It Is Love



“It is not earthly rank, nor birth, nor nationality, nor religious privilege, which proves that we are members of the family of God; it is love, a love that embraces all humanity. ”
Ellen G. White


Our Community Services ministry is going full speed. On Monday morning a team of volunteers gathered to pack lunches for the homeless. It is truly encouraging to see the unquenchable spirit of love among our church members. Why don’t you try it for yourself on July 6? Meanwhile, we still need volunteers who would sign up for Samaritan Center assistance on July 4 (after sunset).

Last Sabbath our church had two worship services. The first one was held at 9 AM in the Sanctuary. With only every other pew available for sitting we had about 80 people comfortably participating in the worship service. The second service was in the Fellowship hall at 11:30 AM with about 50 people in attendance.

Two adult Sabbath school classes met in person at 10:20 AM. One in the Sanctuary and the other one in the Fellowship hall. The Fellowship Hall class study is being streamed online and on ZOOM.

There are hundreds of our members participating in the online worship service. The Spirit of God is uniting all of us together in our service to God, to our community, and to one another.

PATHFINDERS. The long-awaited Pathfinder Investiture Service will be held June 24. That’s this Wednesday evening at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Alongside the pathfinders, Noella Ball will be invested with her Master Guide. Light refreshments will follow.

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It Is Written will hold an online, health-focused evangelistic series with John Bradshaw called Take Charge of Your Health, beginning June 22 at 7 p.m. EDT. The week-long series will feature interviews with medical experts, Bible study of wellness principles, and practical instruction in lifestyle change for health improvement. Registration is free and may be completed at


Our sincere condolences to Barbara Smith who’s brother passed away this week. We will remember Barbara and her family in our prayers.

Howard Kennedy is at Parkridge Hospital. Prayers, please.

Prayers for Joell Cruz, son of Mario and Celia Cruz, who is battling pneumonia.


Online Sabbath school classes: 

Leaders: Mike & Sharon Harrell

To be part of an exciting and energetic 1-hour discussion of the current Quarterly Sabbath School lesson, sign onto Zoom at 10:30 on Sabbath mornings. Mike Harrell facilitates the discussion. Everyone is given the opportunity to participate if you would like, or to listen silently if that is your preference.  Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 8150 6419
To Join by Phone: 929 436 2866   
Meeting ID: 863 8150 6419 Wait for prompt, then enter the # key (no password required) *6 to mute or unmute.

Friendship class

Leaders: Mike Haughee, Edwin Reynolds, Barry Tryon, David Hartman

Topic: Friendship class Sabbath School
Time: Jun 13, 2020 10:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sat, until Jul 4, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 764 9985 5133
Password: heidi0824

Church Bulletin: click here

Online Giving: click here

June 13 worship service: click here


One thought on “It Is Love

  1. I felt very blessed today to be able to hear this wonderful sermon.It lifted me up,aftera trying week. Thank you,Pastor.—–also such great music! This church isfull of talent.

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