A Budgetary Milestone

Moon Over Mountains, 2022
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Feeling very grateful for the faithfulness and generosity of our community members!

We have just announced that Madison Friesen will start in the role of the Community Life Coordinator (bio here) on August 1, and now we can celebrate that at the end of June, cumulative giving had actually exceededby $1403 what was pledged for this point in the year. If giving were to match pledges exactly for the rest of the year, we’d find ourselves with a surplus representing 1.1% of the $126,000 we’d counted on to finish 2023.

This feels like such an affirmation of the processes we have diligently pursued in the past several years. How “refreshing” for Anne, who returns today from her summer holiday with Craig and what a gift for us all as we start this new season of our life together at Southpoint.

Sing for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, O depths of the earth. Break forth in song, O mountains, you forests and all your trees… (Isaiah 44:23)

Let’s listen to the mountains singing : ) and get out to enjoy some play and togetherness over the next two Sundays! *Remember we’re not at Sunnyside on July 23 and 30.*

You can still join in this week on our Outdoor Church, starting at 1:00 pm at the “Golden Ears Group site” at Golden Ears Provincial Park (not the Alouette Lake Groupsite). Bring what you need for playing/resting/ sharing food and fun.

If that scripture didn’t do it, here’s an encouragement from John Muir:  Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

Worship Calendar

Location & Zoom. We meet on Sundays at 15639 24 Avenue, Surrey. Zoom is offered if you cannot attend in person. Zoom link. Meeting ID: 831 1690 9977 password: 753319

Listen to Sermons
Follow “Meditations from the Church at Southpoint” on SpotifyApple and Google

Blogs
Catch up on Anne’s recent blogs under “News” on our website, southpoint.ca

Sun Feb 18 
(1) Jesus Sought Me
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
Luke 5: 1-11

Sun Feb 25  Brunches
All OUT—No service at Sunnyside

Sun Mar 3
(2) Praise the Mount
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
Matt 16:13-20

Sun Mar 10
(3) I’m Fixed Upon It
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
Matt 16: 21-23

Sun Mar 17
(4) Teach Me
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
Matt 18: 15-22

Sun Mar 24 Palm Sunday All IN
& Potluck Lunch
(5) Songs of Loudest Praise
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
John 12:12-16

Sun Mar 31 Easter
(1) And I Hope
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
Luke 24: 1-12

Sun Apr 7
(2) Here’s My Heart
Rev Anne Baxter Smith
John 21: 1-19

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). Here’s the bio of our Pastor, Rev. Anne Baxter Smith.

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