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“Mentioning Unmentionables”

Category : Reflections

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Rev. Chelsea Page

Rev. Chelsea Page

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Being a Bridge for Jesus

Category : Reflections

February 2, 2020
Rev. Chelsea Page

“Being a Bridge for Jesus”

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

Category : Reflections

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2020
Rev. Marijke Rossi

“The Kingdom of Heaven is Near”

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The Gifts of the Magi

Category : Reflections

January 5, 2020
Rev. Marijke Rossi

The Gifts of the Magi

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Progress on Profile

Category : Transitions

The Settled Pastor Search Committee has completed a draft of Holladay UCC’s church profile, and members are being invited to submit questions or comments.  “The profile is a guide for candidates and the search committee to discern the right fit for the next Settled Senior Pastor for HUCC,” committee Chair Martha Bale wrote this week in a letter accompanying the draft.  Members were asked to respond by January 19.  Comments may be addressed to marthajbale@gmail.com.


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“Compassionate Joy”

Category : Reflections

Sunday, December 29, 2019
Reflection by Rev. Chelsea Page and Becky Burrage
Sanctuary” video from RadioWest on Vimeo

Rev. Chelsea Page and Becky Burrage


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“Peaceful Joy”

Category : Reflections

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Rev. Marijke Rossi

Rev. Marijke Rossi – “Peaceful Joy”

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Search Recommedns Pastor Marijke as Bridge

Category : Transitions

A Congregational Meeting will be convened on December 29 to vote on calling the Rev. Marijke B. Rossi as bridge pastor at Holladay UCC.
 
The meeting will be held immediately after morning worship.
 
The call was recommended by the Bridge Pastor Search Committee after a search process authorized by members at an October 20 Congregational Meeting.
 
A second search committee is seeking a settled pastor, a process expected to take six months to a year. (see update, below).
 
The bridge pastor will not be eligible to be a candidate for settled pastor.
 
Pastor Marijke has been serving as supply pastor since November 4, performing senior minister duties in the vacancy created by departure of Pastor Fred Evenson.
 
A supply pastor is a clergy member who is not formally installed and serves for a limited time as a congregation’s acting pastor. A bridge pastor customarily serves a longer tenure, stepping in to help a congregation “bridge” the path to filling a pastoral vacancy.
 
“Pastor Marijke is the right person at the right time,” said Interim Moderator Carl Adams, who chaired the bridge search committee. “We are blessed that she will be able to provide compassionate care and spiritual leadership during our period of transition.” Other committee members, all chosen from council, are Dennis Bayes, Dawn Mangelsen, Laurie McBride, Leslie Jerominski, Rori Piggott and Rick Spratling.


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Update on Settled Pastor Search

Category : Transitions

The search team hopes to post our settled pastor position shortly after the first of the year.  This is when pastors begin looking at opportunities.

We learned of a new profile format midstream in our process.  The new profile template covers the following areas:

  • Who Are We Now?
  • Who Is Our Neighbor?
  • Who Is God Calling Us To Become?
  • Who is God Calling to Minister with Us?

We are working diligently to have a draft of the new church profile ready to review by the congregation the week of January 6. We will need comments back to us within a week.  Our position is able to be posted while we polish up our profile.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please seek out any member of the team:
 
Martha Bale, chair; Ruby Hammel, Linda Hilton, Teri Jewell, Trent Parkhill, Steve Schneider and Amy Spratling


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“Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy”

Category : Reflections

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Rev. Shesh Tipton


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