Pastor’s Message: May 13, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A RESPONSE TO GOD’S GRACEThis Sunday will be a particularly special one at the 11:15 a.m. service, because we will be celebrating the baptisms of not one, not two, but three children from two families who recently joined the...

Pastor’s Message: May 6, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A Ministry of Rejoicing and Weeping This Sunday is Mother’s Day, which is not a Christian holiday, but it is a significant cultural holiday. Doubtless you’ve been inundated with all the ads touting various products as “the perfect...

Unfinished Business

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   The fear of ghosts and spirits seems to be almost universal in the world, cutting across every culture and society, cropping up even in places where the dominant religion rejects the idea of them.  In both ancient and contemporary...

Pastor’s Message: April 29, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: CRAWLING BEFORE YOU WALK When people have a baby, lots of attention is focused on “firsts”: first steps, first words, and so on. And as any parent will tell you, once babies get mobile, everything changes, so all those milestones...

Time to Let Go

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   Easter takes awhile to get to where it’s going. We generally forget that; we forget that Easter begins while things are still dark, with Mary in the garden near the tomb, weeping, because she has lost Jesus. Twice, actually; she...