Toledo First Headline News | July 4, 2019

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Theological Hmm: Freedom is very important in God's enterprise. While we are forgiven, while we are reconciled, while there are no barriers to stand between us and God, we must accept it before we can be saved through it. - Richard Nies


Coming soon:

  • BIG THANK YOU AND WELL DONE to everyone who made Fifth Service Sabbath last week a blessing. Our next one is AUG 31
  • MEMORIAL JIMMY JOHNSON JUL 6 Some of you may recall Jimmy was baptized APR 20 of this year. Sadly, he died JUN 21 but his memorial will be this Sabbath @ 3pm with meal to follow. I'm sure it would make a huge impression on his family including his mother Sandy and others if Jimmy's church family could be there
  • 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)
  • POSTPONED: IN GOD'S WORD WE TRUST Thank you for previously expressing interest in helping Toledo First Church host "In God's Word We Trust" JUL 6 & 7 from 9am - 7pm Unfortunately, we were unable to secure enough readers to make this outreach possible. This outreach has been moved to JAN 25-26, 2020 from 9am - 7pm
  • PHOTOS from the Mother’s Day Tea that have not been taken yet are on the table in the foyer. Many thanks to Carla Szczechowski for taking them and sharing with
  • FELLOWSHIP POTLUCK will be next week 7/13
  • 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
  • BRAZIL MISSION TRIP JUL 13-22 Pray for the ten people going to Brazil in nine days!
  • 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 continue SAT JUL 27 @ 5pm (also JUL 27, AUG 3, 17, 24, SEPT 14, 21, 28)
  • FREE PANERA BREAD available FRI 9-10am. Come to side door under canopy
  • 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 6 - At Midnight (Morlon Harris preaching)
    • 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)
  • 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,