Here are some recent posts from Rev. Carnes:

Spirit & Song | “Quilt of Love”

Occasionally I will share music that I finds particularly moving or which relates to worship in some way.  In December […]

State of the Church and Financial Update

Going into the final quarter of this year we had a dismal forecast of our giving for the year. Giving […]

From the Pastor | Why Church?

Becky had just retired when she discovered she had an advanced disease with weeks to live. The people of her […]

From the Pastor | New Sight for Old Eyes

As many know, I had LASIK eye surgery a few weeks ago.  My vision steadily improved, but not all at […]

Spirit & Song | “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

Go Tell It on the Mountain cannot be credited to John Wesley Work II, but he brought it out of […]

From the Pastor | Feeding & Being Fed

From Garrison Keillor to internet memes we have many examples of church potluck humor and more than once I have […]

Spirit & Song | “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” (Miller)

This Sunday we will sing a new version of a beloved song, O For a Thousand Tongues.  This version by Mark […]

2018 Budget Process

After that the devil brought him into the holy city and stood him at the highest point of the temple. […]

A Word on Welcome

Have you ever been in church and seen someone that you didn’t recognize?  There are three possible solutions.  The first […]

Is the Pastor ‘Out to Lunch?’

I am committed to being accessible to the congregation and surrounding community.   To do this, I carry a smartphone so […]

Pastor’s Office Schedule