This Week at Southminster
January 20-26, 2020
Monday: MLK, Jr. Day (Offices and Childcare closed)
Tuesday: Pastor's out of office for a Leadership Meeting
7:00 pm Philatelic Mtg. (Fellowship Hall)
Wednesday: 10:00 am Children's Chapel (Sanctuary)
11:30 am Centering Prayer (Sanctuary)
Thursday: Newsletter Articles Due for February Sounds of Southminster
Sunday: 9:00 am Telos (Sanctuary)
9:45 am Discussion Forum (Fellowship Hall)
10:00 am Telos Brunch (Fellowship Hall)
11:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary)
12:00 pm Annual Congregational Meeting (Sanctuary)
(luncheon following meeting in Fellowship Hall
1:00 pm EMPC- (Sanctuary)
Daily Readings - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
THIS SUNDAY, January 26
after worship in the Sanctuary.
A soup, cheese bread and salad luncheon will follow in Fellowship Hall.
Pat McDonald will be traveling to CA on Thursday, Jan 23rd in preparation for neck surgery on January 29th. She is having surgery where her daughters can care for her. Safe travel.
Barbara Cobb's neighbor (Barbara) is still having chemo treatments for breast cancer.
John Roberts' sister Connie is in her 6th year of receiving treatments for stage 4 cancer in 4 sites. She is hoping to be accepted in a trial treatment program.
Pam Trolinger's mother is feeling much better and is ready to get out of the house - Cabin Fever.
Judy Baker's brother Jim (Charlotte, NC) is recovering from a heart attack and cardiac arrest. Thankfully there was no brain damage and he is preparing for physical therapy.
Judy Baker's best friend Jayne (Huntsville) is being treated for heart issues and cancer that has spread into numerous places in her body.
Karen Hollis is continuing to monitor her blood pressure and trying to keep it under control.
Thanksgiving that Laurens Blankers is doing so well. He sent a letter to the church - sharing all his numerous activities. Jan. 20th was his birthday. Happy Birthday Laurens!
Forrest Fisher's student Jane Shelby's mother is now under Hospice care. Safe travel for Forrest as he goes to Sarasota this week.
Pastor Beth introduced Amber Logue who will be doing an internship with TELOS. And continued prayers for TELOS.
Thanksgiving for Pearl Kendy. What a blessing she is to her church family.
Jannette Chambers' father is slowly declining.
Anita Kimbrough has some difficulty breathing when the weather is so cold. We miss her today in worship.
Prayers for our Country and its Leaders.
Mallory Christison is having some mobility and stamina issues. Keep her and her family in your prayers.
Oliver Edwards asked for prayers for the people and the billions of animals who have been lost in the wildfires of Australia. And prayers for those people who are affected by all the natural disasters that have been happening around the world.
Eddie Adcock will be having a 3rd epidural Thursday (1/23) for pain in his back and legs.
Our Child Care will be hosting a CPR workshop sometime in mid February. If you are interested in attending, please let Susan Christison know. You never know when you may be called upon to administer CPR!
Southminster’s 16th year to Participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a grassroots, faith-based crusade against hunger. We are joining other churches, schools, organizations, and individuals across the country to fight hunger and poverty by collecting monetary donations and non-perishable healthy food items. What is collected stays in the community to help fight hunger, but we report our total to the Souper Bowl headquarters so that they can come up with a grand total.
Southminster’s collection has always been given to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The 39ers of Southminster became involve with Second Harvest soon after it inception in 1978. The 39ers started collecting food and volunteering at the food distribution centers. We have been supporting 2nd Harvest ever since.
Again this year we will collect non-perishable food items and money as part of the Souper Bowl of Caring. We will collect through Feb. 9th, Scout Sunday. Food can be left in or around our little red wagon. Monetary donation can be placed in the collection plate on Sundays.
Make checks out to Southminster for Second Harvest in the memo line.
Richard C. Hollis Memorial Scholarship
Kathryn C. Hollis, his wife, Richard C. Hollis, III, his son, and Betty Sue Minton, his daughter established the Richard C. Hollis, Jr, Scholarship in his memory. Richard Hollis’ extended family has a long history of supporting continuing education by establishing scholarship programs in Tennessee, primarily in his hometown area of Lawrence County. Richard had been a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church since 1963.
The Richard C. Hollis Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to a member of Southminster Church who is attending or plans to attend a post high school program for many years.
Who is eligible?
Applications are available for the 2020 Scholarship at this time.
- Any active member of Southminster Presbyterian Church who has been accepted to attend an institution of higher education.
- Any active member of Southminster Presbyterian Church who is currently pursuing higher education.
- Any age of student who is or will be pursuing higher education.
- Any students who have not previously been awarded this scholarship, even if they have applied in past years.
The deadline for return of applications and supporting documents is Wednesday, April 15.
See Annette Hendrix for an application and return it to Debi in the church office.
This fund has grown yearly since its inception.
If you wish to contribute to this ongoing, worthwhile fund, designate donations as: “Richard C. Hollis"
Rev. Evelyn Graham – Pastor, Southminster
Rev. Beth Smith McCaw- Pastor, Telos at Southminster