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Thankfulness

Dear UUMC Community,             As I was standing in line at John 3:16 mission with a neighborhood       constituent who is handicapped and needed help getting his Thanksgiving turkey  basket, I was impressed with the efficiency of the...

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Remembering Eugene Peterson

This past month, a man died who has a treasured place in my memory. Eugene Peterson was a prolific author who I had a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to spend a week with in Collegeville, Minnesota at a writing workshop sponsored by the Fund for...

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The Wisdom of Stability

It’s the last couple weeks of summer vacation!  While some of you may feel bitter about such a thing, I was always excited about the beginning of school.  I’d lay out my new clothes and shoes and backpack and school supplies, and I’d imagine...

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Rubber Meeting the Road

I write this pastor’s perspective in the busiest week of the Christian year. It’s a “good kind” of busy, but it is busy nonetheless. At the moment, I hear Joe, a guy we have helped from time to time, upstairs moving chairs into place for...

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Sabbath

January brings a flurry of busyness and making me feel like I need to “start the year out right” and “finally clean up that mess of a garage” or other things that never have gotten done. I think of that undone job, and others spring to mind...

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