Join us for Christmas Eve worship! The service will be less than an hour long and is designed to be a casual, welcoming, and meaningful worship experience particularly geared toward families with younger children. We include lessons, carols, candlelight, a children’s sermon, and an “instant pageant” where children and adults can become part of the Christmas Story. Contact: Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt.
Responding to COVID-19: How to be a Good Neighbor
We are connected in many ways, and know our very lives depend on one another. As we face the realities of the pandemic – loss of normalcy, loneliness, job loss and financial loss, illness, we turn to our faith and the way of Jesus again and again. We are not alone in this, and we are called to be good neighbors, sharing God’s love. While taking into consideration that Staying Home and Staying Safe is of utmost importance, the Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism Board offers these resources and links to connect as a good neighbor in this time.
Staying Home, Staying Safe
- Send a card to your neighbor, a relative, a friend, or someone in the congregation. If you need the name of someone in the congregation who could use a card, please email Rev. Mollie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Call your local, state, federal representative – Thank them for their service, and ask them to advocate for the most vulnerable populations in this time – those experiencing homelessness, those who have been laid off, children, older populations.
For those young and healthy who can go out while practicing good social distancing
- Primary site for Colorado volunteer opportunities – www.HelpColoradoNow.org and www.covrn.com
- Give Blood – local blood drives have been cancelled, however, the medical community is in need of blood. This is safe to do! See https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html or www.vitalant.org to get find the closest blood donation center near you
- Jeffco Action Center – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4facac23a0f94-drive
- Community Ministries of Southwest Denver – https://comministry-denver.org/volunteer-event-calendar/
- How to be support to those experiencing homelessness – United Way
- Volunteers of America – https://www.voacolorado.org/coronavirus
Quarantine may be good for reducing COVID19 spread, but it is not good for the economy. If you or someone you know needs work in the coming days, weeks, months, please go to the state employment resource directory, www.connectingcolorado.com. Businesses needing additional employees to provide critical services to our state are posting jobs there.
We are in this together! Please be in touch with Pastor Curt or Rev. Mollie if you have a Pastoral Care need
Parents, a night out for you! Youth and adults will host a parents night out on Friday, December 7 from 6-9:00 pm. Bring your kids (potty trained to 11 years old) to church for an evening of games and a movie. Dinner will be provided, the cost is $15/kid, with no family paying more than $40. This is a fundraiser for our youth, and a wonderful chance for parents to have a date night or holiday shopping night. Tell your neighbors and friends, this event is open to the community! Please RSVP to Mollie at email@example.com by Wednesday, December 5.
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.
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!
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.
VBS Volunteer Meeting & Training: Sunday, May 20, 12:00 pm
VBS and Afternoon Day Camp Volunteers and Leaders needed! We have many opportunities for VBS. Plan to join us for this fun and informative meeting after worship today. Please see Rev. Mollie if interested.
Christ has risen! Easter is the high point in the Christian calendar and a day of great joy and celebration. Again this year, we will be creating a “living cross” as a symbol of resurrection and new life. All are invited to bring a flower to put on the cross following worship. We will have plenty of flowers available if you are unable to bring your own. Join us for worship beginning at 10:15 am, but we encourage you to arrive by 10:00 am as the sanctuary is usually very full this day.
Christmas is coming, and at Lakewood UCC, that can only mean one thing . . . it’s time for our annual Holiday Luncheon! Ladies of all ages are invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for great food, a white elephant gift exchange, and more fun than anyone should be allowed to have at church. Bring a salad or dessert to share.
Pumpkin Palooza: October 29, 11:15 am
Let’s enjoy all things pumpkin! Our all-church Fellowship for October will be on Sunday, October 29. We invite you to share your favorite pumpkin treat. Is it pumpkin bread, chocolate chip pumpkin brownies or pumpkin hummus? In addition, we will hold a Carved Pumpkin Contest! Young and old can bring their carved pumpkin to church on that Sunday morning to compete for the “Peoples’ Choice” award. Will yours be funny, scary or intricate?