HOME SWEET HOME IN WELLAND
Southridge Community Church in Welland recently landed in our new building after being a portable church for the past eight years. God miraculously provided us our new space, and we are so thankful for a building that has exceeded our expectations and dreams of what a permanent building can mean for our congregation. We now have a warm and welcoming space which is used for our vibrant Sunday services, and we are just starting to learn how we can use our new facility for developing weekday meeting opportunities to invite people in to engage with our church.
Though we love our new facilities, our church has always been about the people God has gathered together in the Welland area who are on mission for His glory. From the outset of expanding into the Welland community, Southridge has sought to be a church that allows for our members and regular attenders to have a place where they can form a life of faith that grows deeper, but it also has been mindful of the newcomer who might just be exploring what a life of faith could even look like. Our mission is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ so we seek to love God first and love each other and our community as well.
At Southridge Welland, people have a variety of ways to be connected to the heart of our church, whether it is through our thoughtful Sunday morning services or through serving the church in a variety of ways. Life groups continue to be a way for people to gather in smaller settings to build strong relationships that help strengthen our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We have an amazing kids’ program which really blesses the children of our church, and many people love getting involved in serving in our kids’ programs as a way to grow in Christ. Our Anchor Cause continues to develop into new and exciting ways to bless sole support families in our greater community, and our partnership with Rose City Kids is an awesome way for our church to get out into the community to share the love of Christ with at-risk kids and their extended families.
At Southridge Welland, we feel like God is ramping us up for new and incredible ways to love Him and to love our neighbours, and we feel so blessed to be able to part of a loving and wonderful church community that encourages everyone to live life to the full. Come check us out on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, or contact our location pastor, Mike Meinema, to see how you can get plugged into the amazing things that are happening at Southridge Welland.
A few pictures of our new home: