Communion at Lakewood UCC takes place every 1st Sunday of the month and during a few extra services during the year and we are looking for helpers. If anyone is interested in helping with Communion on Sunday, April 5, 2020, or might be interested in helping in the future, please contact Communion Coordinator Jennifer Skalla: 303-204-2801 or email@example.com. Your duties would include: purchasing supplies, preparing the elements, helping to serve during the service, and cleaning up after the service. You would receive clear written instructions on how to perform these tasks as well as be reimbursed for any purchased supplies. Thank you for considering this!
Sunday, February 9, 2020
In this week’s Gospel reading, Jesus reminds us “You are the salt of the earth! You are the light of the world! Let your light shine!” But sometimes, when we feel small and insignificant, or when we feel overwhelmed and disheartened, trusting our God-given worth is difficult. How can our small piece of what we have to offer help bring the Realm of God more fully to earth? Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on letting ourselves shine for the Glory of God and the transformation of the world. *Thanks to The Salt Project for this week’s sermon title
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Jesus has a strange way of looking at the world. He says that we are blessed when we mourn. He says we are blessed when we are persecuted. He says that we are blessed when people say terrible things about us because of what we believe. If those are “blessings” what does it feel like when we are cursed? But maybe being blessed isn’t the same as feeling happy, or fortunate, or like we’re on top of the world. Maybe being blessed is something that happens despite how we “feel.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on how God’s blessing creeps into the difficult and challenging places in our lives, and how even when things aren’t going our way, we can still count our blessings.
On your way into service this Sunday, please be sure to find and grab your brand new name tag to show off! If you find you are missing yours or are in need of a new one, please put your name on the “need of a nametag” list or email Allison Booth. If you would like to add pronouns to your name tag, please let Allison know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 La Foret programming for children, youth, and adults has been announced! See here for a new online catalog of offerings. Traditional camps, new retreats, and training are offered throughout the year at beautiful La Foret. Scholarships are available, see Rev. Mollie or Pastor Curt. Click here to see more!
January 26, 2020
In this week’s reading from the Gospel of Matthew, we hear the call story of Peter, Andrew, James, and John, who respond to Jesus’s simple invitation to follow him and to immediately do so. We, too, are invited to follow Jesus and are invited to participate in God’s realm that is here and draws near. What barriers do we put up to participation, ours and other’s? What does the invitation to follow Jesus and participate in God’s work look like in our lives today? On this congregational meeting day, join your faith community in worship as Rev. Mollie preaches on walking together, and the transformation that can happen when we participate wholeheartedly.
Pastor Curt will be out on Thursday, January 23 as well as Sunday, January 26 through Wednesday, January 29. Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt will be on call during this time. Thank you in advance.
This month, your Communications Committee will be working on replacing all of our name tags we use for Sunday service. We will be fabricating the new nametags next week. If you desire to have your pronouns on your nametag, please sign the form on the welcome center or please email Allison Booth at email@example.com. We appreciate your patience during this process!
Sacred Circles are groups of 4-8 women that gather regularly for deepening relationships, support, and spiritual formation. Think of it as a book group where the text is the stories of our lives. Each circle meets on their own schedule and decides together how they want their circle to function. Some Circles meet in people’s homes, others go out to dinner, others gather at the church. Some meetings are during the day, others in the evening. There is no wrong way to Sacred Circle. We are forming new Sacred Circles now! If you want to join a circle, but can’t attend the Information Session, please contact Pastor Curt.
January 19, 2020
All of us have been in a difficult place at some time in our lives. All of us have felt alone, afraid, and upset. Where is God in these moments? How do we find the strength and courage to keep going? How do we confront the injustices of our lives and the wider world? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on finding the balance between urgency needed to make change and the patience it takes to make lasting change.