Why Is Faith Important?

Do you know what you believe and why you believe it? Picture this: you are having lunch with some coworkers. The talk around the table is going a bit everywhere, and then somewhere in the conversation you casually mention something

Why Are Women Allowed in the Ministry?

Both the Apostle Paul and United Methodist Movement Founder John Wesley were influenced by women in ministry roles. In this segment of Ask Me Anything, Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson elaborates and sheds light on women’s leadership within the United Methodist

Epiphany: How God Comes To Us

This coming Sunday, January 6, is known as the Feast of the Epiphany, a time when most Christians remember this day as the one where the Magi — the Wise Men — visited Jesus after traversing from far off following

A Very Special Christmas Gift

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I received the world’s greatest Christmas gift yesterday: my first grandchild. Madison Wallace McCormick was born yesterday morning and everyone is recovering well. Please do keep Madison in your prayers as

Do We Know Who He Is?

Throughout the past three Sundays of Advent, I have been sharing a series of messages designed just for this yuletide season titled, “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow!” Each week we have focused our attention, both in sermon and song, on

December 24, 2018: Unto Us a Child Is Born

“We talk about the inn-keeper turning Mary and Joseph away…about the crowds that came and went in the hustle and bustle of Bethlehem at tax collecting time, about the guests that enjoyed the comfort and security of the quant roadside

December 23, 2018: Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the music! Favorite carols such as “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are among our favorites. But this Advent season I am going to focus on another collection of seasonal

December 16, 2018: Christmas Cantata

Watch & Listen View the Whole Service (with Special Music):   Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the music! Favorite carols such as “Joy to the World” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are among our favorites. But this Advent

The Light of Christmas

It was during the dark winter of 1864. At Petersburg, Virginia, the Confederate Army led by Robert E. Lee faced the Union divisions under General Ulysses S. Grant. The war was now three-and-a-half-years-old and dreams of glory had long since