What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future? Sound impossible? It’s not! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, email the office. Because we’re offering it at South just for you on Tuesday nights starting January 16 at 6:30pm. Cost is $109 if you register through the office.
Join us Sunday, February 4 at noon over lunch for the new and improved Next Step. We’ll focus, briefly, on our church’s history, but the majority of the next step focuses on the steps you can take to think like, act like, and love like Jesus. We’ll talk about our Core Values and reveal the six steps that every Christian at SLCC can take to help them become more like Christ. Child Care will be provided with RSVP.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 6:30 and continue to about 9 p.m. It’s a FREE Fun Night. All skill levels welcome; you do not need to bring a partner. Bring a snack to share. Certificates awarded to top players at the end of the evening. Invite your friends.
For more information call Dris at 256-7204 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is not the Christmas Eve I planned …
How many times in life does everything turn out exactly the way you planned? Not that often. Christmas included, no matter how much you plan.
Maybe all your gifts are bought and wrapped. Maybe they’re even paid for and you’re not worried about credit card bills next month. Maybe all the food is prepped and just needs to be popped into the oven tomorrow. The house is clean for when the family arrives. The snow tires are on the car and the gas tank is full for your trip to grandma’s. The last cookie is frosted and the fudge is cut into perfect one-inch squares and packaged in holiday boxes.
Nothing can go wrong. Or can it? Turns out your sister is allergic to that wool sweater. And your nephew just tossed his Christmas cookies on the dining room floor. The ham needs twenty more minutes, but the green bean casserole can’t stand another second in the oven or it will turn to goo.
Christmas can be like life: messy and unpredictable. That’s okay. The first Christmas was, too. And look how great that turned out.
Come join us Christmas Eve at 6 PM to take a couple of deep breaths. To stop and pray. To celebrate the birth of the newborn King. Our Christmas Eve celebration might not be perfect. But pausing for an hour before the craziness of Christmas Day will make it very nearly so.
The Christmas tree in the church lobby is a great way for us to all partner together and show generosity to our brothers and sisters across the globe. Each tag has a different request and a number that helps us identify it. When you select one, write a check to South Lansing Christian Church and attach your tag to the donation. If you would like to donate by cash, write your name on an envelope and include your tag. You can place your check or envelope in the offering or turn it in to Guest Services. You can also drop it of at the church office anytime during the week. When everything has been collected, we'll write one big check to each of the missionaries and send their gifts out. Thank you for your generosity!
2017 CRAFT FAIR
Join us for the 4rd Annual SLCC Craft Fair. Your holiday shopping is as easy as 1-2-3 with our large vendor selection of home made goods.
Date: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
RAIN OR SHINE
Location: South Lansing Christian Church 6300 Aurelius Road Lansing, MI 48911
The 2017 SLCC Craft Fair is open to all applicants on a first come first serve basis. Reserve your booth space for the what is sure to be an extraordinary event!
Please return application and check for payment to:
South Lansing Christian Church
ATTN: Jennifer Batdorff - Craft Show
6300 Aurelius Rd., Lansing, MI 48911
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve lunch at the St. Luke Lutheran Church Community Kitchen. They serve over 125 meals each day. There's also a bread room that needs volunteers to greet guests and pray with them. 12 to 15 people are needed each shift:
First Shift: 9:00am - 11:00am
Set-up dining room tables and chairs, prepare food.
Second Shift: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Serve food, take down dining room tables and chairs, clean up.
Email Serve25 to sign up!
On Sunday, November 19, SLCC will celebrate Thanksgiving dinner together. We are having our fifth annual "Save the Turkeys" meal. That day, we'll enjoy soup and bread after worship. The staff is handling the soup...Wally's will be the best.
That means, you don't have to prepare anything! In turn, we are asking that you donate the ingredients that you would have used to make the side dish or dessert. Grab a donation bag from Guest Services and bring it on the 19th. All donated items will be passed along to the Lansing City Rescue Mission.
Falling leaves and dropping temperatures make for a great time make progress on brush clearing before 2017 is behind us! Last March and April, we were able to make clear walking paths possible between Marscot Park and SLCC's property. We'd like to clear further south of the current open space before the snow flies.
On Saturday, November 18th we’ll be clearing brush from 9am-3pm.
We’ll have one 12” chipper on site, but most of the work will only require, clippers, loppers or a bowsaw. We’ll be working on clearing the space to the west of the grassy ball diamond. We’d like 15-20 volunteers to assist with this effort, so please invite a friend!
Lunch will be served around noon, so we'll keep you fed!
As you gear up for brush clearing, here's what you need to know:
- It's going to be cold, somewhere in 40's all day. Dress warm!
- Be ready for muddy, wet and chilly!
- Plan to arrive at the south side of the building outside Kid's City Park. We'll assign you to a team and send you out to work shortly.
- Kid's City Park will be our warm up station: Heat, coffee, hot chocolate and water will be provided
While Cutting and Clearing...
- Cut everything as low to the ground as possible; leave no more than 1" above ground. (So we can safely mow it later!)
- Drag brush out and pile it. Brush & timber will be run through the chipper by machine operators.
- Cut trees with discretion: our goal is to leave mature & shade trees where they are!
Questions? Email Josh!
In Kid's City, we're building kid size disciples. You may be wondering what exactly that means and what resources are available to you.
We've put together a 101 class to help familiarize you with the tools we use, while also introducing you to other members of the Kid's City Team.
On Sunday November 12th, we'll be discussing the K-5th Room Reassignment Project. We hope you'll join us to talk about the various benefits involved in moving each class.
Lunch will be served and you'll have time to learn about kid building, curriculum and have your questions answered.
We look forward to building together with you. RSVP here.
On Tuesday October 31st from 6:00-8:00pm, more of your neighbors will be outside than on any other night of the year. Light the Night is a chance to meet and bless them, right in your own front yard!
How it works:
You set up a station using a canopy, porch, driveway or yard! Prepare tasty treats for your hungry guests and their families! Pass out candy with an SLCC info card to share!
Here’s what you’ll need to get:
Food for your guests & neighbors: hotdogs and cider have been big hits, but the choice is yours!
Lights to light up your canopy, porch or garage
Here’s what South will provide:
Styrofoam Cups & Napkins
Candy & SLCC Info sheets
Current Light the Night Locations
Our Men's ministry invites you to join them for a Chili Cook off on Saturday, October 21 at 6pm. They'll be hanging outside by our playground with a fire going. They'll have plenty of chili to share. If you want to bring your special chili, that's awesome! Hope to see you there.
Why you need to stay connected with your kids, their devices and content.
Parents Lab | Saturday, October 14 at 6pm
After you bought your first phone, ipad of tablet, what was the very next thing you purchased? Was it accessories, earbuds or a car charger? After spending that much money on an incredibly versatile supercomputer phone with a glass cover, chances are you bought a screen protector. Because you might drop it, your car keys might scratch it or maybe your kid might drop it in the sink.
A screen protector is a shield that guards the device from things that would harm it. As parents, we are the screen protector. It's our job to understand our kids' devices so we can protect them from harmful content on their screens, while they learn to navigate mobile technology safely.
With young kids, it's easy to say "Don't go to that site!" With middle school and high school students, we want to influence our kids' decisions so that they're choosing to pursue integrity. This is a delicate dance and we're inviting you to join the church and family partnership at Parents Lab!
If you parent a child age 0 to 18, we invite you to join us for Parents Lab!
Save the Date - 09/16/17. Calling all green thumbs, black thumbs, and willing hands for an hour, the morning, or more…Church wide Beautification kickoff is Saturday, September 16 planned from 8 -1. We'll be edging, raking, mulching, planting/removing bushes, etc. Please bring your shovels, gloves, rakes, edgers, weed-eaters, saws, wheelbarrows, etc. See you there!
Join us Sunday, August 27 at 2:05pm for a night of faith, fellowship, and baseball at Cooley Law School Stadium. It will be Kid’s Day where "everything is awesome" as we celebrate LEGOs at Cooley Law School Stadium! Play Catch on the Field before the game, and Kids Run the Bases after the game! Plus Potter Park Zoo animals, inflatables, and more. After the Lugnuts take on Fort Wayne, enjoy a postgame concert presented by 88.1 Smile FM and Great Lakes Christian College
Tickets go on sale staring in June
Last day to get your tickets is Sunday, July 23
Free School Supply and Backpack Giveaway!
School may be out for the summer, but it's staring back up in just a couple of weeks. So…let’s get ready! We want to bless students in our community by providing them with a free backpack and supplies for school. It all happens Saturday, July 22, right here at South from 11am-1 p.m. with a Back-To-School Carnival.
Want To Help!
We are taking donations of backpacks now until July 16
First and Third Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, with Frank Weller
Are you parenting a Millennial? If you are, you’re not alone. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history with nearly 80 million people born between 1988 and 2002. The parenting strategies that most of us experienced growing up don’t always work for Millennials. They communicate differently, learn differently and interact with technology in ways that other generations only imagined. Drawing from book Generational IQ by Haydn Shaw, this seminar will equip you with the knowledge and the strategies to interact with the Millennials God has given you to parent or grandparent.
Frank Weller is the Senior Minister of South Lansing Christian Church. He and his wife, Tracy, are the parents of three Millennials: Abigail, Caleb and Jonah.
Join us for an afternoon of fun! On Sunday, July 16 after our gathering time, we’ll be hosting our annual community picnic. We'll provide the hot dogs and popsicles, you bring a dish to pass and lawn chairs. We'll have inflatables, games, a possible fire and police truck visit. See you there!
Second and Fourth Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, with Jim Pennington
Too many Christians view their conversion to Christ as the end rather than the beginning of their Christian walk. They know how they came to Christ, but not what is supposed to happen next. But, if you want to grow to become a mature Christian, you need to view your faith story as a dynamic path to maturity. This elective will take a deep dive into what it means to be one with Christ. Hint: God’s positive and optimistic plan for your identity isn’t about doing; it’s about being.
Jim Pennington is a retired minister and Retired Director of Pastoral Care with 25 years’ experience. He recently retired as the Director of Volunteer Chaplaincy at the West Branch Regional Medical Center before moving to Lansing and joining South Lansing Christian Church with Kathy, his wife. Jim enjoys wintering in Florida and has a passion to help Christians understand their identity in Christ.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, with Jamie Neuenschwander
Every so often you take your vehicle in for a tune-up. They do a visual inspection, see what is worn down, and use tools to make adjustments to ward off future breakdowns. Similarly, marriages sometimes need a quick tune-up to help them run a little more smoothly. In this elective, we will inspect how we are doing, check in with one another, and discover some tools to help us adjust the way we interact. Our discussion guide will be Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before—and After—You Marry.
Since the beginning of her college career, Jamie Neuenschwander has been pursuing opportunities to help strengthen marriages. Her positive and proactive approach helps couples to recognize and celebrate what is going well and to gain new skills to better their future. Jamie leads not only with solid theory, but also out of practical experience. She and her husband Walter have three amazing children, and have experienced all the ups and downs of marriage. They are excited to celebrate their twelfth anniversary together this summer.
First and Third Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, with Jim Snelson
At times, we have all felt uncomfortable talking to our neighbors and friends about the Bible and Christianity. This class will introduce the concept of hermeneutics. “Herman who?” you might ask. Hermeneutics will equip you with what you need to study, understand, and share your faith with confidence to those around you. You’ll discover many useful tools – most of which are free – to help you in studying the Bible. We won’t answer all your questions, but will get a good start on becoming more confident in God’s Word.
Jim Snelson has lived an interesting and varied life! He graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary and served as a minister, youth minister, church planter and elder at churches in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. As a tent-making minister, Jim worked for General Motors and was an adjunct instructor for Michigan State University. After retiring from GM, he and his son began a construction business together. Jim has two children from a previous marriage, Lynette and Mark. He and his wife, Chengxia, have two daughters, Alyssa and Angela.
Vacation Bible School
Did you know that EVERY KID is UNIQUELY WIRED for ONE REASON?
It's because they were WONDERFULLY MADE in the IMAGE OF GOD!
Join us for an incredible 4 days of fun music, engaging Bible stories, snacks, crafts, games and more!
Kids will learn that they were
- MADE by God.
- MADE for a relationship with Jesus.
- And MADE to love others.
Throughout the week, they'll be discovering how the Creator of all things created us to know and love Him.
Our VBS program has been designed specifically for kids 3 years old through going into 5th grade.
Are you looking for a way to connect with your kids this Father’s Day?
Camp out at South Lansing Christian Church on Saturday, June 17. Setup anytime on Saturday; spend the night with your kids; then take them to church Sunday morning in your grubby clothes!
- Campfire with hot dogs and marshmallows
- Volleyball, and horseshoes and more
- Fun activities for the kiddos on Saturday
- Outdoor movie
- Tents and campers welcome!
Sign up to reserve your spot Sunday at Guest Services, or email the office
Women's ministry is preparing for our "Dinner/Coffee with the Girls." May 19th at 6:30 p.m. we will be meeting in Kids City Park. Join us for an evening of fun, fellowship and dinner.
Other activities for the evening are:
Devotional focusing on "Clothed in Righteousness".
A very, fashionable fashion show-you won't want to miss this!
Accessory Exchange--Bring some, take some.
Bring jewelry, scarves, purses, etc. Items you don't use any longer. Remaining items will be donated to a women's shelter. Registration is $5 per person. Child care is included in the registration.
Please register at Guest Services.
Jeremiah 29:7 – “…seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
South Lansing Christian Church will be participating in I Love My City on Sunday, April 30. This will be our second year joining with other churches and faith-based, not-for-profit organizations throughout Lansing for one simple purpose: to bless our city.
We plan to come together on Sunday morning from 10:00 - 10:30 for a time of worship, communion, and a devotional thought, before disbursing throughout the city to impact our friends and neighbors. Kid's City will not be open that Sunday; this is a family activity in which you work alongside your kids, modeling what it means to serve your community.
The stories from last year’s event were amazing. A couple thousand people from over a dozen churches scattered throughout Lansing making a difference. We want to do so again this year!
Here are a few of the projects that are planned for I Love My City 2017:
- Great Lakes Christian Home – We will be washing residents’ windows and tidying up their landscaping.
- Oil changes – We will be changing oil for single parents, senior citizens and those on fixed income.
- Marscot Park expansion – We will continue cleaning out the woods between our church’s property and Marscot Park.
- City-wide prayer walks – I Love My City will have prayer teams on prayer walks throughout Lansing.
CLICK HERE to sign up for projects all around the city!
These are exciting projects! But we also want to include projects in which you might have a personal interest. If you or your small group has a project in mind for April 30, we want to hear about it. It can be something that your group does by yourself or, if you want to dream bigger, it can be a project that you invite others to participate in. You can send your project ideas for consideration here.
This was a great event last year, and we expect it to be EPIC again this year. But in order for that to happen we need your participation.
GLCC Women's Spring Celebration
The theme for the evening is “Footprints Around the World”. GLCC is excited to feature three of our GLCC alumni. Shelby Honig (Siberia), Marianne Badongen (Philippines), and Beth George (Better Way Imports – Zeeland, MI). Each will share their story of God’s leading and work around the world. Their lives are living testimonies of God’s leading, God’s power, and God’s work in reaching many for the Kingdom of God. We praise the Lord for not only willing servants such as these three women, but what He is accomplishing through their ministries!
April 14 is the early registration deadline. If registered by that date, the cost is $15/person. Registrations received after that date will be $20/person. You can mail in your registration or go online to glcc.edu/events. For registration questions, call 517-321-0242, ext. 224.
Please invite friends, family, and the women of your congregation to come with you and share in this special evening. Consider meeting friends in Lansing for shopping or stay over in a local hotel for post-Celebration fellowship. (By the way, a brand new Chick-fil-A has opened and is located on W. Saginaw Hwy!). Motel options are listed on the registration form. The options are endless for you to reconnect with wonderful women from the tri-state area. We look forward to seeing you in April!
Friday and Saturday, April 21-22
On the campus of
Great Lakes Christian College
6211 W. Willow Hwy
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Plan today to join us at the 2017 Michigan Christian Convention on April 21 & 22. God will be working in the hearts and minds of His people as we share together about ideas and ways to invite God to breathe new life into our lives and ministries.
South Lansing Christian Church has registeredwith the Michigan Christian Convention making the event free to attend. You will still need to register with MCC to secure your spot.
We also will be providing limited transportation to Great Lakes Christian College from South Lansing Christian Church. CLICK HERE to save your seat on the bus!
We would love to have you join us on Easter Sunday, April 16th, for our annual community Easter gathering! There are no dress codes or expectations. Simply come and hang out with us. Breakfast and coffee begins at 9:00am, with worship at 10:00am.
You'll also have a front row seat to our new series All Access!
Have you ever been to a concert? Did you have great seats or were you in the nosebleeds? Eitherway, everyone has the same goal in mind, to get as close as possible. There’s just something about being near the band makes a great concert even more fun. But there’s a limit. No matter how good your tickets are, you can only get so close. There’s a velvet rope you can’t cross, or a security guard you can’t get past because those areas are reserved for “special people:” people with an all-access pass. Maybe you’ve felt that way when it comes to God. You come to church; you sing songs; you pray. But there’s a limit to how close you can get. It feels like there’s a velvet rope around parts of our faith that restricts those parts to special people, to church-staff people, or to super-spiritual people. But what if that’s never what God intended? In this series, we’ll explore what the resurrection of Jesus meant – for real people like us. And we’ll discover that, because of Easter, we have an all-access pass to God and the life he has for us.