Author Archives: Rev Uch

About Rev Uch

I'm a United Methodist pastor serving Hyde Park United Methodist in Tampa, Florida. My husband and I have been here since July 2016. We are thrilled to be back in this area closer to most of our immediate family. In Tampa on a Sunday? Stop by one of our six weekly services. Find out more at

Into the Heart of Christmas

My friend, Jan L. Richardson, is a singularly talented clergywoman. An amazing artist and writer*, Jan captures the heart of the gospel in a way no one else does. She offers online studies during Advent and Lent. Her new study, Illuminated: An Online Journey … Continue reading

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A Halloween Commentary – Take 2

Last year about this time, I posted a commentary about Halloween. Take a moment to read it so what follows makes sense. I stayed home on Halloween night last year, not only to give out candy but also to meet … Continue reading

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Seminary and the E-Reader

Go to this link to see what United Methodists are helping make happen in Africa: This is so very exciting to me given my visit to Zimbabwe in 2003. Ever since, all of Africa has been close to my … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective

Perception is reality. In college, this mantra laid the foundation for the coursework in  my Communication Studies degree. We each perceive experiences differently. Two people may sit next to each other in class yet one may say class was awful while … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

I know you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted in quite some time. My time at The Well has ended and First United Methodist Church of Brandon, my sponsoring church, invited the folks involved invited to join them. I miss the people of … Continue reading

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What's Advent?

December 1st marked the beginning of the Advent season. Celebrated the four Sundays prior to Christmas, that first Sunday is the beginning of the Christian Year. Similar to Lent, it is a time of preparation for the coming of the … Continue reading

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An Incredible Tree

An incredible tree grows at the edge of the lake near the chapel at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. At first glance, it’s simply another tree like the hundreds of others on the property. On further inspection, a … Continue reading

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