Southpoint News – Week of January 6th, 2019

Jan 04, 2019


This Sunday, on January 6, the world celebrates Epiphany. 

 The word “epiphany” means to manifest, to reveal, to make visible.   On Epiphany, we celebrate the manifestation of God’s presence in the incarnation, God made flesh in Jesus the Christ. If you want to see what God looks like, look at Jesus. If you want to know what God cares about, look at Jesus. If you want to know how God sees you, look at Jesus.   Jesus is the window, the doorway, through which we glimpse inside the heart of God.  The star over Bethlehem, that dazzling manifestation of light bursting into darkness,  has become the symbol of this epiphany of God in Christ. 

 Epiphany is also about motion and movement and travel.  It is about our seeking after the Christ who has already gone great distance to seek after us.  The wise men, like the shepherds, left everything to follow the star,  such was their hunger to see the face of the baby. Where has your hunger for the Holy taken you? What did you see on your journey? Where did you glimpse the manifestation of God? 

Community Connections

 One of our core images is the NET. As a church, we want to build and restore relational connections within and around our community, which includes being involved in good things happening around us. Here are a few offerings for you from the wider community…


An Invitation from Roland Balzer on behalf of Soulstream:

The Kairos Blanket Exercise

“The KAIROS Blanket Exercise™ program is a unique, interactive and participatory Canadian-Indigenous history lesson, developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators for reconciliation.  Canada is in a season of reconciliation between “settlers” and its indigenous peoples and we are being invited to participate. Reconciliation requires understanding and a common memory.  This SoulStream-sponsored event will help us on the journey together.

The event is Sunday, Feb 10 @ St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church. The fee is $40. Register at”   For more info contact Roland Balzer 


Next Life App:

 January 18th, 7:30-9:30, Chief Sepass Theater.   Theme:  “Relationships: What Makes or Breaks Them?” for more info.

Interested? Contact Anne 


Don’t forget! Skating Party this Saturday!  

 Everyone is welcome to join us for an ice skating party!! 

Hot chocolate will be provided, but please bring lots of goodies to share!  Mini oranges, cookies, chips, chocolates, etc.

When: Saturday, Jan. 5th, 3:00-5:00

Where: Centennial Arena


January Calendar 

Epiphany 2019: “In Search of Light” 


“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who set their hearts on pilgrimage.” 

– Psalm 84:5 

 Throughout the Sundays of Epiphany and up until Lent begins, we will listen those in our community who have set out on a journey this year and returned with stories of epiphany.  What would it look like if we too said yes and set our hearts on pilgrimage anew this new year? What if we began to listen, seriously listen, to our own holy hunger?  What if we began to seek for the manifestation of God wherever our feet take us? Where would we find Christ? 


Sunday, Jan. 6th:  Epiphany Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 13th:   “Following the Light” 

Sunday, Jan. 20th:  Stories from the Road –  Art’s Epiphany

Sunday, Jan. 27th:  ALL IN 

Sunday, Feb. 3rd: Stories from Himalayan Life in Nepal – Markku’s Epiphany

Sunday, Feb. 10th:  Stories from  Nagaland – Craig’s Epiphany

Sunday, Feb. 17th: Stories from Australia – Jarret’s Epiphany 



 We are grateful for Keegan Hubbard’s recovery. Keegan’s appendix burst and was surgically removed on New Year’s Eve.  Thankfully, he was home from the hospital in a few days and is recovering. Please pray for his continued healing. 

There are many prayer needs in our community right now. If you would like to join the prayer chain to be in more intentional prayer for our community, or if you have a need for prayer that you would like to pass on to the prayer chain, please contact John Hardy. 


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