March 25, 2018

This week

A planning meeting for the Mother and Daughter Banquet is scheduled for today after the morning worship.  The banquet is planned for May 11.  Please see Brenda Baas if you have any questions.

Evening worship is planned for 6:00 p.m. today.

Next week, we are planning to collect nonperishable food items for the First Sunday First Fruits program.  The food will be shared with those in need.  Please see Danny Giombi or Jeff Hill for details.

Special Events

The Hampton Avenue church ladies invite our men to their Men’s Breakfast planned for Saturday April 7, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Club 55 is planning to sponsor Indoor Golf for teens age 10 and up, and families on Saturday April 14, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the building.  Help is needed for setup and cleanup.  Please sign up if you plan to attend.

Women of Faith at Northtown Church are planning a meeting on April 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The annual Men’s Retreat is planned for April 20-21.

South Beloit Church of Christ is planning a men’s breakfast and ladies Bible class on Saturday April 21 at 8:30 a.m.

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday April 28.

Club 55 is planning a Hunger Taskforce Stock Box filling, 9 to noon on Saturday May 5.  Anyone over age 12 is invited to help.

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday May 19.

Picnic area 3 on the Root River Parkway is reserved for Sunday, June 3 for the Annual Southside Family Picnic.  Someone is still needed to organize the picnic.  Please see the Shusters if you are interested.

Youth Announcements

Sunday night LiveMarch 25 starting at 5 p.m.

Teens/preteens (age 10 and up) and your friends:  Club 55 is making you a very unique event, Indoor Mini-Golf!  Come to the building at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14 and literally “have a ball!”  (Parents, please make this a priority if you can – there’s a ton of work involved, and you won’t want them to miss this one!)

WCYC Youth Rally – Friday April 20 to Sunday April 22

Regular Events

A time of prayer is planned for the second Tuesday of each month at the building, 7:00 p.m.

Juan Santana is offering a stretching and strength training class every Monday at 6:00 p.m. for about an hour.  You will need comfortable clothes and a mat.

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

A 6:00 a.m. Tuesday early morning Weekly Men’s Study is scheduled at the Church building.  The book of Isaiah is being started.

The First Tuesday Men’s Fellowship and Study Group 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.

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

Library Book Review

Most of us believe in God’s grace – in theory.  But somehow, we can’t seem to apply it in our daily lives.  We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet.  Yet God gives us his grace, willingly, no matter what we’ve done.  In The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning talks about how we come to God at ragamuffins – dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up.  And when we sit at His feet, He smiles upon us, the chosen objects of His “furious love.”  Find this book in the Theology / Doctrine section.


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.

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.


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., “True Spirituality”
At the building, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. classes for children,
Santana’s home, Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Romans
Morrill’s home, Friday 6:30 p.m.
Young Adults, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., contact Josh Stafford for details.

Prayer Requests

Toni Bully made it back from California safely.

Let us all unite in prayer for our youth and young adults that they will have strength to make Godly choices as they are faced with challenges each day.

Shirley Arnott will be returning from her trip to Pittsburg, PA to apply to the kidney transplant list there.

The 37 year old wife of Annette Wagner’s nephew Andy died recently from cystic fibrosis.  They have a 15-year-old son Aidan.  Please lift this young family in prayer during this very difficult time.

Joel’s cousin, Richard Ribar has cancer of the bones, lungs and prostate.  Please pray for Richard and his family.

Roger and Patti Young ask for prayers for their oldest son Troy, who is suffering with back problems.

Mary Brown requests prayers for her sisters brother-in-law Steve, who is dealing with heart surgery, cancer, chemo and kidney dialysis.

Juanita Hernandez asks prayers for her nephew Joey, who is planning surgery for prostate cancer April 9. She asks that we continue to pray for her eye health.

Brad Stanger requests our prayers for Jeff and Lynn Weatherly who have been fighting flu, bronchitis, injuries from a fall and diabetes.

The Dickson’s ask for our prayers for their family.

Zoe Alicea asks for prayers for her step-son in his new life journey.

Jim and Lori Nichols suggest praying for all the families and people that have been touched by Southside whether they worship elsewhere, moved away or especially if they have fallen away.

Lindy Zinkgraf requests prayers for her sister Gina and her son Bronson.  She is a single mom who deals with stress and health issues.  She is planning some heart tests.  Her faith is weak.  Lindy hopes that she can be an encouragement and help to them both.

Gregg Steeven’s infant great niece, Haeva (hay’-va) is slowly recovering from multiple infections.  Please pray for her recovery.

Requests from two of Otto Mageland’s bible correspondence course takers in the Davis Correctional Facility in Oklahoma.  Francisco Cruz: “I would like somebody to pray for my marriage that God will do something – if it is done or I will go back with my wife”.  Peter Gloria: “Please pray that I might make parole.  I go up in September of 2018.  I currently have a life sentence with parole.”

Vicky McCormick would like to thank everyone for the prayers and support during her kidney transplant.  The kidney is working well.

Jim Nichols brother Mike is planning radiation treatments for low level cancer.

Verna Gillespie asks the church to pray for her.  If it is the Lord’s will, she will be moving to Murfreesboro, TN April 20.

Juan‘s prayer: “Forget me not Lord, when troubles seem greater than my faith.  Amen”

Pat Steevens’ father passed away recently.  Please pray that the family will find peace in the midst of loss.

Sandra Ferry‘s step daughter, Eileen Ferry, passed away from a heart attack caused by the flu.  This was totally unexpected.  She has one son, Brian, and Sandra asks for prayers for him.  His father passed away a number of years ago.

Juan Santana asks for prayers for his sister who had a tumor removed that was cancerous.

Jan Alexander asks us to remember LeRoy and JoAnn Latham in our prayers.  LeRoy is struggling with continued health issues.


Jim Nichols also asks for prayers for the family of his Aunt Margaret who passed away recently.

Jamal Hami asks for our prayers regarding lots of troubles at work and his older brother having health issues.  He asks that we will pray for him to do God’s will, not his own.

Karen Van Handel offers thanks for WCYC and requests prayers for guidance for treatment of Marks‘ pain.

Katie Morawski’s father, Ron Morawski, is going into hospice care.


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