Southminster Presbyterian Church

We are a community of people encouraging each other, seeking to be like Jesus; serving God by loving generously, proclaiming boldly, and giving with grace and humility.


Please join us for Sunday Worship Service at 10:00 am every week and the fourth Sunday at 6:00pm for an intergenerational & contemporary Agape Worship Service.

Summer Book Club
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Book Club

SUMMER BOOK CLUB STARTS JUNE 27TH

Our Summer Book Club selection is “The Book of Joy”. In 2015, Bishop Desmond Tutu went to India to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama. Together they spent a week writing what they term “a birthday present for the world”. Here are two men who have experienced tremendous loss and yet are two of the most joyful people on the planet. What is their secret? Shared with much intimacy and humor they talk about what constitutes true joy as well as the obstacles we encounter that keep us from experiencing it. We will meet 7-8 Tuesdays, 7:00 at Beaver’s house. Call if you have questions 206-246-5709. The book is available on Amazon.


Dads - Grads and Teachers  Appreciation Day
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Dads - Grads and Teachers Appreciation Day

Celebrating the fathers in the life of Southminster with Root Beer Floats.  All recent graduates will be acknowledged.  We appreciate the people who have given of their time and talent to teach the children this year.

Music Sunday
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Music Sunday

Come celebrate all those who have provided music to enhance our worship.  Choir, Handbells, Agape Team - We will sing and play some of our favorite music from this year.

Carnival at North Hill
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Carnival at North Hill

With the support of our Witness in Action commission, Southminster is exploring service opportunities with our neighborhood school across the street.  This is a chance for our church to serve our immediate community and build relationships with our closest neighbors.  One of our first opportunities is to help with their school carnival on Friday, June 2, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  The leadership of the school PTSA has invited us to participate by signing up on their volunteer website http://signup.com/go/KgoEC3.  You may click on his link to see the many types of jobs we could do during one of their hour-long shifts.  This is a simple way for us as a church to get to know some of our neighbors and demonstrate our care for our community as followers of Christ.  If you have questions, contact Jane Davis or Ken Onstot. 

Music Festival
May
28
3:00 pm15:00

Music Festival

A wonderful music opportunity for the church and community will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 28 at 3:00 pm.  The talented pianist, Duane Funderburk (Edie’s brother) will be performing plus Casey Felt, cello; Edie Martin, Organ and Jeremy Morada, vocalist. The music presented will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, several spirituals arranged by Duane Funderburk, piano/organ duets and congregational hymns. Please invite your friends and family to an inspiring afternoon of music

Safe Church Training
Apr
30
11:30 am11:30

Safe Church Training

A short class on safe practices for the church.  Required training for all staff, elders, deacons and people working with kids, youth, or the elderly.

Maundy Thursday
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Maundy Thursday

Soup and Bread Supper with Communion in Fellowship Hall

then upstairs for a Good Friday program

SPC Together March 5-26 Sundays
Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

SPC Together March 5-26 Sundays

Sundays in Lent - March 5, 12, 19, 26 - Questioning Faith

Dinner 5 pm- Easter around the World

3/5 - Easter in Greece

3/12 - Easter in France

3/19 - Easter in Italy

3/26 - Easter in the British Isles

Intergenerational Activity

Youth practice their play "Southminster Survivor" which will be performed in worship on a Sunday after Easter.

Adult discussion on questions regarding faith that have been submitted.

 

Godly Play training
Mar
25
9:00 am09:00

Godly Play training

Training for the next series of classes in Sunday School.  Contact Pastor Aaron Willett if you would like to take part in this training.

Christmas Sunday
Dec
25
10:00 am10:00

Christmas Sunday

A special Sunday morning service of scriptures, candle lighting and carols for all ages,

       including an experience of Godly Play, our new Sunday School curriculum

Walk For Women
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Walk For Women

September 17 – 10 am

Burien Town Square Park

Join this two-mile fundraiser to benefit Hospitality House for homeless women.  The cost of registration is $25 on the day of the walk.  Pre-registration is $20. You may sponsor a walker in any amount.  Call Nadine Onstot 206 878-8456 to get a registration form.  Ken and Nadine will be walking and are looking for sponsors.

 

All Church Barbecue
Sep
11
11:30 am11:30

All Church Barbecue

After worship, celebrate the start of Sunday School and the beginning of the academic year.  Connections will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages.  Bring a dish to share.

Ladies Lunch
Aug
18
11:00 am11:00

Ladies Lunch

Group meets on the third Thursday of each month.  August meeting is at Angelo's in Burien 601 SW 153rd.  Each woman pays for her own lunch and it's open to all the women in the church (and invited friends).

Choir Retreat
Aug
6
12:00 pm12:00

Choir Retreat

Join the choir in singing over some possible selections for the 2016/17 academic year at the Coleman's cabin on Mason Lake.  Spouses are welcome.  Bring a dish to share.

Meal Bagging
Aug
3
6:00 pm18:00

Meal Bagging

Pack meals for the Des Moines Area Food Bank.  Connections will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments and beverages.  Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share.

Location:  Southminster Presbyterian

Summer Book Club
Jul
11
Aug 29

Summer Book Club

Our Book Club selection this year is When the Heart Waits, by Sue Monk Kidd. She is known as the author of The Secret Life of Bees and has written for Guideposts. This is the story of her own spiritual journey. At a time when her life hit a wall, she was forced to go deeper with God. She shares her insights with great humility and honesty, offering us a chance to examine our own lives of discipleship.

SPY Mission Trip
Jun
26
Jun 29

SPY Mission Trip

WHO: Southminster Presbyterian Youth--current sixth graders through current seniors. 

WHAT: An introductory short-term mission trip. We will be exploring themes of poverty and cross-cultural ministry. We will spend time working (and playing) with the youth group at St. Matthew’s. At the same time, we will be building mosiacs during our devotional times as we listen for God’s voice in our lives.

WHEN: 6/26-29. We will leave after church on Sunday and return Wednesday after dinner.

WHERE: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Prosser, WA (in south-central WA).

WHY: Leaving the comfort of home can open our hearts to God in ways that we don’t usually experience. This trip is designed to be a first taste, a foundation-building time with an eye toward future mission experiences.

COST: $100, with a $75 deposit due 5/15. SPC is subsidizing the cost of the trip with support from the Dot Newell Mission Enabling Fund (YAY!). 

FUNDRAISER: We will have one fundraiser. We will have a car wash on 5/28 from 10:00 to Noon. All youth attending the trip are encouraged to participate, and those who do will receive $25 toward the cost of the trip.

TIME: The deadline for registration is Sunday, May 15. A $75 deposit is due at that time.

ADULTS: Adults, including parents, who are interested in joining us are welcome to contact Aaron.

CONTACT: Speaking of which, please contact Aaron with any other questions/thoughts/etc. you may have: aaron@spcdesmoines.org, or 206.569.8556.

"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care."

Psalm 95:6-7