Greetings Fellow Followers of the Way!
On August 28th we will celebrate the beginning of the new church school year with a time of fellowship and learning more about what offerings this year will hold. There are many exciting opportunities to discover in the upcoming year and there are a myriad of ways for everyone to be involved in ministry at Southminster Presbyterian Church.
We will begin the morning at 9:00 with pancakes (served until 10:00). We will do some singing together and learn more about the Sunday school offerings for the year ahead. For the adults that includes some new opportunities. The Inquiring Spirits Bible study class continues as does the Seekers class which explores more contemporary issues. In addition to these classes we are beginning a Coffee, Conversation and Connection class in the Rearick room. This class is a place for more casual conversations surrounding faith. This class will use a series called Living the Questions as a place to start each week.
While we grow our faith through worship and through education, we also need opportunities to serve as well. All the committees and church groups have been looking at the variety of opportunities that exist within the church. From volunteering in the church office to answer the phone, to writing thank you notes for memorial gifts or working with the children and youth, there are many opportunities.
Some new opportunities to volunteer this year include being a helper in the nursery during the 11:00 worship service and being the helper in Treasure Time as we begin the Godly Play curriculum. In an effort to help our preschool children learn more about the rhythm of worship, we will use the Godly Play story curriculum during Treasure Time. After the children’s message, the kids will be dismissed to the preschool room where Ms. Madeline Miguel will be the story teller. Each week they will hear and see a Bible story and have the opportunity to wonder about where God is at work. There will need to be a helper in the room with Ms. Madeline.
If the littlest saints aren’t your age group, the older elementary group, Club 456, will resume meeting in September. This group meets one Sunday a month for fellowship and devotion. The youth group also begins its program year. If you would like to volunteer with Club 456 or bring a meal to share with the youth, we would be happy for you to spend time with our children and youth.
There are opportunities to learn and to serve available to everyone. My hope is for everyone in the congregation to find ways to grow their faith and ways to serve in the life and ministry of the church. Join us on August 28th to discover where your gifts are needed!