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Posts by Laura Bachmann

Acts of Faith at Cobb’s Hill Manor Suspended

We learned today that our hosts at Cobb’s Hill Manor have decided to suspend all activities there that involve guests from outside the building. As a result, effective immediately, our Sunday worship service, New Life on Monroe has been suspended, as have our mid-week Bible group, Thursday Morning Bible, and our monthly prayer group, Praying Hearts. The pastoral staff remains available for…

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…