News & Updates

Finding Joy in the Hard Times

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On June 1st of this year, my life came to a crashing halt. My five-year-old daughter, Maggie, was diagnosed with very high-risk b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For the following four months I lived in a fog. A fog that shook up my routine. I had stayed home since Maggie was born and we had...

Finding Joy in Singing

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During one of the last interviews with the famous actress, Katharine Hepburn, she was asked what her advice would be for all those coming after her. She replied rather quickly, “Listen to the song of life!” I was so struck by her comment that I went to the kitchen and grabbed a pen...

Be a Light in the World

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The Christmas offering will be dedicated to students at our sister church schools in Honduras and Tanzania as well as those in Lincoln for the Saratoga Elementary Backpack and the Northeast High School Food Market programs. Honduras Provide materials for the local school, church library...

Finding Joy in a Child's Eyes

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by Deb Raatz, Children & Families Coordinator What joy it is to celebrate Christmas with the curiosity and sheer delight of the children here at Southwood! Every year we bring out the Little Tykes Manger scenes, act out the Christmas Story with precious children in costumes and light the...

Giving Update

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Giving Update 1. Stewardship 2019 Earlier this month Pastor Greg talked about Abundant Life and asked everyone to complete a pledge card. If you haven’t made a pledge of support to Southwood for the coming year, please do so now. Pledge Today or complete the paper copy...

A Thanksgiving Reflection

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When I think about the things I am most thankful for in my life, my faith and relationship with God bubble up to the top. I cannot imagine a life without faith and am fortunate to have been brought up in a family of faith. My parents set a good example of what it meant to be a Christian in how...