SEARCH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS KELSEY STILLWELL

For the past few months our search committee, in cooperation with the personnel committee, has been seeking to fill our vacant staff position.  In the interim, Kelsey Stillwell has served as our minister to youth and J D Granade has served as our minister to children. Based on the exit interview with Lee Ritchie, we…

The Mission to Bulgaria

Our Bulgarian Mission Team returned on Saturday from our eighth mission trip over the past nine years.  It was another year of successful construction projects and fun games and crafts, but most importantly this year was a chance to see the fruits of our labor that have developed over the past nine years.   We were…

Passport Camp Report

Last Sunday fifteen students and five chaperones piled into two church buses to head off to Greensboro, North Carolina full of excitement and anticipation for the week ahead.  Six days later we arrived back at the church, unloaded the buses and went home.  We were not, however, the same group that left Commerce a week…

NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY: SABBATH, THE GIFT OF REST

Beginning Wednesday, June 10th we will embark on a new bible study. Based on the study “Sabbath, The Gift of Rest” by Lynne M. Babb, the study will take us through the summer months. Many of us grew up in an era in which most stores were closed on Sundays and we were not allowed…

St Simons Island Lighthouse by Kathryn Meyer

Part 2 – Words of Hope from St. Simons

Last week, I shared with you some of what I learned at the  Mercer Preaching Consultation at St. Simons.  This week I would like to share with you some reflections on Dr. Bass’s presentation.  Some of these are Dr. Bass’s reflections and some are my own. First, Dr. Bass noted that Baptists and Methodists fared…