this need? You can also list my phone number.
Hypocrisy....The art of stating many positive virtues while living a life contraire...
The elder's responsibility and authority. An elder is first and foremost a spiritual leader. He is chosen "to shepherd the church of God" (Acts 20:28). His responsibilities include supporting weak members (Acts 20:35), admonishing the wayward (1 Thess. 5:12), and being alert for teachings that would create divisions (Acts 20:29-31). Elders must model the Christian lifestyle (Heb. 13:7; 1 Peter 5:3) and set examples of liberality (Acts 20:35).
Isn't it strange how some of those in leadership positions fail to remember their own shortcomings? The former drug dealer, the adulterer, all the pompous self righteous.....the past all but forgotten in their minds but pretending to be hallowed and pious, possessing the ability to "walk on water"... after all, they are elders....hoping that no one discovers their past indiscretions while ever condemning others for their own failings and circumstance (the ex-con, the homeless, the less fortunate) and discouraging them from participating within the church thus weeding out the "unworthy". How hypocritical. How unlike the teachings of Christ. How contrary to their charge as elder. How disappointing....not only to us....but to Christ himself.
“Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
It's how you conduct yourself in the days between services,that define your character. Displaying compassion, thoughtfulness, concern and the like only on your particular day of worship fools no one,.... except maybe yourself.
“These religious types were the fans that Jesus seems to have the most trouble with. Fans who will walk into a restaurant and bow their heads to pray before a meal just in case someone is watching. Fans who won’t go to R-rated movies at the theater, but have a number of them saved on their DVR at home. Fans who may feed the hungry and help the needy, and then they make sure they work it into every conversation for the next two weeks. Fans who make sure people see them put in their offering at church, but they haven’t considered reaching out to their neighbor who lost a job and can’t pay the bills. Fans who like seeing other people fail because in their minds it makes them look better. Fans whose primary concern in raising their children is what other people think. Fans who are reading this and assuming I’m describing someone else. Fans who have worn the mask for so long they have fooled even themselves.”
Check this out. A See through Church!
The church webcam finally arrived and has been installed. You might have noticed it mounted just under the projector on the balcony.
We soon will be able to record Sabbath services and Special Events, but a few bugs need to be worked out first. Stay tuned for future updates!
Check out our new Winter Theme. Let us know what you think.
On 8/5/2012 approx 3:15pm-4:30pm Health Ministries Cooking Class with Marshall Freitas & family. Approx 80+ community members and 15+ church members attended. All attendees received a Pastor Venden seminar brochure along with recipes. Approximately 10+ Steps to Christ books were distributed. The intent of this class was to announce the upcoming seminar. Deacons and young adults assisted with facility setup and cleanup. Women's Ministry assisted with serving of food. Other church members not associated with any specific ministry also assisted. Joan Harriman and friends brightened the gym with colorful table settings of fruits, herbs, spices and plants. She also was responsible for the prize drawings which were free cooking classes with Marshall for 10 attendees. Seana Waters, Health Ministries Leader opened program with welcome, announcements and prayer. Marshall not only shared his ono cooking with secret tips but also fed souls with health and spiritual messages and shared his harvest with all.
Summer has arrived and our so has our new website colors. Enjoy the new look until Fall. Thanks.
Lord, I am broken and hurting due to the brokenness of others and mistakes of my own. Please use your powers to heal me and give me courage to make the choices I need to make to allow your healing in my life. Forgive me for standing in your way of healing for me. Thank you for allowing my past to end one second ago, and my future to begin right now in this moment with you.
Today, I choose to heal.
My healing begins right now, in this moment.
I am no longer bound by my sick past.
There is healing in my future.
For the next twenty four hours, I choose to heal.
I choose to let go of past hurts that I cannot undo.
I choose to forgive myself for wrong choices in the past.
Today, I will dwell on what is good and right, not on the darkness I have experienced or the darkness others invite me to live.
Today, I will live beyond myself and live for God.
On this day, I will choose to feel my life rather than live in denial.
I will not medicate away my pain, sorrow or anxiety.
I will allow each negative feeling to lead me to greater depths of healing.
I will not drown out or ignore my negative emotions.
I will work through these feelings and move out of them.
I will not project them onto those around me.
When I am unaware of what choice to make next, I will choose to do the next right thing.
Today, I will not hide or run away.
I will connect with those who love me and with those who need my love.
Throughout this day, I will stay connected to God and ask Him to guide me and lead me.
Today will be an adventure for me.
I will take a risk and enjoy the unpredictable.
I will not be governed by my fears.
I will choose to do something uncomfortable that might lead me to know the truth about myself or live life to the fullest.
I will not lie to myself today.
I will seek the truth and will ask for help when I need it.
Today, I will reestablish some boundaries that will protect me from, unhealthy people and unhealthy situations.
I will tear down some walls that are keeping some wonderful people from knowing and loving me.
If there is some un-grieved loss, I will, I will grieve as much as I can today, then put it away.
Today, I will choose reality and embrace it.
I will accept my life and pick up my life right where it is.
I refuse to wallow in self pity.
I will not focus on what I do not have or what might have been.
On this day, I will not give up.
No matter how difficult the struggle, I choose to persevere.
I will not let an excuse be strong enough to derail my path to healing.
I will never give up or give in to an old life that did not serve me well.
I will allow no one to discourage me.
Today, I will heal and rely on God to deliver me through the choices I make.
Today, I will allow God to control my life, and each choice I make, I will make with God in mind and love in my heart.
On this day, I choose healing.
I will do what I can do to heal and accept the limitations God has placed before me.
I will see every limitation I encounter as an invitation by God to do for me what I cannot do myself.
I will accept that healing sometimes is slow and delayed and will grow in character in the meantime.
Today, I will step outside myself and serve others; I will find a need and fill it.
I will find the hurt of another and help heal it.
I will not become self-absorbed or filled with obsession.
I will reach out to someone in need and do what I can to meet that need.
Today, I will ask God’s help to live out his purpose.
Today, I will live for God and not for myself.
Today, I choose to live.
Today, I choose to love.
Today, I choose to heal.
Introducing "Friends Club". A 1 1/2 hour, once a month, after school program for ages 5 ~ 9 to be held during the school year..
Singing, Prayer, Skit, Crafts, Game & Snack. Commencing August, 2012. Stay tuned for more information.
Greetings and Thank You for all the suggestions. All suggestions are carefully reviewed and I will attempt to implement your ideas to improve the website, if it is possible to accomplish within the limitations of the netAdventist software. Some ideas are easy to add and some require a bit of thought and testing.
Links to other Adventist Sites are compiled on the "Adventist Resources" page. I have added a few of the sites that were suggested to this page.
Vernon Medeiros, Webmaster
There have been many requests and comments about the possibility of having our Sermons and Special Events recorded and available online. In answer to the interest, I have placed a WebCam poll on the Home Page. Please take the time to vote so that we have an idea of how great an interest this really is. It is totally anonymous but limited to one vote only.
Vernon Medeiros, Webmaster
Prayer Requests can now be made via the website. Just click on the "Prayer Request Page" tab within the navigation column on the far left of the webpage. Requests will be instantly routed to Pastor Vassili Khrapov and Elder Vicky Perry. Many thanks to Vicky Perry for the suggestion.
Vernon Medeiros, Webmaster