Weekly E-Newsletter: Friday Notes
Monthly Newsletter: Visions
Rebuilding the church and families in Russia – Spring 2019 Mission Crossroads Article – Ellen Smith
Mission Connections – letter from Al and Ellen Smith
Stop off in Nelson hall for the coffee hour first. We will begin in the basement Room 102 around 10:45. We are starting to collect for Bees, so remember your offering! The K-2nd and 3rd-5th classes will rotate separately after our opening and we will conclude around 11:45.
Help provide animals for people in need around the world as a way of giving some much need resources. Currently, the Church School is raising money for Heifer Project to buy bees. How many can we get? Please help support the children in their mission by contributing to their effort. Please make out your check to Southminster and put Heifer Project in the memo line. God bless!
Calling All Gardeners
As the weather begins to change our minds are turning to the gardening season. Our community garden is looking for gardeners. We have a few spots open, and we have a lot of community interest. If you want to garden with us, contact Shelby in the office as soon as possible!
June 9 is Pentecost Sunday. Wear red!
Pentecost is considered the birthday of the church. It is celebrated the 50th day after Easter and ten days after celebrating Jesus’ ascension. We are remembering the ancient Jewish festival of the harvest where a multitude from many nations had gathered and were filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues. It has become our custom to wear red on Pentecost Sunday to remind us of the fire of the Holy Spirit that continues to work in us today. This year the Worship Resource Team will be leading a special Pentecost service that will include an Agape celebration.
It’s that time of year again when we can look forward to flowers in our gardens and at the farmers’ markets. The Worship Team is hoping some of our members will make contributions to the enhancement of our worship space again this summer and fall. In the past, several members have honored special people and events with a remembrance of flowers. If you would like to honor someone or just share a bouquet, there will be a flower calendar sign up in Nelson Hall.
Liturgists—Worship Music Team would like to thank all our faithful lay liturgists for their faithful service and remind them that as summer approaches, schedules sometime change. Please be sure to check the liturgist schedule in the narthex, and if you need to change your date, please swap with someone else and notify the church secretary of the change. In August we will be drafting a new schedule and at that time liturgist can decide if they are able to continue or if they want to change their date(s).