We will be starting the Fundamentals of Faith Class on January 7, 2024, promptly at 9:30 am during our Sunday school hour. This Adult Sunday School class will help you understand biblical truths and the fundamentals of the faith as those who identify themselves as believers in Jesus Christ. This class will run approximately 14-20 weeks and homework will be required. If you are interested, please contact info@sfbible.org. Every year at this time we take up a Staff Love Offering for our pastors, (Henry, Roger, Ray & Theo), and our office manager, Hannah, and custodian, Johnny, as an expression of appreciation for their ministry to us. We also take up a separate love offering for our Pastor Emeritus, Pastor Chan, as an expression of love for his 30+ years serving SFBC.

You will be able to donate to online or by check/cash as you would with the regular offering.Please be sure to designate on the donation either “Staff Offering” or “Pastor Emeritus” (No Names please). You’ll have till January 15th to donate to either love offering. Please contact info@sfbible.org with any questions. Please invite your friends and family to our annual Christmas Event “Christ the Better” on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm. It will be a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus and share about the importance of His incarnation. There will be a children’s choir, adult choir, and a time of worship. Pastor Ray will be sharing a Christmas message. It will be a great time to share the Gospel with your loved ones.

For this event’s refreshments, We have serving opportunities for all. Please go to https://go.sfbible.org/Christmas-Program-help to sign up Come celebrate on Christmas Day with us! Come and celebrate God’s goodness together at our annual Thanksgiving meal! This year we will be having dinner together here at church from 5-8pm on Saturday, November 18. Sign ups and cost information can be found at go.sfbible.org/thanksgiving2023. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Events Team (events@sfbible.org). PLEASE SIGN UP BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th.

If you are interested in helping out with this event you can signup here: go.sfbible.org/thanksgiving-volunteer Samuel Rodrigues, one of the 2023 Legacy Coalition Summit speakers, will be speaking on the ‘The Faith of the NOW generation will determine the fate of the NEXT generation’. For more info: please contact info@sfbible.org. We will be holding a baptismal service on Sunday November 26th (the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend). If you would like to be baptized on that day, please download our Baptismal Questionnaire PDF: go.sfbible.org/baptism; complete the questionnaire and email the pdf back to: admin@sfbible.org no later than Friday, November 3rd. There will be a meeting of all baptismal candidates with Pastor Ray on November 5th after 2nd Service. Registration is now open for our annual Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon. Please come for fellowship & food. This is a great outreach opportunity, so please invite and bring guests.

When: Saturday, December 2nd (9:30am – 2pm)
Cost: $10 for regular attendees. Guests are free
Registration is Open (Deadline: November 19th)
See https://go.sfbible.org/womens-christmas23 for more info and RSVP
Questions? Email ladiesevent@sfbible.org or Talk to Hannah L, Karen Y or Lenore C.

Invitations are available on the literature table and at https://go.sfbible.org/womens-christmas-invite If you’re new to our church, we’d love to get to know you better! Come join us for lunch (on us!) where you can meet some of our church members and leaders. Feel free to bring any questions you might have or just come and fellowship over food. Our first lunch will be November 19th. Sign up here: https://go.sfbible.org/welcomelunch.

We’re also looking for more SFBC members willing to help pick up or prepare food. If you have questions about the lunch or are interested in helping, please contact info@sfbible.org. National Collection Week: November 13-20, 2023
Operation Christmas Child sends shoebox gifts and shares the gospel with children in need all over the world. Each box is also a discipleship opportunity as shoebox recipients are connected with local churches and invited to participate in a 12-lesson discipleship program (The Greatest Journey). When the children complete the program they receive a Bible in their own language! For more information on how to pack a shoebox gift, please go to samaritanspurse.org/occ. Please bring completed shoeboxes to church by Sunday, November 19th or drop off to Sunset Church 11/13-11/20.
Virtual packing option: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/