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There is a blood drive here at Southminster Thursday, June 1st from 3:00-7:00pm. Appointments can be made at www.bcw.edu/PegWoehl
June 4 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.
Community meeting 6/13
Over pie, we’ll discuss what neighbors like about our neighborhood and what they’d like changed.
Beginning April 23 – - ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY
Youth and adults are invited to join Pastor Christian and other leaders to get behind sensational headlines and biased stereotypes and humbly to understand how believers in Christianity and Islam can best relate to each other.
Participants in this 7-week DVD-based study are asked to read a few pages in the participant’s book to prepare for each discussion. Books may be picked up in Nelson Hall today – or from the church office during office hours. Suggested donation is $5.00.
Join other teens and adults Sundays at 10:45 am in Room 202 for 7 weeks beginning April 23:
- April 23: BASIC INTRODUCTION to ISLAM
- April 30: ONE GOD
- May 7: HONOR ISA (PEACE BE UPON HIM)
- May 14: HOLY BOOK
- May 21: THE PROPHET
- June 4: THE FIVE PILLARS
- June 11: HOLY PEOPLE
It’s time to garden again! If you would like to grow your own food this summer with family and community friends contact the office! We have plenty of plots available. Deposit is $15 and will be returned at the end of the growing season. If you have any more questions ask Alice Lundstrom or contact the office. email@example.com
Mission Trip Opportunity: Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD June 29-July 7, 2017
Worldwide Hunger Relief‘s [WHR] summer trip will be June 29th through July 7th. A couple of us will be heading out there 2 days in advance to be sure things are in place. You are responsible for your own food and transportation to and from the Reservation. Do not let this discourage you. You may still be able to car pool with some else if you don’t want to drive yourself. The cost is estimated at $200 per person for food and lodging. You will be responsible for any other purchases you may wish to make. Locals do sell their jewelry, craft work, etc. but it is totally optional to purchase. If you have not been to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation I highly recommend you join us. The experience will last you a life time and we need to bring awareness about the conditions there to the forefront. Please contact Gloria Klomsten if you have any interest in joining us or have questions, or Brian Falk @ phone #262-363-3488.
Gloria Klomsten, Team Leader
Your Property Committee has scheduled two outdoor workdays; May 13 and June 10. We’ll do some general clean up work, and make sure the roof and drains are clear in anticipation of the rains to come. We’ll clean up the outdoor chapel area, and the grassy areas on the East side in preparation for the upcoming Picnic. We’ll also do some more work in our woods, taking out more buckthorn and brush, and identifying trees that need to be taken down and others that need to be preserved.
As usual, breakfast will be served, this time at 8:30, work begins at 9:00. Bring your gloves, chain saws, and smiling faces to join us on May 13 and June 10. A sign-up sheet will be located in a conspicuous location so you can indicate your presence. Many hands make short work. If there are some young people who need to earn some extra money for the mission trip, we have a standing offer of $10.00/kid-hour for these work days.
Your Property Committee