• 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
  • General Contact
    For all other purposes
 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Jobs for Life

    We are currently recruiting Champions to partner with each student for the 2017 Jobs for Life Class. Training classes are at 5:30pm each Monday in August. The JfL class will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from September 11 - November 9. We will also need volunteers to help with meal preparation, childcare, and the prayer team. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

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  • Southwood Women’s Conference Day 1Fri, Aug 11
    When: Friday, August 11 at 6:00pm
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    It's time to register for the women's conference! On August 11&12, Southwood will host guest speaker Julie Sparkman, founder of Restore Ministries and author of Idol Addiction. Doors open at 6:30pm on Friday, Aug 11. Join us at 8:30am on Saturday for continental breakfast. The first session begins at 9:00am and the second begins at 10:30. The conference will conclude at noon.



    The cost is $20 per person. No childcare will be available onsite.

    Click here to register!
  • Southwood Women’s Conference Day 2Sat, Aug 12
    When: Saturday, August 12 at 8:30am
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    It's time to register for the women's conference! On August 11&12, Southwood will host guest speaker Julie Sparkman, founder of Restore Ministries and author of Idol Addiction. Doors open at 6:30pm on Friday, Aug 11. Join us at 8:30am on Saturday for continental breakfast. The first session begins at 9:00am and the second begins at 10:30. The conference will conclude at noon.



    The cost is $20 per person. No childcare will be available onsite.

    Click here to register!
  • Family Movie NightFri, Aug 18
    When: Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    All are invited! Popcorn and Grilled Hotdogs provided ($4 person or $15 family). TBD concerning movie shown. Bring a finger friendly (peanut free) dessert to share.

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Luke: Good News of Great Joy for All People (32 of 50), Luke 10:25-37
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ARTICLES AND UPDATES

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Saying Yes (or No) to Serving Opportunities

Is it merely over-spiritualizing to say that God has at Southwood the exact people He wants with the exact strengths and weaknesses, gifts and experiences? Not from the perspective of I Corinthians 12. In that chapter… [more]

Southwood’s Core Commitments
Southwood’s Core Commitments

The Alabama football team under the leadership of Nick Saban may run lots of different plays with lots of different players, but every Saturday we expect to see a disciplined, hard-nosed, tough team on the field. The Beatles have played many different songs, but we consistently recognize… [more]

Reflections
Reflections

Honored.  Privileged.  Humbled.  Thankful.

Southwood, when I think about working for this church, I am so thankful for you.  It has been an honor to work here with you—an honor so great that it is not easily expressed in words, but I will try. I won’t… [more]

Praying for Peru
Praying for Peru

You probably know by now that we have 15 members and students going to Peru this summer, but did you know that you are sending them? If you are tithing at Southwood, part of that money is making this trip and ongoing partnership possible. If you ate at Big Rosie’s, joined in the… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Culture and Gospel Meet

Q) What motivates today’s Christian youth?

A) The question of motivation is one that is most readily answered by a Monday morning, armchair quarterback.  Parents, coaches, teachers,… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

What a joy it was to celebrate the ordination and installation of Peter Render to be set apart for the ministry of the gospel and to be our assistant pastor for youth and families! The Session encourages you to join us in following the admonition of Elder Todd Gandy, who charged us… [more]

All That Is Fair: The Serenity Prayer That Willie Taught Me to Pray
All That Is Fair: The Serenity Prayer That Willie Taught Me to Pray

We’ve all heard it before.  The serenity prayer.  “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  It was written in the 1930s by Reinhold Niebuhr and later… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Living Into The Future

Last month in this column I wrote about “Living out of the Past”—not being stuck in the past, but at the same time not forgetting the character of God and the lessons learned from previous chapters of our story. It’s vital that… [more]

Hope for the Future
Hope for the Future

As winter melts away and spring weather ushers in a new season of life, the students of Huntsville have a physical reminder of the passage of time. For seniors and their families, it can be an especially bittersweet season. It is a season that with every rain as well as every sunny… [more]