Chino Church of Christ

Bulletin – December 29th, 2019

New Year’s Eve gathering at the Lacuata home: Tuesday, Dec. 31st, at 7:00 PM.
Bring snacks and games. We will end with the evening with a Devotional.

Wednesday Night Class Cancelled: On Jan 1st

Special Prayers Needed: Warren Burton (Karen Burton’s father): Passed away on December 24th.
Please keep him & the whole family in your prayers during this very difficult time.
John Jackson: As we knew already, Brother Jackson was scheduled for surgery (bladder
cancer) on January 6th. But on December 24th, he was transported by ambulance to the
hospital and given an emergency 4 pints of blood. The doctors decided to go ahead and
perform the surgery immediately. He has been transferred to Heritage Park Care Center
(formerly Sunset Haven), room 208A.

Several Christians in the Guarapuava, Brazil congregation are in need of prayer.

Baby Ramon was delivered 2 months early, & needs prayer that he can develop properly.
Joao Gabriel is a young man who has had one successful eye surgery, and will have the
other eye done Jan. 20th.

Scherlis is a young mother with significant health problems. She and her husband just
quit their teaching jobs in order to go relocate to attend preaching school.

Alan DuBenion had both a sweet & sad Christmas day!
His daughter, Mignon (Denver) presented Alan with a brand new granddaughter that day!
Then sadly, on the same day, Alan lost his Uncle – Elbert “Golden Wheels” DuBenion –
his childhood hero, who played 9 years for the Buffalo Bills football team.
The Buffalo Bills plan to honor Elbert during their football game today.

Ladies Class: On hiatus through the holidays. Will resume on January 8th

Loving Our Neighbors: On hiatus for rest of the year.
This monthly ministry will resume after the Holidays, on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Lunch Bunch: January 28, 2020
No Lunch Bunch in December as the 4th Tuesday falls on Christmas Eve.

World English Institute (WEI) needs Internet Bible Teachers: they offer an English Grammar / Bible course. English is used to go fishing for men and women. New students from every country in the world are starting Bible studies each month. The lessons are automatically graded by the website. Teachers reply to their students’ questions about God and faith. Register to become a teacher at: If you have questions or need a demonstration, ask Reuben Lacuata or the Dorlings who are Internet Bible teachers with WEI.


Ron Murphy and family: at the passing of Ron’s wife, and our sister in Christ, Mary Ann

Michael Holmes (Geri Faulkner’s Grandson, Dana Holmes’ son: Had two brain surgeries in October. We did hear he has had some positive improvement.  Continue to pray for his recovery.  Remember the family also for comfort and strength.

Jessica Abraham (Earlene’s granddaughter):While only 24 years of age, she has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.  She is now out of the hospital & doing better.

Melissa Osuna (Ed/Raquel Vales daughter-in-law): Health issues.  In a lot of pain.

Jean Proffitt:Recently fell. Cracked two vertebrae. Has gone home. Her daughter, Jan, is taking care of her.

Jim and Charlene Cole:Members of the Corona congregation.  Both are having various health problems.

Bob Alvord: General health issues.

Debbie Luckert:Friend of the Mellard’s, having tests due to problems from brain surgery

Lee Dacus: Lee is at home but not doing well.

Vince & Dodie Ellingson:They need prayers as they deal with Dodie’s dementia.

Andrea Kettinger: Member of the Big Bear church is having significant health issues.

Sally Dorling: Bob’s mother.  Has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Teresa (Lenika’s mom): Health issues

Shaun Jones: Barbara Moore’s son, is in need of a kidney transplant

Brenda Shoemaker, Niki Weakland’s friend: Has been diagnosed with acute leukemia

Bob Mellard’s brother-in-law, Darrell: surgery for bedsores due to 12 years of paralysis

Hailey Johnston:  Friend of Zack Weakland, needs prayers to get back on a Godly track

Wanda & Ferrell Backer: Cindy Proffitt’s parents, both have several health issues.

Many in our congregation who have recently lost loved ones

Prayers for our Senior Saints…

Lee Dacus & Jean Proffitt & Ezra Hudson & Earlene Abraham & Virginia Braun & Joe Lueras & Mildred Hamilton

Prayers for our Military

Ed Vales granddaughter’s Husband (AJ Jones) is at Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Tacoma WA

Damon Aragon’s nephew Xander Armas USMC San Diego

December Birthdays

12/06 Bethel Morris
12/08 Catherine DuBenion
12/17 John Waggoner
12/19 Nataniel Merilus
12/19 Corey Schissler
12/22 Dana Walker
12/24 Chris Nott
12/26 Terry McDonald
12/28 Zack Weakland
12/30 Darian Apodaca

Around the Brotherhood

In Search of the Lord’s Way: Be sure to watch each Sunday morning at 7:30AM on channel 56 (OTA & DirecTV) channel 10 on Spectrum cable.

16th Annual Searching the Scriptures: Oct 14-16 6:30-8 PM Valley church of Christ
29035 Del Monte Drive, Menifee, CA 92586
Email to send questions in is posted in the foyer.

2019 West Coast Ladies Retreat: Oct 25-27 Oak Glen, CA
Theme: THE PERFECT BLEND – 1 John 4: 7-8
Speaker: Kay Gowen – Director of Abundant Living Senior Outreach at Harding University. Cost: Early Bird $150 (ends Aug 31), Regular price $165
Details/Register: or 714-893-5636; see info in foyer

2020 Sunset Vision Workshop: Jan 22-25, 2020 3723 34th St Lubbock, TX Theme: PREACH THE WORD EVERY ONE:DAY:PLACE:WAY
Details: 800-658-9553

See bulletin board in foyer for other activities

Benevolent Support

City of Children- A church of Christ orphanage in Mexico

Lifeline International- A church of Christ organization that supports orphans in Russia and Africa

Agape Village-Children’s Home

Evangelistic Support

James Lloyd – Local Evangelist
Bear Valley Bible Institute– Preacher Training School
Sunset International Bible Institute – Preacher Training School
Southwest School of Bible Studies – Preacher Training School
Sunset Church of Christ /Arab Christian Center– Wissam Al-Aetawi
Philippine Mission Fund

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