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Simply SouthSimply South Are you new to South? We invite you to a casual lunch in the Student Ministry Center and Lounge. There will be a time to get to know Pastor Don, as well as a Q&A with members of the ministry staff to help you learn more about South Church and our desire to help you grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and connect with others at South Church. We would love to meet you. Children are welcome. Please RSVP by clicking here.

We are offering this lunch for people who are newcomers to South (anyone from a first-time visitor to someone who has been attending for up to six months or so).

Christianity Explored Who is Jesus? Why did he come? What does it mean to follow him? We will answer these questions by studying the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark on Sunday evenings. This study is perfect for a sincere seeker of spiritual truth or a skeptic who has real questions about the Christian faith. It is also a perfect opportunity for a seasoned saint to bring along a nonbelieving friend. Join Pastor Joel for this eight-week course in the Fireside Room. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP by clicking here.

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“People just like you have found a home here at South Church. Our goal is to glorify the God of Heaven by making disciples on earth and provide a place where you can worship God, connect with His people, and serve Him. Come join us!”
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Baby Bottle Campaign @ South Church
May 9 @ 9:00 am – Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
Baby Bottle Campaign @ South Church


How can you save a life? Help support Shared Pregnancy Women’s Center and Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing through Baby Bottle Blessings. These agencies provide many free services and support for young parents.  Pick up a baby bottle today, May 9 from one of the tables in the main or east entrances, fill it with spare change, cash, or checks (made out to South Church), and return to the tables by Sunday, June 20.

Movie Night @ South Church
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Middle and High school outdoor movie night! Bring a lawn chair and/or a blanket. More details to come via Student Ministry communication avenues. 

Sunday Morning Services @ South Church
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sunday Morning Services @ South Church

We are currently offering three morning services – two Combined Service in the Worship Center, and a new Family-friendly Service in the Chapel. This new service is designed to make worshiping as a family work for you! There will be a few rows of chairs up front with round table seating in the back to accommodate families. This service will be mostly broadcasted from the Worship Center service and will use new technology: a video wall! We thank you for your patience and your encouragement during the past several months, and we appreciate your continued prayers as we move forward.

Sunday Evening Service
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday Evening Service
6:00pm Sunday Evening Service

In light of recent events and health concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to communicate what we are doing at South to help care for one another. Providing effective support and care to those most vulnerable (the elderly and those with serious chronic health conditions) is a critical priority for South Church, and is at the heart of the approach we are taking. We also want to be good neighbors in our community and our State when it comes to helping slow the spread of this virus, and to be responsible citizens, respectful of the appropriate governmental authorities, and in particular the governor’s order, released just today, prohibiting gatherings of 250 people or more (through Sunday April 5).

In view of all these factors we are temporarily cancelling services beginning this Sunday March 15 through April 5, including onsite activities and programs during that time period. (The offices will remain open but please call ahead to make an appointment if at all possible.)

We can assure you that we have been very reluctant to adopt this approach because of the high value we place on our times of gathered worship, teaching and fellowship, but we are in an extraordinary situation at the present time. We will be live-streaming a (simplified) service at 9:30 on Sunday mornings with music and a message from God’s Word, which you can connect to via our website ( (Please note: the church will not be open.) We will also be exploring other ways to provide online teaching and ministry. While all on-site activities at the church will be canceled during this time, small groups are free to make their own decisions regarding meeting in their homes.

More information on South Church’s response to Covid-19
Mexico Mission Trip Informational Meeting @ Room 205
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Mexico Mission Trip Informational Meeting @ Room 205

Mexico Mission Trip Opportunity A multi-generational trip is being planned for November 19-27 (Thanksgiving week) to build houses for Mexican families. Informational meeting will be held June 20 at 7:30pm in room 205. Visit the table in the Gathering or contact Roger Gray at (517) 624-8109 or by e-mail for more information.

Vacation Bible School 2021 @ South Church
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm
Vacation Bible School 2021 @ South Church

Calling all junior archaeologists (pre-K – 5th) who want to join us at the Dig Site as we unearth the truth about Jesus.  The excavation will be June 21-25 from 6:15 – 7:30 each evening.  Pre-registration begins on June 1st.

VBS 2021 will be an adventure like we’ve never had before! Our whole time will be spent all together at the dig site (Worship Center) – including all our favorites

  • great Bible teaching
  • fun songs
  • silly skits
  • group competition
  • missionary visit
  • daily take home surprises

Our large dig site will provide social distant seating and masks will be required.  All children will need to register to attend.

    What to wear each day:

  • Monday – your A-team color (your A-team leader will call you before VBS to let you know what it is!)
  • Tuesday – clashing clothes
  • Wednesday – hat or sunglasses
  • Thursday – dress like a friend
  • Friday – dress like an archaeologist

This year’s VBS offering will go to our missionaries Brad and Amber Jones for updating their computers used for schooling. Offering can be brought any night of VBS. Thank you in advance for your generous giving!

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Evangelism Prayer @ Room 205
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Evangelism Prayer @ Room 205
    Come, join us as we pray for
  • our South Church evangelism outreaches.
  • our church to become even more evangelistic.
  • individuals in our lives who are not yet followers of Christ.

Starting June 18, South will start having the option to meet in Room 205 for the Thursday Evangelism Prayer Meeting. We will maintain social distance and wear masks.

Disc Golf @ Fitzgerald Park
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Middle and High school disc golf! Meet us there. Joel and Nick will provide discs, or bring your own if you have them. 

Evangelism Prayer (Online) @ Online
Jun 23 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Evangelism Prayer (Online) @ Online
    Come, join us as we pray for
  • our South Church evangelism outreaches.
  • our church to become even more evangelistic.
  • individuals in our lives who are not yet followers of Christ.

Contact Pastor Tim to join the Zoom session online.

Student Ministry Summer Bible Study and Lunch
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
When: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am (Study: 6/16-7/28; Lunch: 6/16-8/18; ex. 7/7)
Who: For middle schoolers and high schoolers (combined). We will have a guys group led by Joel and Nick, and a girls group led by Jessica.
Where: SMC for the boys, Fireside Room for the girls.
What: The current plan is to go through the TV series “The Chosen” and discuss/reference scripture that parallels with each episode.
Wednesday Lunches: Lunch is open to anyone who comes to the Bible study. For the month of June, we will be ordering food and eating at the church. Starting in July, we will take vans and go out to eat as a group. You will need to bring money to cover the cost of lunch.
Check the calendar for more information!