Sligo Church's Weekly Newsletter | December 6th, 2018
Pioneers Get The Arrows...
Greetings! Last year during Sligo’s worship conference, Consumed , Dr. Cedric Dent, a presenter and one of the founding members of the Grammy award winning acapella group, Take 6, made a profound statement that I feel bears repeating. In the midst of sharing with the attendees of the conference the story of how Take 6 came into existence, along with some of the unique challenges the group faced as they were embarking upon unchartered waters in the Christian music industry, Dent made the following statement: “Pioneers get the arrows, but it’s the settlers who get the land.”   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

News To Think About
Toward an Adventist Theology of Social Justice

We live in a time of social and political unrest. Liberal and conservative ideologies continually push society toward the ends of the socio-religio-political spectrum, and the middle is left mysteriously vacant. Social Justice Warriors abound on...

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SUPPORT A CAUSE
New Group of Children will be available to give to this week. Deadline for new toys, is December 15th.

Choose a child by age from our Atrium Christmas tree and bring your new toy back to Sligo Church and deposit it in the box by December 15th. Attach a little message of Christmas joy with each toy. Please include a gift receipt with each toy.

You may choose to gift-wrap your toys. Please put a simple note on the outside of the package explaining what is included inside. Thank you.
GET INVOLVED
Sligo Church Partners with WGTS Prayer Works!

Are you compassionate about the needs of others? Is prayer your ministry? If so, please join our Prayer Gathering Ministry as we partner with WGTS Prayer Works! to pray for our community.

Please contact Pr. Cheryl Wilson-Bridges at  cbridges@sligochurch.org   if you are willing and able to participate.
Join us each Wednesday evening!
UPCOMING EVENTS


SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT
 
Saturday, Dec. 8 8:45 & 11 a.m.
 
The Church at Worship 
Advent Sermon by Ranko Stefanovic, Ph.D,
Professor of New Testament Andrews University Theological Seminary
Music by: Washington Concert Winds, Luis Oviedo, director. 
 
THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
 
Thursday, Dec. 13 7:00 p.m.
 
Takoma Academy Preparatory School 
Christmas Concert,  TAKOMA PARK CHURCH
 
Friday, Dec. 14 7:00 p.m. 
 
Takoma Academy Christmas Concert 
Sligo Church Sanctuary 
 
Saturday, Dec. 15 8:45 & 11 a.m.
 
The Church at Worship 
Songs of the Season Worship Experience by: Sligo Sanctuary Choir, Sligo Orchestra Takoma Park Church Choir
Featuring Sheri Jackson, Soprano and Reginald Bouknight, Tenor.
 
FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT
 
Saturday, Dec. 22 8:45 & 11 a.m. 
 
The Church at Worship 
Advent Sermon by Mark Sigue
Interim VP for Campus Ministries, Washington Adventist University
Vocalist Jackie Ventouris and
the Sounds of Steel Pan Orchestra David Campbell, director
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Reoccurring Giving with Adventist Giving App
In August 2018, Adventist Giving Online (AGO) announced the launch of their own mobile apps for both iPhone and Android devices. You can download the Adventist Giving App on the App Store for your iPhone or Google Play for Android.
Reoccurring giving is now possible by creating an account  here  or search "Sligo SDA Church" in the AGO app.
Your ongoing support is the reason our ministries can stay vibrant, relevant and successful. Look for the buttons at the bottom of this email to give your tithe and offerings.
This Sabbath:
Ranko Stefanovic is Professor of New Testament at the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He earned a doctoral degree from Andrews University in 1995 in the area of the New Testament with an emphasis on the book of Revelation. Prior to joining the faculty at Andrews University, he served for eighteen years as an ordained SDA minister in his home country of what used to be Yugoslavia. After teaching for a year and a half in the SDA Theological Seminary, he moved to Canadian University College, Canada, where he taught and chaired the Department of Religious Studies from 1996-1999. He is a recipient of several awards for excellence in teaching both from Canadian University College and Andrews University. Stefanovic specializes in the book of Revelation; he has authored  Revelation of Jesus Christ , a 670-page commentary on the book of Revelation which is the standard textbook on the subject in many Adventist colleges and universities. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer at seminars, workers meetings, camp meetings, and churches across the globe. He and his wife Estera have two grown children.
Speaker for First and Second Services:
Ranko Stefanovic
Professor of New Testament at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University.

" Satan Is A Defeated Enemy"  

Seminar to follow Second Service in the Fellowship Suite.  


SUNSET FOR FRIDAY: 4:45pm | SUNSET FOR SATURDAY: 4:46pm

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