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
The office will be closed on Monday, February 17, in observance of President’s Day. Thank you in advance.
Drink Beer? Want to support Dreamers? Come to the Drink Beer for Dreamers benefit on Thursday, February 13, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at Cerveceria Colorado. Partial proceeds go to Dreamer student scholarships. There will be live music, food, and raffle prizes. Located at 1635 Platte St. – just north of the Denver REI. Can take the light rail to Union Station, walk 15 minutes west on 16th St. through Confluence Park, over the bridge to Platte. Questions, see Mike Fife 303-570-5638.
If you are new or even just curious about our Sunday morning Faith Formation program, join us for an hour interactive training. All Faith Formation Companions go through this 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 wander and explore; the foundation of our Sunday Morning Faith Formation! Please let Rev. Mollie know if you will be attending.
We have an AED in the narthex! Sunday, March 1 at 12:00 pm LUCC will host a CPR/AED class. The cost is $50 per person, but there is scholarship money available, so please do not let cost prevent you from learning valuable lifesaving skills. There is a sign-up sheet on the welcome center in the narthex. We need a firm attendance number by the end of January, so please sign up if you can commit to attending the class. Please contact Curt if interested in a scholarship.
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!
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado gives a voice to Coloradans who want to put their faith into action as a force for good in public life. Join us for the annual Day at the Legislature, Monday, February 3, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. This year’s focus with speakers from across the state will be one of this year’s biggest challenges: our state’s lack of affordable housing. Register here by Friday, January 31, scholarship available, contact Rev. Mollie
Get ready for “Oooh La La Sunday” on February 9 as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with everything chocolate. Have you ever had chocolate-covered cauliflower or chocolate-covered ants? How about just chocolate – white, milk, and dark chocolate? Watch for the signup sheet later this month outside of the Fellowship Hall.