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The Rev. Bruce Taylor is my guest for Episode 18. Bruce is a newly minted Unitarian Universalist minister, ordained last November (2009). Just a few weeks ago, he was called by the congregation of First Parish Church in Billerica, Massachusetts, to be their minister.
Bruce's journey is a story of personal transformation. The devastating death of his wife, from cancer, coupled with the loss of his job, turned life upside down. Juxtaposed with the loss and uncertainty, Bruce was buoyed by the outpouring of support from his church, which rallied around him. Fast forward to a Memorial Day weekend in Bar Harbor, Maine. Daydreaming over a beer, Bruce saw himself as a UU minister, in a position to nourish a community and pay back what he had received. Some five years after that Bar Harbor vision, Bruce was ordained.
My conversation with Bruce was recorded a month before he was called by the Billerica church, which is why you'll hear him refer to that as a possibility.
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