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Contact: Nicole • [email protected] To see a full listing of volunteer opportunities, visit

August 14, 2016


United for Mission

Friday, September 9 • 6:30–8:30 p.m. See front panel for details.

Serve at Neighborhood Food Distribution

Tuesday, August 30 • 4:00–6:00 p.m. Help hand out food to over 400 people in our community. All volunteers need to be at least 10 years old. Sign up at Southwood Central or at

Save the Date Mission Sunday

Sunday, September 11 We will welcome Pastor Mmanga and Pastor Manolo from our Sister Churches in Tanzania and Honduras.

Matt Talbot Tuesday, August 23

Volunteers are needed to: ¾¾ Serve the evening meal at Matt Talbot (2121 N. 27th Street) ¾¾ Provide cookies or cleaned, wrapped potatoes for the meal Sign up at Southwood Central or online at

Southwood Garden Harvesting • Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. • Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. • Sundays at 12:00 p.m. Please sign up at Southwood Central or online at:

Ongoing Community Missions

Details and sign-up forms are available at Southwood Central. • Clinic with a Heart—August 16, 18 & 20 • Gathering Place—August 18 • Kids Against Hunger—August 20 • Matt Talbot—August 23 • Neighborhood Food Distribution—August 30 • Piecemakers—August 18 • Southwood Food Distribution in Palmyra—September 10


Finding God’s Presence in Wind River, WY This past July I traveled to Wind River, Wyoming with the high school youth group to serve, give, worship, invite and grow. We painted houses for residents living on the reservation, assisted the children programs there, chopped wood for a local resident and visited the local retirement home. I personally saw God at work while at my work site. I was painting one of the few two-story houses from blue to a bright purple. Everyone was willing to do anything that would get us closer to the ending result. The six puppies that were at the house were a lot of fun to play with as well. It also showed when we all just relaxed and talked after our work day. To see these young adults understand that they could do something as small as giving a child a “piggy back” ride and it would change that child’s day, was a huge blessing for me. I had the opportunity to have a conversation with an 18-year old girl, who was just like me. We both liked country music, swimming and hanging out with friends. It seemed so surreal to know that we are the same but we live differently. Going on mission trips, you are told to bring God’s grace and love to those we are serving. One thing that really stuck out to me was that we were constantly told that God’s presence was already there. That we didn’t need to bring his glory to the residents on the reservation, just to help in any way that we could. Leaving Wyoming, I have a better understanding of the culture and the people on the reservation.

—Rachel Overton

Transformed by Rick Warren—a churchwide campaign to get healthy together! (See yellow insert)

WHEN: Group Up! Now (gather a few friends) Gather weekly, beginning September 18, for six weeks. WHO:

You and the rest of the Southwood family!

All sermons and fall programs (adults, children & youth) will align with Transformed.

Registration for Sunday School and DELVE NOW Open: Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. XX Sunday School registration for 3-year olds through 5th grade XX DELVE (Confirmation) registration for 6th–8th graders

United for Mission Special guests pastors Mmanga & Manolo from Tanzania and Honduras.

Friday, September 9, 2016 6:30–8:30 p.m. Lincoln Station, Haymarket Mission Dinner & Program—$40/person

Register online: 402.423.5511 • [email protected] Mailing: p.o. box 22767 • Lincoln, ne 68542 Physical: 4301 Wilderness Hills Blvd. Lincoln, ne 68516


Contact: Faye Koehn • [email protected]

Contact: Pam Dinneen • [email protected]

Contact: Jo Sheets • [email protected]

Bring Faith into Your Home: Faith Stepping Stones

Renewed Hope

Music Opportunities

Registration for all classes is online at or at Southwood Central. 3 Year Olds Kindergarten 3rd Grade

Family Devotions Lord's Prayer Bible: Old Testament and New Testament

today at 9:45 a.m. today at 11:00 a.m. August 21 at 9:45 a.m. August 28 at 9:45 a.m.

Children & Youth Education Start Dates

Registration is required. Visit for more details.

Sunday School • 3-years old through 5 grade • Classes begin September 11.

Sunday, August 21 • 11:00 a.m. Renewed Hope is an on-going group offered specifically for those who have experienced the death of a spouse. This group meets the third Sunday of each month providing a supportive environment with others who have had a similar loss.

Ongoing Care Ministries

Held in the Group Room next to the Nursery `` Second Sunday Support—today • 9:30 a.m. `` Prayer Shawl Ministry—August 17 • 6:30 p.m. `` Renewed Hope— August 21 • 11:00 a.m. `` Grief Share—will not meet in September. Resumes October 2


DELVE (Confirmation) • 6th-8th Grade • 6th & 7th Grade: Classes begin Sunday, September 18. • 8th Grade: Class begins Wednesday, September 14

DELVE Orientation for Parents & Students • 6th & 7th Grade: Choose one of the following: »» Sunday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. or »» Wednesday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. • 8th Grade: Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Caring 3 Tips for Everyday


Changing Schools Anxiety is very closely connected to excitement. It is excitement with an added ingredient of fear. As your child adjusts to a new school or new class, help them find things to focus on and talk about that are exciting and don’t involve fear. You may also help your child calm their fears by doing some of the following: ff Take a sneak peak—Set up a time to visit school and meet teachers prior to school beginning. It takes out the fear of the unknown. ff Talk about school by focusing on the positives—“Tell me two fun things that happened today.” This keeps them looking for the good to share about their day.

Contact: Drew Jagadich • [email protected]

 Life and Lattes: School Schedule Tuesdays beginning August 30 • 3:00–5:00 p.m. at Southwood. Come enjoy a coffee beverage, games, and fun!  Youth Group—Back to School Bash Sunday, September 11 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the Youth Room. We will be sharing a meal, introducing the year, meeting new people, and serving together! Please bring clothes and shoes that you are willing to get wet in!

ff Set them up for success—Get up early that morning. Have things ready and travel plans discussed ahead of time—anything to avoid unexpected bumps. We don't learn everything in school: we learn most of the important things in life just through living. Help reframe change as a normal, exciting part of life. Source: The Guardian: Top 10 tips for students changing schools, visited August 4, 2015

Denise Makinson, Director of Worship/Music [email protected] • Summer Women's Chorus »» Rehearse Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. »» Sing for Worship Sun., August 28 at 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. • Fall Choir Rehearsals begin August 31 »» Southwood Ringers at 6:30 p.m. (Sanctuary) »» Senior Choir at 7:30 p.m. (Choir room) »» Men’s Chorus at 8:30 p.m. (Choir room)

YoPros Beers And Bats

Sunday, August 28 • 4:00 p.m. Southwood Young Professionals (YoPros--ages 24-30) are heading to Blue Blood Brewery and Robber’s Cave for a tour, brewing class, and beer tasting. Cost is just $10! Sign up under “Event Registrations” at

Listen, Learn and Pray

Tuesday, September 6 • 6:30 p.m. • Fellowship Hall In an effort to grow in our understanding of some of the issues of our day, Southwood will host periodic sessions called: Listen, Learn, Pray. These special sessions feature community leaders speaking about issues confronting our culture, city, country and the world. It will be a time to LISTEN, to LEARN, and to PRAY as we grow in our understanding of the complexities and injustices many face in this world.

• Topic: Diversity, inclusion and race in our community. • Leader: T.J. McDowell, Associate Vice President at Nebraska Wesleyan University. T.J. has facilitated diversity and inclusion presentations to a variety of audiences since 1989. His presentations incorporate stories from his own life to engage and challenge participants’ prejudice and stereotypes about people who are different.

Visit for a complete listing of events and registrations.