Join us July 21 from 3-4:30 at Landlocked Ales (3225 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80227) for this monthly gathering to discuss theological topics in a casual atmosphere. Each month we will engage in a new topic at the intersection of theology & living, faith & culture. This month’s topic will be the theology of play. Food is available nearby, beer is optional, openness to good conversation a must.
Care for Creation and South of Sixth Sustainable Neighborhood will be hosting an Earth Hour dinner and documentary on Saturday, June 29th at 6:30 PM. Please bring a covered dish along with any plates, bowls, and flatware you will be using as we strive to make this a Zero Waste event. During the dinner, we will be viewing “From Paris to Pittsburgh,” a documentary that celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.
Sunday, June 23, 10:15 am
1 Kings 9:1-15a
The sounds of summer are in full swing – barbecues, splashing in pools and lakes, kids running around the neighborhoods, crackling of campfires. In the midst of the start of summer, we hear the story of Elijah seeking God’s presence on a mountainside. Elijah, who has experienced God in big and loud ways, now hears God in an unexpected way- in the sound of silence. How do we make space to hear God in obvious and unexpected ways? Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the sounds of silence and the substance we find in the pause.
Sunday, June 16, 10:15 am
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
In this week’s reading from Proverbs, we hear a new voice—Woman Wisdom! She stakes her claim at the busiest intersection in town and shouts to the passers-by how she was present with God before creation began. What might Woman Wisdom have to say to us? What might she implore us to shout at the busiest intersections in town? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on bold proclamation and how participating in PrideFest is a critical part of our witness to God’s unconditional love.
This brand new retreat program is a joint effort of La Foret and Living Room Conversations, both non-profits seeking to make the world a better place. Living Room Conversations is an organization with a simple concept that is surprisingly powerful—respectful conversations that build relationship across divides. There is more information at https://www.laforet.org/events or take a look at the flyers on our Welcome Center.
Do you love Lakewood UCC and want to dig a little deeper into what it means to become a member here? Well, we have an opportunity for you. Pastor Curt will be hosting a no-obligation luncheon after worship for anyone who’s curious. All of your deepest, darkest questions will be answered. All of the arcane mysteries of membership will be revealed. Those who choose to will have an opportunity to formally join the church at a later date. Lunch will be provided, with childcare upon request. RSVP to Curt Preston.
Taizé-style worship comes to us from the Taizé community, an ecumenical Christian group based in France. Songs consist of simple, repeated phrases, and instead of a sermon, there’s an emphasis on contemplation and silence. Some describe it as a massage for the soul. Over the last couple years, this has become one of our most popular worship services. Everyone is invited to join us as we quiet our minds, still our hearts, and wait for the wind of God to blow among us.