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By Nancy Bacon

Fill your life with things you love

From the Pastor's Desk


November 10, 2018

Nancy Bacon

Greetings! Recently, a woman from Tehachapi, Judy Hewitt, shared with me and a few others the story of her 26-year-old nephew, Zach Heglemeyer, who died this past year from a surfing accident. He was on vacation in Bali, Indonesia, doing things he loved, especially surfing. Two days before he died, he wrote an inspiring message that I think would be good to read every day. Below is what he wrote. I and his aunt hope it inspires you.


Pastor Nancy

Zach's Message

Friends, take this to heart. Today, when you walk outside, breathe in the fresh air and savor it; hug your friends and smile with love for their presence; tell family you love them and think of some of the reasons why; listen to your favorite songs back-to-back, thankful it is simply at your fingertips; drive with your window down, reveling in the fact you can go anywhere you want at this moment; go eat exactly what you're craving.

Choose today to not take the small things for granted, they are probably not that small!

About Tehachapi Community Church, UCC:

No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!

The Tehachapi Community Church, UCC is an open and welcoming community of faith that believes that each person, created in the image of God, holds a piece of the truth. Therefore we respect each person's unique spiritual journey. We invite you to experience the difference that religious freedom in a caring community can make in that journey.

We are located at 100 East E St., in Tehachapi. Worship and Sunday School are at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Please join us for coffee and fellowship at our Friendship Hall after worship (approximately 11:30 a.m.).

All are welcome.


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