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Church Calendar

Christian Formation

Adult Christian Education Offerings for 2019-2020

  • September 8-Oct 6 Christian Formation in the 21st Century Pr. Christian
    Exploring the history of Christian Formation from the 1st century to now, with focus on the 20th century model and the emerging intergenerational, multifaceted model.
  • Oct 13 2019, Mission Trip to New Orleans SPC Youth
    Building on the presentation during worship, the youth will continue to share their summer experience of prayer and work in New Orleans.
  • Mental Health and Bible: Brief Intro (10 min) Dr. Grimshaw, Carroll U
    Dr. Grimshaw returns to lead a bible study on mental health, from a biblical perspective.
  • Oct 20 Mental Health and Bible Dr. Grimshaw, Carroll U
  • Oct 27 In Life and in Death, We Belong to God
    Pastor Christian and Tom Ribbens from Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home lead a seminar on the Last Things.
  • Nov 3 Intergenerational: THANKS-giving Pastor Christian
  • Nov 10-17 Food and Justice Alice Lundstrom
  • Nov 23 Saturday Introduction to Sunday LIFT and Training
    GenOn Ministries: Jacob Sefton (Seminarian, Frm. Director of Christian Education, Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church, Illinois) and
    Amanda Hinthorn (Director of Christian Education, Sun Prairie UMC)
  • Nov 24 Farmers Market (no class)
  • Dec 1 Intergenerational: Watch! Advent Bible Study Pastor Christian
  • Dec 8-29 Advent Bible Study Pastor Christian
  • Jan 5-26 Book Study: Church of Us v Them Dale Morgan
  • Starting in February, after worship, all generations participating in Sunday LIFT

    Healing Hearts of Waukesha County

    We provide a peer-to-peer support program for children, ages 4 through 18, and the adults who care for them, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The program is free to all participants. The 2 locations are listed below, new meeting days and times to follow in the upcoming weeks.
    • Waukesha (121 Wisconsin Ave)
    • Oconomowoc (800 Lake Drive)
    Spanish-speaking materials and facilitators are offered in Waukesha.
    Families may sign up at any time. They need not fear that they cannot attend if the Spring Session is already in progress.
    For more information and registration materials, view our website: o register.

    Peace & Global Witness Offering

    On October 6th, we celebrate World Communion Sunday. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) also marks the day by a call to peacemaking, urging us to be followers of the Prince of Peace. One concrete way that we do that is by receiving the Peace & Global Witness Offering. Through this special offering, we work together with others in our presbytery, our synod and nationally through the General Assembly’s Peacemaking Program to learn and live out the ways of peace. Southminster will retain 25 percent of the Offering we receive, and we will be giving our share to Plowshare Center, a gift shop in Waukesha that provides a venue for third world artisans and ensures them a fair wage for their work, and has a mission to “Make Peace Relevant to the World Around Us”. Another 25 percent goes to our presbytery or synod, and the remaining 50 percent goes to the General Assembly for peacemaking involvement throughout the world. Please prayerfully consider giving to the Peace & Global Witness Offering.

    Fall Work Day

    The Property Committee has set aside Saturday morning, November 9th, as our Fall Work Day. We need help from the congregation that day to rake leaves away from the church building so they can be chopped up by the lawn mower contractor, to clean leaves out of the scuppers in our eave troughs so that we don’t have leaky roof problems, pulling weeds out of the front and east side flower beds, and cleaning windows. Please consider spending an hour or two that morning at church to help with these efforts. We really need your help!

    Annual Winter Farmers Market at SPC

    Please join the Food, Faith, and Farming Network at Southminster on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 10:30am-1:00pm for the annual Winter Farmers Market and Brunch.

    The Brunch menu includes:
    · Baked Potato with choice of toppings: Chili, Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli, cheese, onion, sour cream
    · Homemade Applesauce
    · Old-fashioned Oatmeal cookies with cranberry and chocolate chips
    · Coffee, Tea, Milk, Apple Cider

    Adults: $7 / Children: $4 / Families: $25

Calling All Ghosts, Goblins, and Princesses!

Have fun with your Southminster friends and greet our neighbors this Halloween between 5 and 7 p.m. We’ll continue our tradition of handing-out candy and hot cider, and also have a fire to keep all the little monsters warm. We need lots of candy donations before October 31st. We typically have about three hundred trick-or-treaters. We hope you can join us for a very fun night!

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