Next Sunday

August 16, 9:30 a.m. live stream

Rev. Bruce Bode

Rev. Bruce Bode will lead the service. Soloist: Ian Loney, tenor.

Sermon: The American Creed & Liberal Religion
In this time of turmoil as our nation struggles to determine its “soul,” this sermon will explore the overlap of the core principles, values, and ideals of our American society and liberal religion.

Bruce A. Bode is a Minister Emeritus at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (QUUF) in Port Townsend, Washington, from which he retired in 2018 as the Senior Minister after serving the congregation for fourteen years (2004-2018).

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 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a large, independent, religiously liberal congregation.

2 Responses

  1. I enjoyed this service. It’s been a little over 15 years since I presented a lay-led sermon on the same book (“The American Creed”) at the Boise UU Fellowship. The topic is even more timely now. RIP Rev. Forrest Church and his dear parents, Frank and Bethine.

  2. Kevin Boyd says:

    I am a former member of Rev Bode’s Fountain Street Church congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I had been profoundly influenced by his sermons and counsel in the early 1980’s. I was recently honored by nomination for a ‘Reverence for Life’ achievement award named in honor of Rev. Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Bruce will be mentioned in my acceptance address and I would appreciate it if someone might pass this information on to him as he was who’d first introduced me to Dr. Schweitzer’s humanitarian accomplishments.

    Thanks for considering

    Kevin Boyd, DDS
    Chicago