Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas By John Mark Dempsey • Dec 6, 2013 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ 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 Church Related Content Brad Davis releases bluegrass homage to George Jones 2 years ago View the discussion thread.