I love the fall. I love it so much that any time I get within a horizon’s distance away from it I start talking about how much I love the fall. Weeks of 100+ degree days will send my mind there too!
I love the fall because of the transition it marks. We go from the relative slowness of the summer months to the increased activity of the fall and then into Advent and Christmas. I love seeing the church come back to life after a few months break. I love seeing ministries take on new energy after a short pause. For the record, I also enjoy the transition from baseball to football, the leaves changing, the fall television schedule, and the promise of cooler weather.
This newsletter will arrive in the midst of the August heat and fall will still be around the corner, but I wanted to get you prepared now for everything you will see coming up over the next few months. Here are some highlights:
-August 2 will be the first Young Adult Night Out, a monthly gathering of Southminster’s young adults and friends. They will meet at Bricktown Brewery at 6pm for a free meal with childcare provided at the church.
-The Second Sunday Fellowship Meal on August 13 will be sports themed. Wear your favorite college gear to church and lunch that day. Following the meal, we will assemble the water and snack kits for our homeless ministry.
-In the month of August, various roofing projects will take place across the building to repair hail damaged surfaces. The damaged portion of Cottrell Hall first floor will also be remodeled. Please pardon our mess.
-Celebration Sunday is September 10. Celebrate the start of the Sunday School year by joining a class and bringing a friend to worship that day.
-September 10 will also mark the beginning of a new Sunday Schedule. More information about this change is below.
-October 5 marks the start of the Southminster Speaker Series. At 7:00PM that day, Rev. Carol Howard Merritt will visit with the congregation and community about her new book Healing Spiritual Wounds and her journey of faith.
-On October 15, during the Sunday School time, Sherry Kenney with Presbyterian Foundation will present about Planned Giving, Memorial Funds, and the Church. Make plans now to attend this important informational session.
-November 2 is the second speaker in the Southminster Speaker Series. Rev. Sharon Risher will join us and share her experience of tragedy and forgiveness following the loss of her mother, two cousins, and a childhood friend in the 2015 Charleston Church Shooting.
As you can see, it is going to be a busy time in the life of our church. These highlights only scratch the surface of the activities we will encounter. Beyond so much happening, I would encourage you to invite family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and more to experience these events with you. We want to be the heart of activity in Brookside. Helps us reach out to show we are The Heart of Brookside.