Posts from March 2016

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Pastor John Shuck

by Staff

Dear Friends, Southminster Presbyterian has a been a leader in issues regarding social justice.  Under Jim Petersen’s leadership, Southminster became More Light over twenty years ago and helped trail blaze the way for LGBTQ equality in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Oregon. With the guidance of Peg Pfab, Southminster became a leader in the community […]

2016 Per Capita–“Where’s that little Blue Envelope?”

by Staff

Each year, every church pays a Per Capita Apportionment to Cascade Presbytery, which pays for staff in our governing body and the administrative costs of our denomination. It is based on the number of active members in the congregation, so each church pays a proportionally equal amount.  Southminster share this year is $7,681.73, which we […]

Congregational Meeting – Sunday, April 24

by Staff

 The Session has set the spring congregational meeting for Sunday, April 24, following the 10:00am worship service for the election of new Elders and Deacons.  Please plan to attend.    

Senior Brunch

by Staff

Please mark your calendars: the Annual Senior Brunch will be held right after church on Sunday, April 3, 2016 in the Petersen Gallery. Our Southminster Deacons will be serving our Special Seniors brunch / luncheon made up of homemade casseroles, fruit, coffee/juice and breakfast pastries.  Please come and join us!  

Water 2 Wine – Wines of Walla Walla

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Our next meeting of Water 2 Wine is scheduled for Sunday, April 3, at 2:00pm at the home of Jeff & Sharon Tefelske. We will be tasting wines that come from Walla Walla, Washington.  Walla Walla makes great wines and we will sample some of the famous big reds that they develop.  Not only that but we […]

Book Readers’ Discussion Group — Monday, April 11 – 7:00pm, Room 9

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Southminster’s Book Club will meet at 7:00pm on Monday, April 11, in Room 9 to discuss Plot Against America by Philip Roth.   It is an alternative (fictional) history in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt is defeated in the presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh, resulting in widespread intolerance of the Jewish faith.   Our March author, Laila Lalami, recommends […]

Super Wednesday for April

by Staff

Here is the schedule for April for Super Wednesdays.  We meet at 10:00am in Room 7.  All are welcome to attend. April 6 – Movie Day — “The Intern” April 13 – Game Day April 20 – Sermon Discussion from the sermon on April 17 April 27 – Newsletter folding in the conference room  

ROOF Update

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Although March rains have eliminated any chance of starting our project to re-roof the flat roof areas of Southminster, we are already seeing benefits due to the preliminary work done in the Loft.  As you recall, the window level had to be raised to accommodate the increased height of the new, insulated roof that will […]

Progressive Spirit

by Staff

I have been producing a weekly half-hour radio program and podcast for over four years.  Nearly 190 episodes.   I am now putting it in a higher gear.   First a name change.   The show is now called Progressive Spirit. http://www.shuckandjive.xyz/2016/03/progressive-spirit.html Here is what it is about: Progressive Spirit is a half hour program […]

India Missionary Update

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Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and words of encouragement.  As I complete my third month here and look ahead, I am so grateful for everyone who has helped make this possible.  My time here at ASHALAYA children’s home has been a blessing to me, and I pray that it has been an […]