Both of the Fa-La-Lodge shows are almost sold out. If you would like to attend either the 5:30pm or the 7:30pm show, please stop by the Church Office soon. Nursery is available at the 5:30pm show but reservations must be made through the Church Office. If you're coming to a show and would like to help, please bring a plate of cookies to share.
COMING EVENTSAll Events →
- Fa La LodgeSun, Dec 21When: Sunday, December 21 at 6:30pm
Where: The Lodge
Join us in the Lodge at 5:30pm or 7pm for a fun night of Christmas music.
- Host Team HuddleSun, Jan 11When: Sunday, January 11 at 9:00am
Where: Gathering Space
January 11th at 9am
Current host team members and anyone interested in learning more about serving with Southwood's host team on Sunday mornings is invited to join us for fellowship, refreshments, and some very important training Sunday January 11th at 9am in the Gathering Space. The host team is a critical part of expressing grace to our members and guests on Sunday mornings, and we need your help!
- Jr. High-LifeWed, Jan 14When: Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00pm
Where: The Lodge
7th and 8th graders meet in the Lodge from 6-7:30PM. Bring $3 for dinner.
- Express Grace ConferenceFri, Jan 16When: Friday, January 16 at 12:00am
Where: Southwood Sanctuary
This year's conference will feature speaker and author Scotty Smith, founder of Christ Covenant Church in Franklin, TN. We will also be hosting a missions fair on Saturday evening.
- Sr. High-Life Winter RetreatFri, Feb 6When: Friday, February 6 at 4:30pm
Where: Camp ToKnowHim in Pisgah, AL
9th-12th graders come together for a weekend away in Pisgah, AL. More details to be sent in the mail!
- All Church WorkdaySat, Mar 7When: Saturday, March 7 at 8:00am
Where: Meet in church parking lot between 8 - 8:30
- Southwood Women’s RetreatFri, Mar 13When: Friday, March 13 at 4:00pm
Where: Joe Wheeler State Park
Mark your calendars and plan to join us March 13-15 at Joe Wheeler State Park. Sign up at http://southwood.org/womensretreat
ARTICLES AND UPDATES
An Open Letter to the Next Senior Pastor of Southwood
I am writing this to you publicly so that everyone might hear what I am telling you. There are several things I want you to know—
First, you are blessed beyond your ability to know it right now. This… [more]
Perhaps none of you are like me, but I have to admit that there is something particularly compelling about the fact that the homeless will be cold on Christmas—more compelling than the fact that they will likely be cold on January 15th. Charities capitalize on the benevolent and generous… [more]
DECEMBER ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Everywhere you turn these days, room is being made for Christmas to come. Stores have cleared shelves to make room to stock holiday merchandise before the calendar even turns to December. Families have shifted furniture around to make room for a tree… [more]
“In the beginning—that is where this story begins. Which is far better than a story that begins with any old ‘once upon a time.’ This story is better than the greatest fairy tale you’ve ever heard—because this story is all true. And this story is our story—your story.”… [more]
It was with heavy hearts that the Session heard of our Senior Pastor’s resignation prior to the worship service on November 9. Over the next few weeks, we have experienced many of the emotions you have had as well—sadness and grief, hope and anticipation. The latter feelings are… [more]
Winter mornings are my favorite. The house is quiet, and cold. Steam from my coffee rises like a ghost. And there is a soft warm glow trying to make its way around my curtains. The sun is coming up, waking the world with light. First light… It must… [more]
What Are You REALLY Thankful For?
Every year at this time you can pick up a local newspaper or open your inbox and find a list of things from kindergarteners that they are thankful for. Sometimes you will receive an email oozing with pseudo-spiritual sappiness… [more]
Gender issues are consistently topics of conversation in a variety of spheres of life: personal, political, social, and many others. But what about in the church? What does the Bible have to say about men and women, their similarities and differences, their place and function in the… [more]
The Gospel provides a message of fixing the most broken relationship that ever existed: mankind separated from God. Last year the churches of the Monterrey valley invited Southwood to visit them and build relationships, and that we did: Ben, Sarah and Riley Niemitz, and us. We built… [more]