Meeting community needs helps build the Lord’s Church (February 2019)

Dear Church Family, What an exciting time to be a part of the Southside family. Last Sunday, we were blessed to have Rev. Burt Reed to come and share with us about the ministry of International Christian Ministry.  ICM has helped to build and plant over 8,000 churches around the world.  As most of us … Continue reading Meeting community needs helps build the Lord’s Church (February 2019)

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2019 presents new opportunities to give glory to God (January 2019)

Dear Church Family, I hope that each of you had a Merry Christmas, and are looking forward to an exciting New Year. Thank you so much for all the Christmas cards, gifts, and goodies.  You truly are a blessing in our lives and we pray that as we move into the New Year opportunities will … Continue reading 2019 presents new opportunities to give glory to God (January 2019)

Remember importance of living with a thankful heart (December 2018)

Dear Church Family, I hope that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As most of you know, Martha and I had a wonderful opportunity to spend Thanksgiving in Texas, visiting our Daughter Karen and family. We are glad to be back home, and thankful to be a part of such a loving and caring … Continue reading Remember importance of living with a thankful heart (December 2018)

Discouraged? Find encouragement in the work of God (October 2018)

Dear Church family - If you are like me, we all have times when we get discouraged. Sometimes, we can just become “weary in well doing.” There may be other days, when we just find ourselves, “singing the blues” or just “down in the dumps.”  We may not even know why we are feeling down, … Continue reading Discouraged? Find encouragement in the work of God (October 2018)

We have done so much. We can still do more. (September 2018)

Dear Church family: Today, I spoke with a fellow whose grandmother, years ago, was active in the church.  He is going through some challenges in his life, and the church, through the Manna ministry, was seeking to meet his needs.   Southside continues to minister to our hurting world. As I spoke with this person, I … Continue reading We have done so much. We can still do more. (September 2018)

We are the light for those suffering in hard times (August 2018)

Dear Church Family: Today, I spoke with a fellow whose grandmother, years ago, was active in the church. He is going through some challenges in his life, and the church, through the Manna ministry was seeking to meet his needs. Southside continues to minister to our hurting world. As I spoke with this person, I … Continue reading We are the light for those suffering in hard times (August 2018)

Celebrating 10 years as your Pastor (July 2018)

Dear Church family: The end of June marks the tenth anniversary of serving as your Pastor. I have often heard that the first year in a Pastor church relationship is the honeymoon.  But serving as your Pastor I still continue to be filled with joy and excitement as we do Kingdom Work together, and see … Continue reading Celebrating 10 years as your Pastor (July 2018)

We can plan our days, but God orders our steps (June 2018)

Dear Church family: On Monday, I leaned over to brush my teeth, and my back went out. Martha and I had decided to go out to get a bite to eat, when we finished the meal, I could hardly get out of my seat and had difficulty walking. You know that I am in a … Continue reading We can plan our days, but God orders our steps (June 2018)

Spring showers abundant blessings on SBC (May 2018)

Dear Church family, I don’t know about you, but I am glad that spring has finally arrived.  The temperature continues to rise, and the signs of Spring are everywhere with all the Dogwoods and azaleas in full bloom. We just had a few days of April showers, and the rain prepared the ground for the … Continue reading Spring showers abundant blessings on SBC (May 2018)