• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Shannon Clark
    Administrative Assistant
  • James Parker
    Chief Musician
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Christine Betts
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Ty Commons
    Youth & Family Intern
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
    High-Life/Children
  • Derrick Harris
    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding and Young Families
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director, Children's Ministry
  • Angela Sierk
    Assistant Director, Children's Ministry
  • Robert Blevins
    Director, Community Development
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    Director, Facilities/Office
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  • Southwood Women’s Weekend

    Join Southwood Women's Ministry on August 17 & 18 to enjoy fellowship with one another and teaching from counselor and author Julie Sparkman. Julie will share from her study, Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can't Control. We will meet in the Lodge from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday, August 17, and from 8:30-noon on Saturday, August 18. The cost is $25/person. To register, go to southwood.org/crazytrain.

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  • Southwood Women’s WeekendFri, Aug 17
    When: Friday, August 17 at 6:30pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Join Southwood Women's Ministry on August 17 & 18 to enjoy fellowship with one another and teaching from counselor and author Julie Sparkman. Julie will share from her study, Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can't Control. We will meet in the Lodge from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday, August 17, and from 8:30-noon on Saturday, August 18. The cost is $25/person. To register, go to southwood.org/crazytrain.
  • Southwood Women’s WeekendSat, Aug 18
    When: Saturday, August 18 at 8:30am
    Where: The Lodge

    Join Southwood Women's Ministry on August 17 & 18 to enjoy fellowship with one another and teaching from counselor and author Julie Sparkman. Julie will share from her study, Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can't Control. We will meet in the Lodge from 6:30-8:30pm on Friday, August 17, and from 8:30-noon on Saturday, August 18. The cost is $25/person. To register, go to southwood.org/crazytrain.
  • Youth Parent MeetingSun, Aug 19
    When: Sunday, August 19 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Parents of 7-12 graders come to the Lodge for an informational meeting regarding Jr. High and Sr. High. Dessert and coffee provided!
  • Family Movie NightFri, Aug 24
    When: Friday, August 24 at 7:00pm
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church, The Lodge

    All are invited! Popcorn and Grilled Hotdogs provided ($4 person or $15 family). Movie TBD. Bring a finger friendly (peanut free) dessert to share.
  • Southwood Men’s RetreatFri, Sep 28
    When: Friday, September 28 at 6:00pm
    Where: Joe Wheeler State Park

    The Southwood Men's Fall Retreat will take place Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at Joe Wheeler State Park. Our speaker will be Alex Shipman, pastor of The Village Church in Huntsville. Registration will open on August 15.
  • Southwood Men’s RetreatSat, Sep 29
    When: Saturday, September 29 at 8:00am
    Where: Joe Wheeler State Park

    The Southwood Men's Fall Retreat will take place Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at Joe Wheeler State Park. Our speaker will be Alex Shipman, pastor of The Village Church in Huntsville. Registration will open on August 15.

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ARTICLES AND UPDATES

Pastor’s Note: Living in Community
Pastor’s Note: Living in Community

You may hear the word “community” at Southwood quite a bit in the coming days – not merely in this issue of Branches. We’re having community breakfasts in August. We’re starting Connect Communities in September. I’ll be preaching about biblical community starting this month.… [more]

General Assembly Report
General Assembly Report

Four Southwood staff members and one ruling elder participated in this summer’s General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (our denomination), held in Atlanta, GA. This 46th General Assembly was perhaps most notable for electing Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince (pictured here) as the… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

The Session continues to be excited about plans for this fall that we trust and pray will be some of many opportunities for gospel community to flourish at Southwood. Remember that while the children still move up to new classes on August 12, our adult Connect Communities will not begin… [more]

Serving with Jobs for Life
Serving with Jobs for Life

Fall is fast approaching and you know what that means: That’s right, Jobs for Life training! For the last three years, Southwood has provided support to one of our mission partners, The Cornerstone Initiative, as they have developed relationships with members of their community through… [more]

Diaconate Update
Diaconate Update

Fall will soon be in the air and on Saturday, August 25, the deacons have planned a church work day. It is one of the deacons’ roles to encourage and lead the congregation in stewardship of the church grounds. Unlike our work day in the spring, this one will be focused on the Southwood… [more]

Staying on Mission: Discipleship within Biblical Community
Staying on Mission: Discipleship within Biblical Community

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5, ESV

In the last edition of Branches, we saw that the primary calling of the church is to make disciples. That involves calling men, women, and children… [more]

Small Groups: Deep Gospel Community
Small Groups: Deep Gospel Community

When I arrived at Southwood almost one year ago, I didn’t really “know” anyone. I didn’t know where to eat, where to buy groceries, where to send my son to school or where to take my wife on a date. I didn’t know if people would like me, if I would fit in, if I would be able… [more]

Southwood Women’s Conference
Southwood Women’s Conference

Southwood women, A group of women meets together regularly to pray for you, to plan, and to dream about where God is leading our women. Our meetings are filled with lots of dialogue and laughter. We get our work done and are not afraid to engage in hard discussions. Pastor Ron assists… [more]

Leadership Training Class: Equipping Men and Women to Lead
Leadership Training Class: Equipping Men and Women to Lead

Have you ever considered leading a small group but felt you wouldn’t know what to do? Have you wanted to understand God’s Word better for yourself or for conversations with friends and family members? Have you desired to use your gifts to serve the church but felt uncertain… [more]