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Combatting Loneliness

November 1st, 2018

A big part of UCOM’s mission is “building community”.

“Loneliness won’t just make you miserable — it will kill you,” says Dr. Jeremy Nobel, founder of the UnLonely...

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Building the beloved community

January 1st, 2018

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke of the beloved community—a community where all are welcome and where human dignity and worth are the main criteria.

The beloved community is a place where everyone is valued and every gift appreciated. Not only are differences...

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The greatest of these is love...

December 5th, 2017

What would it be like to live in a world motivated by love?

 

The United Church of Christ launched an initiative last year: 3 Great Loves. The “loves” are love of neighbors, of children, and of the earth. My first thought about this denomination-wide project was,...

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An Undocumented American Speaks from the Heart

January 30th, 2017

This is the longest blog that has been on this site, but I wanted you to get the whole picture at once. Written by an undocumented American, it tells the human part of the story. Please comment at the end after you have read it. Prepare to be touched.

-Bruce

Struggling...

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Where'd We Lose You, Jesus?

December 23rd, 2016

A Christmas Prayer

Dear Jesus,
Where did we lose you?
In the tinsel and wrapping, the clearances and road rage?
Our greedy grasping for more?

Or was it long before all that?
Did you get lost in the wrappings of those swaddling clothes?
The chorus...

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Lenten Reflection: Involvement in the Beloved Community

February 19th, 2016

Who gets left out of the beloved community?

“God bless me and my wife, my son John and his wife, us four, no more. Amen.” It’s funnier if you haven’t heard it sincerely prayed.

A few are more generous to offer space in their circles. Their mantra could be,...

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In Blessing we are Blessed

December 17th, 2015

Guest Blog: 

UCOM Asset Based Community Deveopment Manager
BettyBeth Johns

As I worked through their grocery order in the food pantry, Mrs. would say things like, “put that cake back but don’t tell my husband. He loves...

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Courageous Compassion

June 10th, 2013

Connecting with another is always risky. It's more than being known by the company we keep. Connecting goes deeper than the superficial, "What will the neighbors think?" Compassion is more than pity. It is empathy--feeling with. "I know how you...

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Greed

April 29th, 2013

Fear

In the spring a young duck's fancy turns to...greed. The rest of the year the 70 or so ducks that inhabit the creek and...

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