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!
Thank you to all who came for a great first gathering of Brewatitudes, a monthly gathering to discuss theological topics in a casual atmosphere. Each month we will engage in a new topic at the intersection of theology, living, faith, and culture. Our next gathering will be August 19, from 3pm-4:30 pm at Green Mountain Beer Co. Food trucks will be available, beer is optional, openness to good conversation a must! Other upcoming conversations may be around vocation, privilege, violence and the Bible, religious vs. spiritual, and others as determined by the group. Discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Mollie, contact her with any questions.
On Monday, July 30, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, we need 20 volunteers to pack school supplies for needy schools at Steven’s Elementary School, 7101 W. 38th Ave, Wheatridge. Sponsored by the Action Center. Adults and kids 10 or older are welcome. They need all the help they can get, even if for just a couple hours. Bring a sack lunch. We are also collecting school supply donations. The most needed items are: graph paper, red pens, highlighters, loose leaf paper- wide and college ruled, spiral notebooks, and backpacks. For more info, contact Mike Fife.
One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the US and Canada. Please use the One Great Hour envelopes to give to this offering.
Offering hospitality and extravagant welcome is an important part of our ministry. Every Sunday we have “welcomers” stationed near the entrance to the church. Their job is simple—welcome people. If you are interested in being a part of this simple yet critical ministry of the church, please come to the Welcomer Training on February 25 at 9:15 am. The training lasts about 30 minutes. Questions? Contact Curt Preston.
Are you new to Lakewood UCC? Have you been around a while but never formally joined? Just want to learn more about our church and our various ministries? You are invited to a New Member Inquirers meeting on Sunday, February 25 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided and childcare is available upon request. Please RSVP to Curt so we know how many to expect.
Join us for a very exciting Sunday worship service where we will hear from Associate Pastor Candidate Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt. There will be a special Congregational Meeting and vote on the Associate Pastor Candidate following the worship service. We hope to see you all there at this invigorating time in the life of Lakewood United Church of Christ!
We are excited for the congregation to get to know Associate Pastor Candidate Mollie Landers Hatt and to welcome her to Lakewood UCC. There will be an open house at the church on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm. We would love for our community to come say “hi” to Mollie, and get to know her a bit before the Congregational Vote on Sunday, January 14.
Pastor curt will be holding some open office hours this week to give members of the congregation an opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion about the Associate Pastor position, candidate choice, and anything else that may be on your mind! No appointment necessary, just drop in during the open hours for a chat.
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: Logan Bennett or Curt Preston.