Southpoint News October 28, 2017


The Faces of Grace: Community
At Southpoint, everything begins with God’s radical love. Having been brought home by God’s love, we seek to return and extend this love in tangible ways within our community. Our mission @ Southpoint is simple: love God, love others.

Our life together is formed around three practices which help us live out our calling as Christians: worship, connection and care. As we participate in these practices, God grows love within us.

Worship is a way of life, not just something we do on a Sunday morning. When we do gather, we seek to worship God in ways that are holistic, accessible, participatory and image-rich. We value creativity, the inclusion of children,  and the integration of worship styles.
We grow through engagement with God, self, community, and creation. We seek to foster connections that are intentional yet organic, spacious yet authentic, grace-filled yet accountable. We cultivate fellowship rather than run programs, yet we recognize the importance of intentionality and structure as we nurture life together.
As a community, we care. We help out on Sunday mornings, we share food, we show up at hard times in each other’s lives. We create networks and serve communities beyond our church circle.

This month is pledge month at Southpoint. During October, we express our care in tangible ways by collecting pledges for the coming year.  We write down anonymously how much we plan on giving so the leadership team can craft a budget for 2018. This year, we are also writing down the volunteer team we would like to participate in on Sunday mornings. Both these gifts of time and money are ways we express our care for one another. They are also tangible ways we participate in the beautiful kingdom coming into our midst.

October is coming to an end this Sunday. Please bring your pledges into church, or be in touch with Sarah McEvoy if you can’t be there, our treasurer, who will maintain confidentiality.

Thank you,


Reminder: New Service Time is 10:00 am
Winter Retreat at Camp Tulahead   February 9-12, 2018
Please fill out a registration form and submit by November 26, 2017 with the following funds:
50% due November 26, 2017
50% due January 14, 2018
Adults – $150
Children ages 6-11 are $130
Children 5 and under are free
Meals will be provided:
   Friday snack
   All meals Saturday
   All meals Sunday
   Brunch on Monday
More information to come.  If you have any questions, please talk to Colin


Please offer prayers for continued healing and renewal for: Christine, Kate, Anne & Chris, Shirley and Ron Baxter, and all our friends with their hands in Christ’s firm grip.

Lectio Divina with Pastor Anne and the Lectionary
Tuesdays at 9:00 am atThird Space

Mental Health Workshop at Regent College   9:30 am, Sat. 4th
Discussing the creation of communities safe for folk with mental health issues. Contact Pastor Anne if you think you may like to attend with her. “We will engage with stories of individuals who have championed mental health ministries in their churches, giving special focus to the remarkable journey of Cedar Park Church in Ladner.”  Link here.

Junior Youth Small Group
12:00 pm, Sun. 5th
Kingfisher Farm at 512 172 Street, Surrey

Christmas Skating Party
Save the date!!  Fri. 22nd

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