Holiday Boutique is just around the corner! One last chance to check your jewelry boxes for any items ready for a new home. Jewelry donations will be accepted until October 15. Donation baskets can be found next to the welcome center at Lakewood UCC.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Parables, with their layers of meaning, are meant to be explored all life long. Some parables are a little easier to understand than others. This week, we’ll unpeel a lesser-known parable, one that is a bit confusing on the first read. Together, we’ll unpack the parable of the crooked manager, and try to digest the nuggets of truth that still speak to us in this day. Join us in worship this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches and we explore what it means to serve God in varied life circumstances.
We welcome Allyson Koplen and Alan Thompson to their new roles among the Lakewood UCC team! Allyson will be moving forward as our new Director of Music Ministries and Alan will be stepping into the role of Choir Director and Organist. Congratulations and welcome to you both!
REVISED STATEMENTS AVAILABLE
We have reprinted the statements for the Ministry Expansion Campaign as of Sept. 17, 2019. The previous statements included a prorated amount which has caused some confusion. Please disregard the previous statement. These statements include the total amount pledged for the entire campaign and total amounts given for the entire campaign. Please let us know if you have questions.
David Livingston, co-chair of Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence (CFCU), will be with us on Sunday, October 6 for an informational session on CFCU. David has been very active with the group and we are fortunate to have him give us some of his time to further educate us on just who CFCU is and what they do. He will be available for any questions you may have as well. So, we hope you stay a little longer after Sunday service and take part in this informational meeting on CFCU. Contact Daryl Foelske for further information.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
This Sunday we get the familiar parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Both parables are told to remind us of the extraordinary lengths God will go to welcome us home when we get lost or wander off. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on being lost, being found, and how God’s grace can bring us home.
Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate sexuality curriculum, will be offered at Lakewood UCC in winter/spring of 2020. We are building a program beginning with grades 4-6. We are excited to offer this important piece of faith formation that “helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their faith”. We will offer the program for Lakewood UCC members, friends, and the wider community. If you are interested in the program for a young person in your life, please see Rev. Mollie. There are also opportunities for those interested in becoming a facilitator for the grades 4-6 program and other age groups as well. Training is November 15-17 at LaForet. Please see Rev. Mollie for any questions or interest.
For those who are interested, Ministry Expansion Campaign statements (not annual pledge) are available on the Welcome Center in the narthex.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
As a kid, I remember getting a lot of “do-overs.” If we had to stop our kickball game because a dog ran on the field, no problem, let’s have a do-over. If I totally messed up a math test, no problem, you can have a do-over. If I hurt a friend with something I said, apologize and move on. No problem, it’s a do-over. As adults, it feels like we get a lot fewer do-overs. Our mistakes and problems seem to have a lot more sticking power than they did when we were younger. But the good news is God loves to give do-overs. In fact, sometimes even God needs a do-over. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on God as the great Potter and our opportunities to be remade.