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Kids Helping Kids at Saratoga Elementary School

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This spring, our Sunday School students have been raising funds to help our backpack school, Saratoga Elementary.  Southwood supplies 80 food-filled backpacks each week to students, plus our volunteers provide support in the classroom and at fun activities like the fun fair, science fair...

From Hope-Less to Hope-Filled

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One thing I was excited to do while in Tanzania was to give a scholarship to a new student. To see firsthand his reaction and to have a wonderful story to share with his sponsor.  Then I met Emanuel. Just looking at his ripped uniform and ill-fitting shoes, it was obvious that he was in...

The Garden of Gethsemane

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“Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed.” Luke 22:39-41 (NIV) Last...

February 2018 New Members

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On February 18, 61 new members joined Southwood after attending Discover Southwood and Connect at Southwood. Below are their photos and their names are below the image when enlarged.  

February 2018 New Members

Middle School Mission Trip

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This summer our middle school students will head to Minneapolis, Minnesota for a four-day mission trip in June. We’ll stay at Chi Rho, an ELCA camp where we will spend our afternoons hiking and canoeing on Lake Sylvia. Each day we will wake up early for breakfast with student-led devotions...