Worship Services begin at 9:00 and 11:00 am, coffee hour 9:45 – 10:45 am every Sunday.
We have a new schedule of Sunday morning events:
8:45am Meditation Time—Sanctuary is reserved for quiet meditation for 15 minutes before the service starts.
9:00-9:45am Worship—More reﬂective, elegant, bare-bones style service. No children’s story-children’s faith development oriented toward service style. Joys and Sorrows changed. Music “lite”, Taize, special music. Silence/meditation incorporated.
9:45-10:45am Coffee Hour
10:05am Children picked up from ﬁrst service.
10:45am Begin seating second service.
11:00am Worship—More standard style, more intensive programming. Includes Story for all Ages. Choir/Special Music. K-5 FD classes. Middle School.
12:15pm Adult Faith Development or Team Meetings “Food for Thought” and other Adult Faith Development – 1st and 3rd Sundays. Team Meetings only on 2nd and 4th Sundays. Children picked up from second 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: “Transformation”
“Are we becoming something new or finding something more true?”
April 2, 10:30am — “Our Giving Tree” Listen
Anatole France has said, “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.” Come explore the birth, death, and rebirth cycle that it takes to bear fruit. Rev J speaks.
April 9, 10:30am — “Lock-up, De-Humanization, and Paths of Liberation: thoughts on the realities, challenges, and opportunities of time spent in detention”
Toby Nitschke has been teaching literacy and art to inmates since the fall of 2015 using a unique curriculum based on graphic novels. Last summer, he began working in a third facility as a library specialist, bringing books and law resources to the pods each week. His reflection will cover some of the realities he’s come to know, as well as some of the conversations, work, successes, epiphanies, and laughter he’s shared and witnessed working among inmates.
Guest Speaker, Toby Nitschke has been an educator in the Denver area for over 15 years — in day treatment programs and charter schools before detention facilities. He and his wife Gretchen have a little house with a piece of land where they’re raising their three girls and growing as much food as they can manage. He’s been attending Columbine (yes, sporadically) since 2000.
April 16, Two services: 9am and 11am begin! — EASTER: “An Experiment in Transformation!” Spiritualist, Marianne Williamson has said, “Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” Growth may or may not happen EVEN if we do everything right. There is so much to admit we don’t have control over. Yet, we must do the things that foster the conditions for growth anyway — in faith. Come explore the things that we can do in both the realm of consciousness and awareness to increase our odds. Choir sings for this exciting kick-off of our two service pilot. Rev J speaks.
April 23, Two services: 9am and 11am — “Global Effects: Celebrating Science!”
In this world where science is being relegated to the realm of non-truth, come explore the changes that provide the energy to make transformation happen. Rev J speaks. Music featuring Kim Eickhoff and Rev J.
April 30, Two services: 9am and 11am — Choir Sunday: “Sakura”
Join us for these services of celebration in music with the combined choirs of Columbine UU Church and the UU Church of Boulder! The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is an iconic springtime ritual, in which individuals are called to reflect on the ephemeral beauty of the blooming cherry tree, and how it symbolizes the brief celebration that is human life. As we conclude our exploration of “transformation,” please join us as we present settings of Japanese haiku which bring to life a perspective on how our very existence is in constant evolution in which we live our lives.