This year’s stewardship theme is “Leading the way to the future.” Isaiah 43:19 says, “I am about to do a new thing…..do you not perceive it?” There are so many possibilities to look at for the future at Lakewood UCC! The stewardship campaign will be held on three Sundays: October 27, November 3, and November 10. Our pledge cards will be dedicated during the church service on November 10, and the Stewardship Committee will host a thank-you lunch for the congregation. Please join us as we talk about how we will be leading the way to the future.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
A long time ago, God’s people were living in exile far away from what they considered their home. They were facing new customs and new norms. Everything around them seemed strange and joy was hard to come by. Enter the prophet Jeremiah and his word from God that the people should not wait for home before they start living again. “Plant gardens,” he says. “Get married. Enjoy your family. Don’t wait. Now is the time for living.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on our current experiences of exile and how God calls us to enjoy life now, even when so much around us seems strange and unfamiliar.
We extend our gratitude to all who had the opportunity to invest their time at the CFCU informational meeting this last Sunday, as well as to David Livingston, our speaker, who took the time to come out and speak on and answer questions about the cause! If you are interested in reading more about CFCU and the participating congregations and mosques, please click here
There is much pain and hurt in our world, both personal and communal. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the anniversary of the #MeToo movement. Join us for a brief service of healing as we hold space for whatever healing folks may need, personal, communal, or both. We will sing, light candles, pray together, and be together with God. See Rev. Mollie with any questions.
Please join Care For Creation on Sunday, October 27 after our service for an RTD Light Rail field trip. We will meet at the Wadsworth light rail station to catch the 12:03 pm W Line train eastbound to Union Station. Once at Union, we will walk around the station and have lunch at a sustainable restaurant. We should be back at the Wadsworth Station at approximately 2:45 pm. Please call or email Matt Teeuwen with any questions.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
2 Timothy 1:1-14
A service for all ages! Join us in worship on Sunday, October 6 for an All Ages worship service as we celebrate communion with our siblings in Christ around the world. This Intergenerational service will invite us to reflect on our shared humanity as children of God, and challenge us to care for each other, and especially the children. Nursery care available, no Sunday morning Faith Formation, as the worship service will be designed for all ages.
New to Lakewood UCC? Been around a while but never joined? Just happened upon our site? We have an opportunity for you! We are gathering for lunch and conversation open to all who are interested in learning more about what we believe, how we operate, and what it means to become a member of Lakewood United Church of Christ. Lunch is included and childcare will be provided upon request. Please RSVP by signing up on the sheet on the Welcome Center or by emailing our Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The office will be closed on Friday, October 11, while our Director of Communications is out. Office hours will return to normal on the following Monday.
Our October gathering of Brewatitudes, a monthly gathering to discuss theological topics in a casual atmosphere, will again be at Landlocked Brewery on October 13 from 3:00-4:30 pm. Each month we will engage in a new topic at the intersection of theology & living, faith & culture. October’s topic will be theodicy, or the justice of God. We’ll have the conversation around questions like – Where is God in suffering? Why do bad things happen to good people? And more. Food available, beer is optional, openness to good conversation a must. The discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Mollie, contact her with any questions!
The Lakewood UCC Book Group has permanently moved its meeting to the third Sunday of the month. We still will meet in the Conference Room following the Worship Service, unless otherwise noted. We will be discussing Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi. Gingerbread is considered a fantasy. “Exhilarating…A wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel.”… The New York Times Book Review. Grab a bite to eat and join us. We welcome new members.