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The Spirit Is Calling

By Jim Jordan | Jun 16

“When the day of Pentecost had come, [Jesus’ followers] were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind…. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them…. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as…

Pioneer Post – June/July 2021

By Jim Jordan | Jun 16
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What is an interim pastorate?

By Jim Jordan | Apr 07

Letter from the Interim Pastor The question most asked of people in interim ministry is, “What is an interim pastorate?” The short answer is: It is the ministry that comes between called pastors. It is how a church gets from what came before to what comes next. The longer answer is that an interim pastorate…

Pioneer Post – April 2021

By Jim Jordan | Apr 07
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Pioneer Post – March 2021

By Jim Jordan | Mar 06
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Why Not

By Pastor Phil Konz | Jan 06

A Last letter from Pastor Phil As you look forward to a new year and a new minister at Pioneer, I hope you are thinking of the new possibilities. When we were saying goodbye to each other as my time at Pioneer was ending, I heard a common theme among the many stories shared. What…

Pioneer Post – January 2021

By post@pioneerucc.org | Jan 06
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Steadfast Love

By Pastor Phil Konz | Nov 17

I guess you could say I am stubborn about being stubborn. There are simply some aspects of my character I refuse to change. I dig in my heels and say that no matter what happens to me I am not going to change certain aspects of my character. I refuse to stop loving. I refuse…

Pioneer Post – November 2020

By Jim Jordan | Nov 17
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Our Heritage

By Pastor Phil Konz | Oct 06

We did not get to have the picnic, but we still had the birthday. In September, Pioneer Congregational Church turned 171 years old! On Oct. 31, Protestant Christianity will turn 503 if we consider the nailing of the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Chapel door by Martin Luther in 1517 as the beginning of Protestant…