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Michigan Stay-at-Home
Tuesday, March 24th


The church office is now closed due to the Michigan Stay-at-Home order until further notice. But you’re still able to call and leave a message or contact us through other online options as usual. 

Our Food Pantry will remain open this Wednesday for drive-up service. We thank you for your generosity to our Open Arms food pantry in Trenton, enabling us to serve so many Downriver families in need. But we’re no longer receiving food donations due to concerns about any possible contamination. Southpoint actually can purchase much more food through the Gleaners organization to make your contribution go farther. Instead of donating food to our Open Arms Food Pantry, you can give to the CARE Fund which is used to supply the Food Pantry.

Also, one of our Southpoint folks owns a pharmacy and has donated hand sanitizers to our food pantry, as well as to a local trucking company, to some others in need in the community. Thanks to him and to our volunteers here who put all that together and delivered them!

Southpoint Update

Watch this brief video from Brett Click Here

Monday, March 16

1. No Groups will now be meeting at our two campuses. Midweek Groups are allowed to continue if the Group agrees to, and everyone is healthy. But we’d recommend setting up virtual Group gatherings online if possible. 

2. Our Trenton campus office remains open throughout the week. So if you’d like to arrange for a baptism, you can. If you’d like to drop off food for our Open Arms Food Pantry, you can. The Food Pantry will continue to operate Wednesdays 5:30-7:30. We’re distributing food via a drive-up service with nitrile rubber gloves. To pick up on Wednesday, drive through as if picking up food and ask them for communion packs. 

3. If you’d like to pick up pre-packaged, individually sealed communion supplies, we have them available at the office on Tuesday, 10:00-4:00, and during Food Pantry hours on Wednesday 5:30-7:30. To pick up on Wednesday, drive through as if picking up food and ask them for communion packs. If you’re over 60 or have a disability or illness that prohibits you from getting out, and would like communion packs delivered to you on Tuesday or Wednesday, email cbobruk@southpointccc.com. But you’re still able to create your own communion experience with grape juice and crackers, or wheat things and water, or tortillas and Gatorade. Make do with what you have, and join us during our weekend services as we share communion online virtually. 

4. If you’re struggling, and need spiritual guidance, you check out our special website: OnlyGodCanHelp.com

5. We know many will be struggling, but we hope you will continue to remain faithful in giving to the Lord’s work through Southpoint. If you’re not giving online (give.southpointccc.com), you can still mail in your offering check to the office:   

Southpoint Church

5699 Fort St.

Trenton, MI 48183

6. Right Now Media is like a Christian Netflix with Bible studies, teaching, and other interesting videos. In fact, there’s some really good stuff on there for kids. Instead of letting them binge mindless cartoons while home from school, direct them to some entertainment that will help them know the Bible better too. If you don’t have a RightNowMedia account, you can sign up through our website - southpointccc.com/rnm

WAYS TO RESPOND FROM THE WEEKEND MESSAGE:
March 15, 2020

1. Sign Up for Updates

We'll send out text updates on how Southpoint is responding, including any possible changes or cancellations. We will also include any opportunities to meet needs during this time. Click here to sign up via an online form. Or text the word UPDATE to 734.890.5454.

2. Respond by giving - give.southpointccc.com

Ministry goes on every day. Also, you can drop off bags of food for our Open Arms Food Pantry - call ahead 734.675.7575.

3. Make Your Decision for Christ

Text 734.304.7248 or call 734.675.7575 to ask questions, arrange for baptism, or if you need prayer any day. www.southpointccc.com/factsoflife

4. Communion

We have individually pre-packaged sealed communion supplies available at both locations for you to pick up and use it home for the next two weeks. You can share these with your Group mid-week, or when we have online services Saturday & Sunday. Call ahead 734.675.7575 to arrange for pick up.

5. Pray - southpointccc.com/41DaysofPrayer

Leading up to Easter, April 12, we’re praying daily… There is no better time! Write down the names of people you know who need Jesus, or a church home; invite them for Easter services April 11/12.

6. More Links & Info

To watch the message: vimeo.com/397810737

To watch the full service: vimeo.com/397700119

For families, here’s your chance to have kids church at your house! Video lessons for families with kids in preschool, or elementary: facebook.com/KidsMinSouthpoint

We're taking Shift VIRTUAL for the first time ever! Tune in LIVE at 6:30pm on Sunday 3/15. The stream opens at 6:15pm for you to get settled in. Here's a link - youtu.be/ca-G2yYuj9E We can't wait to see you all there.

A Message from Brett
March 13, 2020

Hey Southpoint family & friends,

Things change rapidly, and now that our Governor called a state of emergency prohibiting public gatherings of 250 or more for the rest of this month, that forces a difficult decision. Schools are closed, events cancelled, and nearly all public gatherings aren’t allowed. So we will be having Southpoint services only online this weekend—we will NOT be hosting public gatherings at our physical campuses.  

We know some will be disappointed no matter what decision is made, but we are choosing to be wise, cautions and part of the solution in slowing the spread of the virus. But know that this doesn’t reflect on a lack of trust in God to protect us, because even with the best of intentions and great faith, bad things can still happen. We want to bless our community, and not contribute to people getting sick.   

As of now, we will not have public services again until April, but it’s a fluid situation, so stay connected online, through social media, and by texting the word UPDATE to 734-890-5454. You will receive text updates on how Southpoint is responding, including any notices about events. We may also include any opportunities to meet needs during this time.  

We always have our services live online, so please join us online as our Praise Band leads in worship, and Mark and I bring a special conversational message together about the current situation. We’re going to gather virtually, but worship services are only part of being the church…because church is not a place, its the people of God…and we will stay connected throughout this.  

Join us for services online Saturday at 6:00 PM, or Sunday at 9:30 or 11:15 AM: live.southpointccc.com 

See archived services and messages: southpointccc.com/media

Give online: give.southpointccc.com, or use the PushPay app

Ministry still goes on daily, and your generosity is needed even though we’re not having a gathering. We’re still on mission, and brainstorming ways we can bless the community. And I want to challenge you personally to pray about how you can love your neighbors in the next few weeks.  

The work of the church will not take a break, and our service, witness and prayers will not be stopped. Let’s keep praying together. southpointccc.com/41DaysofPrayer 

You can still contact Ministers or other staff throughout the week. If you need to talk with someone or need prayer, you can call the church office.  

You can stay up on Kids Ministry here: facebook.com/KidsMinSouthpoint 

And check out great resources for you and your kids to watch and learn about the Bible at rightnowmedia.org/library (Don't have an account yet? Go to rnm.southpointccc.com)

We’re still allowing Groups to meet throughout the week as long they choose to and everyone’s healthy. Groups may even choose to have a watch party of services. 

Events Cancelled (to be rescheduled): 

Mar. 13 - 4th & 5th Grade Late Night Party

Mar. 15 - First Step

Mar. 21 - Women’s Brunch

This is only temporary, and things will get back to normal. We will get through this because “God’s got this.” Jesus said, "I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid...." (John 14:27, NLT).  

Though this is a unique time, we’ve experienced crises before. These are times when people realize how little control they ultimately have, and they turn to God. It's when people get “knocked on their backs” that they finally look up to God. So let's pray that people’s hearts turn toward Him, and they'd be inclined to turn to His Church for understanding and assurance.  

Brett