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?
We Look Forward to Seeing You at Worship!
Dec 31, 10am
New Year’s Eve Morning: Attend to Your Intention
Setting an intention is different than setting a resolution. Goals and resolutions “push us out” into future possibilities. Intentions “push us in” to listen to our inner wisdom which tells us who we truly are. Let’s welcome in the New Year by setting our intentions together.
Jan 7, 10 am — What is YOUR intention?
We begin this new year recognizing some difficult realities about our nation and our society, and it is easy to feel trapped and powerless in the face of them. How can we be intentional about facing injustice and also find joy in the resistance? What do womanist and other theologies have to tell us about resilience and survival? And how do we find a way out of no way, in true revolutionary fashion? Guest speaker, Jen Ward is a 2nd-year Master of Divinity student at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, working toward ordination as a Unitarian Universalist minister with the encouragement and endorsement of this congregation!! She is particularly interested in how UUism might intersect with womanist, liberation, and Afro-Caribbean theologies to serve non-white cultures that have historically been underserved by the UU tradition. She enjoys singing, as well as doing her best to keep up with her very active 8-year-old, Gabe.
Jan 14, 10 am — The Theology of Roller Coasters
In a world of umbrellas and seat warmers, we often find ourselves forgetting how vulnerable we are. Rollercoasters remind us of our fragility. How can we learn to live empowered, courageous lives in the face of the reality that we are not in control? Buckle up and please keep your hands inside the car as we explore the theology of rollercoasters during this month of “Intention!” Guest speaker: Our own Matthew Frisk will be translating some of the wisdom gained in his second job working in management at Elitches amusement park these last few summers. Matt continues as our newly Credentialed Music Director on an ever evolving path of professional ministry.
Jan 21, 10 am — The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking
January is Human Trafficking month. Like many social issues, human trafficking must involve global, national, and local approaches that respect one another’s roles in combating this crime. Even the hyperlocal levels – our cities, our communities – must be empowered with knowledge, resources and tools to comprehensively address such a convoluted form of severe exploitation. We need the global and national pictures to paint the widespread nature of the crime; we need the local picture to understand the day-to-day confrontations. Guest speaker: Mary Durant, MSW, is LCHT’s Action Plan Mgr. and Survivor Leadership Program Mgr. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at MSU Denver’s Institute for Women’s Studies and Services, teaching the Human Trafficking class. She was selected for the Governor’s Colorado Human Trafficking Council Training Standards & Curriculum Task Force to inform training recommendations for law enforcement and service providers. Finally, she consults as a trainer for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) in Washington, DC.
This Sunday’s “Share the Plate” offering will benefit The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking.
Jan 28, 10 am — Lessons in How to Fail Better!
So often when we set goals and intentions for our lives, we initiate action and work to build our dreams — and we expect them to come to fruition. What do we do when our efforts don’t come to completion in the way that we imagined, or they downright fail? Come explore what it means to “fail better.” We welcome Rev Julia back in the pulpit after her bereavement leave!
This Sunday includes our Annual Chili Cook-off and Winter Congregation Meeting where the goal budget for FY19 will be presented following worship. Your presence is requested. All are invited!
Please note: Periodically during the year, we intentionally invite children to join our adult service so they can experience the fullness of UU worship life. This does not mean that this service is geared toward the children as an all ages service, but we welcome them into our service to worship with their adults.