June 4, 2017


Today is First Sunday First Fruits.  Tables are set up in room 4.

A study of the Book of Judges is scheduled to begin today.  The study of Matthew is continuing.

The annual Southside Picnic is planned for today at picnic area 2 along the Root River Parkway.  See “This week” for directions.

Last sign up for AED/CPR training today.

This week

To get to the picnic: go west on Grange to Root River Parkway (a bit past Southridge) and turn left.  Picnic area 2 will be on your right after a short drive.  Bring: dish or dessert to share, meat to grill for your family and non-alcoholic beverages of your choice.  Provided: Condiments, juice, plates, cups, dinnerware, tables and grills.  You may wish to bring: games, lawn chairs, recreation items.  The site has a field, playground and pavilion.

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.

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

Club 55 is sponsoring a Bible and water hand-out for those passing by Saturday June 10 starting at 8:30 a.m.  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.

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 is being planned with training to start about 12:15 p.m.  Cost is $40.  Please sign up today if you are planning to be trained.  Be sure to wear loose clothing you can get down to the floor in.

Special Events

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.

Matt Coffey is planning to reserve a prime viewing location in Veteran’s Park for the July 3 Fireworks.  Contact Matt for details.

Club 55 is planning Picnic On The Farm for Monday July 4 (rain date July 8) at Scot and Shirley Cerka’s place in Burlington starting at 1:00 p.m.  Their farm is in Burlington.  Everyone is invited.

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 is planning 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.

Regular Event

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


Congratulations to Tia Baas on earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology.


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 worshipping.

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.

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.

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.  Please see Craig Anderson (craig@nsrit.com) for details.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.

If you have announcements for this handout, please inform Cliff Copass or Laurie Giombi by Friday Evening.

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. classes for children,
I, II III John
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  sean.niestrath@wcyc.org
Intermediate – June 25-July 8  greg.smith@wcyc.org
Senior – July 9-22  jeff.hill@wcyc.org
Junior – July 23-August 5  matt.cleveland@wcyc.org
Quest Retreat (English and Spanish) – August 10-13  wcyc.org/quest

June Anniversaries: Van Handel, Giombi, Santana, Bosetti, Shuster, Seidner, West,  Jones

June Birthdays: Amelia Melendez, Al Gray, Jean Krause, Taylor Williams, Aaron Nichols, Amy Giemza, Lulú Valdez, Jacob Werner, Holly Hill, Chris West, Jim Ovokaitys, Tim Wainscott, Alonzo Jones, Hannah Fiscus, Stella West

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.

Prayer Requests

Dick Bosetti was admitted to St. Francis Hospital Tuesday with congestive heart failure.  He is expected to be released at any time.

Gunter Bahn passed away May 5 and the funeral was held May 12 at Heritage Funeral Home on south Howell.

Juanita Hernandez has a pulmonary nodule in her right lung that appears to be stable.

Mary Brown asks prayers for her mother who has a compression fracture of her spine and is in a lot of pain.  She is planning a procedure to fix it.

Andrea Maybin’s sister, Jocelyn McNeil had surgery recently.  Please pray for her recovery.

Lorna requests our prayers for her husband, Jerry Seidner who has a blood clot in his leg and his left kidney has cancer.

Christine Saunders had tubes inserted in her ear to relieve pressure and hopefully restore hearing.

Bruce and Kathy Konves request continued prayers for Kathryn’s parents and family.

Alex Crivello notes: You guys are the very best.  I pray for all of you who are struggling, or just need a Christian friend.  In the name of Jesus, Amen

Lindy Zinkgraf is recovering from surgery.

The mother of Larry W. Wofford Sr. (Preacher at the South Beloit church of Christ) had a massive stroke.  Prayers are requested that she pulls through.

Pam Plale, had surgery recently and is recovering.

Zoe Alicea asks for prayers for a friend, Charles Rushing, a 67 year old Vietnam veteran, who has been dealing with cancer and was sent back to his home and will not be getting further treatments.  She feels that he doesn’t have anyone praying for him and that he feels alone.

Jim Nichols asks us to pray for all those affected by drug addiction.

Cindy Valodine’s 99 year old grandmother passed away May 12.  Prayers are requested for Cindy’s extended family.

Dorothy DuBois (Dot) Hall, a former member of Southside, passed away recently in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Tom Tremaine was immersed into Christ recently.

Jaylen was born to Najya Mudd and Terrance Barmore recently.  He was 7 lb. 9 oz. and 21 inches long.

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

Evan and Ally Stanger are planning to move to Whitewater this weekend.

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

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.

Mary Anguiano reports the oral surgery for her 2 year old great-grandson, Jack (Christine’s child) was successful.

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

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.

Others with health issues include: Julia Hawley, Barb Dawson, Shirley Arnott, and Diane Santana.

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