The Beginning of the End

Friends, Of the Christian holy days, Easter is my absolute favorite. The music is loud (and we know I love some loud music), the words are triumphant, the flowers are fresh and blooming for Springtime, and there is the incredible joy of the resurrection. But Lent is heavy, Y’all. This...

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“The Work That Remains” by Rev. Daniel Pryfogle

Dear Church: This Sunday following worship the congregation will continue its discussion about extending the interim process. I realize now that this is how we should have framed the discussion — “extending the interim process” rather than “extending the interim pastor’s contract.” I am a resource for the process, but...

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Clarity

Dear Church: What’s become clear to you since last we spoke? That question, attributed to the poet T.S. Eliot, is my go-to question in this season of discernment. I’ve put the question to many of you in one-on-one conversations over coffee; I ask the question of the Discernment Committee at...

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What is Church?

Friends, Oftentimes these days, I’m struck by the question “What is church”?  Is church somewhere we go to get some sort of message from God? Is it a community center, meant to serve a population of people with activities and entertainment?  Is it a service organization, just like any other...

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God’s Open Door

Happy Thursday, Friends! Totally recycling one of UBC’s former slogans for the title of this, but it’s fitting! Perhaps you’ve noticed some buzz around the church on how we can signal that there is life in our building and that we are a beautiful and vibrant community on the inside...

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