Newsletter: Week of 5/22/17

Around the Corner:

Memorial Service for Arthur Benjamin Christians:
Friday, 5/26, 6:00pm

On Friday, May 26th, there will be a memorial service for Rebecca and Adam Christian’s infant son Arthur Benjamin who tragically passed away before he ever opened his eyes or took a breath. At this somber occasion, our community continues to surround the Christians with our love and mourn with them in their grief. *Child care will be provided at the church for this event.

Last Parents’ Night Out Before Summer Break:
Saturday, 6/3, 5:30-9:30pm

Parents – Let SC help you enjoy a night out! PNO is open to children between ages 2-10 yrs. All are welcome (even non-Servant Church folks)!

  • Register at and pay at by Wednesday 5/31.
  • Suggested donation is $25 for first child, $10 for each
    additional child, $40 max per family.
  • Drop off starts at 5:30pm, and pickup is any time before 9pm.
  • Dinner will be provided for children during this time.

Meet Pastor Kelly: Sunday 6/4
Before she officially begins as pastor of Servant Church on July 1st, Pastor Kelly Shoenfelt will be visiting us at Servant Church on Sunday, June 4th. Come meet Kelly as we celebrate baptisms and Pentecost together!


Volunteers Needed:

Meal Train for Stephanie Candrick and Taniyha

Stephanie Candrick and Taniyha have long been part of the Servant Church family. Recently, Stephanie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has started chemotherapy through oral pills that are showing initial success. One way we can all support Stephanie and Taniyha during this time is by helping to provide healthy meals. Doctors need her overall health to improve so she can become a better candidate for surgery when the course of chemotherapy is completed. The doctors have encouraged a diet that is focused on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats (no red meat). Taniyha’s parents are often living with Stephanie, that’s why we’re requesting enough food for 3 adults.

Please sign up for their meal train here:

Working with Servant Kids: Godly Play, Actors of Light
As Pastor Abby and Kristen highlighted last week, we need lots more help with our kids at Servant Church! We are so grateful for your commitment to helping for a season or at regular intervals. Both Godly Play and Actors of Light need teachers as well as “doorkeepers” who assist the teachers with organization. All new volunteers get background checks, repeated every few years. And we also provide occasional trainings in Safe Sanctuaries practices and methods for teaching and connecting with the kids. We also have needs for admin support volunteers to help organize our children’s programs. And we can always use the prayers of the community for our children and our volunteers!

If you’re at all interested, even if you don’t have experience with kids, please speak to Kristen Hillert, or email her at

A New Ministry to Our Kensington Kiddo Neighbors
Interested in showing the love of Christ by showing up and playing games with kids at a local apt complex? Kristen Hillert is hoping to start a weekday outreach at Kensington Apartments centered on playing games and having a snack with the kids there. The work of Christ is always best done together, so if you’re interested, please email

Save the Date:

Going Away Parties for the Vogts: 6/17 & 6/22
We want to give Eric, Valerie, Caleb, and Jacob a memorable Austin goodbye, so we have two ways to celebrate. On Saturday, June 17th we’ll have a backyard, kid friendly hanging out party from 10am til 2pm at the home of Diana and Taylor Rudd. And on Thursday, June 22nd, we’re having a more musical send off with the Gentle Wolves/Good Field at 8pm at Bar of Fun. Childcare will be provided at the church from 7-9:30pm for this evening of 6/22.

Son Days Camp: Monday 6/26 – Friday 6/30
Arts, crafts, sports, water balloons, water slide and worship, along with fellowship and activities using the many amenities of Cross Roads are sure to be a memorable and rewarding experience for your child. This year marks the 2nd year of Son Days Overnight Camp at Cross Roads Retreat Center and we are thrilled!