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Danville

Sunday Service Times

9:30am 11:15am

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

1001 Ben Ali Dr. #2 · Danville, KY 40422

Office Hours:

Mon & Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-2pm

Mailing Address:

1001 Ben Ali Dr. #2
Danville, KY 40422

Georgetown

Sunday Service Times

9:30am 11:15am

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

134 Amerson Way · Georgetown, KY 40324‎

Office Hours:

Mon & Wed: 9am-4pm

Lexington

Sunday Service Times

9:30am 11:15am 6:00pm

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

2349 Richmond Road · Lexington, KY 40502

Office Hours:

Open to visitors Mon & Wed: 9am-4pm

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 23338
Lexington, KY 40523

Nicholasville

Sunday Service Times

9:30am 11:15am

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

5001 Harrodsburg Road · Nicholasville, KY 40356

Office Hours:

Mon–Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-1pm

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 23338
Lexington, KY 40523

Richmond

Sunday Service Times

9:30am 11:15am 1:00 pm

Services will be held at:
1432 Fairlane Dr
Richmond, KY 40475

(859) 224-1600

Email: general@southland.church

1432 Fairlane Dr · Richmond, KY 40475

Office Hours:

Mon-Thur 9am - 5pm

Mailing Address:

1432 Fairlane Dr
Richmond, KY 40475

Online

Sunday Service Times (EDT)

Children's Ministry (Birth - PreK) - 9:00 AM
Children's Ministry (Elementary) - 9:30 AM
Main Service - 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM



Parent Newsletter

What's happening this month in Children's Ministry

This is a monthly resource to help parents make the most of all that our Children’s Ministry has to offer your family. We have broken it down into four sections to give you everything from big picture inspiration to a detailed overview of what we’re teaching in our Children’s environments. Sign up at the bottom of your screen to receive the Parent Newsletter email each month!

The Big Picture

Helping Your Kids with Friendship

Friendship can be complicated for kids in a normal year.  It’s not always easy to make friends, and keep those relationships going.  But, of course, 2020 is not exactly a normal year.  In a season of quarantine, social distancing and virtual learning, friendships are harder than ever before. 

With so much of normal life disrupted, many of the activities where kids traditionally connect have been altered or cancelled.  On top of that parents vary on what they feel comfortable allowing their kids to do. 

If your family falls on the more cautious end of the spectrum, you may have already had to make all kinds of hard decisions about whether or not to allow your children to play sports, visit a friend’s house, or go to a birthday party or a sleepover.  On the other hand, if your kids have been doing all of those things and more, you may be struggling to help them stay connected with other friends who aren’t getting out as much.  

In the midst of NTI work and everything else your family has going, focusing on friendships right now may seem like more trouble than it’s worth.  Our kids, however, need to stay connected to friends now more than ever.  

Here are a few thoughts that might help:

  1. Help your kids connect where they can. If your kids can’t be around the friends they are used to hanging out with, look for ways to help them connect with new friends or kids they haven’t been as close to in the past. A great way to approach this is to look for kids who need a friend. Who do your kids know who needs some encouragement or may be struggling to find their group of friends this year? Take a step to help them feel loved and welcome. 
  2. Reach out to old friends. If your kids have friends they haven’t seen in awhile, find a way to connect. If there’s an activity or setting you feel comfortable with, get them together.  If that’s not practical right now, encourage your kids to make their old friend a card or even start writing old fashioned letters.  
  3. Teach your kids about healthy friendships. This month in our elementary environments we’re teaching a series called Block Party that’s all about friendship. You can check it out at any of our campuses or by watching the Big Picture Show on our online campus Sundays at 9:30 a.m. or on Facebook, where the video is available on demand all week long.  
  4. Set the example. Show your kids what healthy Christian friendships look like by staying connected with your own friends who will love you and challenge you to grow in your faith. Sometimes making friends is tricky for grown-ups too. Hop into a Southand Group for a great place to start.  

To get the conversation about friendship going with your kids, you can check this devotion from our online devotional, The Adventure Begins.  

Also, this month we’re giving away five friendship pix chains, to encourage kids to pick their friends wisely. Simply email childrens@southland.church for your chance to win by September 14th. 

This simple chain comes with nine guitar-style picks, each one listing a Bible verse reference about friendship.  Kids can memorize each verse and wear the chain to remind them to treat others the way they want to be treated.


 

Congratulations to Jana Penner for winning the school supplies in last months drawing. 

Series Overview

Preschool

This month, we are going to use the super sweet theme of Ice Cream Sundae, along with the life of Joseph, to teach preschoolers that God has a plan for them. When we put all of the parts of Joseph’s story together—just as with an ice cream sundae—it gives us a sweet reminder that we can trust that God has a plan for me, and it is always best. We just have to wait until God is done putting all of the parts together.

 

Elementary

Jesus showed us the greatest example of love when He laid down His life for His friends. With His words and actions, He showed friendship to everyone He met. We can reflect Jesus’ love best when we treat one another with Friendship.  This month we will learn what friendship is supposed to look like through God’s eyes.  

For more details and devotions head over to our Family Resource page. 

Behind-the-Scenes

Love Your Community 

God created each of us to live in community. When we are invested in our community, we have the opportunity to make a huge impact in the lives of others.  Since September 13th, 2015,  we have seen God unleashing a revolution of love at our Georgetown Campus. Dotty Harney was there from the start as the Georgetown Children’s Pastor.  She has built a community of volunteers that love kids and their families in our ministry.  Read on to learn more about Dotty! 

Q. Where are you from?

A. My dad is a preacher so we lived all over the country. Dad had preaching spots in Indiana, Northern California, Oklahoma, then in 1988 he moved back here. He was born and raised in Lexington. I’ve lived in all those spots plus went to college, so home is wherever they’re at. I feel like I’m a Kentucky girl even though I wasn’t born here. 

Q. When did you start at Southland?

A. I came from a ministry in Missouri. I came here 2004. When I came, we were down a lot of people, so I said 'where is your greatest need'. At that point it was in Preschool. I was there for 4 years and then I went to the Drive In. 

Q. What’s your job now?

A. I’m the Children’s Pastor for Georgetown. Everything has morphed, we changed. I’ve gone through rebranding. I did a little bit of this and a little bit of that. [I’ve done] a little bit of everything. 

Q. What have you learned from children’s ministry?

A. That kids are eager to learn about God. We are all born with something spiritual in us. [When a kid] goes 'I want to know more about who God is', that’s when I really feel like I've done what the Lord has called me to do. 

Q. What are you excited about with Georgetown?

A. The potential here is huge, Georgetown is a thriving city and it’s growing. The potential for getting the word of God out to people and letting them know they’re loved. 

Q. What’s your favorite children's ministry memory?

A. We used to do this thing called Who’s in the House. I loved doing that. That was the highlight of my year, it took you off your weekend stuff and it got you into doing more creative stuff. I loved doing costumes. Family came together for it. So it was fun to see mom, dad, and kids all laughing and sing. 


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