Toledo First Headline News | October 13th, 2022

Theological Hmm: Jesus is watching over us with tender compassion; and He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities. No one in his great need ever looked to Him by faith, and was disappointed...The Christian is the happiest man in the world. He feels secure; for he trusts in Jesus, and enjoys His presence. Fix your minds more firmly upon Jesus and heavenly things, remembering that by beholding we become changed. Have courage in God. — Ellen White

Need a quick or not so quick stress-break?

Fresh out of ideas?

Try this: Cut back on ______

Here's a weekly reminder of how to win friends
for Jesus:

- Offer Sympathy
(Matthew 14:10-14)
- Ask Questions
(Genesis 3:9)
- Humbly Share
(Ephesians 4:15)
- Make Invitations
(Matthew 16:24)
- Encourage and Affirm
(John 1:43-47)

We're so glad to welcome Scott, Ethan, Emily, and Alexia to Toledo First! They got baptized last Sabbath at Toledo First. We're also happy to welcome Suzy (Profession of Faith) Jewell and Jerry (Transfers) who joined last week as well.

    Vicky Avalos!

Vicky was baptized at Northwood on Tuesday but she is a new member here at Toledo First! 
      Welcome Vicky!   


Fortunate 15+ Farewell




Dear Toledo First Church Family, every good story has a beginning, middle, and end. Much to our surprise, after nearly sixteen years, our part in Toledo First Church’s story is nearing the end. We will miss you! Click here to read the rest of Pastor Mike's farewell.
Pastor Mike concluded the Dare To Be A Daniel series of sermons last week with a sermon on the time prophecies above. Click here to see the notes. Click here to watch the sermon.
We can be proud of Oakwood Adventist Academy's basketball team and now even the Alabama High School Athletic Association who have settled their suit resolving in the future to reschedule all games that conflict with the Bible's seventh-day Sabbath. For more info, see this news update.
  • OCT 15 Farewell Toledo - Pastor Mike
  • OCT 22 Pastor Steve
  • OCT 29 Ringfest
  • NOV 5 Education Day
MISS A MESSAGE? Did you know you can read the sermon notes via Google Docs by clicking this link for Pastor Mike's Sermons?

Ringfest Concert 2022 is Friday October 28 @ 7:30pm.

Live streaming available via:
Roku enabled TVs > search Toledo First SDA Church app
Church Website
Church Facebook page

DAD JOKE OF THE WEEK I’m not trying to make waves here, but in my opinion, Dove chocolate tastes way better than their soap.
There is one great central truth to be kept ever before the mind in the searching of Scripture — Christ and Him crucified. Every other truth is invested with influence and power corresponding to its relation to this theme. The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that stream from the cross of Calvary. — Ellen White

Toledo Junior  

Education Day

   November 5th

Food Pantry Wishlist:

spaghetti noodles

instant oatmeal 

peanut butter

canned fruit

green beans



Wonderful opportunity for someone to help with the church bread ministry. It's a great way to serve the Lord and it's only for one hour 2 Fridays a month. Please let the office know if you can help!


Bonnie Mattison: Health and healing from cancer

Bobby Ostrander: Health and healing from cancer, comfort, and peace

Debbie (Cathie H’s friend): Healing for her legs

Jonathan (Cathie’s son): Strength from the Lord 

Aranda Family: Strength to carry on after losing a child

Fred Shook (Mary S’s friend): Comfort for the loss of Karen

Kim B: Restoration of health and healing for stomach pain

Mary Snowberger: Improvements of her health

Diana: To find a new safe home

Annette Martes: Health and healing 

Efrain Martes: Recovery from a surgical procedure

Fern Baer: Health and healing for her lymphoma, comfort and joy

Jean Kline: Health and healing during her current health trials

Charles Jake: Healing and health

Kimiko Kawakami: Healing and health

Charles Payne: He will be able to return to Andrews University

Travis: He is hurting and sad. He needs to know and trust Jesus.

Bev Ostrander: Healing from accidental injury

Victoria Williams: Help finding an affordable home health aide

Saira Fryman: Health and healing

Dennis Fryman: Health, healing and rehabilitation

Linda Fryman: Health and healing, peace, joy as she lives with Parkinson’s

Jeff: Finding full-time work and relief from stress

Peggy Willardo: Healing from health problems & help with anxiety

Dottie Hall: Comfort after husband's passing & healing from cancer

Susan Kay Carter: Comfort & peace after her daughter's unexpected passing


Don't forget the Secret Sister Program will start in January. Ladies who would like to participate should fill out an interest card located on the table in the foyer and place the card in the basket. Please turn in your card by December 3rd.     


See Cathie Heath for questions.

“Women’s Ministries is looking forward to planning future events and serving the women of our church and community.  If you would like to donate funds to this ministry please mark your tithe envelopes and
designate your online donations as such. For questions related to
Women’s Ministries see our new director Janessa Garman.
 Thank you Janessa for your willingness to serve!

Northwood Community Closet

  Thursdays 9:00-11:00


Parkwood King's Clothing Closet

Tuesdays 9:00-1:00

God's Pantry
Wednesdays  12:00 - 3:00


OCT 1            Megan Cross, Regina Davis
OCT 2            Dr. Steven Bills
OCT 4            Mary Famulare
OCT 5            Cathie Heath
OCT 8            William Ashley (Bill)
OCT 9            Katie Swackhamer
OCT 10          Denise Edwards, Arthur Buckheim
OCT 11          Marshall Makley
OCT 14          Pat Olenik
OCT 18          Bill Schulz, Olga Villalon
OCT 21          Nia Jake
OCT 23          Jean Kline, Kim Williams
OCT 26          Wil Ashley
OCT 29          Will Orlet
OCT 30          Dominic Butler
OCT 31          Rose Cross

Archived presentations from Prophecies of Hope can be found by scrolling to "videos" and searching by date on church Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook page to access the church Facebook page.
Bread from Heaven Ministry

If you know someone in need, tell them we have bread from Panera in the kitchen on Fridays from 9:00am-10:00 am

There is a beautiful Sabbath School app now available for download. Search your app store for
"Sabbath School & PM."

AMAZON SMILE Simply by starting your Amazon shopping at and selecting Toledo Junior Academy as your charity of choice, a percentage of your purchase will go to TJA. Thanks for your support!

If you're able and willing to cheerfully support (2 Corinthians 9:7) our school building addition, please consider adding it to your monthly contributions. Every little bit will help us pay for the loan. Thank you for helping us introduce more students at Toledo Junior Academy to Jesus and do more good (Psalm 51:18)!

Click here to see final drawings for the proposed school addition.

Our prayer request AND PRAISE box is in the church foyer near the courtyard doors. Please feel free to fill out the cards and drop them in!  Cindy Crosby, Matthew Fulghum and other prayer warriors at church are eagerly waiting to hear from you! 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says pray without ceasing!

TruthLink online Bible studies offer doctrinal clarity while showing the centrality of God's love.