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Christian Formation

Church School
Sept. 30th – K-5th grade – come and learn about the Fruits of the Spirit in our three week rotational series!
Sept. 30th – Focus on Science and Cooking
We will begin in the basement Room 102 at 10:45. The K-2nd and 3rd-5th classes will rotate separately and we will
conclude around 11:45.
If you are able, please bring nonperishable fruit donations (canned fruits (in their own water or juice) and baby food are suggestions)
on Sept. 30th to support the Waukesha Food Pantry and the K-5th graders in their mission.
Look for the decorated boxes in Nelson Hall!

Adult & Youth
Sunday’s Adult Study
9/30 Pastor Christian begins book study, Waking Up White.

Changes to the offertory

It has come to the attention of the Worship Ministry Team that increasingly a majority of our members contribute their offering monthly, annually, or through direct deposit. This Sunday we are initiating an experiment to collect the offering at the end of the service. This change will allow us to make better use of volunteers (two ushers instead of four) and during the offertory time in the liturgy to celebrate other examples and opportunities for spreading the Gospel. We will still have ushers to prepare the sanctuary for worship and greet members and guests and collect prayer requests. For those members and guests who have an offering, the ushers will be stationed at the head of the center aisle with collection plates at the end of the service. Once we have had a few weeks to try the new process, we welcome comments and suggestions

The Great Apple Peel

Monday, October 22 at 10:00 am will be the start of the Great Apple Peel. The Santa Lucia Ladies are inviting church members to join in an appealing morning of apple sauce making. We will be using as many apple peeling- coring tools as possible and putting the slices into large Nesco roasters for cooking. It takes about two hours to cook the apple sauce.
Below is a list of some of the things we will need to make a successful apple peel event.
1. Apple peeling and coring gadget. (we can use as many as we get)
2. Ice Cream buckets to store the applesauce for freezing.
3. Nesco roaster for cooking down the applesauce.
We will have all the apples washed and ready to be peeled and cooked. The process should go rather quickly with the apple coring hand tool. The Nesco’s will cook the applesauce down into a nice chunky applesauce great to serve with Swedish Pancakes.
Remember to mark your calendar for Monday, October 22 at 10:00 am.

Candy Needed!

Meet our Neighborhood Ghost and Goblins
All are invited to join the Evangelism Team and greet the neighborhood kids and their parents on Wednesday evening, October 31st as we join in Trick or Treating fun. For the past several years, a team from Evangelism has donned our Halloween finery and handed out candy and information about our church. We will have a fire pit and hot chocolate, plus lots of fun.
The time is 5:00-7:00 PM. Dust off your costumes and come join us! If you are unable to join us, we would appreciate your donations of candy or other treats for kids. Please place candy/treats in the kitchen and label for Trick or Treating.

Progressive Dinner

Sponsored by SPC’s Fun and Fellowship Team
When: Saturday November 17, 4:30-8:30 pm
Where: First, we will all have appetizers together at one location to be determined. Next, we will all carpool to separate homes for a dinner. Lastly, we will all meet for dessert together at one location to be determined. You can participate in the whole event, join when you can, or leave early if needed.
Your Responsibility: Everyone will sign up to bring an appetizer OR a dessert. The meals will be funded by a small donation to be determined (~$10).
How: Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex OR call, talk to, or email Jody Leinss, Heather Hein or Jan Leech.
This is an adult only event. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting!
COME, MEET SOME NEW FRIENDS AND JOIN IN ON THE FUN!

Santa Lucia breakfast and celebration

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Beginning on Monday, September 17, reservations and payments can be made for the Santa Lucia breakfast and celebration. Sales will continue until all seats are sold. Reservations can be made through the church office (262)547-5100. Payment can be made by cash, check of credit card. Prices are $15.00 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5-10 and free for those 4 years and under. Santa Lucia will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Doors will open at 8:45!

Healing Hearts Benefit Concert

Waukesha Area Symphonic Band Presents “SEASONS” on Friday November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm. Proceeds go the Healing Hearts of Waukesha County. Admission is $10. Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University, 218 N East Ave, Waukesha, 53189.

Healing Hearts

Healing Hearts of Waukesha County launches its fall sessions:
Do you know of a family struggling with a death, divorce, abandonment, separation, incarceration or other life-altering event? If so, give them the gift of friendship. Suggest they attend Healing Hearts. We provide a peer-to-peer support program for children, teens and adults, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Meeting in a confidential setting, participants are guided by trained volunteers to work through the grieving process with others experiencing similar losses. The program is free to all participants. and is offered in Waukesha and Oconomowoc.
Waukesha (121 Wisconsin Ave.) Mondays, September 24 through December 10.
Oconomowoc (800 Lake Drive) – Thursdays, October 11 through November 15.
At both locations: 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (a light meal is offered at no cost)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. peer-to-peer group meetings are held.
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 Fall Session is already in progress.
For more information and registration materials, view our website: www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org Call 262-751-0874 or contact info.hhwc@gmail.com to register.
Any questions, you may also contact Steve Schmitendorf

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