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!
November Theme: Abundance
Nov 5th, 10am — An Abundance of Heart: Bodhichitta
A CUUC leader said this week: “I have to believe in the basic goodness of human nature — that each of us, on a most basic level, is wired for love.” From the teachings of the Buddha, emerges a revolutionary assertion — that we are never separated from enlightenment, never alienated from the awakened state. And, ordinary people have the capacity for unprecedented open-heartedness even during our most fearful, contracted times. In fact, it may be our inherent nature and condition to do so. Come explore. Rev Julia speaks.
Nov 12th, 10am — In Fresh Surprise of Love (or What Cats Are Trying to Teach Us about Love)
Come experience this delightful reflection that helps us discover the abundance of love that is in, and all around, us. We welcome back Paul Gibb — member at Boulder Valley UU Fellowship, and a lifelong UU (actually a 4th or 5th generation Unitarian) — who did not pursue the ministry but was at one time an English professor and now loves to be a guest speaker! Over the past 32 years he has written 18 sermons and delivered them a total of 56 times at twelve UU congregations in Colorado and Wyoming.
Nov 19th, 10am — Being Enough “This could be our revolution: to love what is plentiful as much as what is scarce.” (Alice Walker) In our culture, it often seems that we have to have too much just to feel like we have enough. Just as often, we feel like we have to do too much to feel like we are enough. Why do we so often have feelings of scarcity, or experience times of scarcity? Have you had enough of not feeling like you are enough? Rev Julia speaks.
Nov 26th, 10am — Great Gratitude
“It’s not what we have that constitutes our abundance, but what we appreciate.” (Jules Petit-Senn) This Sunday after Thanksgiving will be an opportunity to relax with one another and give thanks for our abundant blessings. If you like, you are invited to bring a special token that represents something you appreciate, and/or a special Thanksgiving treat to share at coffee hour. Rev Julia speaks.