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Session Update


Session Update

At the annual congregational meeting in February, we rejoiced together in God’s gracious provision for Southwood and in many encouraging ways God is at work to advance his kingdom here and around the world. The congregation elected Andes Hoyt to the office of ruling elder in the church, and he was installed during the worship service on February 17. In addition, Landa Pennington and Ray Sheppard were selected to new terms as trustees for the corporation of Southwood.

We also at that meeting reported 2018 income around $2.07 million and cash expended for the year just slightly higher at $2.117 million. Our treasurer, Deacon Brax Watkins, presented the 2019 budget, which is set at $2,188,683 (see chart on this page). We consider every penny of this budget to be for God’s mission, and we ask you to pray and give with us so that we might in particular share funds with kingdom partners in Huntsville and around the world as well as support our staff and ministries advancing God’s kingdom in our community.

One final part of the meeting was the communication of the new “Southwood App” that you can download onto your smartphone. We will still communicate in other ways, but we encourage those of you who use this technology to take advantage of the app for sermon audio and notes, bulletin and announcement information, calendar events, and electronic giving. For more information on how to access all these things, read the article above.

Finally, thank you for praying for our recent Officers Retreat. Your elders and deacons – and their wives for part of the time! – enjoyed a rich time of fellowship and discussion of various items including what Gospel community looks like when built around God’s word and how we can increasingly become a praying church. A significant portion of our time was spent praying for each other and for the congregation. We found this to be deeply needful for each of us, and we encourage you to be sharing and praying with us, with your small groups, with your Connect Communities, and in many other contexts as we seek to nurture gospel community at Southwood for the glory of Christ and his kingdom.