We’re Not Dead!

  Church Family, Perhaps many of us will recognize the reference in the title from Monty Python. “Bring out your dead!” “I’m not dead!” We’ve heard a lot about death, dying, the need to do more and do better lately and I sense a feeling of exhaustion and overwhelm from...

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An Ending

Dear Church: Where do we go from here? Eleven of us gathered last week in the church library to consider that question. We’ll gather again today (Aug. 22) and Aug. 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. I hope you’ll come. We began our conversation with a line from the poet T.S. Eliot:...

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The Journey

Happy Pre-Friday, Everyone! This past New Year’s Eve, my closest friends and I had an at-home “spa night” instead of going out and dealing with the masses. It was everything you would imagine a group of millennial, gay men doing: face masks, bath robes, warm eucalyptus towels, a tarot card...

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A Better Way

Dear Church: “(I)t doth not yet appear what we shall be” (1 John 3:2). I heard these words for the first time about 15 years ago while facilitating a discernment process for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, known today as Bautistas por la Paz. Dwight Lundgren, a board...

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Season of Discernment: Schedule Update

After last week’s joint meeting between the Discernment Committee and the Search Committee, it became clear that we still have some work to do on defining the qualities of leadership UBC needs in our next pastor. We are making a few adjustments to our schedule in order to be sure...

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Discernment Update

With the work of the Discernment Committee moving into our final question of leadership, this past week has been pivotal. On Sunday, we led worship on the theme of leadership where the questions we’ve been pondering and the answers you have shared with us came to life in the form...

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