Speaker: Rev. Bruce Bode
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.
“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced,” writes Aart Van Der Leeuw. We will explore what the “realm of mystery” is and isn’t, the difference between “mystery” and “puzzle” and what this distinction means for how we live.
Guest minister: Rev. Bruce A. Bode
Worship Leader: Rev. Dennis Reynolds
Rev Bode, a native of Lynden, WA, is in his 13th year as minister of the Quimper UU Fellowship in Port Townsend. Bode has served as Interim Minister of First UU Church of Houston, TX, and the Hope UU Church in Tulsa, OK, and as associate minister at an independent, liberal congregation in Michigan. One of his special interests is facilitating adult poetry study groups. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. Married to Flossie Boerema Bode, he has two daughters and a granddaughter who is one of this planet’s loveliest creatures.