About Rev. Al Irby

Rev. Al Irby is a retired UCC pastor and a current resident at Pilgrim Manor Community in Michigan.

Recent Blog Posts

Making Room for Community

By Rev. Al Irby  •  August 14, 2020

One of the difficult results the coronavirus has caused our residents at Pilgrim Manor is the disruption of our sense of community and our connections in the world. Our..

Summertime: And the Livin' (Isn't) Easy

By Rev. Al Irby  •  August 15, 2019

I was born in West Virginia. As a young boy, I would lie in my bed at night and listen to the towboats blow their whistles as they entered the curve on the Ohio River at..

Birth of a New Community

By Rev. Al Irby  •  June 07, 2019

A Community's Birth Communities of people are fluid. We change houses or jobs, get a promotion at work or join a church. Years later, some may choose to move into a..