A Pastor's Ponderings and Such

About

I am the pastor of Grace UCC in Culver Indiana and First UCC in Plymouth Indiana. What is “UCC”? It is a Christian denomination – the United Church of Christ. (http://ucc.org) As a denomination we believe in the intrinsic value of all people. As a UCC pastor I focus on the two great commandments¬† – Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. Defining Love is the crux of the matter.

Love is sitting with people’s vulnerabilities being willing to laugh or cry depending on where the story takes them.

Love is giving someone the benefit of the doubt – but not being a doormat.

Love is challenging someone’s prejudice and privilege – but not admonishing someone because you know better and they better behave in a way that is normative to you.

Love is filled with hope and creative energy.

Love is found in the dark and in the light; in chaos and in order; in brokenness and wholeness.

At my churches we take love seriously and joyfully. Join us sometime if you’d like.

Grace UCC
Sunday Worship 9am
307 N Plymouth, Culver, IN 46511
574-842-2331

First UCC
Sunday Worship 10:45 am
321 N Center St, Plymouth, IN 46511
574-936-3010

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