This Week's Announcements
ARE YOU A FIRST-TIME VISITOR?
We welcome you! If you have any questions or would like a packet of information about the ministries of Skokie Valley Baptist Church, please stop by the Visitor Information desk in the lobby. Be sure to enjoy our complimentary coffee, juice and rolls in our Hospitality Area between the services today. You’ll find an opportunity to get better acquainted with us. Thank you for visiting!
COME AND PRAY
A brief time for prayer is held at 8:00 a.m. every Sunday in room 126. You can also join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month for prayer at 7:-00 p.m.
STUDY THE BIBLE
For our Sunday Bible study offering, see the schedule at the visitor information desk in the lobby.
“JOYFUL GIVING CAPITAL CAMPAIGN”
Information about our “Joyful Giving Capital Campaign” is located in the lobby. Prayerfully consider how God would like you to give above and beyond your tithes and offerings.
ONLINE GIVING IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Be sure to log on using our QR code on the back to find out about our giving options. Online giving forms are available at the Joyful Giving Center in the lobby. Completed forms can be turned in at either the Joyful Giving Center box or the one outside of the church office.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Join our Wednesday night Bible study with Pastor Dave on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 P.M. through May 29. If you need more information, call Pastor Dave Ekstrom at 847.256.1050, ext. 208.
WhiteStone Counseling Resources are available every Wednesday by appointment. to meet here at the church. Please call 224.216.4004 to schedule an appointment.
“GET INTO YOUR BIBLE”
Need a Bible reading plan? Follow Pastor Ed’s sermons and visit us on the web at www.getintoyourbible.org.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS CLASS TODAY, 9:45 A.M.
What are your spiritual gifts? Maybe you’d like to find out! Join Dr. Carl Hill as he shares a series on Spiritual Gifts on Sundays through May 26, at 9:45 a.m. in room #109.
The next rehearsal for the SVBC Gospel Ensemble will be Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. For more information, contact Jeff Piemonte.
MEN’S BASKETBALL AT SVBC
All men and junior high and up students are invited to play basketball on Tuesday nights through May 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
WEDDING SHOWER FOR LAUREN LEE, SATURDAY, JUNE 1
All ladies are invited to join us as we celebrate Alex Titonel & Lauren Lee, Saturday, June 1, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Please bring copies of your favorite recipes with ingredients you think would be available in Argentina for our special couple. No gifts please as they are traveling overseas.
THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES
Marriage should be based on love, right? Bob and Pat Nowak will lead a series on The Five Love Languages. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Gary Chapman. The class will be on Sundays, June 2-July 7, at 9:45 a.m.
PRAYER NIGHT, THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Prayer Night begins at 7:00 p.m. Skokie Valley is a church that strongly believes in prayer and in the power of prayer. Come join us as we seek the Lord in this powerful night of prayer.
BIKE CLINIC, SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.!
If your bicycle is in need of a repair or tune up, please come by on Saturday, June 8, to SVBC. We will have bike mechanics here to help you from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
All graduates, junior high and older, will be honored on Sunday, June 9. Parents, you are invited to bring your child’s framed picture to be displayed that day for your graduate. Please submit all framed pictures by Sunday, June 2, to the church office or Pastor Tim. All photos will be returned.
“WELCOME HOME BRUBAKER FAMILY” CELEBRATION!
Join us on Sunday, June 9, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service for a lunch in Fellowship Hall to welcome home the Brubaker Family from Rwanda. We are serving hot dogs, chips, and more! We welcome you to donate any ready-to-serve side dishes.
BRUBAKER WELCOME HOME
On Sundays, May 25-June 9, the Mission Team will have baskets in the lobby for anyone who would like to purchase a gift card for the Brubaker family. It could be for gas, groceries, restaurants, movies, etc. Cash donations are also welcome (checks should be made out directly to Tim Brubaker). If you would like to help make their transition a little easier, this is a wonderful way to do it. Please note these gifts will not be processed through the church, nor are they tax-deductible.
FATHERS, WE NEED YOUR PICTURES WITH YOUR CHILDREN
Please submit your Father’s Day pictures with your children to Jeff Piemonte at firstname.lastname@example.org to use in our service on Sunday, June 16.
We are having a service of baptism on Sunday, June 23, at the 11:00 a.m. service. Baptism is a sign of identifying with Christ’s death and resurrection. If you are ready to take this step of obedience please contact Pastor Dave at the church office, 847.256.1050.
YOUTH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY (For more information contact Pastor Tim Stern)
MOVE UP SUNDAY/GRADUATION SUNDAY
“Move Up” Sunday will be for all grades of Sunday school on Graduation Sunday, June 9.
MAY IS TEACHER APPRECIATION MONTH!
Thank your Sunday School, AWANA, Nursery, Kids’ Church, Children’s Church and Small Group teachers! You can send them a card or buy them a gift. Let them know you are thankful for their service to you and Christ!
SWITCH NIGHT (JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH)
Our Switch program will meet Wednesdays, May 29; June 12, 26; July 10, 24; and Aug. 7, 21, from 6:45 to 8:15 P.M. If you need more information, call Pastor Tim Stern at 847.256.1050, ext. 203.
Can you help in our Kids’ Church or Children’s Church, AWANA or nursery programs? Obey Christ and teach. Matt. 28:20. Contact Pastor Tim, 847.508.9176.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED FOR SUMMER
Help a Sunday School teacher take some time off this summer! Volunteer to teach! Contact Tim Stern if interested.
“100% CHANCE OF RAIN” FEATURING “H.I.S. COMPANY” TODAY!!!
Everyone is invited to join us TODAY at 4:00 p.m. for the H.I.S. Company performance of “100% Chance of Rain.”
“YOUTH CAR WASH” SUMMER CAMP FUNDRAISING EVENT
We will be having a “youth car wash” event here at the church on Saturdays, June 1 and July 13. Car wash hours are 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The youth will be raising money for Crossings summer camp. Contact Pastor Tim if you are interested in participating.
YOUTH WORSHIP AND HOMELESS NIGHT
Join us for a worship and homeless ministry night on Sunday, June 9! We will take our worship to the homeless. We leave the church at 5:00 p.m. and return at 9:00 p.m.
SVBC SIX FLAGS TRIP TUESDAY, JUNE 11, STUDENTS 7TH GRADE AND UP
Leaving at 10:00 a.m. and returning at 9:00 p.m. Sign up in lobby, spaces limited. DAILY TICKETS around $59.00 or buy tickets online at www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/tickets/index.aspx. Bring extra money for food and games. We will have lunch in the park, and dinner at McDonalds at 4:30 p.m.
KINGDOM ROCK” 2013 VBS IS COMING!
All children ages 3 through entering 6th grade are invited to join our Vacation Bible School this year from July 14-18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you can volunteer, please sign up in the lobby.
SUMMER CAMP “CROSSINGS” JULY 26-31, 2013
Crossings youth camp is for students entering Grades 7-12 and graduates. A week at crossings is connecting with friends and Christ, tubing, zip lining, bazooka ball, messy games, hilarious skits, amazing worship and much more. Cost is $360. Reserve your spot with Tim by putting a $75 dollar deposit down today! This week might sell out!
BE A BLESSING TO OUR STUDENTS
Did you know we have teens who will struggle with camp costs? Consider giving to help teens participate this summer. See Pastor Tim if you are interested in helping.
FAMILY/OUTREACH EVENTS (For more information contact Pastor Dave Ekstrom )
FAMILY EVENT AT “PUMP IT UP”
Everyone is invited to join us on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Everyone can jump! Meet us at 1857 Elmwood Ave., Glenview. Cost is $5 per person; includes pizza snack and drinks!
HILLSONG CONCERT, TUESDAY, JUNE 18
SVBC is going to Hillsong in Hoffman Estates at the Sears Centre Arena; tickets cost $24. Tickets can be purchased (no reservations) from Pastor Dave by June 9. Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.; worship starts at 7:00.
“HILDA’S PLACE” HOMELESS SHELTER MINISTRY
Volunteer to help serve dinner each month to the residents of Hilda's Place, a homeless shelter in Evanston. If you are unable to donate your time, Hilda’s Place still needs your donations! See our main bulletin board today for information regarding what items are needed to keep their kitchen running smoothly. Most items are inexpensive and available at the dollar store. For more information, please contact Rich LeVeque.
DOOR OF HOPE OUTREACH MINISTRY FOR MEN
Men are invited to minister at the Door of Hope Mission in Chicago. Meet at church at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Call Phil Tom if interested.