• Jean F. Larroux, III
    Senior Pastor
  • Will Spink
    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
  • Melissa Patterson
    Executive Assistant
  • 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
  • General Contact
    For all other purposes
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • “Fall Back” Time Change This Weekend

    Clocks will officially "fall back" one hour at 2:00am this Sunday.

  • Mexico Mission Trip

    March 21-28, 2015 Southwood is taking a family mission trip to Durango, Mexico to work with our church planting partners . We will have an informational meeting in the Gathering Space immediately following the worship service on November 2nd. For more details please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

COMING EVENTS

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  • Jr. High Fall RetreatFri, Nov 7
    When: 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
  • Santa’s Secret ShopSun, Nov 9
    When: Sunday, November 9 at 10:30am
    Where: Southwood Sanctuary

    Bring unwrapped gifts to the Sanctuary for Santa's Secret Shop in partnership with Second Mile Ministry. Gift collection will take place Nov. 9th and Nov. 16th.
  • Deck the HallsSun, Nov 23
    When: 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" on Nov. 23rd, for the Advent Season here at Southwood. Please sign up at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Fa La LodgeSun, Dec 21
    When: 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 16
    When: 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 6
    When: 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 7
    When: Saturday, March 7 at 8:00am
    Where: Meet in church parking lot between 8 - 8:30

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ARTICLES AND UPDATES

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Committed vs. Involved

A chicken and a pig were looking in a farmhouse window at the family eating breakfast.  The hen commented to the pig about how involved she was in producing so many fine eggs for the first meal of the day.  The pig paused and then answered… [more]

We Love Empowering Your Scattered Ministry
We Love Empowering Your Scattered Ministry

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]

Comprehensive Curriculum
Comprehensive Curriculum

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]

Session Update
Session Update

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]

All That Is Fair: Simple Solitary Melody
All That Is Fair: Simple Solitary Melody

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]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

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]

Southwood’s Vision for Students
Southwood’s Vision for Students

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]

Perspectives
Perspectives

Kim Delchamps
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]

A Place, A People, A Home
A Place, A People, A Home

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]