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Messages from our Sr. Minister, Rev. Christina Kukuk, and others of particular interest.

Announcement! Congregation calls Rev. Yael Lachman

Welcome to Rev. Yael Lachman On Sunday, March 21, the UCC Congregation formally voted and agreed by unanimous consent to call Rev. Yael Lachman to become our new Associate Minister, effective August 1. Rev. Yael preached March 21 and following the service she was available for questions from the congregation at large. We all welcome »


When the End is in Sight

A colleague of mine recently shared this wisdom: The last ten feet of climbing a mountain are the most dangerous. Partway up the slopes it is easy to remember to have three points of contact, to check handholds and foot placement, and all the other things the climber needs to do. But when the end »


Between the Capitol Riot, MLK Day, and an Historic Inauguration

January 15, 2021 Dear Community, With many others, I’ve accepted the challenge to read the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, book Why We Can’t Wait. Black leaders in Southern Oregon challenged the community to read this book because of the ways the events of 1963 – both the Black civil rights movement in Birmingham, »


Pandemic Plan

June 6, 2020   Peace be with you! Dear UCC Ashland Friends and Family, We thank everyone connected to UCC Ashland and our wider community for taking difficult actions these past few months to stay-at-home whenever possible to help flatten the curve of new coronavirus infections in our state and in our community. During this »


Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day 2020 Memorial Day was created to honor all the men and women who have died while serving our country. Like many of my “baby boom” cohorts, both my father and I served during wartime, my Dad in the Pacific in WWII, and me in Vietnam. Luckily for us, both he and I lived »