"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.”


Matthew 25

Last month, 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 from…

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…

Summer Evening Prayer

On June 27, 2019, a group of 6 participated in the evening prayer service. We met outside the highrise and read a poem called Stay. We discussed it and prayed for our world, our nation, our community and our families. It was a perfect summer evening.

Pride Celebrations and the Church

Thoughts from the Pastor on Pride Sunday 2019 On this 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots … here is a reminder of where our church (both the PC(USA) and South Presbyterian’s Acts of Faith) stands on LGBTQ inclusion. I know that this is an issue that many have been taught over the years is “unChristian” (as if Christ taught that anyone was…