"Put us where you want us, and show us what to do."

We’re Glad You’re Here

South Presbyterian Church is a collection of organic, grass-roots ministries called Acts of Faith that meet where people are and share the joy of God’s all-inclusive love. Jesus said, “Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in [my] way of life” (Mt. 28:19, The Message). We believe that when people of faith are in the world, others “bump up against Jesus” through them. The Acts of Faith Model is an adaptation of the 1st century church where everybody took care of each other in the community, without a centralized location, for the 21st century.
And so it is that we pray:

“Put us where you want us, and Show us what to do.”

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Praying Hearts

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Praying hearts provides a mid-week opportunity to gather in community for a time of prayer and meditation around a Bible passage or other related reading. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW December, 2019The comfort and peace that we receive through prayer is magnified when we come together as people of faith. Beginning as an observance of the National Day of…

Matthew 25

MISSION | VISION | CALLING This Act of Faith takes its name from Matthew 25:31-46 which calls us to actively engage in our community and the world around us. We do this by embracing three areas of action: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty.”* WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW December 5, 2019Our next Sunday for hospitality at St. Joe’s will…

Matthew 25 Initiative

In October (2019), our session voted to officially register South as part of our denomination’s Matthew 25 ministry. This nationwide initiative focuses on actively engaging our faith in the world with the goals of building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism and eradicating systemic poverty. South has a longstanding commitment to meeting people where they are and engaging in ministry that arises organically…

Reflections on El Paso and Dayton

Beloved Community, As we continue to grieve over last weekend’s violence, crying out “How long, O Lord, how long?” it is good to remember that the God we worship can not be defeated by human violence, by anger and rage and ‘isms’ that do not represent the love God pours out abundantly on God’s people.  As the death toll mounts in El…

Three Videos

Sometimes life is just too good to let go. Here are three videos that give you a bit of a glimpse into South Church – who we are, what’s important to us, and how we got here. The Ordination of the Reverend Laura Bachmann On June 22, 2019, the Presbytery of Genesee Valley ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, our…