Toledo First Headline News | July 11, 2019

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Theological Hmm: We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you. - 2 Corinthians 1:12 NLT


Coming soon:

  • FELLOWSHIP POTLUCK will be this week 7/13. All are welcome, especially our guests!
  • THANK YOU Our heartfelt thanks to our church family for the cards, flowers and the outpouring of love and support we received during this difficult time (the death of Chuck's mother Kathleen). Toledo First truly became the hands and feet of Jesus in our time of sorrow - Chuck and Cathie Heath
  • PANERA BREAD OUTREACH COORDINATOR Toledo First needs someone to take over the bread ministry on Friday mornings. It involves opening the church and helping to distribute the bread to people who come by. Hours are 9-10 am or 8-10 am depending on what works for you! If interested, please contact the church office right away
  • BRAZIL MISSION TRIP JUL 13-22 Pray for the youth and adult chaperones going to Brazil from Toledo First. Their worksite is in the jungle outside of Manacapuru near Lago Grande. They will be working on a school and a health project, as well as helping the local river people with their acai crop. And don't miss church AUG 24 when they share their pictures and report!
  • CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED JUL 16-18 It will resume normal hours JUL 23 and continue the weekly schedule of TUE - THUR 8am - 3pm
  • JOB OPENING If you or someone you know is looking for a job and feel you would be a good fit for elderly care, HomeInstead Senior Care is looking for caregivers. See the bulletin board for more details
  • RIDES TO CHURCH Two community friends south of Alexis Rd between Secor and Tremainsville would like rides to church. Anyone able to help let me know
  • JESUS MADE INVITATIONS SO WILL WE NOV 13-20 for our fall 2019 "If it's important to Jesus..." series of evening meetings preached by me where I hope all our small groups will gather. Also save the dates APR 24 - MAY 23, 2020 for a grace based Christocentric prophecy seminar with Rich Halversen
  • ¡VIVA VENEZUELA OUTREACH! In Venezuela, churches offer resources when they are hard to secure with the country in crisis. So if you want to help, you can donate non perishable food, over the counter medicine, and toiletries items in the black box on the table in the foyer
  • CHURCH FLOAT DAY AUG 18 at Case Place. Stay tuned for more info
  • FIFTH SERVICE SABBATH AUG 31 Be sure to sign up in the foyer mid August or better yet makes plans now
  • CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING SEPT 24 This is the next time we gather to discuss evangelistic plans and finances
  • GOOGLE HANGOUT BIBLE STUDIES resume SAT JUL 27 @ 5pm (also JUL 27, AUG 3, 17, 24, SEPT 14, 21, 28)
  • BATTLE PLAN CHURCH CHAT "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God." -Colossians 3:16 (ASV) Are you struggling with anxiety, addiction, depression, loneliness throughout the week? Get connected with our church chat! Be strengthened by sharing scripture, devotional thought, praise, prayer requests and connecting with fellow believers morning (7a-8a), noon (12-1p) and/or evening (7p-8p). Text Brandi @ 765-716-2190 with your preferred time and get connected! "Be careful—watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart. Stand firm when he attacks. Trust the Lord; and remember that other Christians all around the world are going through these sufferings too." -1 Peter 5:8-9 (TLB)
  • CAN ALZHEIMERS DISEASE BE PREVENTED AND EVEN REVERSED? Dr. David's presentation is archived online and available to be viewed here
  • SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY GROUP 10am-12noon for Bible Study with Regina Davis—at church and continues Sundays same time. Everyone is invited
  • LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE is a half hour television talk show focused on living a full, healthy and balanced life. It features panel discussions, interview and demonstration segments focused on whole life health, including fitness, nutrition, relationships. outlook and more. You can find the programs each week on Sky Angel Faith and Family TV, Uplift TV, DirecTV channel 368 or 378, Hope Channel, NRB Network,, Roku, AppleTV, and AmazonFire TV. Please check these networks’ websites for air times or call Faith for Today at 805.955.7681
  • JESUS MOVIES What's your fave? Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey, Faith, Hope & Love, Christmas Grace; The Nativity Story; The Star; The Conscientious Objector (2004); The Ultimate Gift; Shadowlands; The Shack; Cutback; Soul Surfer; Grace UnPlugged; End of the Spear; The Mission; Beautifully Broken; Running for Grace; Steve McQueen: American Icon; The Resurrection of Gavin Stone; Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed; Is Genesis History?; God's Not Dead; Fireproof; War Room; The Case for Christ; The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry; Amazing Grace; Once I Was a Beehive; I Can Only Imagine
  • GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE If you've never heard of the Geoscience Research Institute, here's their website Established in 1958, this organization is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a mission to discover and share an understanding of nature and its relationship with the Biblical revelation of the Creator God. It has all kinds of resources and articles related to intelligent design and evolution and dinosaurs and many other interesting subjects. I enjoy reading their quarterly email update. You can subscribe by clicking here and filling out the form asking to be included in their quarterly e-newsletter
  • BIBLE STUDY GUIDES are available in your app store (search for the blue and white "Sabbath School" logo in the category Education) and online
  • ONLINE BIBLE STUDIES The Discover Bible Study series is online. Anyone can enroll and complete them in the privacy and comfort of their own home. Good for friends and family interested in becoming acquainted with the Bible and finding answers for facing the issues and challenges you deal with every day. Remember and refer others to this website:
  • PRAYERS AND PRAISES Because we need to be praising God with our lips (Psalm 63:3), here's another CathieH directly at with your praise. Yes, it can be anonymous, if you prefer. Just specify in your email you don't want your name mentioned. You can still write your prayers & praises and put them in the box at the foot of the cross in the foyer at the courtyard exit doors. Cards and pencils are provided
  • BEST COMMENTARIES ON DANIEL AND REVELATION Want a chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse practical but thorough commentary on the book of Daniel or Revelation from an Adventist viewpoint? Here's what I use and recommend Daniel: Wisdom to the Wise and Revelation of Jesus Christ
  • NEW SERMONS Please see church website for sermon archives and more info at
    • JUL 13 - Romans Part 1: The Gospel Revealed (Tom Sandy preaching)
    • JUL 20 - Romans Part 2: The Promise and the Law (Tom Sandy preaching)
    • JUL 27 - Romans Part 3: Dead to Sin, Dead to the Law (Tom Sandy preaching)
    • AUG 3 - Romans Part 4: Living Free in the Spirit (Tom Sandy preaching)
  • OUR WELCOME We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, y no habla ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail, or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you sing like Andrea Bocelli or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up, or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism. We welcome service dogs and their handlers. We welcome Muslims, Jews, politicians, and sinners like us. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk- food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, or you’re down in the dumps, or you don’t like “organized religion;” we’ve been there too. If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, who work hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or come because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters, bleeding hearts...and you
  • OUR STORY Our church website at the very bottom of the home page has an excellent downloadable resource featuring our story and explanation of our unique Christian Adventist emphasis. It's called the Toledo First Assimilation Manual and if you've never read it, I would encourage you to do so. And don't forget, God loves you like crazy. And so do we (2 Corinthians 5:13-14 NLT)

Love ye,