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Pastor’s Letter

By post@pioneerucc.org | Jun 08

If you grew up like me, you may struggle with the idea of pride as a good thing. I looked up the word recently in my old-fashioned dictionary. Five out of six definitions described pride as a positive thing. The first one, however, made it a synonym of arrogance, a false sense of superiority. For too long…

Pioneer Post – June 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Jun 08
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Resurrection Living

By Pastor Phil Konz | May 04
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The entire month of May will be part of the Easter season this year. The understanding is that we cannot celebrate adequately nor fully convey the meaning of the Resurrection in just one day. The Easter season is seven weeks, ending with the celebration of Pentecost. Sometimes I struggle to find words that fully convey…

Pioneer Post – May 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | May 04
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Remembering Dust, Celebrating Life

By Pastor Phil Konz | Apr 01

At the Ash Wednesday Service I imposed ashes on foreheads using the traditional words, “ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” The next day I realized just how important it is to remember that we are dust when I was found unconscious on the sidewalk outside the church office. While I still do not have a…

Pioneer Post – April 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Apr 01

Intentional Spiritual Journeys

By post@pioneerucc.org | Mar 06

  Letter from the Pastor During Lent (the 40 days before Easter excluding Sundays that were set aside as a time of penitential reflection and countering the pagan rites associated with Spring), Christians in the western European tradition often do actions that are intended to heighten their spirituality or give evidence of their repentance to…

Pioneer Post – March 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Mar 06
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Constant Awareness

By post@pioneerucc.org | Feb 04

Constant awareness If something is invisible that does not mean it does not exist. Invisibility may be more about our vision than it is about the thing we don’t see. We don’t pay much attention to air until it becomes stirred up or we are unable to breathe it in. Certainly we need air to…

Pioneer Post – February 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Feb 04
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