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Fun and Fellowship Survey

Fun and Fellowship is a group commissioned by our session to coordinate and promote the formation of small communities at Southminster. These small communities will be comprised of activities that promote our mission of service, music and ministry to better meet the needs of our current and future members. Please complete the online survey included in the SPC News or a paper copy of the survey that can be found at the back of church. We will be doing this over the next three weeks. If you complete a paper copy, please return it to the church office. We are asking church members of all ages to complete a survey. Click here to take the survey!

Summer Office Hours

Our administrator, Shelby, is a Seminarian and as part of her course of study she needs to fulfill a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. She will be doing that this summer with the Aurora Hospital system. This will mean a change to her hours as the internship is 8am-4pm. Below are the summer office hours beginning May 21st going through August 24th:

Monday: 5:30-9:00pm
Tuesday: 5:30-9:00pm
Wednesday: 5:30-9:00pm
Thursday: 5:30-9:00pm
Saturday: Varried

Gardening with Kids!

Southminster volunteers, led by Master Gardener Alice Lundstrom and Linda Melton, began working with Salvation Army campers on June 19th. Approximately forty to fifty campers have already traveled to Southminster three times to begin learning gardening and planting basics. The campers will be with us every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. through mid-August. Excitement can be seen everywhere – – on the faces of the campers and all the volunteers, who have been working tirelessly to plan and prepare the lessons, indoor activities for rain days, a variety of plants and the two garden plots. Many thanks go to Alice, Linda, Dale Morgan, Josie Acosta St. Peter and Carolyn Gillespie for all of their hard work! We need your help!

Your immediate help is needed in several ways:
1) As a volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, through August, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM to assist Alice with the lessons/gardening.
2) Donations are needed of new/used garden hand tools, which can be placed in the labeled storage container in the front coat room.
3) Donations are needed of snacks (or monetary donations to purchase snacks), which can be left on the back counter in the kitchen.
To volunteer your time, please e-mail our Church Administrator Shelby Perez at secretary@sothminsterchurch.org General questions can be directed to either Alice Lundstrom at alundstrom47@gmail.com or Stacy Blank at jeffandstacy@wi.rr.com
Thank you in advance for your support of our neighborhood children for this great community project!

Does Anyone Have Some Left Over, White Tyvek From A Building Project? The children from the Salvation Army gardening in our community garden would like to make signs their gardens and Tyvek is a good weatherproof medium. Talk to Linda Melton or Alice Lundstrom.

Save the date – Church school kick off

Everyone is invited to the kick-off of our church school year on Sept. 9th! Worship at 9:30. Classes for all ages at 10:45.

Summer Flowers For Worship

As the weather warms we will have opportunities to decorate our worship space with fresh flowers from the Farmer’s Market and from our own gardens through summer into the fall. There is a new flower calendar on the bulletin board in the Narthex where the Worship Music Team encourages you to sign up for a Sunday. For several years Kay Yoder has taken on the responsibility of purchasing flowers at the Farmers Market to fill the Sundays when we don’t not have anyone signed up. If you are a person who regularly goes to the market and would be willing to purchase flowers for the church, Worship Music Team has a flower fund to cover the costs and would love to hear from you.

Help Feed The Kids

For the fifth summer in a row Southminster will be partnering with the Salvation Army to provide lunches to children in our neighborhood. The program called “Feed the Kids, provides bag lunches to children who normally receive free lunch during the school year. Approximately two hundred lunches are distributed daily at Sentinel Park, just a few blocks from Southminster on Madera St.
Six to eight volunteers are needed on June 28, July 17 and August 16 at 9:00 a.m. to help prepare the lunches at the Salvation Army headquarters on Madison St. We’ll then distribute the lunches in Sentinel Park at approximately 11:00 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome, if accompanied by a parent.
To volunteer for all or part of a day, please contact Stacy Blank at (414) 750-3681 or jeffandstacy@wi.rr.com Thanks for your support of this very important community program!

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