St Francis Sunday

Spiral Galaxy
Solène Boisclair-Joly, 2019

This Sunday, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis, one of the most well known of all Christian saints. His radiant spirit was like a beacon that drew people looking for a more meaningful life. His spiritual practice was kindness, courtesy, and reverence toward all beings. He lived simply, refused power, preferred the poor, enjoyed the company of animals, spoke peaceably, and danced for the joy of it all. He saw beauty and brightness everywhere. 

St. Francis lived at a time when the church was mired in toxic beliefs and practices (1182-1226). Hearing God call him to “rebuild my church”, he first restored a derelict church stone by stone, and then, unwittingly, began a movement that still is restoring people’s faith today.

I invite you to spend some quality time in the company of animals this Sunday. As part of our celebration, bring your pets! If they cannot come in person, send us a picture! If you have lost a pet this year, please send us a picture as well so we can honour them.

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.

In-Person 10:00 am on Sundays at 15639 24 Avenue, Surrey!

We’re observing the Season of Creation culminating this Sunday. With readings in a liturgical pattern similar to that of Advent, the series follows a broad pattern of creation, alienation, passion and new creation, giving special attention to the story of the Earth, which complements the story of God and the story of humanity in the Scriptures.

Sun. Oct 2St Francis Sunday
Blessing of the animals
Bring your animals to Sunnyside. Yes, you can!!

Joining by Zoom?
We continue to have a zoom offering if you cannot attend in  person! The Zoom meeting link is here.
If you have trouble with the link, use:
meeting ID: 831 1690 9977
with password: 753319

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). Read Pastor Anne Baxter Smith’s bio here. Our website is southpoint.ca.

If you’d like to really peek inside, sign up for our weekly Southpoint News, a MailChimp distributed email—you can unsubscribe anytime and will not be added to our contacts list.

To reach out by email please write to office@southpoint.ca.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *