From the River’s Edge – The Pastors’ Blog

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Welcome to “From the River’s Edge,” the official blog for the ministers on staff here at BCCUCC. Reverends Dale and Brendan will periodically share their thoughts on our church, faith, community, and larger world issues. At this point, we don’t have a “Comments” section up and running, but we may start that up at some point. In the meantime, they are both willing to talk and share in person with you about any of the points they raise. Feel free to email either of them at or Although you not agree with everything they share, we hope you will find these messages thought provoking and faith enriching.


While it was still dark.

by Rev. Brendan Curran, Assoc. Minister         –          April 17, 2018

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.” -John 20:1

In the week following Easter, I traveled to Washington D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was murdered for trying to be a good Christian. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., […]

Leaves for the Healing of the Nations

by Rev. Brendan Curran, Assoc. Minister         –          March 15, 2018

Dear Church,

This year’s mission trip is going to be a wonderful service-learning experience in Navajo Country. As part of our preparation for the journey we have already had several educational meetings as a group. Jean-Luc Pierite is the story-teller for the Tunica-Biloxi Nation and the director of the North American Indian Center of Greater Boston. He recently visited our group to educate us about Native American culture, values, share traditional stories, and offer […]

It’s Time to Celebrate!

by Rev. Dale Azevedo, Sr. Minister          –          Mar 1, 2018.

This month I want to take a moment and celebrate. We have a lot of good stuff going on at BCCUCC and we don’t always take the time to give thanks and recognize the people and groups doing good.

Lenten Programs

I’m thrilled with how well our Lenten programs are going. We had over a dozen people show up for our first session of God in America last week. […]

Are you calm yet?

by Rev. Brendan Curran, Assoc. Minister         –          February 15, 2018

The Barrington Congregational Church (UCC) wants you to know about our new community meditation room!  Thanks to the donations and support of both congregation members and friends in the community, BCCUCC now has a room in our education building dedicated to being a calm, quiet space for meditation and reflection.  The room offers a calming aesthetic, comfortable meditation cushions and mats, bells, relaxation sound tracks, and a tea shelf.  We offer the space […]

An Invitation for Lent…

by Rev. Dale Azevedo, Sr. Minister          –          Feb 1, 2018

“Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:
     Christians have always observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection. It became the custom of the church to prepare for Easter by a season of penitence, fasting and prayer. This season of forty days provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for baptism in to the body of Christ. It is also a time when those who had […]