Worship Services begin at 10:30 am, followed by a coffee hour at 11:45 am every Sunday.
Children attend the first 30 minutesof the worship service with their families.
Join us for coffee and conversation following the service.
Free Nursery care, children’s and youth classes available every Sunday!
For the last couple of years, we have been experimenting with monthly ministry themes. The goal is to intentionally design and shape our ministry journey. Themed ministry is a tool that adds vitality to our journey by aligning our conversation across all the different ministries in the church. This allows us to essentially “travel together” as a community of seekers, sharpening our relationship to one another and to life through common reflection. For example, our teachers are encouraged to weave the same monthly concept into their classroom lessons that the adults are hearing from the pulpit in worship. The new Chalice Circles (small group ministry) will be a chance to explore these ideas in-depth with adult peers. Our “Mindful Meetings” will begin all of our team meetings with the same monthly focus to connect and energize us before we enter into our particular church work. We believe that thematic ministry can be spiritually deepening, and that we could even have more fun, more ease, and more connection among us as we explore them! What could be better?
This Month the Theme is: “Risk”
March 5th, 10:00 am (note the 30-minutes-earlier start for this Sunday!) — “All Used Up!”
George Bernard Shaw says: “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live…[Life] is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” What would life be like if we each used ALL that life has given us to make life better for ourselves and others? Celebrate your chance to respond by strengthening our ability to be here for ourselves and others in the future. No contribution is too small. You are more important than ever!
Scrumptious Pancake Breakfast starts at 10am for all ages!! Program for adults starts at 10:30am. Full Faith Development classes are offered for children/youth beginning at 10:30am. All those who turn in their annual pledge form this Sunday will be eligible for the dinner basket drawing! This FUN morning is produced by your Fantastic Finance Team. Special Music by the SUUpremes, Blue Boat Home, and the Columbine Chancel Choir. Don’t miss it!
March 12th, 10:30 am — The Risk to Belong: The Second Service Experiment
Often in life we are plagued by the fear of taking a risk. What would it take to overcome risk aversion? In April, we will be launching a grand experiment that has the potential to take this congregation to the next level. We are making room even when it seems like there is no more room to be had. Please answer the call to share this spiritual home with all the many who are coming to be a part of our community! Come learn how. Rev Julia speaks.
March 19th, 10:30 am — Ring Out, Speak Out – Listen
Progressives have often been good at basing their choices on hope rather than fear. Yet, we have often focused on how we resist injustice rather than how we build justice. What does it mean to grapple with the progress of social change and the seemingly unrelenting resilience of evil to reassert itself generation after generation? Come explore.
March 26th, 10:30 am — “On Love and Laughter”
Fairy tales, films, and literature all make it seem that a person has to be perfect in every way in order to be loved. Hear about a life-changing experience that helped a person learn that risking real love has a lot to do with forgiveness of imperfection and that laughter is part of that forgiveness: “Laughter is the divine oil that keeps the engines of love from freezing up.”
Guest Speaker, Paul Gibb, is a lifelong UU and former English professor who has also been a New York City cabdriver, a radioman in the U.S. Coast Guard, an electronic technician on a railroad, and the owner of a telecommunications business. He is currently retired, living in Niwot CO, and a member of Boulder Valley UU. He has given many sermons at UU churches over the years and looks forward to his first gig at Columbine!