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Meeting of the Congregation

Members of South Presbyterian Church will convene for a Special Congregational Meeting on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, immediately following worship for the purpose of voting on the addition of a new position to our pastoral staff: Stated Supply Associate Pastor (half-time). A rationale and job description for this position was emailed to members. All are welcome to attend. Only SPC Active…

What Does the New Year Mean?

The wrapping paper remnants are finding their way to the trash. One by one, we remember the gifts that were given to us and we smile at the thoughts of children in this season. For some of us (myself included), we find ourselves away from home and yet at home with others — family — whether by birth or choice. And with…

Podcasts, Videos, Pastor’s Ponderings

It all started in August. At an Evangelism and Church Transformation conference, I was in a group where one of the participants asked if we minded him doing a Live Facebook broadcast of the group. And the rest is history. My thoughts about the need for us to reach people beyond just  our immediate Acts of Faith was confirmed. So … I…

Shove of the Dove

Do you ever feel like you just weren’t CONTENT where you are? Something’s just not jelling — whether for yourself, your family, or your faith community? Well, over the last five years, several of us from South have felt that way and we’ve found a lot of comfort from attending an annual conference in Florida in AUGUST!  (I know. Right? You’ve GOT to…

Holy Week and Religious Violence

As I write this at 7AM on March 22, 2016, Brussels has just been hit with a terrorist attack and the world is waking to another act of violence in the name of God. Sometimes when I’m not home (as I wasn’t last night) I watch MSNBC or CNN on my laptop. That’s what I did this morning. And with the video comes…

New Life & South: UPDATE

After seven months of working together, we seem to be settling down into a comfortable routine for our two churches. Use this link to read the NL Annual Report for 2015. (South’s is obtained through the Annual Report post.) New Life 2015 Annual Report

Annual Report 2015

It’s that time again when we are excitedly celebrating the year just ended. 2015 was a momentous year for South Church and our “merry little band of believers.” This year’s report, however, was so complex that we have had to upload it in four parts. You may see the report online and read it here, or you may download it and read…

Reconciliation, Apologies, and Integrity

For thirty years, the Presbyterian Church (USA), our national denomination, has struggled with the issue of ordination and marriage for our GLBTQ/Q members. This struggle is one that overtakes every group and every person that seeks to live with integrity. Our world is changing. Jesus’s world was changing. In his day, his people lived as an occupied nation. Nothing was stable and certain,…

Why are we DOING this?

Sometimes I wonder why it is that we aren’t just sitting around enjoying life where we worship at the Meadows. SCM (South Church at the Meadows) has a nice little schedule during the program year … worship on Sunday, CLASS ACT on Tuesday. Sing for Joy on Wednesday, Bible Study on Saturday … that’s what MOST small churches do. But why is…