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Holy Spirit Nudges

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I feel so blessed to belong to a church with such a strong sense of service. I started serving at The Gathering Place about two and a half years ago. Every time I walk up to that two-story house, I can immediately feel a sense of inner peace and joy.  I try hard to remember the...

May 2018 New Members

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On May 20, 15 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.  

May 2018 New Members


We Remember Them ...

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Camp Carol Joy Holling isn’t just for young campers. It has a wonderful conference center that was the setting for Southwood’s grief retreat, appropriately titled, “But I’m still grieving! The Second Year and Beyond.” Each of us that attended had experienced the...

Always Pack a Servant's Heart—A Senior Reflection

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The summer before my freshman year, I decided to go on the high school mission trip to Idaho. I remember nervously packing, shoving towels, t-shirts, and sunscreen into a ridiculous suitcase triple the size of anyone else’s. I religiously followed the packing list, making sure not to miss...

Faith by Example ... through a son's eyes

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By Landon Braun Moms are probably the coolest things on planet Earth. So cool, in fact, that Jesus Christ even had a mother. Now that’s saying something, the son of God was birthed from a woman, a mother.  On a more serious note, my mother has done things for my family and I that I...

From Blackboards to Tablets

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Do you remember your classrooms in school? Did they have a blackboard, overhead projector, whiteboard, iMac, or tablet? You probably remember classrooms full of color, bulletin boards, posters, and learning materials like markers, paper, and pencils.  Classrooms in the U.S. have advanced...