From the Pastor's Desk: Rev. Kevin Henderson
Welcome to the Website of the Sunrise Beach Federated Church! As pastor I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to come and worship God with us in this beautiful location in the Texas hill country. Among our members and guests on Sunday mornings are full-time residents of Sunrise Beach and the surrounding communities, “week-enders” who generally have a primary residence in other cities, and those who may be vacationing or otherwise enjoying the Highland Lakes area of the hill country.
Our worship style is similar to most denominations in the Reformed Tradition. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. We are informal in our attire and in our participation in worship. In short, we are a loving and fun-loving bunch. Our service (9:30-10:30 a.m.) is punctuated by prayer, joy, a sense of hope, and a love of singing praises to God! We share with one another our joys and sorrows and our prayer concerns for our members, families of members, and friends. We have an aptly named “show choir” that consists of whomever shows up and wants to join the choir on a particular Sunday. We share a diversity of theological thought, and I love questions! We cherish that we come together in love and worship Holy God despite any differences of opinions on a whole host of issues.
I came to Sunrise Beach as a student minister in 2014, continuing to serve with John Alsup our pastor emeritus. I was ordained by the church in 2018 serving in a part-time capacity until I moved to Sunrise Beach in February 2020 as the church's first full-time pastor. Having been a part of the life of Sunrise Beach Federated Church for over 6 years, I can honestly say that our sign out front “Everyone is Welcome” is genuinely heartfelt by the congregation.
I am happy to talk with anyone about the church, my vision of our ministry, or any other topic. Please join us. Everyone is welcome!
Sermons (audio files) from last two months can be found at Monthly Sermons