An Eight Day Revolution
Creating a Caring Community
At the first Christmas, angels proclaimed good news of great JOY for all people. In this series, we re-tell the Christmas story and rediscover for ourselves the JOY that Christ's birth brings.
Jesus promised us an abundant life.
A life not measured by the amount of time spent here on earth. A life not measured by prosperity, health, occupation or material things. Abundant life is a life overflowing with the joy that comes from growing in our love for God and others. And the best part of all is when our abundance spills over into the lives of others, creating ripples that change the world.
The Challenge for 2019—Make a financial commitment to support Southwood.
- If you have made a pledge in the past, please consider an increase in your support as our church continues to grow and expand.
- If you have never made a pledge, please consider doing so this year. Your commitment helps us plan, and is a personal sign of the faith you have in our Lord and his work through his church.
ONE Sermon Series
We live in a diverse and divided world. We are driven away from each other by race, by religion, by sex, by politics, etc. But this is not God’s vision for us. God desires us to be:
- ONE in Christ …
- ONE in Faith …
- ONE in Community …
even though we are different from one another. The ONE Study and Sermon Series will dive into these themes from a faith perspective. We will be challenged to listen, to learn, and many times to change in the ways that we might think about others who are different from us. In this way we might grow to be ONE with one another and with our God.
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1–6 (NIV)
Weary travelers. You’ve seen them, and maybe even been one. Everything crammed into their luggage, staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies looking worn out and worn down. At times our lives are like this. It’s not so much physical luggage but emotional baggage that weighs us down: like fear, or worry, or discontent.
During this sermon series, based on the book Traveling Light by Max Lucado, we will to learn how God seeks to lighten our burdens, burdens we were never
meant to bear in the first place.