• Will Spink
    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
  • Melissa Patterson
    Interim Administrative Director
  • Chad Townsley
    Associate Pastor / Director of High-Life
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Nancy McCreight
    Assistant Director of Children
  • Kim Delchamps
    Admin. Assistant Children/High-Life
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Jonathan Barnette
    Director of Communication
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • CLIMB: Ascent Missions Project

    Register now! Join Southwood 6th graders completed for CLIMB2015 as we dive into serving our city. Four days only! June 15-18, 2015.
    Register at: southwood.org/climb

  • Thailand Trek VBS

    Register now! Join Southwood Kids' for VBS2015 as we dive into Group's first cross culture VBS, Thailand Trek. Four days only! June 15-18, 2015.
    Register now: southwood.org/vbs


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  • The Armor of God: Kids! Summer Sunday schoolSun, May 31
    When: Sunday, May 31 at 10:00am
    Where: Children's Ministry Hall, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Join us for Southwood Kids' Summer Sunday school, Sunday mornings 9:00-10:10am.
    Bring your kids for a fun and engaging 8 week study as we dive into the Armor of God in the book of Ephesians. Kindergarten through 5th grade completed will meet togehter in Hwy45 upstairs for a time of games, worship, prayer, and small group time while learning Biblical truths.
  • Thailand Trek VBSMon, Jun 15
    When: Monday, June 15 at 10:00am
    Where: 1000 Carl T Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join Southwood Kids' Thailand Trek Cross Culture VBS! June 15-18, 9:00-11:30am.
    This year we are mission focused and expanding our children's world view. Children will have an opportunity to experience the culture of Thailand through hands-on activities, games and food while learning Biblical truths. They will have an opportunity to see how God works in the lives of children across the world in Thailand. For ages 3 years old (September 1st, 2014) to 5th grade completed. Your child must be potty trained in order to attend.
    Register your child online at http://www.southwood.org/vbs
  • CLIMB: Ascent Missions ProjectMon, Jun 15
    When: Monday, June 15 at 10:00am
    Where: The Lodge, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join us for CLIMB: Ascent Mission Project! June 15-18, 9:00-11:30am.
    Join us for a fun but gratifying week as we serve four different ministries within our city. They are Deep Roots of Alabama, Lincoln Village Ministries, Manna House and The Care Center. Your kids will have the opportunity to learn about God's grace as they serve others. For ages 6th grade completed.
    Register your child online at http://www.southwood.org/climb
  • Edge 2015Sat, Jun 20
    When: Saturday, June 20 at 11:25am
    Where: Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA

    The EDGE is a summer conference for our Jr. High students (completed 6, 7, 8 grades). We will spend the week with over 600 jr. high students enjoying great teaching, amazing worship, games, activities, a day trip to Whitewater Atlanta and much more! Sign up deadline is April 22. Spots are limited so sign up today. http://www.southwood.org/edge
  • Water Wars: K-1st gradeThu, Jul 9
    When: Thursday, July 9 at 11:30am
    Where: East Lawn, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join us for fun in the sun where kids ages Kindergarten to 1st grade completed, can enjoy inflatable water slides, kiddie pools and sprinklers from 10:30am-12pm. Bathing suit is required, don't forget to bring your towel and sun screen!
  • Water Wars: 2nd-5th gradeThu, Jul 9
    When: Thursday, July 9 at 2:00pm
    Where: East Lawn, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join us for Xtreme Water Wars where kids 2nd-5th grade completed can enjoy inflatable water slides, slip n' slides, and water games from 1pm-3pm. Bathing suit is required, don't forget to bring your towel and sun screen!
  • Family Movie NightFri, Aug 7
    When: Friday, August 7 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Come and join us for Movie Night with the Family! Fresh grilled hotdogs will be made available for $3 a person or $12 a family. Popcorn is free!!! Movie is TBA.
  • Children’s Ministry Leadership Training LunchSun, Aug 16
    When: Sunday, August 16 at 1:00pm
    Where: 1000 Carl T Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    Mark your calendar for August 16, 12noon-3pm for Children's Ministry Leadership Training lunch!! We've condensed the information to be pocket sized. Great time of training, team building and lots of fun! RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

People Make a Church

We talked back at the beginning of this year about the need for all of us to be getting involved and to be leaning on Jesus and each other during this season. Ephesians (I am really excited to be back in that book with you soon!)… [more]

Senior Memories 2015
Senior Memories 2015

The month of May always brings mixed emotions for the high school seniors of High-Life. Eager and longing for the next exciting chapter of their lives, but also finding themselves terribly nostalgic for all things Huntsville and childhood, they anticipate, they reflect and they remember.… [more]

VBS and Climb 2015
VBS and Climb 2015

Pack your trunks for VBS this Summer!
We are headed to Thailand!

Southwood’s Children’s Ministry is excited to bring you a whole new VBS this summer! This year we are mission focused and expanding our children’s world view.  Children… [more]

Shrimp and Serving
Shrimp and Serving

Do you have a desire to express the grace of the gospel here in Huntsville, but struggle with where to plug in or with finding a way to do so that would match well with your life stage and other commitments? This is a problem I have certainly grappled with over the years.

One… [more]

Sunday School Changes
Sunday School Changes

Helping Us Connect

Did you know the Bible doesn’t give any directions to the Church on how to do Sunday School? Since Sunday School is a relatively recent development in the history of Christianity, we have considerable freedom in organizing classes in ways… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

The Session of Southwood met for its monthly stated meeting on April 14 and enjoyed an extended focus on our Children’s Ministry and its upcoming events. Children’s Ministry Director Nina Banta gave an in-depth report as well as an update on needs for service with VBS, CLIMB,… [more]

All That Is Fair: Brit Rock Sermons
All That Is Fair: Brit Rock Sermons

If I could say something to my younger, high school self it would be emphatically “DON’T PANIC!”  I never thought that I was a very anxious person, but I didn’t know me very well then.  Looking back, my anxiety revealed itself in subtle ways—perfectionism,… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Praying Like a Two-Year-Old

My two-year-old, Lily, is just learning to pray, and it often sounds like this: “Thank you Mama, Dada (how come Mom is always first?), Caitlyn, Allie, Mama, Dada, Allie, Caitlyn (hey, at least she loves her family!) …… [more]

Back to Good Again
Back to Good Again

The creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have… [more]