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    High-Life Assistant Director
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    Director of Children's Ministry
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    Come join us for an evening of Christmas music and fellowship at the Lodge on Saturday, December 17 at 6:30pm and Sunday, December 18 at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. You can purchase tickets ($5) and make nursery reservations beginning Sunday, December 4, in the Guest Center. Nursery (pre-K 3 and below) will be available at the 5:30 show on December 18.


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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

“Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room”: The Emotions of Christmas

Let me confess up front that our family committed this year what I know many of you consider a grievous sin (or breach of all reasonable etiquette): We began listening (and singing, dancing, and arguing)… [more]

Christmas Tales to Ponder
Christmas Tales to Ponder

Advent Devotionals from Matthew

A Tale of Lavish Grace
Matthew 1:1-17

Many of us begin reading the Christmas story from Matthew in verse 18.  That is because Matthew gives us the genealogy of Jesus in the first few verses, and since… [more]

Christmas Family Traditions
Christmas Family Traditions

Christmas time can bring reminiscence of past Christmas traditions or the creation of new traditions with children or grandchildren. We hope this season brings a little bit of both for you and your family! Here are a few that folks have shared with us!

“For our… [more]

I’ll Be “Home” For Christmas
I’ll Be “Home” For Christmas

It might seem obvious that for a cross-cultural missionary serving in South Sudan, Christmas away from their family and home in the U.S. could be difficult. What might seem less obvious is the fact that when that same cross-cultural missionary returns to the States after some years… [more]

When Christmas is Hard
When Christmas is Hard

Christmas is filled with a cascade of traditions, and each person has his favorites. This may even include the airing of many Christmas commercials. Some commercials have been around for years such as the Hershey’s Kisses handbell choir and the Campbell’s Soup snowman. There are… [more]

Imago Dei
Imago Dei

Sr High-Life has spent the fall unpacking the idea first presented in Genesis 1 and 2, that we all bear the image of God.  Image bearing is an inescapable reality for all humans.  It is the reason that we can find beauty in our own brokenness and the brokenness around us. … [more]

The Most FaLaLabulous Christmas Show of All!
The Most FaLaLabulous Christmas Show of All!

Ok… We are approaching a milestone here at Southwood.  This year, 2016 (in case you were confused), will mark the 5th annual commencement of the Fa La Lodge shenanigans, tomfoolery, and ballyhoo.  That’s a big deal!  See, when you do something 5 years in a… [more]

All That Is Fair: Just Like Scrooge
All That Is Fair: Just Like Scrooge

When I was a kid, Christmas was always exciting.  I imagined all the things I would ask for and what I might get under the tree.  It was almost too much for me to take.  That whole “visions of sugarplums” thing can be overwhelming at times (what is a sugarplum anyway?) … [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

How Important Is Thanksgiving?

This month we will gather with families, consume tons of food, and overdose on football games, all in the context of giving thanks for the blessings of life.  Giving thanks is a great thing for us to do and is something well… [more]