We are renewing our dialogue in a brand new setting. The focus will be on keeping hope alive and envisioning the future. At the end of the evening, we hope to have an action plan for next steps. For background, you can google Naomi Klein’s brief video, “No is Not Enough.” You may also consider reading her book of the same title. We will meet after dinner in Karen Huff’s back yard. Bring your favorite beverage to share, cheese and fruit will be provided.
The Ransdells will be hosting a potluck dinner and the opportunity to see our very own Mike Fife’s pictures of his trek in Nepal and India. The entrée will be provided, please feel free to bring a side or dessert item. All are cordially invited! If you are able to make it please contact Marilyn Ransdell by phone or email.
We need 15 volunteers to help pack school supplies for 4 hours. The location we will be working at is Stevens Elementary School, at 7101 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge. The work will involve packing various school supply items into backpacks for those children who need assistance in our community. Please sign-up at the welcome center if you think you can help…. we need you!
Sunday, July 16, 10:15 am
“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” from Romans 8:18-25
Hope is a powerful concept. It has inspired rebellions and revolutions. It strengthens us in waiting. It offers courage when things don’t seem to be going our way. But why do we hope? What’s the root of hope’s power? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on hope and despair, and why we wait patiently, but not passively, for the new thing God is birthing into the world.
Sunday, July 9, 10:15 am
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” from Romans 7:15-20
We know right from wrong, don’t we? And yet, so often we choose the wrong despite ourselves. In Sunday’s lesson from the book of Romans, Paul talks about sin, knowing right but doing wrong. Join us this Sunday for worship as Pastor Curt preaches on weakness, strength, and the problem of sin. Don’t worry, there’s Good News!
Sunday, July 2, 10:15 am
“How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart?” from Psalm 13
Have you ever felt like God has gone on vacation and left no forwarding address? Have you ever cried out and gotten nothing but silence in return? If so, you are not alone. The practice of lament is as old as the Bible itself. This week Pastor Curt preaches on Psalm 13, a Psalm of Lament, and asks the question, “How can we believe in God and still be real about our anger, frustration, and sorrow with God?”
Ladies, dust off your hats and pull out the lace gloves. Fellowship will be hosting a high tea on August 9, at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Lakewood UCC. There are rumors going around that some of our ladies have beautiful and unique tea services, so bring your favorite tea cups and saucers or tea sets to use or display. We will also have tea cups and saucers to use if you do not have any or do not want to use yours. Our guest speaker is Amy Young, author of Love, Amy, sharing her amazing and sometimes, harrowing, stories about living in China for 20 years. Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you will be joining us on Wednesday, August 9, at 2:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss this!
Sunday, June 25, 10:15 am
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” from Matthew 10:16-20
Jesus doesn’t always have warm and cuddling things to say to his disciples—then or now. In this Sunday’s reading, he compares the disciples to sheep being sent out among the wolves. But he also has a word of comfort and hope for them as well. This Sunday the Rev. Jerry Eslinger will preach about what it means to be both vulnerable and authentic as we seek to follow Jesus.
Sunday, June 18, 10:15 am
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” from Romans 5:1-5
The Wednesday morning Bible Study classes are over for the summer…not. Although Bible Study officially ended in May and will resume in September, a summer series is being held for those going through withdrawal. Every Wednesday from June 21, at 10:45 a.m., through August 9, Bible Study will be conducted by Marcia Forney, Rev. Jerry Eslinger, Priscilla Ingebrigtsen or Tom Keefe. And just for this summer series, child care will be provided if you contact Tabby Bernardo at 303 320-5738.