Regional Services/Siouxland Newsletter
Although an international organization, Alternatives also serves its region, called Siouxland, an area north of Omaha, Nebraska, and south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We publish an occasional newsletter of Social Justice activities called "Living More Simply That Others May Simply Live."
Living More Simply... That Others May Simply Live.
A Newsletter for People of Faith Focusing on Social Ministry in Siouxland
Issue #9 - December, 1999
**Please route to:
___ Social Ministry Committee
___ Others: ______________________________
Look What's Going on at Alternatives!
You're Invited to Special Events At Alternatives' Corner Store & Reading Room 109 Gaul Dr. * P.O. Box 340 * Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 51054 First Tuesday of Each Month, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and freebies!
January 4 - Getting Ready for Lent & Easter. Ash Wednesday is March 8th; Easter, April 23rd. Check out Alternatives' seasonal resources, including the new 40-Day Guide, 12 Steps to a Simpler Life: Recovery from the Addiction of Overconsumption.
February 1 - Alternative Valentine's Day. Who was the REAL St. Valentine, not the "Hallmark" version? Ideas for a meaningful, non-commercial Valentine celebration.
March 20 - Monday (not the usual date), 7-8 p.m. only - Michael H. Crosby book signing. Nationally known speaker, retreat leader and author of "The Seven Last Words," "Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Challenge to First World Christians" and many other books and articles, will sign copies of his books and be available for conversation.
April 4 - Celebrating "Earth Day" & "Turn Off TV Week." Well known Earth Day, April 22, also begins Turn Off TV Week, an effort to give us - especially children - options to the addictive power of the tube.
Use Alternatives' Library.
Alternatives' library of some 2000 titles on Simpler Living and related topics is now open. Check it out at 109 Gaul Dr. * P.O. Box 340 * Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 51054, Monday-Friday, 9-4:30; and by appointment.
What Is a Simplicity Circle?
A place for learning, sharing, support and accountability in Simpler Living.
Contact us if you're interested: Alternatives for Simple Living, 109 Gaul Dr. * P.O. Box 340 * Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 51054, email: Alternatives@SimpleLiving.org (712-943-6153 or 800-821-6153).
Visit Alternatives' Store.
Alternatives for Simple Living's store in Sioux City at 109 Gaul Dr. * P.O. Box 340 * Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 51054 is open weekdays 9-4:30, and by appointment.
Besides being a book store, Alternatives is also a reading room. Besides its many titles for sale, Alternatives has a large collection of resources that may be used on the premises.
Alternatives for Simple Living is an international, non-profit group that "equips people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly." Its most widely read resource is the family-oriented Advent booklet "Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?"
Alternatives provides resources for children and adults. Alternatives sells its own materials and books, videos, games and other items from other publishers on simpler living and related topics, such as hunger, the environment, media literacy, etc. Resources focus on Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, weddings and all year use. Some resources come in Spanish.
Alternatives promotes Fair Trade through crosses, creches, coffee and tea from Developing Countries. For a current free catalog, call 712/943-6153 or toll free 800/821-6153 anytime. Or visit www.SimpleLiving.org.
WHO, WHAT & WHY
Each issue of "Living More Simply" includes brief articles and announcements that can be reprinted in your church newsletters and worship bulletins. Its purpose is to share information about social ministry in the region, to give examples of discipleship and to urge Christians to "walk their talk." If you missed earlier issues call 712/943-6153 or 800/821-6153.
We'll send you a free copy.
This newsletter is produced by Alternatives for Simple Living. Gerald Iversen, editor.
Alternatives is an international, non-profit organization that "equips people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly." Its most widely read resource is the family-oriented Advent booklet "Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?"
If you want to receive every issue of Alternatives's free quarterly Resource Guide (catalog), contact us.
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