It’s 2019, Can you still hear Jesus?

On Wednesday evening, I used the story of the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair to highlight the fact that every person we meet has around his or her neck an invisible sign which says “Do I matter to you?” In the...

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Great is Your Faithfulness: But What Shall We Bring

This first Sunday of October brings several observances. Liturgically, it’s the Seventh Sunday of Kingdomtide. It is likewise the first Sunday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Communion Sunday; and the beginning of our annual Covenant Stewardship Campaign. During Kingdomtide, the scriptures emphasize the Kingdom of God at work in...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019

This first Sunday of October brings several observances. Liturgically, it’s the Seventh Sunday of Kingdomtide. It is likewise the first Sunday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Communion Sunday; and the beginning of our annual Covenant Stewardship Campaign. During Kingdomtide, the scriptures emphasize the Kingdom of God at work in...

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Adhere to the Warning Signs that Lead to Hope

Summer is officially over, but you would never know it by the current weather with sustained temperatures in the 90s. It would be easy to disregard the fact that it is now autumn even in Alabama. However, I’ve noticed warning signs that autumn is upon us. More and more leaves...

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Searching in God’s Lost and Found Department

This week’s assigned gospel text from Luke 15 is about celebrations that take place when that which is lost is found. A 3-year old’s miracle earlier this year can also serve a spiritual metaphor for us. Casey Hathaway was reported missing from his grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina on...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019

This Sunday is the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. The weather is hot; and the assigned teachings of Jesus and Paul are even hotter. However, learning the lessons they teach will provide some much needed “air conditioning” for our spiritual journeys. Positive self-help, life enrichment and physical-mental-emotional healthy living industries are...

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