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
2017 Annual Report
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!
March 10: First Sunday of Lent, Communion, Imposition of Ashes
April 7: Fifth Sunday of Lent, Youth musical
April 14: Palm Sunday, Communion
April 18: Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
April 19: Good Friday 7:00 p.m.
April 20: Resurrection of our Lord, Vigil of Easter
April 21: Resurrection of our Lord, Easter Sunday 9:30 a.m.
40 Days of Giving
During the Lenten season the Mission and Evangelism Committees are encouraging members to participate in our 40 Days of Giving. Inspired by the book, The Art of De-Cluttering, we ask that each member and/or family unit please prayerfully consider finding something to add to either a bag or box each day. Bags of item go to one of our Mission Partners, The Hope Center, Whittier School, Pine Ridge Reservation, or the Food Pantry. Please check the list of needed items for each group so that we can truly help each group serve their population.If you have a mixed bag of items, we will distribute to St. Vincents or Goodwill. You may also contribute spare change daily to one of our mission partners. Envelopes for coins and currency as well as garbage bags for items to give away are both available in the church narthex. Please use the labels provided to indicate which mission group your donation goes toward. Both bags and envelopes will be collected starting Easter Sunday.
This year, prayerfully consider observing Lent by helping yourself and helping others with 40 Days of Giving.
Delafield Presbyterian Church hosting Soul Shop
Delafield Presbyterian Church will be hosting Soul Shop anti-suicide training workshop for clergy and lay leaders. Registration is only $5 and includes lunch. It is a day-long event on Thursday, March 28, 8:30 AM-4 PM. In this training, we will work on creating materials for worship which address issues pertaining to suicide, learning techniques for talking with people who are having suicidal thoughts, and engaging ideas about how to make our congregations into safe spaces to talk about mental health issues. If you want to know more about Soul Shop, you can visit their website at soulshopmovement.org
Online registration for the event is highly recommended ASAP, as space is limited. You can register online at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-shop-training-tickets-54499955835
Healing Hearts of Waukesha County
We provide a peer-to-peer support program for children, ages 4 through 18, and the adults who care for them, who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The program is free to all participants.
Waukesha (121 Wisconsin Ave.) – Mondays, February 11 through May 6, 2019.Oconomowoc (800 Lake Drive) – Thursdays, March 14 through April 18, 2019At 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 Spring Session is already in progress.
For more information and registration materials, view our website:
www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org Call 262-751-0874 or email email@example.com to register.
WE ARE IN NEED OF FACILITATORS (There are facilitator brochures in the Narthex) You may also visit the “volunteers page” on our website or contact Steve Schmitendorf @ 262-215-3564 if you have any questions.
Readers Café Semester #2 January 29 – March 26 [Tuesdays]
We are in need of reading partners! Whittier Elementary School has been a SPC mission partner since October 2007. Southminster members meet in the library at Whittier Elementary School on Tuesdays @ 11:30 -12:10 PM, eat lunch with an assigned student partner and read a good book together. Reading partners get to know the student’s interests and abilities through conversation. They encourage a child’s interest in reading and they model reading for pleasure.
Please contact Brian Falk or the church office if you have questions or want to volunteer. Please consider participating in this wonderful program that is so valuable to the kids as well as the adult volunteers.