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    High-Life Assistant Director
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    Assistant Pastor of Shepherding and Young Families
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    Director of Children's Ministry
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    Director of Community Development
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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 the worship service, and while there is much to talk about, we will seek to cover the items in a timely fashion. In addition to reviewing last year’s giving and expenses, the 2018 budget plan will be presented as we look forward to what God will do through, beyond, and in spite of us.

Following elections for church officers and corporation trustees, we will also consider the sale of the “White House” property. The Session, Diaconate, and Finance Committee have recommended this action to the congregation, but the congregation maintains oversight of such property decisions. As we have communicated in the worship service, this recommendation comes as a result of ongoing thoughtful and prayerful consideration of the resources God has given Southwood to steward as well as the current and future ministry plans we have. While we have benefitted from several different uses for the White House over the past few years and while we are in a healthy financial position today, we believe the best strategic stewardship of this resource would be to attempt to sell it and designate the proceeds of that sale toward debt reduction.

Finally, please pray for your church officers as we prepare for and participate in our annual Officers Retreat at the end of February. This weekend is an important time for us to pray extensively for you and for God’s kingdom, to consider strategic planning for the church, and to deepen our relationships with each other so that we lead in a unified and passionate manner. Pray that God would bless that time and would give humility and wisdom to the leaders of Southwood.