Great Ends 4: The Preservation of the Truth

As most of you have heard me say before, one of the most impactful experiences of my childhood was visiting my maternal grandparents on their farm in Alabama. Much of that was with my grandfather, out on the farm learning how to care for animals and crops, or in...

Pastor’s Message: June 7, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: SUMMERTIME WORSHIP PRACTICES        “Summertime… and the living is easy…” I know it’s not technically summertime yet, but since it’s June, and we seem to be past an unusually cool and rainy spring, many folks are busy planning or...

Great Ends 3 – Maintenance of Divine Worship

The other day, a friend of mine posted a photo of a sumptuous breakfast feast on her Instagram account. And I do mean sumptuous: we’re talking steak and eggs, home fries, avocado toast, English muffins, coffee and fresh orange juice, sides of bacon, berries, and more...

Pastor’s Message: May 31, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: AN UPDATE OF OUR PLANNING PROCESSES I want to thank everyone who turned out for the Community Open House last Thursday, May 23, in which we presented the preferred concept design for the campus redevelopment project to the public....

Great Ends 2 – There’s a Place for Us

“Somewhere.” It’s one of the great songs of musical theatre, from one of the greatest shows in musical theater, Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. It’s one of those shows that probably a few of you have memorized, or close to it. But even if you’ve never heard of...