Adult Ministries

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Faith growth in community allows you to learn from others and feel supported as you build relationships. Whether it's a Sunday morning pastor-led class in the Fellowship Hall, a Men's or Women's study or a Small Group that meets in a home, there's always someone waiting to journey with you.

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Women's Spring Brunch

Women's Spring Brunch

Women's Spring Brunch: "Getting to Win-Win"

Saturday, April 20, 9-10:30AM, in the Fellowship Hall

Keynote Speaker: Amy Kloefkorn, a coach with RISE Lincoln (empowering women leaders), Sr. Director of Development at UNL, certified professional coach and Southwood member/volunteer.

Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying. Amy will help you create meaningful and intentional change in your life through the power of accountability, gratitude and abundance.

Childcare provided.

$5 freewill donation

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Connect at Southwood

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Connect at Southwood! 

Connect at Southwood: Sunday, April 14 at 10:45AM in the Fellowship Hall.

Come discover all the ways to get connected at Southwood. As a new member, one of the best ways to get to know others is to serve or participate in the many programs we have to offer. It's how a large church can feel small and become a place of true belonging. 

Join us to meet various staff members and learn about opportunities that will help you fulfill Southwood's purpose of Growing in our Love for God and Others.

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Southwood Seniors

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A Caring Community

When: Wednesday, May 8, 12 - 1:30PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Speaker: Amy Hansen, Director of Southwood's Care Ministry. 

People who feel cared about have less stress, better emotional health, increased resilience and
are more likely to care for others well. In fact, receiving and giving care is one of the most
important ways a church community can feel like family. Come learn how Southwood cares for
others and what serving opportunities might be the perfect match for you. Come join us - we
care about you!

Menu: Herb Crusted Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll & Butter from ChefauChef. Bring a dessert to share if you wish!

$5 freewill donation at the time of the event.

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Adult Education: God's Cosmos

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God’s Cosmos 

presented by Bob Kacvinsky on Sunday, June 23, 9:45-10:45 AM in the Fellowship Hall. 

“In just one year, the James Webb Space Telescope has transformed humanity’s view of the cosmos, peering into dust clouds and seeing light from faraway corners of the universe for the very first time,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. What does this tell us about God? How does God fit into deep space and its vast emptiness? Come explore ideas with us!

Southwood Monthly Book Club

Southwood Monthly Book Club

Southwood Monthly Book Club

Third Thursday from 7-8PM, in the Fellowship Hall.

3 Reasons to join a book club:

  1. Make new friends.
  2. Live longer. Yep, there’s actual research!
  3. Expand your thinking by hearing others’ perspectives.

April Book of the Month: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Gather to discuss on Thursday, April 18.

May Book of the Month: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. Gather to discuss on Thursday, May 16.

Childcare may be provided if there’s interest.

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Jo Sheets

Director of Adult Ministry

office: 402-423-5511