Unsafe, or Uncomfortable?

Safer Soil (2)

Following from her meditation on Sunday, Nancy DeVries asks:

Perhaps there are ideas or images of who Jesus is that can be released from your own mind and belief system? 

Perhaps there is a need for a reset, to see Jesus as a place and person of safety. To view God as a safe harbour, a warm lap, a co-regulator in moments of fear or anxiety. 

If one’s image of God changes, we can see how the change in the “soil”—our heart and mind and imagination—will also create a change in the tree, which is our experience of connection with God and others.

Is there an area in which you can expand your window of tolerance a bit more?

Is there something you can ask of those who feel a little more safe to provide you with comfort, with regulation, with “being with” you in your healing place?

Worship Calendar

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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. Nov 13
Holding Space 
John 11:1-44

Sun. Nov 20
Holding Up Mirrors of Mercy (Not of Judgement)
Luke 14:1-6 

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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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