Go out and train everyone you meet,
far and near, in this way of life.

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…

“How’re Things Going?”

Well, that’s a loaded question if ever I heard one. “How’re things going with the two churches sharing personnel, programming and resources?” “How’re things going with getting ready to send your only child off to college?” “How’re things going with the new Acts of Faith?” “How’re things going with bringing peace and reconciliation to the world?” “Oh … not bad.  How’re you?”…

New Life with South

On July 1, 2015, South and New Life Presbyterian Churches entered into a new  relationship.  Not your typical “church thing,” the two congregations have decided to create a NEW understanding of ministry. Ever since South started its Acts of Faith Model of Ministry, we have tried to GO where we are needed instead of expecting people to COME to us for assistance. This spring,…

South at the Shore

BIBLE STUDY IN CHARLOTTE Beginning Monday, June 15th at 10 a.m. South will inaugurate it’s latest ACT OF FAITH that we are calling     This Bible Study is being hosted by the CANNONBALL CAFE, a  Fair Trade employment opportunity for women. It is owned by the same group that sponsors the Women’s Coffee Connection on South Avenue and the Greenhouse Cafe on East…

Partnership with New Life

June 10, 2015 – A Note from the Pastor The session and I have some exciting news to share with you. New Life Presbyterian Church (upper Monroe Avenue at Rosedale St.) went through the New Beginnings process when we did a few years ago and they’ve been putting together their “new mission” ever since. In the middle of their process, their pastor…

Follow the Leader

One of the things that seems to separate South from some other churches is the fact that  ALL of us are leaders … worship leaders, class leaders, music leaders.  And never has that been more apparent than on Pentecost Sunday (May 24, 2015) when members of the congregation  led the Call to Worship, the Prayer of Confession / Words of Assurance, read…

Installation online

What a day!  What a celebration and thanksgiving to God!!! Over 1oo people from around the Presbytery and beyond. A magnificent reception; prayers, preaching, music, laughter, and tears in abundance.  God is good all the time; And all the time God is good. If you weren’t able to be with us on April 12th … or if you were there and would…