May 14, 2017

This week

Praise and Palate is planned for 6:00 p.m. this evening.

The Christian Workers’ Meeting is planned for the third Tuesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. October through May.

The next Family Movie Night is planned for Friday starting at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments are planned.

An old fashioned Tea Party for the Ladies is planned for Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm.  Signing up on the bulletin board is necessary.  Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 under 12 years.

Special Events

The annual Southside Picnic is planned for Sunday June 4 at area 2 along the Root River Parkway.

Club 55 is sponsoring a Bible and water hand-out for those passing by Saturday June 10.  This is open to everyone.  If you have a little used Bible in good condition, please consider donating it to this effort.  Please sign up if you can help pass these out.

Vacation Bible School is planned for June 19, 20, and 21.  Topics for each night: Compassion, Forgiveness and Grace.  An adult class is also scheduled.  Wednesday night after class we’ll share a meal.  Invite friends, family, and neighbors to come join us for VBS.  If you would like to assist in any way or have questions see Kevin Morrill.

Club 55 is planning Picnic On The Farm for Monday July 4 at Scot and Shirley Cerka’s place in Burlington.

The area-wide Church Of Christ picnic is planned for Saturday August 12.

Club 55 members are invited to a picnic at the home of Cliff and Sandie Copass, Saturday, August 19.

Club 55 is sponsoring a “Trip to Albania” Saturday, September 23 through the eyes of a missionary family at Southside.  Kevin and Allison Morrill, are hosting.

Club 55 will hold a “Christmas around the World” party on Saturday, December 2.

Sandie Copass is organizing a group outing to the Fireside Theatre for December 9.  Cost is $67.95 per person and includes dinner.  A sign-up sheet is to be posted outside the coat room for those who wish to attend.  After signing up, please see Sandie to make your down payment.


Karen Van Handel is planning AED/CPR training at Southside through the American Heart Association for Sunday June 11 for 3½ hours in the afternoon.  A pot-luck will precede with training to start about 12:15 p.m.  Cost is $40.  Please sign up by June 4 if you are planning to be trained.  Be sure to wear loose clothing you can get down to the floor in.

The children’s ministry is in need of teachers, assistants and subs.  A strong and well supported Children’s ministry is vital to the health of any church, so please consider helping.  No previous experience is necessary.  If interested, talk to Kevin Morrill or Ken Koch.  The “Hands on Bible” curriculum has been working well.

Jim Nichols has requested volunteers to take turns in helping with the Praise and Palate.  Kitchen work involves heating, cutting (as in cakes, apples or whatever), staging the food and making a fruit mix / lemon aid drink.  Cleaning up entails clearing off & wiping down the tables, bringing leftovers to the kitchen, washing / drying dishes, clearing / cleaning the counter tops and vacuuming the fellowship hall.  Additional help would lighten the load for all.  Please see the signup sheet in the foyer if you are interested.

Regular Events

A monthly womens’ study and fellowship is planned for the second Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the building.  The current course is titled “Before Amen” by Max Lucado to help us with our prayer life.

The weekly Ladies’ Bible Class meets on Thursdays at the building starting at 10:00 a.m. looking at the book of Nehemiah.

A 6:00 a.m. Tuesday early morning Weekly Men’s Study is scheduled at the Church building.

A men’s study series is planned for the first Tuesday of each month at the building at 6:30 p.m. for a meal preceding the study.  Please see Dan Giombi for details.


We have an attended nursery for small children during morning worship periods in room 2.  We also have a training room at the rear of the auditorium where parents can stay with their little ones while worshiping.

A children’s worship is scheduled to begin near the start of the worship lesson time.  Children’s Worship is intended to provide a time of worship for children age 3 thru Grade 3 and to encourage families with children.  Everyone is asked to begin worship in the auditorium (adults and children).  Parents should accompany their smaller children to the basement as well as children who have not attended before.  Before you return upstairs, be sure to indicate to the people at the door if you would prefer us to keep your young person till you return to get them or if it is alright to let them go after the adult worship is dismissed.

Free CD’s of the Sunday morning sermons are available from Joel Ribar.  Be sure to specify the date desired.  MP3 copies of sermons are also available at the church web site.

The Library is open after classes and the worship period.  Don’t forget to return any overdue books to the library.  There is a book return box located in the entry way next to the picture board.

When planning events, don’t forget to check the calendar in the back hallway by room 9 for conflicts and enter your own events.  This is for events that involve use of the building and/or for a majority of the congregation.

Southside has an email list that is used to send congregational news to those subscribed.  Please join us by emailing
from the email account you wish to receive at and stay up to date with everything happening at Southside.  This automated mail list is used for church related matters such as general announcements, prayer requests, the bulletin, and other items of interest to the congregation.  Please see Craig Anderson ( for details.

Mid-week group meetings are planned in several locations:
Ketterhagen’s home, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., “Believe”
Werner’s home, Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., “Who is this Man?”
At the building, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., I, II III John. Classes for children.
Santana’s home, Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Romans
Young Adults, second Wednesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., various homes, contact Josh Stafford for details.

WCYC camp schedule:
Middle – June 11-24
Intermediate – June 25-July 8
Senior – July 9-22
Junior – July 23-August 5
Quest Retreat (English and Spanish) – August 10-13

Prayer Requests

Pam Plale, is to have surgery Wednesday, May 17. She continues through chemotherapy, and her husband, Pat is dealing with serious health issues.

Shirley Arnott is thankful for all the love, prayers and assistance.

Evan and Ally Stanger are planning to move to Whitewater soon.

Dan Nichols asks for us to pray for Nancy Putz. (God knows her needs).

The brother of Bruce Konves passed away recently.

Carolyn Gunn requests prayers for her son, Ryan, whose wife passed away in March.  She prays that he would seek out a church to attend and become part of the family to help him through this difficult time.

Prayers are requested for Elizabeth Dickson’s family in the passing of her uncle David Heidemonn.

Alex Crivello asks “Please pray for God to help me remember to stay active in my faith and spiritual life.  Thank you and God bless you all.”

Bruce and Kathryn Konves ask for continued prayer for Kathryn’s parent’s salvation – especially her dad.  He was told he should be in hospice (short time left).

Juan’s note – “Have we not seen the blessings in our life or have they passed us by and we have not paid attention?  What did Jesus say to us? – I will never leave thee or forsake thee, ever!”

Mary Anguiano asks for prayers for her 2 year old great-grandson, Jack (Christine’s child).  May 9 he was scheduled to have 6 teeth pulled.

Please pray for Vicky McCormick, to get a kidney transplant soon.

Lindy Zinkgraf’s surgery was successful.

Christine Saunders eardrum ruptured and she is experiencing a hearing loss.  She asks for our prayers for the ear to heal and the hearing to return since she is deaf in her other ear.

An unnamed request (God knows who is in need): “Prayers for myself for strength to accept what is in store for me, in Jesus name.”

Denny McCartan asks for our prayers that he find God’s perfect will for his life.
Brenda Baas’ father, Sigurd Skare, Jr., (Butch) passed away recently.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Ken and Lindy Zinkgraf request our prayers for Lindy’s nephew Brandon.  He is struggling with insecurity and trouble from alcohol.

Juanita Hernandez says “Thank you for your prayers for my health issues and my family spiritual closeness to our Lord and Savior.  They work.  God bless you all, pray for our country.”

Jim Nichols’ neighbor, Lee Sampson, passed away with his family by his side.  Please remember the family in your prayers.

Elizabeth and John Dickson ask for prayers for unity in their family.

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