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Joy In The Darkness

By Pastor Phil Konz | Dec 01

Isn’t it great that important people are born on holidays? I wonder how their mothers managed that? Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Columbus Day – all celebrate birthdays on a day when we have holidays. NOT. (Only MLK Day celebrates one person’s birthday.) Of course, we know that when a child is…

Pioneer Post – December 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Dec 01
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Thanksgiving

By Pastor Phil Konz | Nov 02

There is a reason why a day of Thanksgiving is celebrated late in the fall. In Canada it is celebrated in October. In the USA, it is celebrated in November. For both countries it is related to the harvest season. Once the harvest is in, it is appropriate to celebrate the harvest itself. Some years…

Pioneer Post – November 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Nov 02
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Secrets

By post@pioneerucc.org | Oct 04

By the end of October, we will be celebrating Halloween. Costumes and masks are a part of those celebrations. It is all in fun. There are other times when costumes and masks are not about fun. In the age of Internet communications, it seems like we assume anonymity, as if no one will know who…

Pioneer Post – October 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Oct 04
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Finding One’s Place

By post@pioneerucc.org | Sep 02

In Sweetwater, Texas each year there is an event called The Rattlesnake Roundup. People go out to the countryside to capture all the rattlesnakes they can find. Like any kind of event like this, there are some strange categories for prizes. However, besides reducing the population of these poisonous snakes, they also milk the venom…

Pioneer Post – September 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Sep 02
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What’s on your mind?

By Pastor Phil Konz | Aug 02

Preachers often preach “fire and brimstone” sermons. The most famous sermon of the First Great Awakening in America was entitled“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” The Second Great Awakening made frequent use of the mourners’ bench where “sinners” in need of repentance were placed just below the preacher’s podium and they were supposed to…

Pioneer Post – August 2019

By post@pioneerucc.org | Aug 02
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