Summer tends to be the sleepy season at Lakewood UCC. School lets out, people go on vacation, and church activities shift down a gear. Everything just moves a little slower. Hopefully by now though, everyone’s feeling rested and eager to get going again. We’ll kick off our Fall season on September 9 with our choirs back in action and a celebratory potluck after the service. Our youth group, YAC, will have its own kick-off as well. More information on that to come!
This year’s theme is Refresh, Rejuvenate and let the Spirit Flow Through You. You can register here, or there are registration forms on the Welcome Center. The retreat will be held at the La Foret Retreat Center in Black Forest, just north of Colorado Springs. The Registration cost is $130.00. Scholarships are always available, just contact Pastor Curt. If you have any questions, contact Linda Andreen.
Are you interested in joining the weekend mission trip to La Puente in Alamosa CO? Adults and youth 12 and older are encouraged to be part of this impactful trip. We’ll leave Friday, September 28 in the afternoon, returning Sunday, September 30 in the afternoon. La Puente is a non-profit that serves the San Luis Valley by providing food, shelter, and other assistance to those experiencing homelessness and community members in crisis. Our work will include gleaning, cooking at the shelter, and may include working in the food bank, the thrift store or their vegetable garden. Before we return, we’ll make our way to the Sand Dunes for some fun and devotions. Total estimated cost per person is $60 or less including lodging, food and transportation. Please sign up at the welcome center if interested, contact Mike Fife or Rev. Mollie with questions.
If you are new or experienced with our Sunday morning Faith Formation program, join us for an hour interactive training. You’ll become more familiar with the curriculum, learn tips and tricks to help lead young people, and experience the power of creating a sacred space to wonder and explore; the foundation of our Sunday Morning Faith Formation!
Our next meeting will be held Sunday, August 19th, in the Conference Room after Church. We will be discussing Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Andreen.
Bring your personal backpacks, lunchboxes, briefcases, and work bags with you to worship on August 19! We will Bless the backpacks, briefcases, volunteer bags as we enter into a new school year. All ages are invited to participate, bring a backpack or bag that carries your work or volunteering supplies. You’ll take home your backpacks and bags after worship, loaded with a blessing for the new program year. See Rev. Mollie with questions.
Here’s your chance to provide our church family with a special treat prepared with your own hands. Please join us in bringing an appetizer size snack of fresh or homemade goodies. A sign-up will be posted by the Conference Room. Thank you.
Sunday, August 5, 10:15 am
This week’s reading from the letter to the church in Ephesus starts beautifully – and with a difficult charge. “Live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” Just how do we live a life worthy of the calling that God has called us to? Can we live out our callings without getting overwhelmed or bogged down by should-haves and could-haves? Join us in worship on Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches on the joy of living a life rooted in God’s call to us all.
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.
Join us for our annual “Worship in the Park” service in Anderson Park* (4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033). We’ll get things rolling with a pre-service sing-a-long, then an hour of worship followed by a picnic lunch. Steve and Phil Goebel will provide their special homemade root beer and Fellowship will supply the ice cream to make floats. We’ll also have water available. Please bring any other food and drink you want. This is always one of our most popular services of the year, so mark your calendars now! Contact: Steve Goebel.
*Due to construction, the pavilion at Prospect Park was not available this year. We are meeting in a new location: Anderson Park (4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033). See a map here.