Week of Nov 22-28

Annunciation, by Patricia Brintle.

Advent 2020:
The Vulnerability of Incarnation

We wait and prepare for the birth of the Light of the World. In our waiting, it is true that we grow weary and apart. We fear and we lose hope. We stumble in the dark…

Yet, there is a promise whose fulfillment is independent of our ability to get things right. It is a message of light.

Of Hope. Of Love. Of Joy. Of Peace.

It is wrapped in the ragged leftover pieces of creation. It is clothed in tiny fingers and toes, the sweet smell of the nourished saviour. Immanuel, God with us.

– Nancy Devries


“I can testify that the message of Advent still holds: with hope, with grace, with love, God takes flesh and meets us when we have become most hopeless, most broken, most lost.” 

– Jan Richardson


“Be not afraid!”…or as we say it today,  “Merry Christmas!”

– Scott Erickson



Advent Fundraising

Our tradition at Southpoint is to pool our resources during Advent. This year we are especially mindful of youth in Surrey and will raise funds to support Youth Unlimited. There are few different ways you’ll be invited to be involved with this as the weeks go.

Your Advent Week 1 postcard has one way. Jared Faw and Simon Neufeld will be participating in the Youth Unlimited Nite Outside. The boys will spend a night outside to raise awareness about vulnerable youth and to experience what it would be like to be on the streets on these cold winter nights. They will be linked (unfortunately, virtually) with other youth throughout the lower mainland doing this as well. More information to come.


Updating Our Directory

It’s time to update our online directory. Karin will soon be sending each regular Southpoint participant an invitation to log in and make changes. Please find a recent photo of yourself and household!

Address questions to her at this email address.



Together @Southpoint 

This link provides the information you need to attend Zoom church on Sundays in Advent.

Nov 29   Vulnerability
We welcome the creative power of hope into our vulnerability and prepare for the coming of Christ
Luke 1:26-33

Dec 6    Receive
We receive the creative power of God’s love into our human bodies and prepare for the coming of Christ.
Luke 1: 34-38

Dec 13    Identity
We bless one another with the creative power of joy, and prepare for the coming of Christ.
Luke 1: 39-45

Dec 20    Embodiment
We magnify the creative power of peace through our contemplative practices and actions and prepare for the coming of Christ.
Luke 1:46-55

Dec 24    Christmas Eve
We participate in Incarnation’s story and rejoice!
Luke 2:1-20

Dec 27    Revelation
Our eyes have seen salvation
Luke 2:22-40

Jan 3    Be Not Afraid
Courage is contagious.
Matthew 2:1-15


Friendship Benches

Cultivating small circles of connection, fun, and care during Covid. If you’d like to know more about these groups contact Angela (email).

These groups are paused until after the current restrictions are eased.

Youth and Younger
Gr. K-3 at Kingfisher Farm
Order of the Phoenix (Gr. 3-6)
Fellowship of the Ring (Gr. 7-9)
Monthly Roots Hangout (Gr. 10+)



Prayer Chain
If you have a confidential prayer need, please contact John Hardy (email).

Pastoral Support
If you’re needing to talk or to pray, please call Anne (778-878-4352).


Supporting the Work of Southpoint

Thank you for considering your giving during this unusual time. Options include:

– via Pre-authorized debit (monthly or one-time) with this form (link). Cost to Southpoint is only $0.50.

– via Paypal to The Church at Southpoint. Cost is 3% of the donation. No Paypal account is required, just a credit card.

– via Charitable Impact Foundation. Cost is 2.8% of the donation.

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