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“Being Mortal” September 25th

On Monday, Sept. 25 from 7:00—8:30 pm, the Stephen Ministry program will offer a viewing of the Frontline film “Being Mortal.” It investigates the practice of caring for the dying and the difficulty even physicians have in discussing chronic illness and death with their patients and families. There will be a discussion following as well as an added discussion period at a later date to explore portions of the book, Being Mortal, written by Atul Guwande, MD. We encourage you to read this book as it discusses the problems within our medical profession: over-treating patients, medical treatments that lead to a poor quality of life at the end of life, long-term care options. But it also offers some practical advice on how to discuss with family and your medical providers how you would like your illness to be treated. Whether you are young or old, these discussions will touch your life at some point. We will have a Readers’ Guide available in the narthex for those who are interested in attending.

 

Our Mission Project for August will be focused upon helping Edmond Mobile Meals. Rather than canned goods, we are partnering with EMM to stock their Birthday Shelf. When one of their seniors has a birthday, EMM provides a Birthday Bag full of goodies. The Mission Committee will supply the bag and we hope that each and every person at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church will consider donating a few items from this list:

  • Toothpaste
  • Notepads
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small/Medium sized birthday bags
  • Emory boards
  • Birthday cards
  • Small sized hand lotions
  • Tissue paper
  • Word finds, crosswords (large print if available)
  • Small, boxed puzzles
  • Nightlights
  • Lip Balm
  • Small flashlights

KIDS Club begins September 13th

 

Kids Club for K thru 5th grade will begin every Wednesday afternoon starting September 13th from 4:30 until 6:45.

Bible Study – Bible study nurtures youth and children into intelligent, obedient, and biblically-informed discipleship. In grade level groups, each class uses a curriculum that is designed to meet their unique needs and learning capabilities.
Worship Skills – Worship is essential and central to the Christian community. In Worship Skills young people learn about worship and prepare to lead in the Sunday morning service of worship. This is typically done through singing, bell, or speaking choirs, drama, or movement and dance.
Recreation Play – Recreation Play allows  young people to experience great fun at the expense of no one else. They participate in games and active play, do crafts, or experience the hobby or special interest of a member of the congregation. When we reveal ourselves in play, we strengthen friendships, and when conflicts occur, we practice our Child of God theology.
Family Time – Family Time provides a joyous, intergenerational celebration of personhood over a shared meal as young people experience being part of the family of God. Young people are assigned to tables along with one or two adults who act as “table parents.” The group around the table becomes a family as they share meals together throughout the year. Food is served family style. Conversation is purposeful. Life is celebrated!IF YOU LIKE, PARENTS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS, PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER– Just call the Church Office at 341-3300 for a reservation.