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,...

Pastor’s Message: July 1, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: An Adventure in Fellowship When I think about what I missed the most during the quarantine phases of the pandemic, two things leap tomind more than any others. First, of course, was gathering together in person for worship each...