• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Christine Betts
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
  • Derrick Harris
    Assistant Pastor of Shepherding and Young Families
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Robert Blevins
    Director of Community Development
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • “Grieving Well” Dessert NightMon, Jun 25
    When: Monday, June 25 at 7:00pm
    Where: 2705 Hampton Cove Way

    Have you experienced loss in your life and sometimes struggle with unexpected sadness or avoid grief altogether? Have you ever felt isolated in your grief? Do you want to learn more about the Bible’s perspective on grief for yourself or others? Join some of our pastors and elders for a casual dessert evening to share about this important topic together. We will meet at the home of Dave and Sharon Dutcher Monday, June 25, at 7:00pm. Please let us know if you plan to come: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Southwood Kids Water WarsTue, Jul 17
    When: Tuesday, July 17 at 11:30am
    Where: East Lawn, Southwood Presbyterian Church, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Kindergarten through 1st grade completed - 10:30am-12noon
    2nd grade through 5th grade completed - 1pm-3pm

    Join us for fun in the sun where kids can enjoy inflatable water slides, pools and sprinklers. Time brackets are above. Bathing suit is required, don't forget to bring your towel and sun screen!
  • Fall Sunday school kick-offSun, Aug 5
    When: Sunday, August 5 at 10:00am
    Where: Sanctuary, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Sunday school classes for 7th grade through Adults will meet in the sanctuary for a fun, engaging look at the over arching theme beginning in Children's Ministry to Adult Ministry. Please drop off Infant-6th grade children in their summer Sunday school class rooms.
  • Children’s Ministry Leadership LunchSun, Aug 5
    When: Sunday, August 5 at 1:00pm
    Where: The Lodge, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Mark your calendar for August 5th 12noon-2pm for Children's Ministry Leadership Training lunch!! Childcare will be provided for both parents serving. New information this year!! Great time of training, team building and lots of fun! RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Move Up SundaySun, Aug 12
    When: Sunday, August 12 at 10:00am
    Where: Nursery, Preschool and Children's Halls, Southwood Presbyterian Church

    New fall curriculum will begin September 12 alongside new room assignments.
  • Southwood Kids Family PicnicSun, Aug 12
    When: Sunday, August 12 at 12:59pm
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church

  • 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.

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Pastor’s Note: “It Was One of Those Days…”
Pastor’s Note: “It Was One of Those Days…”

So yesterday was one of those days. It was a “bad day” as days go. I realized my leadership failures had frustrated and disappointed people I really care about. Physical and relational crises were unraveling, and I couldn’t seem to be of help. Ideas and plans I made weren’t… [more]

Diaconate Update

This spring, Southwood’s deacons have spent considerable time working with the Women’s Ministry discussing what it looks like to partner with the ladies of Southwood in service.  One area that we are particularly excited about is a ministry of visitation and care for some of… [more]

Connecting Money, Relationships, and the Gospel

One of our local mission partners, CornerStone Initiative, is starting a new program called Faith and Finances. Their Executive Director, Debbi Akers, explains the heart of it here.  If you would like to support this class by providing a meal, please call the church office… [more]

Prayers for Peru
Prayers for Peru

Missions work is impossible without prayer. The gospel of Mark describes a time when Jesus casts a demon out of a little boy after the father asks Jesus to help his unbelief. Jesus sends the demon out of the boy and the disciples ask Him, “Hey, how come we could not cast the demon… [more]

The Source: Desperately Drinking Deeply from God’s Word
The Source: Desperately Drinking Deeply from God’s Word

As the summer approaches and the two weeks of Alabama spring give way to summer weather, I have realized something about myself: I drink a lot of water.  As I have worked in my yard throughout the past few months, I have noticed that I will down roughly one 64 oz. Nalgene of water… [more]

Staying on Mission: The Call to Make Disciples
Staying on Mission: The Call to Make Disciples

Matthew 28:18–20 (ESV)
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching… [more]

All That is Fair: So This Happened…
All That is Fair: So This Happened…

What is it about narrative that resonates with human beings?  It could be that the use of narrative helps us remember things that are important.  Or it could be that narrative helps us understand complex ideas or gives us a means to explore difficult questions.  It could… [more]

The Church has Left the Building: Being “in the Community for the Community”
The Church has Left the Building: Being “in the Community for the Community”

I love Sunday mornings at Southwood. I think of them as family dinners where we all gather around one big table, invite our friends to join us, and celebrate together. We laugh, we cry, we even bring our problems and struggles, but we talk together about what matters most.

Monday… [more]

Why Short-term Missions
Why Short-term Missions

The answer to this question depends on whether you want to remain as you are, or be forever different.  Back in the early 90’s, a semi-retired missionary became a part of my church.  He regularly traveled to Russia to supervise a team of missionaries there.  One day,… [more]