WELCOME KELSEY!

We welcome Kelsey Stillwell to our staff on a permanent basis!  This past Sunday morning, the congregation voted 94% in favor of calling Kelsey as our Minister to Families and Youth and she has accepted.   Over the past summer, Kelsey has demonstrated a strong sense of calling to ministry and a gift for ministering…

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…

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…

WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL REDEDICATED

On Sunday, May 17, 2015 the church rededicated a marker that had been placed soon after World War I in memory of Raymond Ellis Luthi who died in the crash of a transport ship on (need date from marker). Members of the local American Legion post led the ceremony. The marker had been placed at…

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…