News and Notes

Living Through Miracles & Tragedy, 5-19-16

Posted onMay 19, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Our Church and the Bluffton Community have experienced a heart wrenching loss. Twelve days ago 14-year-old Grace Sulak was tragically killed in a hit and run car accident outside of Columbia. Andrea Dewey and her 14-year-old daughter Emma were critically injured. It's difficult to communicate how hard this has hit so many because both families are such a huge part of our Church and Community....Keep Reading

Heart Christianity, 2-27-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Recently a pastor's words challenged me to think about my life. He said, "Much of Christianity in America is focused on Adrenal Christianity rather than Heart Christianity." I love adrenaline; being a pastor and having five children there are many days where that's the only thing that gets me through......Keep Reading

The Hound of Heaven, 3-12-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

...So wrote C.S. Lewis in his autobiography "Surprised by Joy." His story describes how The Hound of Heaven brought him to his knees to admit that God was God and he was not. It is one of the great stories in history of God pursuing one of his prodigal's even when they weren't pursuing him. I'll be covering Lewis this Thursday in my Journeys of Faith class, please feel free to come, even if its just this week....Keep Reading

Soli Deo Gloria, 3-18-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Johann Sebastian Bach - today the world knows him as probably the most brilliant musical composer that has ever lived. Many however don't know what propelled him to write some of the greatest music in history....Keep Reading

Blessed Assurance, 3-8-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

As I walked about a few hours ago saying my prayers, the construction workers rebuilding the seawall greeted me. They were hastily trying to make up for lost time - three times since Ash Wednesday their job site has had to be silenced for a funeral. In light of what they've heard and seen, I wonder what they're thinking at this moment....Keep Reading

Ireland Team Follow-Up, 3-27-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

Taking yet another step toward strengthening our mutual links with the Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh in Ireland, a team of clergy and lay leaders were hosted by us earlier this month. Their post-visit comments received this week are shared below......Keep Reading

Chance Encounters, 4-2-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Father Chuck Owens | 0 comments

It was over in a moment - a young sleek Lexus had married itself to my old gray Buick. The attendants were a police officer and a tow truck operator. The reception was funded by her insurance company and catered by various automotive repair shops....Keep Reading

The Joy of Family, 4-26-13

Posted onMay 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

A few days after Easter we returned home from a short family vacation to The Great Wolf Lodge indoor waterpark outside of Charlotte. After an incredible Holy Week I returned home Sunday afternoon to begin to pack the car for seven people....Keep Reading