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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…

Pioneer Post – June 2018

By post@pioneerucc.org | Jun 07

Family Times

By Pastor Phil Konz | May 08

We are entering the time of year when special events seem centered around families. Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, graduations and family reunions are times when families come together. Hopefully the gathering is celebratory. Unfortunately, family gatherings are not always happy times.  If the family is defined by legalities and genetics only, there is a chance…

Pioneer Post – May 2018

By post@pioneerucc.org | May 08

Enjoy the May 2018 Post and be sure to check out:
– How to celebrate Family Times
– Summer camp registration
– Save the date for dedicating our World Peace Garden

What can we do about the culture of hate?

By Pastor Phil Konz | Apr 15

The first thing we need to do is be sure we do not join it. Jesus talked about removing the plank from our eye before trying to remove the speck in someone else’s eye.  The deeper understanding of this proverb is that the plank and the speck are made from the same substance. In modern…

April 2018 Pioneer Post

By post@pioneerucc.org | Apr 01

Enjoy the April 2018 Post and be sure to check out:
– The symbolism of hidden Easter eggs
– New members who joined last month
– Pastor Phil’s response to “What can we do about the culture of hate?”

Hidden Easter Eggs

By Pastor Phil Konz | Apr 01

Easter Egg Hunts are part of the traditions surrounding Easter that don’t make sense to me.  Rabbits don’t lay eggs or eat them.  So why an Easter bunny?  And why not just give them as gifts instead of hiding them? Like most traditions, hiding Easter eggs is symbolic, not logical.  Like most symbolic actions the…