Worship Service Begins at 10:00 a.m. Every Sunday.
11:45am Adult Faith Development and/or Team Meetings “Food for Thought” and other Adult Faith Development – 1st and 3rd Sundays. Team Meetings only on 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Free Nursery care and children’s & youth classes 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?
Looking forward to seeing you at Worship!
Sept 3, 10am — Annual Intergenerational Water Service
Rev Julia and Ashley will lead this annual ritual for all ages as we come back together after the summer is over. Please join in the FUN by bringing a sample of water from a place that holds a special memory from your summer or your past year to mingle together in the common bowl. The water can be from somewhere that you have traveled or simply your own back yard. There will be MANY of us to share, so we invite you to decide ahead of time on the highlight from your past year that holds the most meaning for you. Nursery Care will be available.
Sept 10, 10am — Ingathering: The Long View — Congregations That Last
Ultimately, it is not about the numbers of people we attract, or the amount of money we raise that make us significant. Rather, it is the strength of our spirit that assures the health and wellbeing of our ministry. Let us celebrate and acknowledge the many ways in which our community has grown as we welcome each other back for another year! Rev Julia speaks. Choir sings.
Sept 17, 10 am — Soul 2 Soul: Decentering Whiteness, Part II
Soul 2 Soul engages groups of Black interfaith people in healing self-liberation work, as well as cohorts of white interfaith participants in anti-racism work. Through this synchronous racial justice approach, Soul 2 Soul promotes holistic processes of self and communal health toward engaging in authentic inter-racial discourse and egalitarian relationship-building. Ultimately, Soul 2 Soul’s aim is for people of all racial/ethnic backgrounds to work together to dismantle entrenched racism and develop healthy, just and liberative communities. Plan to stay after the service for the workshop and dialogue.
Guest Speakers, Rev. Tawana Davis and Rev. Dr. Dawn Riley Duval preach liberative sermons and facilitate post-sermon racial justice-centered dialogues to assist congregations and community organizations in learning to identify, challenge and eradicate personal, institutional and systemic racism. http://www.soul2soulsisters.org Join us for this courageous conversation.
Sept 24, 10am — The Chalice Circle Experience: Drinking from the Well instead of an Empty Cup
This cohort of participants and facilitators will welcome you into this powerful spiritual practice by sharing their profound experience of small group ministry here at Columbine UU Church. Things they have said about the Chalice Circle experience: “It sets aside time to tune into myself and gives me a place to explore spiritual growth” … “It’s like drinking at a well, and there is real water there, instead of an empty cup” …“I didn’t know that I needed this kind of connection with others so much” …“I can’t imagine this not being in my life.” Come discover the nourishment that is possible for you.