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Sunday Service – May 31st

Living HopeActs 19.1-7“that’s news to us!”On this Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Passover) we step aside from Peter for the moment and yet we stay with the subject “Living Hope.” One of the critical aspects of our Christian faith and hope  is the understanding that Jesus’ presence and power is continued by the Holy Spirit. Paul encountered some Christians who …

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Sunday’s Message

Living HopeActs 19.1-7“That’s news to us!”On this Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Passover) we step aside from Peter for the moment and yet we stay with the subject “Living Hope.” One of the critical aspects of our Christian faith and hope  is the understanding that Jesus’ presence and power is continued by the Holy Spirit. Paul encountered some Christians who …

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Goods For Nothing Store – Closed

We are very sorry but the committee for The Goods For Nothing Store has decided that it’s best to indefinitely suspend GFN operations in line with government measures around COVID-19. Since we do not know when measures will be lifted, we cannot say when we will be able to reopen. However once we know, we will post an update. Our …

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Women’s Bible Study

The women’s bible study is now meeting via zoom. If you would like to join them contact office@southsidemilton.org for details.

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Sunday Service – May 24th

Living Hope1 Peter 5.1-10Shepherd the FlockPeter concludes his letter to Believers who are in difficult times by reminding their elders of their responsibility to shepherd the flock as he, a fellow elder, identifies with them. The role of elders is primary in the organized church and has been since the beginning.  In his instruction to them all the quality of …

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Sunday Service – May 17

Living HopeSpeaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 4.1-11Has our personality changed because of the pandemic? Were we carefree and careless in some ways that have had a day of reckoning? Peter tells us that careless living has a “time’s up” notice served. What he says must continue is fervent love for one another. 

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Sunday Service – May 10th

Speaker: Ian CampbellLiving Hope1 Peter 3.1-9 Well – here we are on Mothers’ Day weekend and as we work our way through 1 Peter we come to a passage to and about women. Maybe it’s good that I am speaking to an empty room so that I won’t need to duck the rotten tomatoes hurled at me! But seriously, does …

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Sunday Service – May 3rd

Speaker: Ian Campbell with guest worship leaders Rend CollectiveLiving Hope1 Peter 2.1-2Do difficult times bring our the best or worst in us? Perhaps both? The Apostle Peter seems to worry that in very trying times his readers may need encouragement not to allow the worst of them to surface. Instead he has a strategy that will head them in the …

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Sunday Service – April 26th

Speaker: Ian CampbellLiving Hope1 Peter 1.17-25Have you ever heard someone ask “Who are you and what have you done with ..?” It’s usually occasioned by a striking change in something that pertains to the person in question. Mayne it’s a physical appearance thing or a behaviour. In the middle of troubling time Peter discusses such a question about Christians. We …

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Sunday Service – May 31st

Living HopeActs 19.1-7“that’s news to us!”On this Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Passover) we step aside from Peter for the moment and yet we stay with the subject “Living Hope.” One of the critical aspects of our Christian faith and hope  is the understanding that Jesus’ presence and power is continued by the Holy Spirit. Paul encountered some Christians who …

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Moved Online

Due to COVID-19 the physical church and office are currently closed & activities have moved online. Our weekly service is uploaded on Saturdays to our website. Check out the latest videos here. We are still here for you. If you would like prayer or support please email office@southsidemilton.org or phone 905-878-5664. You can still drop prayer requests or offerings into …

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Quotes for the week

Every week one of our elders gathers some thought provoking quotes for the screens. So, as we continue with Southside@Home, we will be adding them here. We hope that they will inspire some thought. There are four stages to a crisis:  pause and pivot, prepare and plan, engage and execute, recover and re-emerge.                                                                           Ed Stetzer Wherever your mind goes that …

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Message from Pastor Ian – May 27th

Hello Southside@Home! So, summer has arrived a bit early this week! A nice respite from the indoor quarantine isn’t it 🙂 Let’s do our part in distancing and avoiding large groups so that summer can come with more of the activities we have enjoyed safely and let’s pray for a continued decline in new cases as we move forward. There …

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Sunday’s Message

Living HopeActs 19.1-7“That’s news to us!”On this Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Passover) we step aside from Peter for the moment and yet we stay with the subject “Living Hope.” One of the critical aspects of our Christian faith and hope  is the understanding that Jesus’ presence and power is continued by the Holy Spirit. Paul encountered some Christians who …

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Goods For Nothing Store – Closed

We are very sorry but the committee for The Goods For Nothing Store has decided that it’s best to indefinitely suspend GFN operations in line with government measures around COVID-19. Since we do not know when measures will be lifted, we cannot say when we will be able to reopen. However once we know, we will post an update. Our …

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Women’s Bible Study

The women’s bible study is now meeting via zoom. If you would like to join them contact office@southsidemilton.org for details.

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Sunday Service – May 24th

Living Hope1 Peter 5.1-10Shepherd the FlockPeter concludes his letter to Believers who are in difficult times by reminding their elders of their responsibility to shepherd the flock as he, a fellow elder, identifies with them. The role of elders is primary in the organized church and has been since the beginning.  In his instruction to them all the quality of …

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Sunday Service – May 17

Living HopeSpeaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 4.1-11Has our personality changed because of the pandemic? Were we carefree and careless in some ways that have had a day of reckoning? Peter tells us that careless living has a “time’s up” notice served. What he says must continue is fervent love for one another. 

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Sunday Service – May 10th

Speaker: Ian CampbellLiving Hope1 Peter 3.1-9 Well – here we are on Mothers’ Day weekend and as we work our way through 1 Peter we come to a passage to and about women. Maybe it’s good that I am speaking to an empty room so that I won’t need to duck the rotten tomatoes hurled at me! But seriously, does …

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Something to boast about!

There is something human about wanting to share good news with others. Perhaps it is a new picture of grandkids or a recent success story from school or work. There is a look on my friend’s face that says there is something to report – and it’s good! I wonder how many of my thoughts of what I’d like you …

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What difference would it make to know God well? We’re in the second chapter of Knowing God titled The People who know their God. On this Mother’s Day weekend we’ll turn our attention to a young person who would be the delight of his mother as she, if she got to watch from a nearer distance than this mother did, …

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Knowing God

We will follow the chapter topics and content from the highly influential book Knowing God by J.I. Packer in our current teaching series. The book also provides lovely discussion and reflection questions for readers. Packer introduces the book with a very poignant distinction between two perspectives on the matter of the knowledge of God. He provides two self-evident caricatures in …

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sharing

One of the most important lessons in Kindergarten.. learning to share! And is it not one of the hardest life lessons for all of us to learn at any age? It seems to me that one of the first words our children said was “mine!” And our perfect little angels (when they had us all to themselves and could believe …

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the Bible

In our journey with the 40 Acts community we come to a wonderful story of a man in a chariot reading Scripture and wondering about what they meant. In our circles (evangelicals) we have deliberately or subtly assumed custody of the Bible. It is our book, our text, our story. We let others see it but reserve the right to …

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Saul

A very angry and principled young man watched a stoning with a sardonic nod of approval. Radicalized in his ideology he was obsessed with eradicating heretical upstarts who opposed the true faith as well as schooling those who compromised the doctrine and practice by less than full and devoted adherence. He viewed himself as doing God’s work. He was organized …

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Gifted

As our children were growing up and I was involved in pastoral ministry in a few churches over those years it seems we had lots of conversations about “pastors’ kids” and “deacons’ kids” and how that was a recipe for disaster (as our PKs and DKs set out then to prove true!) Our teaching this weekend concerns the very first …

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united

Early Christ followers were said to devote themselves to four activities. The verb means to persistently commit oneself to something. They persisted in the apostles’ teaching, to fellowship, to breaking bread and prayer. Was there a time in our lives when we had a more vibrant version of church? When we were more persistent? Which of the four will need …

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40 Days of Generosity

We have just embarked on the church season known as Lent. In some traditions this is a time to exercise the discipline of abstinence – we give some luxury up for Lent. That is a good practice indeed, but in keeping with the teachings of Jesus who supported the restrictive discipline of the law, the ten commandments (decalogue) in particular, …

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postcards from the future

Do you remember Back to the Future? Marty McFly accidentally travels back in time 30 years to 1955. Imagine that someone from our own future were to return having experienced the future – God’s future. What would she tell us that future is like – the life after life after death? We are left to our own devices in the …

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Sunday Service – May 31st

Living HopeActs 19.1-7“that’s news to us!”On this Pentecost Sunday (50 days after Passover) we step aside from Peter for the moment and yet we stay with the subject “Living Hope.” One of the critical aspects of our Christian faith and hope  is the understanding that Jesus’ presence and power is continued by the Holy Spirit. Paul encountered some Christians who …

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Living Hope – 6

May 24 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 5.1-10Shepherd the FlockPeter concludes his letter to Believers who are in difficult times by reminding their elders of their responsibility to shepherd the flock as he, a fellow elder, identifies with them. The role of elders is primary in the organized church and has been since the beginning.  In his instruction to them all …

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Living Hope – 5

May 17 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 4.1-11Has our personality changed because of the pandemic? Were we carefree and careless in some ways that have had a day of reckoning? Peter tells us that careless living has a “time’s up” notice served. What he says must continue is fervent love for one another. 

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Living Hope – 4

May 10, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 3.1-9Well – here we are on Mothers’ Day weekend and as we work our way through 1 Peter we come to a passage to and about women. Maybe it’s good that I am speaking to an empty room so that I won’t need to duck the rotten tomatoes hurled at me! But seriously, does …

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Living Hope – 3

May 3, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 2.1-2Do difficult times bring our the best or worst in us? Perhaps both? The Apostle Peter seems to worry that in very trying times his readers may need encouragement not to allow the worst of them to surface. Instead he has a strategy that will head them in the right direction – the sincere …

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Living Hope -2

April 26, 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 1.17-25Have you ever heard someone ask “Who are you and what have you done with ..?” It’s usually occasioned by a striking change in something that pertains to the person in question. Maybe it’s a physical appearance thing or a behaviour. In the middle of troubling time Peter discusses such a question about Christians. …

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Living Hope

April 19 2020Speaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 1.3-9During the Easter church calendar (until Pentecost Sunday May 31st) we will follow the Lectionary Epistle readings from the Book of Common Prayer. As we wait through the pandemic season this is one way we can join with the Church worldwide in the unity of Scripture. This may also direct your thoughts and prayers …

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Sunday Service – May 24th

Living Hope1 Peter 5.1-10Shepherd the FlockPeter concludes his letter to Believers who are in difficult times by reminding their elders of their responsibility to shepherd the flock as he, a fellow elder, identifies with them. The role of elders is primary in the organized church and has been since the beginning.  In his instruction to them all the quality of …

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Sunday Service – May 17

Living HopeSpeaker: Ian Campbell1 Peter 4.1-11Has our personality changed because of the pandemic? Were we carefree and careless in some ways that have had a day of reckoning? Peter tells us that careless living has a “time’s up” notice served. What he says must continue is fervent love for one another. 

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Sunday Service – May 10th

Speaker: Ian CampbellLiving Hope1 Peter 3.1-9 Well – here we are on Mothers’ Day weekend and as we work our way through 1 Peter we come to a passage to and about women. Maybe it’s good that I am speaking to an empty room so that I won’t need to duck the rotten tomatoes hurled at me! But seriously, does …

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Something to boast about!

There is something human about wanting to share good news with others. Perhaps it is a new picture of grandkids or a recent success story from school or work. There is a look on my friend’s face that says there is something to report – and it’s good! I wonder how many of my thoughts of what I’d like you …

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What difference would it make to know God well? We’re in the second chapter of Knowing God titled The People who know their God. On this Mother’s Day weekend we’ll turn our attention to a young person who would be the delight of his mother as she, if she got to watch from a nearer distance than this mother did, …

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the study of God

C.H. Spurgeon in the 19th Century proposed in a sermon that “the proper study of Christians is the Godhead.” I wonder by which date this comment had already become anachronistic in Western Society and then also by which date it became outdated even among Christians. We find ourselves in a day when this is at best relegated to the Academy …

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The Stories He Told – The Lost Sons

September 9, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Luke 15.11-32; 2 Corinthians 7.10 Third in the “lost” trilogy this story has captured imaginations through the centuries. And this particular parable departs from our usual understanding of a story to tell a single lesson to one that is full of character exploration and rich meanings. The older brother is “lost” while still at …

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