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HAPPENINGS is found any time on our website at www.s-heights.org/happenings.
Once per week HAPPENINGS will be emailed to everyone on our email list.

 Pastor Todd’s Weekly Word

Have you made a “mix tape” at some point in your life?  All those hours listening to the radio behind closed doors, waiting for that certain song to come on so you could hit “record” without getting too much background noise in the recording.  And then if the tape was really good and someone else wanted a second copy of it, you could dub the whole tape onto another one.  Each copy got a little grainier, a little messier, and a little less nice.  But we listened to the muffled copies because we loved the original songs.  This Sunday in worship, we’re going to talk about ‘copies’ and ‘originals,’ and hopefully get a taste of both!  (however…I promise to leave my collections of Cyndi Lauper, New Kids On The Block, etc. safely stored in the attic, so no fear!)

See you Sunday morning at 10:30!

CHURCH CAMPFIRE

Join us at the Kirsch farm for hayrides, hot dogs, s’mores, singing & a roaring campfire.

Hope to see you & your friends there!

Click HERE for a map to the Kirsch farm

Your First Fruits 2022 pledge

First Fruits, or tithing, is a wonderful way to remind ourselves that everything we have comes from God’s loving heart and generous hand. It is a way to for us to honor, worship, and show obedience to him. Our First Fruits “story” is in mailboxes & on our lobby Info Table; it will help you make your pledge prayerfully. A lot can change in the coming year, but your prayerful prediction helps our leaders create a realistic budget for next year’s ministry at Southern Heights. Please reply by Nov. 1 in any one of these ways:

-ONLINE – Submit a confidential pledge at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FirstFruits2022.

-IN PERSON – Fill out a pledge card (in mailboxes & the lobby) and put it in the box on our lobby Info Table.

-BY EMAIL –  Executive Pastor & Treasurer, Jeff Baas, with your pledge amount, (jmbaas1@gmail.com).

This Sunday, October 24:

8:15 – 9am – Music rehearsal

9 – 10am – Adult/Student Ed Combo., Fellowship Hall

10:03 – 10:15am – Prayer

10:30 – 11:45am – Nursery, Birth to 2 Yrs.

10:30 – 11:45am – Worship Gathering

10:30 – 11:30am – Sailors/Oceaneers, “Ship” Room

12 – 2pm – Van Lente Life Group, Fellowship Hall

12 – 1pm – Lunch Bunch

2 – 4pm – GEMS & Cadets Rockets (Kalamazoo Christian – 12th Street)

2 – 5pm – Fresh African Fellowship, Sanctuary

Click HERE for a full calendar of all the Southern Heights events and activities.

COMING UP AT SOUTHERN HEIGHTS

Highlights only – there are many more groups and education events – CLICK HERE for the calendar to see a a full listing

October 24 – Gems and Cadets – Rockets at Kalamazoo Christian 12th Street

October 31 – Guest Preacher – Jose Macias – 10:30am

October 31 – High School Ministry Movie Night – 6pm

November 7 – Time Change – Fall Back (the “extra hour”)

November 7 – Communion

November 13 – LEAF RELIEF – all invited – Led by Student Ministry

November 14 – Adult Ed Bible Study – 9-10am – FOLLOW – Led by David and Laura Van Zoest

November 20 – Game Night – Fellowship Hall – 6:30 to 8:30pm

November 24 – Thanksgiving Eve Worship Gathering – 6 to 6:45pm

Pastor Todd will lead this special class for middle & high schoolers and adults!

We’ll all meet in the fellowship hall this Sunday to focus on Profession of Faith and Membership.

See you in the fellowship hall from 9-10 on Sunday!

Love Offerings

The Deacons have put a letter, with all the details, in your lobby mailbox. October is Love Offering month here at Southern Heights!

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR MAILBOX LATELY?

If not, your mailbox misses you 🙂

If you don’t have a mailbox and want one – just reply to this email.

Senior (60+) Breakfast

Join in on Friday, Oct. 29 at 9am at LaRue’s Restaurant (6375 Stadium Drive). Please text or email Marilyn if you plan be there, 269.220.9254, Marilyn@dmboersema.net, and remember: LaRue’s doesn’t accept credit cards.

LEAF RELIEF

Bring your rakes & let’s have some fun! Our Student Ministry is leading all of us in this event on Saturday, November 13. Let’s help some neighbors & our own church family. This is a great way to serve others.

LUNCH BUNCH EVERY SUNDAY AT NOON


Everyone is invited to come! Gather with other hungry & friendly people at upper wood entry doors in our lobby.

(Contact: Erica Deubner)

PASTOR TODD INVITES YOU TO READ THE BIBLE TOGETHER

Just click this link to join the group.

CLICK HERE

Enjoy reading the Bible and commenting on what you learn.  It is a great way to be in community with your church family.

DiscipleSHip Journey (3 years-5th grade)

We start with our families in the worship gathering & are dismissed to classes from there.

This Sunday, Sailors (preschool), Oceaneers (K-3rd) will meet.

Divers (4th-5th) meet 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Your offerings to God

STEWARDSHIP CORNER from 10/17/21

Average Weekly Needs$7,442.53

Last Sunday’s Offering$4,063.70

Year-to-Date needs$312,586.32

YTD – Actually Received$316,078.03

Present your offerings in person; by mail (4141 E. Hillandale, Kalamazoo 49008);
or by Venmo or PayPal at this secure link: https://www.s-heights.org/give/
NOTE: PayPal deducts a fee, while Venmo does not.

Free & confidential counseling is available

If you feel the need to talk to a professional counselor, we have a Church Assistance Program (CAP) with Pine Rest Mental Health Services. To get started – or for more info – call 616.455.6210 or 800.442.0809 and mention our Southern Heights CAP membership when you do.

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update your own information

see your giving records

and update your contact information

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Judy will gladly provide help and answers, should you need them,
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