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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...

Why Pledge?

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When I was growing up in Chicago, part of my weekly allowance included a few dollars to give to church. This was well before online giving, so each week I looked forward to putting my envelope in the offering plate like the grown up church members around me. This early lesson in giving has...

HOPE Offering

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Offerings given during the Thanksgiving Eve Service will be dedicated to Southwood’s Lincoln Hunger Missions. Give today:  Meal Distribution Locations: F Street Recreation Center Gathering Place Matt Talbot Neighborhood Food Distribution—Center for People in Need Northeast...

Where does Our General Giving Go?

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It’s a question I get from time to time. People want to know how their giving makes a difference at Southwood. Personally, I also want to know how my giving makes a difference. The pie chart below seeks to share a story of how our giving to Southwood is used to serve God’s purposes...

Abundant Life

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For as long as we have been members of Southwood, the “Apple Sermon” has been a staple for our annual stewardship campaign. The analogy really stuck out to us about the importance of giving thanks to God and giving back to him from all of the blessings we have received. Our theme...