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Church School Year Starting September 10th
YOUTH AND ADULT EDUCATION OFFERINGS 2017-2018 FALL CLASSES
Sept 10 (Kickoff) – 24: Islam and Christianity (Part 2) (Christianity & World Religions) with Pastor
“Learn the basics of Islam and discuss the places of convergence and divergence. We will also read and discuss documents from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in regard to interfaith dialogue, and its understanding and relationship to Islam.”
Oct 1 – 12: The Protestant Reformations (Church History and Theology) with Pastor
Nov 19: Mission Experience in Africa (Church and Culture) with Rebecca Imes
Nov 26 – Dec 17: Advent for Everyone: Mark, Year B (Scripture) by N. T. Wright
Dec 24, 31: NO CLASSES
Jan 7 – 28: Nutrition (Body, Mind and Soul) with Julie Hedgecock
Feb 4-18: Bible 101: Old Book, New Perspective (Scripture) with Dr Grimshaw from Carroll U and Pr. Christian
Feb 25: Presbyterian 101 (Presbyterian Heritage) with Pastor Christian
Southminster to Host Sept. 26 Presbytery meeting
The Presbytery of Milwaukee has a unique opportunity at our September 26 Presbytery Gathering to come together and hear from one of the co-moderators of the 222nd General Assembly, Rev. T. Denise Anderson. Denise was one of four denominational leaders to sign a statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville condemning white supremacy and racism.
In a guest commentary published in Presbyterian Outlook in July, 2016, Denise wrote, “We literally cannot extract white supremacy from the foundations of American identity. Even after we’ve rid ourselves of separate water fountains, we still have de facto segregation in the form of housing/lending discrimination, gentrification and ‘white flight’ from neighborhoods and school districts that begin to attract people of color. Think of it this way: Throughout our history, from the colonial period to today, we have only had equal rights for all human beings under the law for about one seventh of that time. It is simply unrealistic to expect to be completely purged of an ideology that officially drove us for 86 percent of our existence. White supremacy is still here, and it is still poisoning us all.”
Denise’s presentation with us is timely and I invite you to attend our Tuesday, September 26 Presbytery Gathering at Southminister Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. Meeting is at 4:00, speaker at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, worship at 7:00. Come for all or some of the events. The cost of the meal is $6.00. Register online today ay http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eehfnhcuf5255d72&llr=svsr97eab. All are welcome! (From the Aug. 26 edition of Fresh Impressions.)
We have three opportunities on Sept. 26th. The first is to participate in and support the work of our presbytery. The second is to enjoy the message of a powerful speaker and a dinner catered by Rochester Deli, and the last is an opportunity to strut our stuff and demonstrate what a vibrant church we are. We need 4-6 people to help set up Nelson Hall for the dinner on Sunday the 24th, 4 people to meet and greet beginning at 3:00, 2 to take tickets beginning at 3:00, 2 in the kitchen to set up a drink station and support Rochester Deli arriving at 5:15, and 4-6 to help break down tables and chairs in Nelson Hall prior to Sunday. So, sign up for Presbytery meeting at the link above, and then if you are able, sign up to volunteer on the sign-up sheet in Nelson Hall or email Linda Melton
Church Guys’ Gatherings for Fall 2017
Wednesday, September 20th from 6 to 10pm , open house… come when you are able, to gather around the fire with some food provided, and share in the fellowship and conversations. A Discussion Topic: Faith and Anxiety.
Friday, October 6th, from 6:30 pm to whenever, we gather at the long table at Tofte’s in downtown Waukehsa. A Discussion Topic: What is community to you, and how does it feed your soul.
Saturday, November 11th, from 10 am to noonish, we do a spiritual hike through Lapham Peak in Delafield, with refreshments afterward at Milwaukee Street Traders. A Meditation/Discussion on the trail: What does it mean to disconnect and rest in God.
Please click this link to go to Doodle Poll to RSVP/indicate interest in joining on the above dates: