• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
    High-Life/Children
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Saturday Seminar

    We don't have to move to another country in order to be a missionary. We are called to do that right where we live. How do we build meaningful relationships with those with a different ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural background? We will explore these topics with Tedd Offutt, Director of Training with Encompass World Partners. The Living Missionally Seminar will be on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00am-1:00pm. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attend. To register email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at the Church Office by Monday, March 5, 2018.

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  • Saturday SeminarSat, Mar 10
    When: Saturday, March 10 at 9:00am
    Where: The Lodge 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    Living Missionally: Engaging the World Where We Live
    We don't have to move to another country in order to be a missionary. We are called to do that right where we live. But how do we do that? How do we build meaningful relationships with those with a different ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural background? We will explore these topics with Tedd Offutt, Director of Training with Encompass World Partners. The Living Missionally Seminar will be on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00am through lunch. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided and there is no cost to attend. To register email Shannon Clark (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) at the Church Office by Monday, March 5, 2018.
  • Women’s Spring Retreat - Register TodayFri, Mar 16
    When: Friday, March 16 at 6:00pm
    Where: Camp Alpine in Mentone, AL

    Women’s Spring Retreat - Register Today
    The annual Women’s retreat this year is at Camp Alpine in Mentone, AL, on March 16-18. Our speaker, Denine Blevins, will share how the gospel has transformed her life. Cost is $125 per person and you can register now at southwood.org/womensretreat. Contact Shannon Clark at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like further information.
  • Maundy Thursday ServiceThu, Mar 29
    When: Thursday, March 29 at 6:00pm
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join us for our special Maundy Thursday service at 6:00pm. Nursery provided.
  • Good Friday ServiceFri, Mar 30
    When: Friday, March 30 at 6:00pm
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join us for our special Good Friday service at 6:00pm. Nursery provided.
  • Southwood Easter Egg HuntSat, Mar 31
    When: Saturday, March 31 at 9:00am
    Where: Southwood Lawn

    Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt at Southwood on Saturday, March 31. We will gather outside the sanctuary at 9am for fellowship, egg hunt instructions and a short, kid-friendly message on the Resurrection. Egg hunt schedule: 9:30am: ages 2 and younger; 9:45am ages 3-6; 10am ages 7 and older (children just need to bring a basket!). Feel free to invite your family, friends, and neighbors as we desire for this event to be a blessing to our community.

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ARTICLES AND UPDATES

Pastor’s Note: Black History Month at Southwood?
Pastor’s Note: Black History Month at Southwood?

A friend recently asked me, “Does Southwood do anything for Black History Month?” My initial response was a somewhat embarrassed, “Well, not really … maybe we should be.” But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there are important things going on – and… [more]

Session Update
 

The Session is excited for the February 4 Congregational Meeting as we get to rejoice together in God’s gracious provision for Southwood and the ways that is allowing us to see the kingdom advance in our church and far beyond as well. This annual meeting will occur immediately following… [more]

Bold as Love: The Challenge and Beauty of Genuine Relationships
Bold as Love: The Challenge and Beauty of Genuine Relationships

There probably is no word more ubiquitous in Christianese than the word “love”.  The beautiful, longsuffering, and natural love of God.  The love of brothers and sisters in Jesus toward one another.  The love known between a husband and a wife.  The love… [more]

Now What? Living Out Express Grace
Now What? Living Out Express Grace

I love conferences like the one we just experienced here at Southwood.  I love the energy they inject into our spiritual lives.  I love the fresh vision they can create for us in how we are called to express grace.  I love the new connections we make with our mission… [more]

All That Is Fair: The Wisdom to Know the Dance
All That Is Fair: The Wisdom to Know the Dance

Sometimes you find yourself face to face with a dilemma that feels utterly terrifying.  I’m only 37, and I’ve encountered more than a few circumstances in my life that have rattled me.  That feeling of being out of control, of having all good options stripped away… [more]

Pastor’s Note: Eye-Opening Experiences
Pastor’s Note: Eye-Opening Experiences

When I traveled to India this fall to work with our mission partners there, the trip opened my eyes in ways that greatly challenged and encouraged my heart. As you might expect, it opened my eyes to the beauty and uniqueness of a different culture as well as the dire need for the gospel… [more]

Introducing: Robert Blevins
Introducing: Robert Blevins

Originally from Winchester, Tennessee, Robert Blevins was a history teacher and coach for 13 years in the inner city of Chattanooga. When he felt the call to vocational ministry, he left the school system and became the program director at Hope for the Inner City, a mercy ministry started… [more]

Express Grace Conference 2018
 

We are finishing up the holiday season where we celebrate the coming of the Son of God in human flesh.  What a glorious thing our God accomplished for us in the birth of Jesus.  Why did He come?  There are multiple reasons we could list, but the Gospel of John tells us… [more]

Session Update
 

Since we shared with you last year some significant financial needs we were facing, we wanted to begin by praising God for his gracious provision once again. While the numbers aren’t final as of this mailing, it appears clear that income will exceed expenses for 2017 by a meaningful… [more]