South Harbor Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

1907 64th Street SW
Byron Center, Michigan 49315
616.531.3500
Sundays 9:00am & 11:00am

Blog

  • He Sustains Us

    April 3, 2020

    There’s a beautiful line in Psalm 145, a praise psalm of David. It reads… “The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every […]

  • He Weeps With Us

    April 2, 2020

    Reclaiming Lent: 14 days of prayer + fasting HE WEEPS WITH US   A couple days ago, I went hiking at Pigeon Creek Park in Holland. It was gloriously sunny and I needed the fresh air. As I made my way home, I decided to stop at Meijer on 16th street. I grabbed one of […]

  • Psalm 23 – Goodness and Mercy Follow

    April 1, 2020

    So, this is my third written contribution to our prayer and fasting journey.  We have been thinking about Psalm 23.  Psalm 23 is a desert song.  David, it’s author, grew up a shepherd in the desert.  The Psalm begins with David recognizing that God is like a shepherd.  He leads us through the most difficult […]

  • Psalm 23- You Are With Me

    March 31, 2020

    When I first realized that this season would be what it now is, I immediately recognized that I had not been here before.  I have not pastored a church through a season of intense anxiety, fear, change and loss.  This … is new territory. I knew what I needed to do. I picked up my […]

  • Psalm 23 – He Leads

    March 30, 2020

    The first time I remember really crying was when I was a sophomore in high school. I remember the oddest details of that season. I remember what I was wearing. I remember the smell of the room we all gathered in. I remember the feeling of laying in bed trying to breathe. I remember feeling like […]

  • Reclaiming Lent – Day 1

    March 29, 2020

    Reclaiming Lent: 14 days of prayer + fasting Day One: Embrace the Moment   A few years ago, I got to experience my first Lenten season in very Catholic New England. At the time, I worked for a small Catholic college so I was quite amazed to see so many opportunities to engage the Lenten […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Missional Community

    June 1, 2017

    this week we hear from Rachel Reinink.. Missional Community; A Missional Community is a group of people, about the size of an extended family, who are united through Christian community around a common service and witness to a particular neighborhood or network of relationships. The Missional Community doesn’t exist for . anything less than making disciples of […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Kids Hope Year End Wrap Up

    May 10, 2017

    This week we hear from Kristen Bazuin…   Kids Hope Year End Wrap Up! WOW! This year has been a whirlwind!  I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! Kids Hope has had a great year. South Harbor provided mentors to children at Brown Elementary, Nickels Intermediate and West Middle in Byron Center. We […]

  • SH Staff Blog: ” I Knew These Bags Were Special”

    May 3, 2017

    this week we hear from Jodi Joseph…   “I knew these bags were special, I just didn’t know how special these bags were.” – Hand2Hand Mom It was a typical Hand2Hand packing night.  Volunteers gathered together at Byron Community Ministries to pack up food bags for the 5 different schools that South Harbor and Rush […]

  • SH Staff Blog: Is Knowledge Really a Gift?

    April 30, 2017

    this week we hear from Matt Koomen…   Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of walking along side 3 students through our Profession of Faith process. This process includes talking about the existence of God, Jesus and his disciples, next steps in the faith, and spiritual gifts. The students have the […]