Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! What a wonderful day we enjoyed on Sunday, as we celebrated our 30th anniversary as a congregation! I’m so grateful for all of the many people that put in extra hours and lots of energy to ensure that all of us would have a … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! Our church looks forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary this Sunday, April 2nd! With fear and trepidation, thirty years ago we had our first gathering and the journey called South Woods Baptist Church began. We’ve had many ups and downs through the years, and … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! After our bit of winter reprise, it seems that Spring has arrived. I’m enjoying seeing the leaves budding, flowers blooming, and lawns starting to turn green. That time of renewal reminds us of God’s continued kindness toward us. And it also means that it’s … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! It was good to welcome Matt and Julie back from their trip to Central Asia. We profited from Matt’s report on Sunday morning in getting a better idea of how the work is going on in that part of the world. We’re grateful for … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! It’s so good to be back home and at South Woods! Preaching the past two Sundays after being gone for five weeks has been a delight. I’ve especially enjoyed thinking about the subject of our hope in Christ and then considering a couple of … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! After five weeks in Edinburgh it was great to be back in Memphis and worshiping with the body at South Woods on Sunday! Karen and I had a wonderful time getting to know believers in Edinburgh as well as seeing lots of interesting things … Continue reading

Weekly Update

Good afternoon, Hope you’re basking in the joy of a Memphis spring. We’re thankful to have been able to gather Sunday to continue studying John 17 together. If you missed that sermon, you can view or listen to it here. Here are a couple dates … Continue reading

Weekly Update

Good afternoon, Sunday we began two new series at South Woods. First, our 9:00 Bible study classes began the book of 1 Peter, covering the first couple verses of that letter. Few letters speak as clearly to what it’s like to live as exiles in … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! I started my sabbatical yesterday so I’ll be out of pocket for the next five weeks. Matt Sliger will be doing expositions on Sunday mornings through John 17, the high priestly prayer of our Lord Jesus. I know that he will feed the flock … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! And Happy New Year! We enjoyed gathering with the body on New Year’s Day. While we had a number of our folks out visiting relatives and a big group out serving Christian workers in Central Asia, the fellowship proved to be sweet and the … Continue reading