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    Assistant Director, Youth/Families
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    Youth & Families Intern
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    Administrative Assistant
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    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding & Young Families
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    Director, Children's Ministry
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    Director, Nursery
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    Director, Community Development
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    Director, Facilities/Finance
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Session Update


Having shared with you late last year some significant financial needs we were facing, we want to praise God for his gracious provision once again. While the numbers aren’t final as of this mailing, giving for 2018 exceeded $2 million, which allows us to meet all commitments to our mission partners and enter 2019 in a stable cash position. While some necessary capital projects late in the year have made cash flow slightly negative for the year, God continues to amaze us with his generosity and increase our faith in him. And while we thank him for this, we also want to thank you for your faithful and generous support of the work of God’s church and kingdom and thank our staff for their carefulstewardship of our budgeted resources.

We will report final income and expense numbers for the year at the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 3, at which time we will also present the 2019 budget. With a full staff, active ministries, and additional support of our mission partners in the new year, please continue to pray for, depend on, and expect God’s spiritual and material provision for Southwood.

That annual meeting after the worship service on February 3 will also include times to pray together, updates on the mission and ministries of the church, and election of trustees and church officers. In particular, this year we are recommending the election of Andes Hoyt to the office of elder. Please feel free to talk with Andes, read about him on this page of Branches, and pray for him as he considers this calling. Please also pray with us this year for Matthew Cruze, Reeves Fancher, Tripp Pearson, Eric Sholes, and Blake Stuart, who have agreed to participate in our Officer Apprenticeship Program. This is an important time of training and consideration for men you have nominated for service alongside our Session or Diaconate.