• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Christine Betts
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
    High-Life/Children
  • Derrick Harris
    Assistant Pastor of Shepherding and Young Families
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Robert Blevins
    Director of Community Development
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
  • General Contact
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Sunday School

    We will not have Sunday school on May, 27. Our worship service will be at regular time, 10:30am.

COMING EVENTS

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  • Camp Iwilligoway: Kids! Sunday SchoolSun, Jun 3
    When: Sunday, June 3 at 10:00am
    Where: Southwood's Main Building, upstairs in room #2314 (Hwy45 room)

    Join us for Southwood Kids! Summer Sunday school, Sunday mornings 9:00-10:10am.
    The kids will enjoy Camp Iwilligoway which stands for "I will live God's way", a 10 week study where they'll learn about David and how he was a man after God's own heart. For Kindergarten through 5th grade completed.
  • Churchwide BBQ LunchSun, Jun 10
    When: Sunday, June 10 at 1:30pm
    Where: The Lodge, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Don’t miss out on the Churchwide BBQ Lunch at the Lodge Sunday, June 10, following the worship service. Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share if you are able. Donations will be taken at the door (suggested $5/person, $15/family).
  • CLIMB: 6th grade Missions ProjectMon, Jun 18
    When: Monday, June 18 at 10:00am
    Where: The Lodge, Southwood Presbyterian Church, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Register for CLIMB: 6th grade Mission Project, June 18-21, 9:00am-12noon. Join us for a fun but gratifying week as we serve four different ministries within our city. Your kids will have the opportunity to learn about God's grace as they serve others. For ages 6th grade completed only. Register at http://www.southwood.org/climb
  • VBS 2018: Prince Caspian: Return to NarniaMon, Jun 18
    When: Monday, June 18 at 10:00am
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church, 1000 Carl T Jones Huntsville, AL 35802

    Register for VBS 2018: Prince Caspian: Return to Narnia, June 18-21, from 9:00am to 12noon! Ages: Kindergarten - 5th grade completed. Signup by registering at http://www.southwood.org/vbs
  • Jr High EdgeSat, Jun 23
    When: Saturday, June 23 at 10:00am
    Where: Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA

    Come join us June 23-27 for a five day camp for Jr. High students (6th, 7th and 8th grade completed) at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register your child today!
  • Southwood Kids Water WarsTue, Jul 17
    When: Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30am
    Where: East Lawn, Southwood Presbyterian Church, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Kindergarten through 1st grade completed - 10:30am-12noon
    2nd grade through 5th grade completed - 1pm-3pm

    Join us for fun in the sun where kids can enjoy inflatable water slides, pools and sprinklers. Time brackets are above. Bathing suit is required, don't forget to bring your towel and sun screen!
  • Fall Sunday school kick-offSun, Aug 5
    When: Sunday, August 5 at 10:00am
    Where: Sanctuary, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Sunday school classes for 7th grade through Adults will meet in the sanctuary for a fun, engaging look at the over arching theme beginning in Children's Ministry to Adult Ministry. Please drop off Infant-6th grade children in their summer Sunday school class rooms.
  • Children’s Ministry Leadership LunchSun, Aug 5
    When: Sunday, August 5 at 1:00pm
    Where: The Lodge, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Mark your calendar for August 5th 12noon-2pm for Children's Ministry Leadership Training lunch!! Childcare will be provided for both parents serving. New information this year!! Great time of training, team building and lots of fun! RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Move Up SundaySun, Aug 12
    When: Sunday, August 12 at 10:00am
    Where: Nursery, Preschool and Children's Halls, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    New fall curriculum will begin September 12 alongside new room assignments.
  • Southwood Kids Family PicnicSun, Aug 12
    When: Sunday, August 12 at 12:59pm
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church

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The Gravity of Eternity | Will Spink
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ARTICLES AND UPDATES

The Church has Left the Building: Being “in the Community for the Community”
The Church has Left the Building: Being “in the Community for the Community”

I love Sunday mornings at Southwood. I think of them as family dinners where we all gather around one big table, invite our friends to join us, and celebrate together. We laugh, we cry, we even bring our problems and struggles, but we talk together about what matters most.

Monday… [more]

Why Short-term Missions
Why Short-term Missions

The answer to this question depends on whether you want to remain as you are, or be forever different.  Back in the early 90’s, a semi-retired missionary became a part of my church.  He regularly traveled to Russia to supervise a team of missionaries there.  One day,… [more]

Ask a Pastor: When Church is Boring
Ask a Pastor: When Church is Boring

Q: So, I know that God is overwhelming, but does that mean if I don’t feel overwhelmed in church that his presence isn’t really there, or that I’m just not feeling him?


A: Great question.  I’ve definitely asked… [more]

Jesus’s Senior Quote: How His Last Words Impact All of Life
Jesus’s Senior Quote: How His Last Words Impact All of Life

The conclusion of one’s high school career is often commemorated by one phrase typed up, placed, and printed under a picture for the school yearbook. One’s senior quote can be of the utmost importance; after all, it may be how one will be remembered. Senior Caroline Jewell, who… [more]

Pastor’s Note: Overwhelmed by Love
Pastor’s Note: Overwhelmed by Love

I am going to say this out loud as I write it.  Emily and I just had our FIFTH child.  The pace at which our life is going is crazy.  It feels as though we are in a constant transition.  Basketball season to baseball season, multiple surgeries, the terrible threes,… [more]

Session Update
 

If you have been on Southwood’s campus recently, you have probably noticed the signs for the auction of the White House property. The trustees have decided to pursue this route for the sale of the home following the congregational decision to sell the house, and the auction is scheduled… [more]

True Social Gospel
True Social Gospel

As we have worked our way through the Gospel of Luke at Southwood recently, I’ve been surprised at how much Jesus seems to care about something so seemingly “un-spiritual” as who I eat with. Jesus seems to say that issues like who is at my dinner table or on my party invitation… [more]

Intentional Parenting: Finding HOPE at CAFE
 

The title of this article might suggest that Derrick and I are slowly going to shift gears to tell you how much we know about parenting.  It is just not true.  Like every other parent out there, we are just trying to keep our kids alive and show them how to live.  Every… [more]

The Importance of Correct Posture
The Importance of Correct Posture

While you were growing up, I’m sure your mother told you (and maybe she still does!) to watch your posture and stand up straight, and she was correct.  Posture is highly important for us physically, and it also impacts how others perceive us.  As physical posture is important… [more]