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 dale@bccucc.org or brendan@bccucc.org. Although you not agree with everything they share, we hope you will find these messages thought provoking and faith enriching.

 

Thoughts and Prayers

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

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  -Isaiah 40:31

“Thoughts and Prayers”…

We hear that expression a lot.  As the church, we’re technically in the business of thoughts and prayers.  We offer thoughts and prayers to the world when it’s in pain but what does that mean? How […]

You ARE the church!

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

“The church is not a building,
                                     it is the people!”

Although most of us know this statement and will readily recite it at appropriate times, we still tend to look at “the church” as a thing. We often miss the point that the church is “us”. We are the church. You are the church. Nowhere is this supposed to be more true than […]

Take Your Faith on Vacation!

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

I had a friend once (No, honest, I really did!) who, whenever she went on a trip, would always try to find an opportunity to serve other people. It didn’t matter if she was traveling for business or vacation. If she was out of town, she always looked for an opportunity to make a difference in the community she was visiting.

She said to me, “Everyone who travels always looks to see what they can take from the place they are visiting. […]

A Big THANK YOU!

by Rev. Brendan Curran, Assoc. Minister         –          June 18, 2018

Dear Church,

I want to thank you all for how much you supported the mission/service trip this year.  In just one week a group of 11 of us from the church will be off to the Navajo Nation where we will be assisting in land restoration efforts with the Black Mesa Water Coalition.  We will join in cooperative efforts to plant vegetables, fruit trees; dig irrigation […]

Feeling Busy!?!

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

One afternoon, years ago, a church member walked into my office.

“How are you doing, Dale?”

“Busy,” was my tired response.

“That’s a good thing!” he answered with a big ol’ grin on his face. “Life is good when you’re busy!”

As much as I tried, I just couldn’t understand that grin. Bob (not his real name) liked being busy. In fact, he thrived on it. For him, the biggest curse he could face was to have […]