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."
Over one hundred teenagers have descended on Commerce - and they're busy working.
COOPER - Volunteers at the First United Methodist Church in Cooper have been counting their blessings for the success they have had serving a free Thanksgiving meal to those in need every year for past 20 years.
COMMERCE – The generosity of a Commerce church will allow local Episcopalians to continue to worship in town after their own church is shut down.
The lack of a full-time priest and few members was too much for the Episcopal Church of Epiphany to handle, leading to its deconsecration in January.
To the rescue was the First United Methodist Church of Commerce who, beginning Sunday, will begin a new Anglican service.