Spirit Alive Church
September, 2018
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We see a welcoming family, living the Gospel of Grace. We see a family where people can safely seek, question, and be revived.  We see a family energized by the Spirit alive in our midst.
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" I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.
 
John 14:27 (NLT)
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  • Pastor's Post
  • September Thank-You's
  • Noisy Offering for ELCA Good Gift Program
  • Needs for the ELCA Outreach
  • Women's Retreat 2019
  • Shalom Center Food Drive
  • Invitation for Golf Outing with St. Paul's
  • Couples Date Night
  • Women and Children's Horizon Support Group
  • ELCA Disaster Relief - Hurricane Lane
  • Outreach for Hope
  • Bowling League
  • Small Groups and Teams
  • Youth Group Information
 
 
Pastor Cindy's Hours

 For the month of September Pastor Cindy will be in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please feel free to stop in. 
 


This month Spirit Alive would like to say a big Thank-you to the following people:
  • Dan Skinner and Evan Parshall for their help trimming bushes and putting down rocks on St. Paul's work day.
  • Brittany Parshall for re-designing our letterhead and for her beautiful face painting at the National Night Out, which was quite a hit!
  • Jenni DeVore for orchestrating our involvement in the Kenosha Pride Parade and everyone that participated and gave of their time and effort.
  • Everyone that participated in the National Night Out event- 174 families that came were blessed by your service and desire to be there for them.
  • The Call Committee for all their endless work as we search for our new pastor.
  • Our Care Team for reaching out in person or prayer for those in need.
  • The Band for sharing inspiring music to fill our souls and turn our hearts to our creator.
  • The weekly volunteers for Sunday morning tasks- together we serve our Lord and provide a way to worship with purpose.
  • Mary Cramer our Recording Secretary, and coffee/snacks coordinator, for taking care of our congregation through paperwork and our bellies.
  • For Mike and Roxann Crabb for their endless work on improving and maintaining our website.
  • Jeni Parkinson and Denise Maki for working with St. Paul's to start something special for us - an inter-generational activity in the fellowship hall - more information coming soon.
  • Margie Breckenfeld our Newsletter editor, for sharing the news to keep everyone in the loop with relevant information to stay involved at Spirit Alive.
  • Karen Thomas, for her willingness to make a commitment to Spirit Alive to be our office administrator.
  • Ann Livermore and the SALT team for all their work.
We truly would not be Spirit Alive without you!
Noisy Offering
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Once a month after the Children's Message, the youth will have a "noisy offering." They will pass a container to collect coins (or bills) from the congregation. Our Youth will use this offering to "buy" gifts (Doctor appointment, piglet, chicks, etc.) thru the ELCA Good Gift Program. Watch for the next noisy offering, and please give generously! Collected to date: $820.53.



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St. Paul's invites all ladies of Spirit Alive to the annual women's retreat held in January. At this time they are looking for anyone interested in joining the planning team for this event. If you are interested, please contact Jenni DeVore and she will pass your name on to the contact at St. Paul's.
 
Help Collect Food for the Shalom Center  in September



 
 

Inter-Generational Activity Coming Soon 
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Jeni Parkinson and Denise Maki are working together with Judy Ginkowski from St. Paul's on an inter-generational activity. More information will be coming soon, but it is planned for two days a week in place of Sunday School from 10:15 to 10:40. Stay tuned for more news very soon!  
Golf Outing at Bristol Oaks   
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Spirit Alive is invited to join St. Paul's for a 9-hole golf outing at Bristol Oaks Country Club on Highway 50 in Bristol Wisconsin. It will be held on Sunday, September 9, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. with dinner following. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for those interested.
Spirit Alive Hosts Second Comedy Night - Couple's Date Night  
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Friday, September 21 -  The second Couple's Date Night Comedy Event will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Spirit Alive Church invites all couples to come share some laughs about parenting with Jason Earls on video. Pizza, salad, soft drinks and popcorn available and you might just win a door prize!
 
On-site childcare provided for kids 12 and under . Space is limited, so call 262-658-2433 to reserve FREE tickets and inform us of any childcare needs.
 
For more information about the event or Spirit Alive Church see www.spiritalivechurch.com .
Women and Children's Horizon Support Group 
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"I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE.
I SHARED MY STORY.
NOW I'M NOT ALONE." 
 
Women and Children's Horizons offers a weekly support group for women in mid-life and for women with disabilities of any age who are or were in a controlling relationship. This group nurtures beyond what friends and family can do. Creating relationships with others whose experiences have been similar to their own can fill the gap and meet the need for understanding. Keeping a person isolated is a tactic used by controlling people. This group helps break that isolation, educates about the dynamics of a controlling relationship, and highlights sharing when ready, safety planning, exploring options and enhancing self-esteem. The group meets at a wheel chair accessible sight. Services are free and confidential.
Please call Women and Children's Horizons for more information at 262-656-3500, ext. 104.

ELCA Disaster Relief for Hurricane Lane - Please Pray
 
The ELCA Disaster Response is coordinating with Pacifica and Lutheran Social Services of Southern California and stand ready to accompany impacted communities in Hawaii. They are asking for our prayers.

For more information see their website/blog.

Click here to learn more
Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride
 
This year, we are once again invited to join the Outreach for Hope Family Bike Ride, being held on Saturday, September 8. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Glacial Drumlin Train (Waukesha Ride) or the Interubin Trail (Ozaukee Ride) while pedaling to raise funds for the Greater Milwaukee Synod. All ages and abilities are welcome. For complete information, please visit their website.

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Do You Like To Bowl?
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Spirit Alive is looking for additional adult bowlers for a non-sanctioned league every other Sunday Sep-May from 5-8 pm at GRC on Hwy 31 in Kenosha. Pre and post bowling allowed, cost approx. $15-20/time.  Contact Mike Crabb 262-412-0589 or mcrabb1@wi.rr.com
Small Groups and Teams 
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Consider joining one of our on-going small groups that are always open:
 
Wine and Women  - Leader Roxann Crabb, Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m.
 
Koinonia Book Club meets 2nd Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m., Donna Jensen's home. Donna Johnson (262.605.4830) for details. (Koinonia means "Christian fellowship.")  
 
Messy Spirituality study group meets 3rd Tuesday each month, 6:30 p.m., Donna Jensen's home. Donna Johnson (262.605.4830) for details.
 
Fab 50 Fellowship  - Leader Corlis Hachey, 
Fab 50 Fellowship meets the second Thursday of each month at a local restaurant at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship.  For information, contact Corlis Hachey at chachey5744@gmail.com or on Spirit Alive! website under small groups.

Quilt Club -The Quilt Club is currently taking a break. Questions:  
see Corlis Hachey after church service, or email at chachey5744@gmail.com. 
 
Care Team -
A big part of our walk with God is caring for each other. The Care Team visits members in their homes, the hospital and wherever they need us to offer spiritual support, prayer and communion. Are you interested in learning how to care for others in a Christian Community in this way? Maybe God is calling you to this ministry but you don't know how to start. Join US!  Your care team members are ... Carl Johnson, Donna Johnson, Donna Jensen, Joan Hisel, Karen Thomas, and Becky Tucker. For all spiritual care requests please call Donna Johnson at 262.605.4830 or admin@spiritalivechurch.com.    
 
 
 
Youth Group Information

BREW: Meets Sunday at 9:15 @ Starbucks on 39th Ave.

The Youth of Spirit Alive are invited to join St. Mary's Youth Group  FUSION!

High School - Adultish:  Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.                        ( 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. snack hour and hang out)
Middle School - ChAngent:  Monday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
BREW:  Every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at Starbucks on 39th Avenue.

Questions: contact   Andrea Buskirk or  admin@spiritalivechurch.com
 

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