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Austin's Update (January 2022)

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Coming up on Sunday, January 30th, we are commissioning Chris Helton at 4pm. This will be an exciting time, as our church has helped Chris reach this milestone. From Marcia Rich’s significant involvement in organizing the Presbytery Lay Academy, annually supporting college students through...

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Austin's Update 8-28-19

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The Associate Pastor Nominating Committee has very exciting news to present! The committee has spent the past several months researching, interviewing and praying to find the candidate who is being called to serve our church in the role of Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation. This is an...

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Austin's Update 2-20-19

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While it’s just about as late as possible this year, the season of Lent is right around the corner. Ash Wednesday is March 6 th . We’ll have our annual pancake supper in the Christian Life Center a little earlier this year. It will start at 5pm, because our Ash Wednesday...

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Austin's Update 1-15-19

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Have you ever wondered how some of the business of the church gets done? Like, how do the candles always have oil in them? Who makes sure that there are always people to serve Communion? We have multiple people in the church who graciously volunteer their time, making sure...

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Austin's Update 12-13-18

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I’m going to go ahead and say it: Advent is my favorite time of year. I try to make it last as long as possible. I often stay up until 2am or later on Christmas morning. Sitting on my couch, listening to Christmas music with all the lights down but the Christmas tree lights...

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Austin's Update 10-17-18

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For this month’s newsletter, I’d like to talk about something very dear to me: food. I’ve been known to say, “Food makes everything better.” Any chance I have to include food or drink in a meeting, I take. For example, while meeting with couples preparing for...

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Austin's Update 9-17-18

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Fall is here! You’ve probably been hearing about our fall programing plans by now. For the past few months, we’ve been in conversation with people throughout the church to discern God’s leading during this transitional time. While you can read about all of the programs that are...

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Austin's Update 8-16-18

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We have some big news! We are beginning the process to search for a new Associate Pastor. Throughout this summer, our Session has been developing some of the next steps in our transition process since the resignation of Laura and Libby. Along with the Personnel Ministry Team, our Session...

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Austin's Update 7/18

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At the tail end of June, Sara and I drove to a marriage conference in Dallas. The conference was led by a Christian marriage and family therapist named Dr. Corey Allan. I heard about this conference from listening to his weekly podcast, entitled Sexy Marriage Radio. Don’t let that title...

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Austin's Update 6/19

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One of my favorite parts of working in our church is experiencing the diversity within our membership. In a given week, I can meet with a family to talk about baptizing an infant, parents beginning a new stage of life, while I can also meet with a family making plans for a funeral. I love...

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