The End of the Law

Audio coming By The Rev. J.C. Austin   “Good fences make good neighbors.”  It’s an old Yankee proverb that features in the well-known poem by Robert Frost called “Mending Wall,” in which he considers that sentiment in light of a wall between his own farm and his...

Pastor’s Message: August 5, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Called to do the hard work I am looking forward to being in worship with you this Sunday after several weeks away on vacation! It was good to have some downtime to rest, even though it was mostly a “staycation” here in Bethlehem....

It’s Really That Simple (?)

Audio coming! By The Rev. J.C. Austin   A few years ago, I remember seeing a viral video of people running into Central Park in New York City, but running as if they were running urgently towards something, not running away from something. Now, when I say...

Pastor’s Message: July 8, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: A new intergenerational approach As we continue with our Summer Worship experiment, one of the things we are intentionally exploring is how to do intentionally intergenerational worship well. One of our core values as a...

God’s Test

Audio coming By The Rev. J.C. Austin   Just picture it: a windswept mountaintop; a few large rocks and a pile of wood between them; a small, young figure lying motionless atop the wood. And there, standing above him, the wind whipping his beard and his loose,...