Pastor’s Message: Oct. 1, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: CELEBRATING SUE BENNETCH As we previously announced, this Sunday, October 3, is Sue Bennetch’s last day as our Pastoral Associate for Congregational Care. Sue is beginning her very well-earned retirement after that, so this Sunday...

Neighborhood Church: Building Up, Building Out

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   There are certain kinds of buildings that always reflect their original identity and purpose. No matter how long it has been, no matter what’s happening in them now, you can still tell what they were built to be. A Pizza Hut...

Pastor’s Message: Sept. 24, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: DIGGING INTO OUR CALLING This Sunday, we’re continuing both our Adult Education series at 10 a.m. and our sermon series on themes out of the book, Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission....

Neighborhood Church: Faith, Family-Style

Listen By The Rev. J.C. Austin   I have wanted my own backyard smoker for a long, long time, and last spring, I decided that I would finally get one. It took me awhile to find the right one, and then setting it up and getting it ready took some more time, and...

Pastor’s Message: Sept. 17, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: EMBODYING THE MEANING OF ‘CARE’ The English word “care” has deep roots in multiple languages all the way back to Latin, but all of them hold the same two basic meanings. The first relates to burdens, difficulties, griefs, or...