Newsletter — September 27, 2022
Newsletter — October 11, 2022
Join us Sunday mornings for worship at 10:00 am, with the option of in-person or on-line worship. Masks optional for all activities in the church building, including 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
(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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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 Oct. 23 (MEA weekend), Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving weekend), Dec 25. (Christmas weekend) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s weekend).
Adult Class Steve Braden leads a class based on the PBS Frontline series God in America. This Sunday, October 9, is week 3 of the six-week class. Class meets following worship and will be available online via Zoom, by clicking the link at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84136883066; or, you are welcome to gather in the conference room. The videos (YouTube) and a study guide (PBS) are available for free online. See Steve with questions.
Meet in the Middle begins this Wednesday, October 5th, and runs 7 weeks. Curriculum will be 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. Please sign up on the sheet in the back of the sanctuary to provide a snack and/or dessert for Meet in the Middle. If you have questions, please see Loretta Hunt.
Confirmation Class will be for 7th and 8th graders, on the 2nd Sunday of the month after church beginning October 9th. Note: we will also plan for a retreat in March or April. Due to the breakfast immediately following worship Oct 9, confirmation will begin a little late and go until 12:15pm. It will be held every 2 years. PLEASE RSVP to get your 7th & 8th graders enrolled so we may prepare enough materials and have the proper space ready. Thanks
Thanks to everyone who participated in and supported the 10th Annual South of the River CROP Hunger Walk! It was a wonderful day, and Spirit of Life showed up big-time, as you can see by the picture! So far, we are the top fund-raising team as well, and it’s not too late to add to our total; donations for this year’s walk will continue to be accepted until at least mid-December, so if you would still like to support our efforts to end hunger locally and globally, you can donate online at this link, or you can write out a check to Spirit of Life (with CROP Walk in the memo-line) and put it in the offering plate or mail to the office. https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2022/team/spirit-of-life-presbyterian-church
It’s time to think about Christmas! Greens, Poinsettias, and plant cards will be sold to raise funds for our community garden. The ONLINE ONLY sale ends October 20. Becky will be available after services 10/9 and 10/16 to help with how to order. To access the site and place an order for your fundraiser group:
1. Go to www.gertensfundraising.com
2. Enter the Store ID code provided into the text field and click ‘Enter ID to Continue’.
Store ID code for Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church: 149 (remember to note on your order if it is for the sanctuary or home). Please contact Becky via email if you have any questions.
Trunk or Treat!
When: Date- 10/30/2022
Time- Immediately after worship (approximately 11am)
Where: Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 14401 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley
Who: Anyone of any age!
How (what do you need): If you want treats come with a Halloween bucket and a costume, if you want to distribute candy come with your car, some candy and some decorations.
-Prizes will be awarded to best trunks and to best trick-or-treat kids costumes!
From Community Service: we have surpassed 1,000 pounds delivered for the year; garden production is rapidly slowing down, so a final update will be given when we have made our last delivery for the year in October.
Our Little Free Pantry continues to be of great service to our hungry neighbors. An anonymous note of appreciation was left this week-see photo. We would appreciate donations to keep our cupboard full. Preferred items at this time include jars of spaghetti sauce, any pasta, bags of plain white rice, any canned vegetables or fruits, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, Spam, dry milk. These items and any other non-perishables can be placed in the driveway pantry or left in the cabinet inside the front door to the church. Members of the Community Service committee will refill items when needed and thank you very much for your support and donations. We can make a difference in preventing hunger in our neighborhood!
The Justice Works borrowing bookshelf is up and running, so check it out.
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.
2022 Per Capita is $36.50