Happy New Year ! !

Stars (detail), Vincent van Gogh
The Starry Night, 1889
(The Museum of Modern Art, New York; photo: Steven Zucker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

the coming

Come, oh light
break through the darkness
Come, oh darkness
bow to the light
Come, oh weary
find your rest in a manger
Come, oh rested
help a weary world rejoice

—Matthew Church, Nov 2021

Here’s the link to the children’s Nativity video shown at church on Sunday Dec. 19. Many thanks to Lily and Lynne for orchestrating this gift to our church.

Worship Calendar

If you’re planning to join us for an in-person service, please read our Covid policy. It’s kept up to date, here.

Sun. Jan. 2, 10:00 am
Speaker: Brent Unrau

Sun. Jan. 9, 10:00 am
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Gathers
Isaiah 43: 1-7

Sun. Jan. 16, 10:00 am
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Delights
Isaiah 62: 1-5

Sun. Jan. 23, 10:00 am ALL IN
Speaker: Anne Smith
A Glimpse of One Who Nourishes
Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5, 6, 8-10 

Sun. Jan. 30 No Service
Guess Who’s Coming to Brunch (by sign-up)
A Glimpse of One Who Consecrates
Jeremiah 1: 4-10

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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Progress Pride Flag by Daniel Quasar (link)

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