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- HeyDaySun, Oct 26When: Sunday, October 26 at 3:00pm
Where: Southwood Campus
Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled afternoon of games, food, and fellowship.
- Jr. High Fall RetreatFri, Nov 7When: Friday, November 7 at 4:30pm
Where: Camp Skyline in Mentone, AL
7th and 8th graders join together for a weekend away. To sign up: http://www.southwood.org/fallretreat
- Deck the HallsSun, Nov 23When: Sunday, November 23 at 12:00pm
Where: Southwood Sanctuary, Gathering Space, Lodge & Children's Hall
Come help the Flower Buds and Children's Ministry "Deck the Halls" for the Advent Season here at Southwood. There will be food trucks in the Lodge parking lot immediately following service to provide nourishment.
- 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.
- Express Grace Conference 2015Fri, 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
ARTICLES AND UPDATES
Committed vs. Involved
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Do you ever wonder how the early church did ministry? I mean, they were meeting in underground graveyards, and their pastors were escaping in baskets lowered through windows (Acts 9:25). There were hardly well structured “community development” or “shepherding” departments.… [more]
Children’s minds are sponges. They retain more information in their formative years than in any other. Thus, building a foundation of Biblical truths upon which the building blocks of faith are placed as children grow is of utmost importance. That is why hours are spent in organizing… [more]
One of the areas of focus over the last several months for the Session and Staff has been the coordination and communication of a plan to support more intentionally the “scattered” ministries of Southwood members. As you can read on the following pages of BRANCHES, we are eager… [more]
Felix Mendelssohn is a composer associated with early Romanticism in music. He was born in 1809 and died fairly young in 1847. He was Jewish by birth but he and his immediate family had all converted to Reformed Christianity. Mendelssohn was regarded as a child prodigy… [more]
When people from other churches hear that I work at Southwood, they often say to me, “Aren’t y’all the church that has that thing for youth?” I say, “You mean ‘the Lodge’?” And they reply, “Yeah, like that ski lodge thing!” I proudly respond, “Yep, that’s us!”… [more]
In 2000-2001 High-Life Ministries consisted of around 20-25 kids who met in different homes. The youth staff was smaller and less resourced. Beginning in 2001, through the leadership of the Session and the vision, enthusiasm and faithfulness of Southwood’s newest Youth Director,… [more]
In 1995 I began working at Southwood at the front desk doing a variety of administrative things, including youth administration. Through the years of 1995-2004, the youth ministry at Southwood began to grow and with that growth came more opportunities… [more]
High-Life has seen hundreds of students come through the ministry. Each of these students has had a unique story and experience in the ministry as well as leaving a unique impression on the staff, volunteers and fellow students who spent time with them. From this wonderfully energetic,… [more]