Financial Update: We are 1/3 of the way through the year and our Offering is at $102,200 or about $1,700 behind 1/3 of our budget of $312,000. Thank you God and Southminster! If you have any specific questions about your giving contact Alan Davis; any questions about the church financials contact Jan Coleman or Rob Whitson.
Some have asked: Can we give stock to the church? The answer: Yes! The church has a broker and account for accepting stock. Contact Jan or Rob and they can help with the details. We turn around and sell the stock when received. The tax advantage to the donor is that any gain on appreciated stock is not taxed because it is a gift to a charitable organization. These rules allow for the "doubling up," so to speak, of tax benefits: A charitable deduction, plus avoiding tax on the appreciation in value of the donated property.
New Directories are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Please check your entry and let the office know if there needs to be a correction in the next edition.
Pastor Nancy’s email is – Pastor.Nancy@spcdesmoines.org
New in the sanctuary: On the wall next to the guest book table (where the worship CDs are) is a box with paper and a pen for people to write a note to Pastor Nancy on Sundays. You can give it to her or leave it in the office.
SESSION MEETING – Thursday, May 3 - 7 pm
Crop Walk 2012
Our 23rd Annual Crop Walk will be held THIS SUNDAY - May 6th!
Crop Walk are held around the USA, and benefit hunger programs around the world thru Church World Service Hunger Programs,
and 25% of what is raised locally is given to the Des Moines Area Food Bank. Please join in with other area churches in support of Crop Walk.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
· Please consider volunteering to walk, and collect pledges
· Please consider pledging support those who are walking
For more information, or to sign up to walk, please see Rob Whitson
Slackers - Monday May 7th 9-3 Lunch provided.
Last Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study of the Spring at Bill Ross’s house, 16701 Marine View Dr. SW Burien, Saturday May 12th 8-9:30. Carpool leaves church at 7:45.
Women’s Tea – Saturday, May 12th at 1 pm
Mother’s Day Breakfast May 13th 8:30-9:45
Once again the men of the church will be hosting Mother’s Day Breakfast for all . . . Moms, kids and grandparents. Starts at 8:30 for you Choir folks, and wraps up at 10 AM. Bill is making his delicious pancakes. There will also be fruit, hash browns, ham, eggs, and this year some gluten free offerings. See you there!
ORGAN COMMITTEE MEETING – Wednesday, May 16 1:30 pm in the church library
YOUTH SUNDAY – The youth group will lead worship on Sunday, May 20th.
Volunteer at Midway Elementary
Team Midway is hosting after school “ART CAMP” on Friday’s until May 25th. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 1:30 pm and are asked to stay until 4:30 pm. You don’t have to be an artist to participate!!
Talk to Georgia Gwyn or Rob Whitson if you can participate.