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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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The Epiphany of a New Year

By Pastor Phil Konz | Jan 11

The Epiphany of a new year It is not often that Epiphany (January 6) falls on a Sunday. On Epiphany the Christian Church traditionally remembers the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem. They followed the star in the hope of finding the one who was born King of the Jews. They knew…

Pioneer Post – January 2019

By Jim Jordan | Jan 11
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Pioneer Post – August 2018

By post@pioneerucc.org | Aug 04

Breaking Out Of the Zone

By Pastor Phil Konz | Jun 07

Breaking Out of the Zone The routines of the school year are dropped every summer.  New routines may be established for continuing education.  Even for those who are not controlled by school schedules summer is a time for changing up the routines with vacations and other outings. It is important for each of us to…