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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…

Soul-o Sisters

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Soul-o (i.e. Solo) Sisters gathers (almost) monthly, bringing mutual support to each other as women living alone in this community. Whether living solo by choice or by circumstance, the women of Soul-o Sisters share what’s on their hearts and support each other emotionally and spiritually. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW March 1, 2020After a preliminary interest meeting last month,…

TMB – Thursday Morning Bible

MISSION | VISION | CALLING More than a “Bible Study,” we are a “Bible Application Group” that welcomes all interpretations of Scripture as we believe the Holy Spirit leads us to the understanding we most need at any given time. Believing that “God alone is Lord of the Conscience,” noone’s interpretation and meaning carries more weight than anyone else’s, though we do…

Love-Joy Fellowship

MISSION | VISION | CALLING Faith Communities are a balance between “faith” and “community.” The many activities of the Love-Joy Fellowship are those organized activities designed to provide opportunities for us to share fellowship time, welcome new members, and deepen relationships already in place. WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW Saturday, January 11th, we will gather at Carmen Clark Lodge of Brighton Town Park for…

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 March 16, 2020. One of the beautiful things about South’s Acts of Faith model is its reliance on lay leadership for many of its ministries. In this uncertain time,…

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 April 8. Even though St. Joe’s has had to suspend its…

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…

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…