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Padre's Ponderings: War Surplus, 9-8-16

Posted onSeptember 8, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

Wars and rumors of war set the context for my early childhood years . . .CEO the 2nd I suspect I would have hardly noticed the transition from World War II to the Korean War were it not for two events: my father (a career naval officer) was stationed ashore and I discovered the Army-Navy Surplus Store on King Street in Charleston, SC....Keep Reading

Another Year by God's Grace

Posted onSeptember 1, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Today, September 1st, normally just comes and goes for me. Even though it's my birthday I don't get sentimental with it being particularly special. I have said too many times, "Age is just a number" or as Satchel Paige use to say; "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"...Keep Reading

Monday Night Kick-Off

Posted onAugust 22, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Last year our we began Monday Main Events. Being spread across two campuses, five worship services, over eighty ministries and numerous communities, it's important that we become more intentional about building the personal relationships that hallmark the Body of Christ. This is a special night once a month for adults, youth and children - bringing the whole family together! There will be a group activity, a children's message and a free meal for all....Keep Reading

What Draws Us Together

Posted onAugust 4, 2016 | 0 comments

After a 20 year break I've gotten back into running. Part of my regiment is assisting the Bluffton High School X-Country team at their nightly practices. I've learned a few things in the process, the first being any talent I possessed in High School and College has since left me. Secondly, the resilience of young people is incredibly refreshing and wonderful to be around....Keep Reading

Padre's Ponderings, July 28, 2016

Posted onJuly 28, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

It's 3:00pm; and with the predictability of the church bell announcing the start of worship, a summer shower is bringing relief from a wilting combination of temperature and humidity above 90. The rain is falling softly from clouds too white to be menacing and too ephemeral to offer the promise of a lingering respite. That said, the sun's momentary return will be welcomed, for it's been robbed of sufficient time to reignite its earthly oven....Keep Reading