State of the Church Report

  At our recent Administrative Board meeting, we discussed the need to give everyone involved in our church a better idea of the “state of the church” so that you are well aware of our successes and struggles. With this understanding, we...

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Wesley’s New Year’s Examination

It’s the time of year when I try to re-orient myself to “New Year’s resolutions.”  I’ve renewed my membership at the YMCA, made an effort to eat healthier and take more time to focus on the important things. I ran across a list of questions on...

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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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