Newsletter — November 8, 2022
Newsletter — November 22, 2022
Join us Sunday mornings for worship at 10:00 am, with the option of in-person or on-line worship. All are welcome!
You may also join us online:
Find worship live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/spiritoflifeav
Join us live on Zoom by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83600960782
You can stream the service later either on Facebook or on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC-G31isag0NKhIT0cat91qA
Meet in the Middle is Wednesdays. Curriculum is Holy Moly. Time together will begin at 4:30 and include snacks, group guitar lessons for older kids /playing for younger kids, singing, Holy Moly video and lesson, and conclude with dinner for kids, youth and adults 6:00- 6:30 dinner. Monetary donations for dinner appreciated. If you’re unable to join in person, jump on zoom with this new link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85002502767.
Children’s Sunday School goes through December 18th from 9:30-10:15, upstairs in the SS room. Kids can Zoom in for SS if they can’t attend in person. Class is suspended on Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving weekend), Dec 25. (Christmas weekend) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s weekend).
Adult Class will wrap up this coming Sunday, November 20th, following worship. See Steve Braden with questions.
Confirmation Class will be for 7th and 8th graders, on the 2nd Sunday of the month after church. Next class is December 11th. Note: we will also plan for a retreat in March or April.
Sunday school families, please take a moment to complete the survey. We’re looking for your input on times for Sunday school for 2023 starting in January. Please complete this by Dec. 4, 2022. Karen will have paper copies available at church, too, if you forget or it’s more convenience.
Community Service team will be collecting gift cards for our own Church families to help them with their Christmas holiday expenses. Please donate gift cards for Target, Walmart Aldi, or Cub in amounts of $25 or more. Please write the $$ amount on each gift card. There is a collection box in the front entryway through Sunday, December 11th.
If your family is in need of help with their Christmas expenses, please let Pastor Rob know.
A FINAL REPORT ON THE 10th ANNUAL SOUTH of the RIVER CROP WALK: The planning committee held its wrap-up meeting and received final numbers (more or less — there are always some funds trickling in until the end of the year). The Walk as a whole raised $18,791, with 95 walkers. Spirit of Life had 19 registered walkers and raised $4,116.97. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way with the Walk, and to all who supported the Walk by making donations of funds or food for the CAP Agency food shelfs. Our locally designated agency, Second Harvest Heartland, will receive at least $4,700 to support their efforts to end hunger right here at home. Your ongoing support of this effort is much appreciated!
The Christian Ed committee will be putting together Christmas treat bags for the children. If you would like to donate any pre-wrapped candy/treats or small favors for the bags, please bring them to church by December 11th. They may be placed in the basket below the table in the front hall. We will be giving them to the children on December 18th
Calling all those who enjoy decorating!! We are asking for people to help decorate the church for Advent. Join us after fellowship on Sunday, November 27. The more help we have, the less time it takes! Thank you, Becky
(Monday) COFFEE and CONVERSATION Join Pastor Rob and others on Mondays, 9:20-11:00am. CC is available in person at the church and via zoom. Come as you are. This is a gathering online and in person. It is open for you to pop in and out any time so feel free to drop in and say hello. *Note, same time and same login, recurring meeting each week. Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/286584190
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If you are uncomfortable worshipping in person and would like to receive home communion, please let us know. You may email Deacon Chris Sachs, the church office at [email protected] or Pastor Rob.
Have you moved recently? Please be sure to let the church office know so we may update your information. Reply to [email protected] with your updated address and phone.
If you have a prayer request you wish to share with our Spirit Care Prayer Team, please email our deacon, Chris Sachs. Word it as you wish it to be submitted, and we will post it for our prayer team.
My friend has just moved here and has many high-quality moving boxes to give away. She could bring them to church or boxes could be picked up at her town house in Burnsville. Please contact Karen Johnson if you are interested in moving boxes.
2022 Per Capita is $36.50