First Friday fun Night

Come fellowship together at Dairy Queen on 1138 S. Main Street (across from Walmart) for ice cream on July 6th and August 3rd at 6:30 PM. Bring the family and friends.

Women's Bible Study starts Wednesday August 22 at 6:15 PM

Purchase your book on line at or In addition to our regular Wed night study, we would consider offering this same study on either Monday or Tuesday--but only if there is interest. Please email Jennifer to let her know! Specify the day you prefer. You can also email with any questions!

Men's Bible Study

Starts Wednesday August 8


Join with facilitator, Jeff Weaver, to discover ways to use reason and logic to share our hope and faith with others.

TeamKID is a fun, high-energy ministry that encourages kids to know Jesus Christ and to grow in a relationship with Him. That's why TeamKID ends with KID. KID stands for Kids in Discipleship! All parts of TeamKID-Bible Stories, Scripture memory, mission activities, life application, and recreation games - connect to teach life lessons to kids. TeamKID is for children in grades K-6.

Starts Wednesday August 22 at 6:10 PM

Email Jennifer Corder to Register your kids

Sequoia Heights Newsletter

Dear Church Family

We are entering another historic time in the life of Sequoia Heights Baptist Church. The Pastor Search Committee (PSC) voted unanimously to present Pastor Dan Mahaffie to our church as the next Senior pastor following Pastor Mark's retirement in Spring 2020. Chairman Dave Christian briefed our Church, Sunday July 29th, on the process they went through to come to this decision. I want to thank the PSC for their diligence in following the process set forth by our Church Constitution and Bylaws. Here is the plan:

Pastor Dan will come before the church on August 12th in view of a call. Our church will pray for direction from the Holy Spirit as we listen to Pastor Dan preach. Following the service there will be a time to ask questions regarding Pastor Dan leading our church. When all questions have been asked then our church will enter a time of prayer for a week and come together on August 19 and following the service we will vote in regard to Pastor Dan being our next Senior Pastor. The vote will be by ballot and you must be here to vote.

Please pray and seek God's will in this important decision as we look to the future for our wonderful church in being the light and salt in this community. We want to shine Jesus.

What a wonderful service we had last Sunday on our "Round-Up" of what God has done over the summer. After the service someone said to our missions chairman, "I want to go on a mission trip next year. I don't care where it is just sign me up!" That's what happens when God is working and we join Him in what He is doing. I want to thank all who shared some of what God did this summer. It was a blessing to all of us. People were excited to see the tents up Sunday and many stayed for the sandwich meal even though the service was long. Thank you for those who supplied the sandwiches and those that helped set up and tear down! August is back to our normal Sunday schedule with Wednesday night activities beginning on the 22nd. I hope each of us will jump back into making our attendance a priority rather than an option as we try to grow to be like Jesus. One of the best ways is to be involved in a Bible Study. At Sequoia you are neither too old nor too young to learn about God's ways. You only have this life to live once. Let's learn how to live a life of faith for Jesus. See you Sunday with your Bible ready to study!

Kid's Choir will be starting 4pm Tuesday, August 28th- ARE YOU READY?

Adult Choir will be starting 8pm Wednesday, August 22nd- ARE YOU READY?(Christmas music is ordered) There is open enrolment for all choirs

We will be ordaining Aaron Sutherland as a new Deacon. Aaron has been going through a year of training and we have seen his heart of service to our church and his love for our Lord. So, on Sunday August 19th we will ordain Aaron in a special service. Please be in prayer for Aaron and April as they begin serving many of the families in our church. Pray also for all of our deacons as they serve our church.

Sunday Morning Bible Studies for all ages begins August 5th! Adult Classes: Jim/Julie Prestwood; Pattie Gillette; Donnie/Juanita Land; Cody Custer; Wes Johnson/College age Class- Dave and Colleen Christian. All these classes will be in the adult building except Pattie's which will be in the Conference Room. Youth Classes: in the Gym!

Children's Classes: 1st through 6th grades will meet Upstairs Preschool Classes: Birth through K will meet on the first floor of the Family Life Center. All the classes will begin at 8:45 am.

See you Sunday,

Pastor Mark


It was so great to hear about all that the Lord was doing during the past few months of summer! The youth are finishing up our Summer Boredom Bash this week and then it will be time to head back to school. Please pray for the students as they start this new school year. Pray for boldness in sharing the gospel and speaking the truth in love in class, during sports/activities, and while hanging out with friends. Youth will meet August 8th & 15th and then all regular Wednesday night activities will begin on the 22nd of August.

A HUGE thank you again to Gabe, Mike, Carmen, and Diana for your faithful help with the youth, you are such a blessing! Thank you again to Dave Christian and Linda Hernandez for your help with World Changers (and Steve Willson for World Changers concrete work!).

Softball Update: Co-ed won our first game a couple weeks ago!! If you would like to play on the co-ed team we will probably try to play one more round which will start in September and run for 8 or 9 weeks, the cost will be $55 per person (talk to Pastor Dan if interested).

We leave for Youth Camp on a Saturday this year! We will leave Saturday, June 16th, and return Tuesday, June 19th.

Dave Christian will be heading up our College/Young Adult ministry beginning August 5th at 8:45am.

Contact Pastor Dan if you have any questions

All High School Seniors who just graduated, Dave and Colleen Christian will be teaching a class for young adults/college/career - whatever you want to call yourselves - people. It will be at 8:45am in the adult building, the yellow room to the right of the water fountain (A-4). It will be a great time together to study the word and fellowship with one another.

See you all on Sunday

Pastor Dan