Sunday Speaker: Rev. Bruce Bode

Date(s) - 09/15/2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Sunday, September 8

Speaker: Rev. Bruce A. Bode

Sermon: The Road Not Taken

Description: Robert Frost’s familiar poem “The Road Not Taken” contains the line, “I shall be telling this with a sigh.” This sermon will reflect on that “sigh of life” in the face of what is a quintessential human feature, namely, our capacity for choice, the necessity of having to choose.


Sunday, September 15

Speaker: Rev. Bruce A. Bode

Sermon: The Road Taken

Description: A companion sermon to last week’s sermon “The Road Not Taken.” How do we decide which direction to go when we come to a crossroads in life? 

Bio: Bruce A. Bode, a native of Lynden, Washington, retired in 2018 as the Senior Minister of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (QUUF) in Port Townsend, Washington, after serving the congregation for fourteen years (2004-2018). He is now a Minister Emeritus at QUUF.

Before coming to Port Townsend, Rev. Bode was the Interim Minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Texas (2002-2004) and the Hope Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma (2001-2002). Prior to that, he served for twenty-two years (1978-2001) as an Associate Minister at the Fountain Street Church, a large, independent, religiously liberal congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

One of his interests has been facilitating study groups in adult religious education on poets such as: Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Robinson Jeffers, Billy Collins, Jane Kenyon, and Gary Snyder.  

Bruce is a graduate of Calvin College (1969) and Calvin Theological Seminary (1973) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been married to Flossie Boerema Bode since 1970 and is father to Katie Bode-Lang and Libby Bode, and grandfather to three-year-old Clara Grace Bode-Lang, one of this planet’s loveliest creatures.

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