Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas By John Mark Dempsey • Dec 6, 2013 TweetShareGoogle+Email Valarie Englert First United Methodist Church, Commerce First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says a sermon from the Old Testmament on the "refiner's fire" helped her learn to focus on the essence of Christmas. She recommends a book called "Unplug the Christmas Machine." Listen Listening... / 9:00 Blacklands Cafe. First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert discusses staying focused on the important things of Christmas. KETR, John Mark Dempsey. Tags: Blacklands CafechristmasFirst United Methodist ChurchTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Brad Davis releases bluegrass homage to George Jones By John Mark Dempsey • Dec 5, 2013 Bluegrass Valley Records Grammy-Award-winning music producer, guitarist and singer-songwriter Brad Davis, who calls the Commerce-area home, is about to release a new album paying tribute to the late country music superstar George Jones. The songs on the album are produced bluegrass-style.