Refresh: New Beginnings
An Official Welcome from the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms (CABF)
Marlene Knowles, President of the CABF, reached out to Anne and the Leadership Team earlier this week to say: “On June 3, 2023, the members of CABF were delighted to vote to accept the application of The Church at Southpoint for membership. Welcome! We look forward to working for many years in collaboration and cooperation as we serve our God.”
CABF is a growing Canada-wide fellowship composed of both individuals and churches. Our application, and that of Kitsilano Christian Community Church, had been recommended by the Council earlier this spring was ratified by the full membership on Saturday.
Currently, member churches are located in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. CABF seeks to be a safe and welcoming environment in which Baptists can share all concerns and points of view without fear of being marginalised. Their vision statement is “Baptists freely seeking, living, sharing and celebrating justice, peace and love under the lordship of Christ”. The CABF is partnered with Canadian Council of Churches and the Alliance of Baptists.
A first annual CABF “Cross-Canada” Retreat will be held at First Baptist Edmonton (also a new member) from Oct 23-26 with the goal of gathering, learning, encouraging and blessing one another as we continue to move forward in the journey of being and building up the CABF community.
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
Catch up on Southpoint sermons by finding the podcast “Meditations from the Church at Southpoint” on Spotify, Apple and Google. They’re also available on our website: www.southpoint.ca.
Sun Oct 1 Joy Banks
Refreshing Our Imagination
Introducing our Core Images.
Sun Oct 8 Jake Tucker
The God of Small Things
Luke 13: 18-21
Sun Oct 15 Anne Baxter Smith
John 4:1-42 (**v 13-14)
Sun Oct 22 ALL OUT
No service in the Sunnyside building
For our next All-OUT Sunday, we’ll be splitting up into three ‘teams’ to enjoy a mixture of work and play near the ocean. Folks on the green team will get to join an invasive species removal event hosted by Green Teams Lower Mainland at Ruth Johnson Park. Just a short walk down from the park, folks on the blue team will participate in a beach clean-up walk. Finally, anyone who’d prefer coffee and conversation at the cafe can join the brown team — you are encouraged to bring brownies with you! 🙂
Sun Oct 29 Fifth Sunday Brunches
No service in the Sunnyside building
Sun Nov 5 Anne Baxter Smith
Sun Nov 12 Anne Baxter Smith
John 21: 1-14
Sun Nov 19 Anne Baxter Smith
Mark 4: 26-29, Ps 26:5,6
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.
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