Tired of Being Stuck?

Stuck Sermon SeriesAll of us find ourselves stuck from time to time.  Maybe not for the same reason; sometimes it’s fear, sometimes guilt, sometimes nostalgia.  But the result is the same.

We’re stuck.

Here’s the good news.  God wants something better for you.  In fact, he promises to bless those whose hearts are committed to the journey.

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,” sang the pilgrims as they journeyed to Jerusalem, “whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.” (Psalm 84:5, NIV)

So if God blesses the heart that progresses, how do we get unstuck?  Join us on Sunday mornings and find out how.


Next Man Up: January 12 – February 16

Next Man UpThings looked bleak for the Colts on Monday morning, October 21. The Colts had just chalked up a signature win, knocking off the undefeated Denver Broncos and their own former superstar, Peyton Manning. But the mood among Indy fans was more subdued. With 7:45 left in the fourth quarter, Reggie Wayne was stretching out to try to haul in an Andrew Luck pass, and in the process suffered a season ending knee injury.

Almost immediately the questions began. “What would the Colts do without Reggie?”

But the Colts had a plan all along. A simple philosophy summed up in three simple words: “Next man up.”

Next man up means there are no superstars. Next man up means there are no mere benchwarmers. We are all a part of the team, and we each have a role to play. And the team moves forward, as each part does its work.

Join us on Sundays, January 12 – February 16, as we explore the ways the Next Man Up principle can make the difference in our church as we seek to live life for the Glory of God and the good of our world.

Is There Church Tonight

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Due to conditions on public streets and in our lot, Southdale will NOT be having church services tonight.

Is There Church Tonight?

2014-01-05_11-47-07_HDR_1Sunday, January 5, 2014, 11:57 pm

While we enjoyed celebrating the Feast of Epiphany this morning with the few who were able to make it in to church, the snow has begun falling and our lot is filling up with snow. There will be NO evening services at Southdale this evening. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay warm. And most importantly, check on your neighbors and friends as the temperatures fall.

For those that stayed in this morning, thank you for making wise decisions about your own safety. It is the knowledge that you won’t take unnecessary risks that enable us to keep the church doors open on Sunday mornings as often as possible. Audio and video of this morning’s service should be available later this week.

Is There Church Today?

2014-01-05_08-12-32_HDR_1Sunday, January 5, 2014, 8:22 AM

As of right now, the church building is open and the lot is for the most part clear (with the exception of the back lot we don’t typically use). Services are still on for this morning.

However, conditions can and likely will change, and snow is gradually beginning to fall here at Southdale.  So PLEASE, use caution when deciding if you can come to church. Audio and video recordings will be available for those who choose to stay home. We are committed to being open for any who seek the House of the Lord this Lord’s day, but we’re equally adamant that no one should expose themselves to unnecessary risk of injury in order to be here.

Christmas Eve CommunionJoin us on Christmas Eve for a family worship tradition. We will be hosting our annual Christmas Eve Candles and Communion Service  on Tuesday night, December 24 at 5:30 pm.  This special sacred time will feature the reading of the Christmas story, singing of many favorite Christmas carols and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper around the altar.

Make worship a part of your family tradition this Christmas, and join us for Christmas Eve Communion.

Celebrate Advent with Us

Hope Has Come - Advent 2013We’d like to invite you to join us at Southdale for a very special season of worship this December. Make the Advent journey toward Christmas with us this year as we remember how Christ entered the World at his Incarnation and as we look forward to his promised return.

Advent worship will include the lighting of the Advent wreath, the singing of some much loved Advent hymns, and a weekly celebration of the Eucharist.  We’ll be studying the Gospel texts for Advent, celebrating the fact that Hope has Come into our world.

Celebrate with us each Sunday in December at 10:30 am.

A Safe, Warm Option this Halloween

Trunk Or TreatSouthdale will again offer an indoor Trick-or-Treating option for neighborhood children this year.  Our annual Trunk or Treat event provides a safe, warm place to collect Halloween candy and treats for your kids.

When: Thursday, October 31st
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: Southdale Church of the Nazarene
530 W 53rd Street, Anderson
in our gymnasium

Cost: There is no cost for this free event.

Learning to Live a Life that Matters

A Life That MattersWas it worth it?

Did all that work really make a difference?

In the end, does any of this really matter?

All of us struggle with questions like these.  We hunger to live a life that matters.  Our current sermon series explores these questions.  Together we are learning what it means to make a difference in our congregation and our community, a difference that will last.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, from now through October, and learn how to live a life that matters.

Tribute Quartet Returns to Southdale

Tribute QuartetSouthdale is pleased to welcome the Tribute Quartet back to Anderson for our annual Pastor Appreciation Concert and Dinner on Sunday, October 20,.  The concert will be during the 10:30 am worship service, and an all-church pitch-in dinner will follow the concert.

Tribute’s love for southern gospel music is surpassed only by their love for Jesus Christ, and their heart for the Gospel shines through in their music and personality.  Whether it is the lead singer, Gary Castro’s, heartwarming stories or the rich sense of humor of their baritone and piano player, Josh Singletary, you will fall in love with this group’s ministry.

In 2008 they were  voted “The 2008 Horizon Group of the Year” by readers of the The Singing News Magazine at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, just a few months after being named the SGN’s “2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year.”  And the awards don’t stop there.  Their song “Homecoming Day” won the 2013 Absolutely Gospel Music award for Best Song of the Year, and their single “Good News From Jerusalem” was #1 on Singing News’ Southern Gospel chart for August 2013.