Pastor’s Message: Dec. 2, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: THE POWER IS IN THE STORIES Earlier this week, a meme was circulating in pastor groups online that showed a video clip of a megachurch that had at least eight drummers practicing for a Christmas service in its worship space....

Pastor’s Message – Nov. 23, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: ALREADY IN MOTION Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you will be able to spend this holiday time in a way that is special to you and allowed you to express your gratitude for all the blessings in your life. It is a quick pivot this...

Pastor’s Message: Nov. 18, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A THEOLOGICAL AFFIRMATION This coming Sunday is the last Sunday of the Christian year; a new Christian year begins with the first Sunday of Advent on November 27. But this Sunday is not simply the last Sunday of the Christian year;...

Pastor’s Message: Nov. 11, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: FULFILLING GOD’S MISSION For the last month in worship, we have been exploring the theme of “Fruit That Will Last” in the sermons. Each week, we have considered a different aspect of this theme, both in terms of the seeds that have...

Pastor’s Message: Nov. 4, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Planting the seeds On the Christian calendar, All Saints’ Day is celebrated every November 1. In the Reformed theological tradition, from which Presbyterians come, there is not a tradition of saints being particularly virtuous or...