The American Creed & Liberal Religion

with Worship Leader Dave Cauffman

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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, a native of Lynden, Washington, is a Minister Emeritus at a neighboring congregation, the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (QUUF) in Port Townsend, Washington, having retired 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.

Rev. Bode is a graduate of Calvin University (1969) and Calvin Theological Seminary (1973) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been married to Flossie Boerema Bode since 1970.  They have two daughters and one granddaughter.