Discernment Update by Lisa Cauble

I wish you all could have been at UCC as we celebrated Youth Sunday this week. This worship service is one of my favorites of the year. The youth lead every aspect of worship — prayer, readings, communion, preaching. It is like a balm to the soul of those who...

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I Miss the Mountains

Church Family, I just spent five amazing days exploring some of the most beautiful places our nation has chosen to preserve. I camped with friends for two days in Zion National Park and then drove to Bryce Canyon National Park to spend a few hours. (We also made a stop...

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Your Longing

Dear Church: In my Easter message I quoted the poet Ranier Maria Rilke: “Go to the limits of your longing.” The line comes from his Book of Hours. The full poem is as follows:      God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us...

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It’s Holy Week, Y’all!

Every spring I watch astounded by the new life that sprouts from the trees, flowers, and vegetables in my back yard.  Little miracles are happening everyday in my back yard. And at the same time, I cannot help but also think about the death and decomposition that is happening in...

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