Worship Services

Worship Service Begins at 10:00 a.m. Every Sunday*.Worship Service

*Please see special information below regarding June 17th Worship on the Streets at the Pride Parade!

10:00-11:00am: Worship

11:00-11:45am: Fellowship Hour

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!

June Worship Theme: 

Blessing

“To bless is to put a bit of yourself into something.”
-Macrina Wiederkehr & Joyce Rupp

June 17, 9:30am — Sanctuary-on-the-Street!
Pride Parade starts at 9:30am. (See map below)

Note:  There will be no worship in the sanctuary at Columbine this Sunday!  We are taking our faith to the streets for this wonderfully colorful and inclusive event! Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Come worship-with-your-feet as we march for radical inclusion and celebrating our LGBTQI members and friends. Meet at Cheesman Park between 9 and 9:30am. Carpools leaving Columbine parking lot at 8:30am. UU meeting spot is traditionally near Race and 11th Ave entrance by the Pavilion and Pools.

We’ll meet at Columbine UU Church at 8:15 a.m. to hop into carpools (we are leaving at 8:30 a.m. SHARP!)
Contact Mary Carter for carpool info: 720-975-6235.

Recognized as one of the top ten pride events in the country, Denver’s PrideFest is a celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the LGBT Community Center of Colorado, more than 250,000 people come out to enjoy music, entertainment, food and much more on Saturday and the parade and rally on Sunday.

This year’s Grand Parade Marshals are David Mullins and Charlie Craig who lost a battle but not the war in the disappointing Supreme Court decision in their Masterpiece Cake lawsuit.

Learn more about this fantastic event that celebrates a rainbow of diversity!

A Note From Scott Stanley Regarding Pride Accessibility:

I will have a trailer for people that can’t walk the parade route. It will be very similar to the one we have used in previous years. Anyone that uses a wheelchair can load up at the Denver Botanical Gardens parking lot, they even have covered parking so your car won’t be too hot afterwards. Otherwise anyone that can handle steps is welcome to board at the parade staging area in Cheeseman park. Jim Hopkins has a portable ramp which we should be able to use for wheelchair access. Please let me know if anyone else in a wheelchair is planning to attend.

Last year we had to be in line by 9am, so assuming the schedule is the same this year I would like to be loaded up by 8:30. I expect if we leave CUUC at 7am we will get to the botanical gardens between 7:30 & 8am.

I will be available Saturday if anyone wants to help prep the trailer, either at our house or CUUC. More info: [email protected]

PrideFest T-Shirts on Sale

There are still a few Large, XL and XXL Standing On the Side of LoveT-shirts available $20. Contact Maureen Flanigan at 720-201-2417 or [email protected] for information. Let’s all march for Pride!!

Pride Map

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June 24, 10am — “Universalism: Past, Present and Powerful”

Our Guest speaker, Rev. Kalen Fristad, will be speaking on the history and significance of the teachings of Universalism. Kalen has written a book on universalism, entitled; DESTINED FOR SALVATION: God’s Promise to Save Everyone, and a Study Book with the same title. His books, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase after the service.

Rev. Kalen Fristad has been a United Methodist minister for more than 40 years, and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. He traveled the country full time with his wife, Darlene, from 2003 to 2006 accepting invitations to speak at churches, countering the teaching that many people will suffer for eternity in hell and proclaiming instead the hopeful message of Universalism. Over the years he has spoken at more than 200 UU churches.

 

WHOLE CHURCH WORSHIP:  

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. 

 

Looking Ahead at July and August 2018

This summer we will center worship in July and August around the six sources of Unitarian Universalism that our congregations affirm and promote (as stated in our hymnal):

July 1, 10am  “That Great Strong Land of Love”

Have these trying times left you feeling allergic to “patriotism?” If so, you are not alone!  As we approach July 4th, let us turn our hearts toward the work of redeeming America.

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Scott Mulder, Iliff Seminarian

July 8, 10am:  Source #1
“Direct Experience of Transcending Mystery and Wonder”
 

This affirmed in all cultures, moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life; Rev J speaks.

July 15, 10am  Source #2
“Words and Deeds of Prophetic Men and Women”

…that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love; Rev J speaks.

This Sunday we will experience some “Whole Church Worship” which means that we will worship as one community.  There will be a regular sermon and children are invited to stay for the whole service to experience full UU worship with their family.  There will be no faith development classes.  Nursery will be provided.

July 22, 10am  Source #3
“Wisdom from the World’s Religions”

…which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life; Guest Speaker, Jen Ward

July 29, 10am  Source #4
“Jewish and Christian Heritage”

Explore these teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves; Guest Speaker, Matt Frisk

August 5, 10am,  Source #5
“Humanist Teachings”  

…which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit; Guest speaker from the Secular Hub

August 12, 10am, Source #6
“Spiritual Teachings of Earth-centered Traditions”

which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature; Guest Speakers: Tio Sanchez and Beth Leyba

August 19, 10am, “Religious Pluralism”

This summer we have explored moving to the rhythms of mystery and wonder; prophecy; wisdom; teachings from ancient and modern sources; and nature herself.  What does it mean to have all these different facets that form our pluralistic faith?  Rev J speaks.   Whole Church Worship.

August 26, 10am, “The Living Tradition”

Why has Unitarian Universalism come to be known “The Living Tradition?”  What new movement in our tradition is Today’s speakers are Matt Frisk and Rev J

September 2, 10am, “Water Service: Whole Church Worship”

This annual ritual for all ages brings us back together after the summer pleasures! Please join in the FUN by bringing a sample of water from a place that holds a special memory from your summer 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 summer and why it holds the most meaning for you.  Nursery Care will be available.

 

WHOLE CHURCH WORSHIP:  

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.