Greeting, Southpointers!

Anne is away camping with Craig, holidaying in her dear van, Mathilda Jane. We pray for her to experience the embodiment of our summer theme: Refresh!  She’ll be back in two weeks. Read on, below, for some pretty great options for us as a community to practice living into our theme in July and August.

In Anne’s absence Karin has caught up on publishing meditations from the last two months.

Easter Season
(1) Fresh Hope — Anne Baxter Smith
(2) Fresh Mercy — Anne Baxter Smith
(3) Fresh Vision — David Morrison
(4) Fresh Voices — Lee Kosa

Summer Series “Refresh”
(1) Slow Down, Breath, Be Like a Child — Brent Unrau
(2) Rest — Anne Baxter Smith 
(3) Play — Anne Baxter Smith
(4) Being Curious and Present — Anne Baxter Smith

Closing here with a quote from Anne’s Sunday’s meditation… 

At this moment, in this place, as in all moments and all places, God IS. Yahweh, “I am”. Therefore, this moment and this place and all moments and all places—even in the burning, even in the suffering—are holy, because God is within it. So life itself is the burning bush and our survival is a miracle, and the holiness is that, after all you have been through, you are HERE: your life a burning bush, your life holy ground. What if we took off our shoes and sat with that for a while? 

Deep peace.

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

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Catch up on Anne’s recent blogs under “News” on our website,

Sun May 12   Mother’s Day
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Sun May 19 Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21

Sun May 26 
No service at the Sunnyside building
Brunches Together!

Sun Jun 2
Rev Rusty Edwards (CABF)
2 Cor 4:5-12

Sun Jun 9
2 Cor 4:13-5:1

Sun Jun 16
2 Cor 5:6-11, 14-17

Sun Jun 23
Baptisms, at A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre No service at the Sunnyside building

Sun Jun 30 
Fifth Sunday Brunches Together No service at the Sunnyside building

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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