New Series this Sunday: “Safe Soil”

Safe Soil UK

Most Christians have good intentions.

Most churches want to be safe spaces.

We want to be a people of generosity, vulnerability, trust, compassion, consolation, grace, and healing. Yet, despite good intentions, so many people have experienced trauma within Christian communities. What is happening?

If a community is like a garden, what dynamics degrade the soil, causing people to wither or withdraw? How can we improve the quality of our soil, both as individuals and as a community?

In this series, we will revisit stories and parables from the life of Jesus and take a look at what makes for safer soil. See the outline, below. 

Worship Calendar

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Location & Zoom. We meet on Sundays at 15639 24 Avenue, Surrey. Zoom is offered if you cannot attend in person. If you have trouble with the zoom link, use: meeting ID: 831 1690 9977 with password: 753319

Sermons Are Podcasted
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Sun. Oct 9 Good Soil
Luke 8:1-8 

Sun. Oct 16Defended and Undefended
Luke 10:25-37 

Sun. Oct 23 ALL OUT
No service at Sunnyside:
Come to Kingfisher Farm to be steeped in the goodness of the land, learning about compost and soil with Paul and Angela Neufeld! 

New to Southpoint?

At Southpoint, it all begins with God’s love. Just as a plant grows, it receives sunshine, so we grow as we receive God’s love. At Southpoint, we are growing in our capacity to love God, ourselves, one another, and creation.

We seek to be a community of grace that is intentional yet organic, spacious yet authentic, grace-filled yet accountable. * We are fully welcoming. *

We encourage relationships rather than run programs, yet we recognize the importance of intentionality and structure as we nurture life together.

As a community, we seek to put our love in action. We value helping out on Sunday mornings, sharing food, and showing up in hard times. We keep our church life simple so folk have time to build relationships with family, friends, and neighbours. We encourage folk to serve in tangible ways within the wider community. We rent space rather than own a building, allowing us to do more with less, supporting missions at home and abroad.

Curious to know more?

These six slides express what motivates our ministry (best viewed on a monitor). Read Pastor Anne Baxter Smith’s bio here. Our website is

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