May 6, 2018

This week

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

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

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

The Mother-Daughter Banquet is planned for Friday May 11 at 6 p.m.  The theme is “At Rainbows End – Standing on the Promises”.  Cost is $12 adult, $6 child, free under 5 years.  Please sign up.

A Church Leadership Meeting for ministers, elders, deacons, and ministry leaders is scheduled at Southside, Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – Noon.  The Leadership meeting is a Forum for Church Leaders from many congregations to discuss common issues and challenges.

Special Events

A WCYC work day is planned for Saturday May 19.

A disc golf outing is planned for Saturday June 2, 10:00 a.m. at Arthur Abendshcein Park, 980 E. Drexel.  See the bulletin board for details.

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

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is planned for Monday June 18 through Wednesday June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day.  A sign up for those attending is being posted.

Regular Events

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

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 the month, 9:00 a.m.

Creative adult coloring, Bible journaling, and card making is planned Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  Please see Christine Saunders for details.


An organization in the greater Milwaukee is collecting feminine hygiene products for women in area homeless shelters.  A donation box is in the foyer.

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.

Southside is in need of a historian.

Library Book Review

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Group leaders; please contact the church office to update your current studies on the information Board.

If you have wonderful news to share about a newly engaged couple or an expectant mother, etc., please let Brenda Kosobucki know so they can plan a shower for them.

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 Laurie Giombi for details.

Please see the bulletin boards for additional announcements.


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.

2018 WCYC camp schedule
June 10-23            Middle, ages 11-13
June 24-July 7      Intermediate, ages 13-15
July 8-21               Senior, ages 15-18
July 22-28             Junior, ages 9-11
July 28-Aug 1       Family Camp, all ages

Prayer Requests

Genevieve Sear passed away recently.  Her funeral is Saturday May 12 at Village at Manor Park Chapel in West Allis. Visitation is 2 p.m., and the service at 3.

Ryan Wilson from the Monroe Church of Christ passed away recently.

Jim Nichols asks prayers for his cousin’s wife, Kathy Lewandowski, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Juanita Hernandez asks for our continued prayer for her eyes and legs health issues.

Ron Morowski passed away recently.  The funeral was Friday.

Rocky Slaughter has started treatment for a medical condition.  He was hospitalized again recently due to dizziness and weakness.

Toni Bully is interviewing for a job.

Sarah Arnott asks for prayers for her Aunt Monnie (Shirley’s sister) whose cancer is in remission.  Monnie lives in Kansas City, MO.

John and Elizabeth ask for prayers for Rebecca Dickson – for her struggles in life.

Juan’s thoughts: “Do you struggle?  Remember, greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”

Jean Krause passed away recently.

Troy Jensen’s father was hospitalized recently.

Maria Guerra is scheduled to have back surgery May 2.

Jim Nichols asks for prayers for Claire Sedushak, a friend and member of the Elder Care Focus Group, for her health issues.

Mark Van Handel had fluid drained from around his heart.

Eric Jones stepfather passed away recently.

David Jones, a visitor from Kentucky who worshiped with us this past Sunday, asks for prayers for his wife Pam, who had part of her pancreas removed.

Peggy and Ken Koch’s granddaughter, Emily Smith, is being deployed to Afghanistan April 21 for 9 months.

Jim Nichols asks for prayers for his mom and brothers spiritual, physical and mental health.  God knows each of their needs.

Juanita Hernandez reminds us to pray for our country, our youth all over the world and asks us to pray for bringing more people to church.

John and Elizabeth Dickson ask for prayers for strength and understanding to help them to continue to grow in their faith in God and in their marriage.

Jettie Carr is still recovering from her wrist injury.

The Giombi’s ask prayers for their neighbor Dolores, to make wise decisions concerning her future health and living situation.

Others with health issues include: Shirley Arnott.

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