The Annual Advent Event is upon us! Let’s kick off the season on December 1 with a party! Come to Lakewood UCC to deck the halls (and the sanctuary). This is one of our favorite Lakewood UCC traditions. So join us for the Big Advent Event as we enter this busy and beautiful season.
Sunday, October 7, 10:15 am
World Communion Sunday
World Communion Sunday offers us a distinctive opportunity to experience Holy Communion in the context of the global community of faith. The first Sunday of October has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the head of the church. On this day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers.
Sunday, September 30, 10:15 am
Praying As Jesus Taught
How often do you pray the Lord’s Prayer? Daily? Weekly? Every now and again? The Lord’s Prayer is so familiar to most of us that we sometimes can pray it without really thinking about what we are saying. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on giving new voice and new meaning to a prayer we know so well.
Do you wish you knew more about the Bible? Are you curious about how the various books got included and how they work together (or not) to tell the story of God’s relationship with humanity? Pastor Curt will be leading a “Bible Basics” class for 3 Tuesdays in October. Sign up on the Welcome Center or RSVP to Curt.
- Location: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
- Start Time: Check-in from 4:00 pm, Friday, October 19, 2018
- End Time: Late morning, Sunday, October 21, 2018
- Theme: Refresh, Renew and let the Spirit Flow Through You.
- Registration: Please register using registration forms available a the Welcome Center.
- Payment: Payment, by cash or check, is required by October 1, 2018. No refunds will be available after October 5. Checks should be made out to Lakewood UCC with “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line. Please mail your payment of $130 (plus $15 if you need linens) to the church at 100 Carr St, Lakewood, CO 80226, or place it in the grey dropbox outside the church office.
Sunday, September 23, 10:15 am
Coming In Second
We receive messages every day telling us, “more is better.” We are told we need to buy more, consume more, and have more. The push to compete and achieve is hard to resist. But Jesus saw things from a very different perspective. He teaches that the last shall be first and that serving others is our true calling. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the spiritual discipline of saying, “enough is enough.”
Sunday, September 16, 10:15 am
There’s a Psalm for That
Beloved Pastor and translator of the Bible into The Message, Eugene Peterson names the Psalms as his entry into poetry, metaphor, and prayer. From praise to lament, from despair to joy, the Psalms give us rich words to call out and cry out to God. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mollie preaches and we are invited to bring our whole selves before God, especially through the lens of the Psalms.
Sunday, September 9, 10:15 am
Believe it or not, Jesus wasn’t actually perfect. He was fully human and that fully human part of him occasionally messed things up. In today’s reading, he calls a woman a dog, right to her face. Not exactly the warm and fuzzy Jesus we like to imagine in our minds. But what’s beautiful about this interaction is that Jesus is the one who is changed by it. Jesus is the one who learns from his mistake and shifts course. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the humanity of Jesus, the ways we all learn from our mistakes, and the call to remain open to the movements of the Holy Spirit so we can be transformed again and again.
Sunday, September 2, 10:15 am
Some churches seem to have a lot of rules. You have to be a member before you can serve in certain leadership roles. You have to attend a training before you can read scripture in church. You have to be confirmed or a member before you can receive communion. Back in Jesus’s day, there were a lot of rules too. But he didn’t seem to be a big fan following the rules. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on Jesus’s radical hospitality and how we seek to live into that same hospitality as well.
2018-2019 is a Confirmation year for Lakewood United Church of Christ! If you are 8th grade or older and interested in going through the Confirmation program, please let Rev. Mollie (firstname.lastname@example.org) know. The class will generally meet two Sundays a month either from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, or from 6:00-8pm. (There will be no YAC on the dates when we meet in the evening). In addition to these sessions, there will be a few Sunday morning church visits to congregations in our area to experience and explore a variety of worship service. There may be an opportunity to attend a Confirmation Retreat sometime in the spring. Confirmation in our tradition is an exploration of contemporary and historic Christian teachings, with a goal of each Confirmand developing and articulating their personal beliefs. Contact Rev. Mollie with questions.
10/7 am Session 1 2/24 pm Session 9
10/21 am Session 2 3/10* am Session 10
11/11 pm Session 3 3/31 pm Session 11
12/2 am Session 4 4/14 pm Session 12
12/9 pm Session 5 4/28 am Session 13 (if needed)
1/13 am Session 6* 5/5 pm Celebration Dinner!
1/27 pm Session 7 5/19 Confirmation Sunday
2/10 am Session 8*
“am” indicates 11:30-1pm and “pm” indicates 6-8pm
* Is a possible morning church visit, with a session after worship back at Lakewood UCC