We are so blessed!… (December 2017)

pastorterryDear Church family,

During Thanksgiving, I began to think of all the ways the Lord is blessing Southside, and what a joy it is to serve and minister in such a great church.

We are blessed with Deacons who love the Lord, love His church and are always willing to serve and minister as they have opportunity.
I am grateful for those who donated items for our Thanksgiving baskets.

This year we prepared 10 baskets with all the trimmings to help those in need.

I am grateful that, collectively, as a church, you provided 90 shoe boxes, filled with toys to be shared with children around the world.
I am grateful for those who weekly work with our children during worship, Sunday school, and Team kids. I am grateful for your heart of ministry!

We are blessed, as a church, to have a core group that weekly cooks, and prepares a free meal to share with those in need in the community. Our guests feed on some good food, and have an opportunity to hear God’s word shared.
All the ministries are a means for us to share the love of Christ with those in our community and around the world.

I invite you to celebrate the Advent season with us at Southside.

I will be sharing a series of sermons about hope, love, joy and peace as we prepare to celebrate “Christ the new born King.” Will you go on this journey with us as we follow the star to the unexpected?

We will have a church wide Christmas meal, on Sunday evening December 10.

On December 17 at 6:30pm, the children will lead us in worship through a play titled: Counting Down to Christmas.” You will not want to miss this production.

Then on Christmas Eve, the choir will fill our hearts with music of the season, as we worship together on Sunday morning. Our Christmas Eve Candle Light Service will start at 6:00pm.

Many other opportunities are available to invite family, and friends to join you at Southside for Christmas. “For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV).

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,

Pastor Terry

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