Rev. Dr. Colleen Carroll, Transitional Minister
Rev. Kathryn Wilson, Minister of Mission and Outreach
You Are Welcome Here
We invite you to participate in ministry with us.
We would love to get to know you.
Join us on Sundays:
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:45 a.m.
And, yes, you really are welcome!
The Core Values of SJCC
As children of God we will live our faith through:
genuine hospitality, passionate worship,
intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service,
and Spirit-led generosity.
Alternative Christmas Fair
This year we are hosting our 3rd Annual Alternative Christmas Fair, December 5 & 6 and December 12 & 13. Each year we provide the opportunity for the community to purchase Christmas gifts that have the added benefit of giving a sustainable living for artisans and crafters around the world and producers of fairly traded coffee, teas and chocolates. Gifts can be purchased at our Ten Thousand Villages and Equal Exchange Store or donations can be made to one of several local and global outreach and non-profit charities in honor of family and friends. Join us for a unique shopping and giving experience!
Welcome our Mission Intern!
We are excited to announce that we began hosting and housing a mission intern at the Station for several months on September 6th. Matt Fehse (Global Ministries Intern) has just returned from the Philippines and is interning with UCC Disaster Ministries until early next year. Please show Matt a warm welcome during his time at SJCC!
During the month of November, the Outreach Committee has challenged our congregation to donate
50 Canned Meat Items. Think tuna, Spam, chili, stews, chicken, Vienna Sausages, etc. There will be a cart in the narthex, as well as the regular Crosslines donation table in Fellowship hall to collect this month's donations.
Please give generously to help meet the needs of our neighbors!
Prayer & Worship Drum Circle
Bring your drum or other percussion instruments and join us
for our monthly drum circle! When the weather is accommodating, we will gather
at Friendship park (on Pearl just south of the church and the Quonset hut). Most winter months will see
us gathering in Fellowship Hall.
Don't have a drum? Not a problem -- we'll have something
you are sure to master. Gatherings start at 6:00 p.m. as follows:
Sunday, November 23rd
Electronic Giving Now Available - click below for one time or ongoing giving
Faith formation is important throughout life. You are invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for:
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now (by Walter Brueggemann) - This book study will be offered the first four weeks of November. No book purchase is necessary for class participation. Please join us in room A-12.
A Thrill of Hope
- Pastor Colleen will lead a class during the season of Advent utilizing the colorful artwork of John August Swanson as inspiration. For a sneak peak at his style, visit www.johnaugustswanson.com
This class will also convene in room A-12.
Children from age 3 through middle school meet upstairs for Sunday school.
Responding to Disaster
As storms happen in other parts of the country and world, we here in Joplin are very aware of how important the generous responses of other people and churches continue to be to our recovery. As we hear of other locations sustaining great damage from severe weather, we know that your responses will matter to them as well. We remind you of the important work that Week of Compassion does in disaster response. Why not take a minute now to make a donation to that important work? To do so, click here.
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South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Come Be Part of the Dream!
At South Joplin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we have been dreaming with God about our future. We have done ministry in Joplin for over 100 years and are planning for the century ahead. As part of this process we have:
*Set priorities for ministries
*Begun work to make improvements to our church building
*Increased our commitments as members of SJCC to financial support of the future
*Installed a projection system in the sanctuary to increase our options for worship and other ministries
*Created a plan for major improvements to our current facility and future building of new facilities
We invite you to be part of seeing this dream come true!