Southpoint News October 9, 2015
“To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything that He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakened to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference…Gratitude is therefore the heart of the solitary life, as it is the heart of the Christian life…We live in constant dependence upon this merciful kindness of the Father, and thus our whole life is a life of gratitude – a constant response to his help which come to us at every moment.” Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude
- TONIGHT!!! Youth Group
- October 11th – SUNDAY WORSHIP – Thanksgiving Sunday!
- October 16th – Youth Group – a possibility – stay tuned
Who will speak for the rivers?
A proposal for a truck parking lot (with oil change and washing facilities) will endanger the Little Campbell River on the South side of 16th and just East of 192. The loss of this land would be an ecological tragedy.
There is a meeting to continue planning and organizing around the proposed truck parking lot development across from A Rocha (193/16th). We will meet next Tuesday October 6th at 7:15 at the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club.
If you would like to be on the email list getting updates and development on this project, email Angela Neufeld.
Who will speak for the poor?
Check out the latest from Humans of New York: http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ and read these personal accounts of refugees from Syria. If you could take one immediate action that would benefit these refugees from Syria, would you?