Our Men’s Ministry breakfast is an easy and fun way to get to know some of the other guys in the church. Once a month we gather at a local restaurant for breakfast to chat and deepen our relationships in a casual setting. We hope that you will plan on joining us. Restaurant: TBD. Questions? Contact Daryl Foelske.
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?
Do you love Lakewood UCC and want to dig a little deeper into what it means to become a member here? Well, we have an opportunity for you! Pastor Curt will be hosting a no-obligation luncheon after worship for anyone who’s curious. All of your questions will be answered. Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to Curt Preston.
October 7, 10:00 a.m.
The feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the poor, is held on October 4. The Care For Creation ministry at Lakewood UCC would like to invite the congregation to a celebration of St. Francis’s care for animals. On Saturday, October 7, Pastor Curt will be Blessing the Animals in our lives who are our companions or sustain us in one form or another. The invitation is to bring your dogs, cats, rodents, chickens, bees, fish, hedgehogs, reptiles, etc. to be blessed for the work they do and to honor the special relationship between God and all of God’s creatures. If your pet does not play well with others, please feel free to bring a photo to be blessed in their place.
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. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, or in a storefront, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations.
We will again be providing a place for people to bring their extra produce so that it can be shared with others. On Sundays, we’ll have a card table set-up with a sign that reads, “Harvest Table.” If you’ve got extra zucchini, tomatoes, kale or whatever, leave it on the table. If you see something you’d like, take it home with you. If you’d like to make a donation, all money collected will go to the Action Center. This is just a small way of reminding ourselves of God’s abundance and our ability to share what we have with one another.
Youth at Church (YAC) Kick-Off
Welcome Back all 7th through 12th graders! Our YAC kick-off party will be Sunday, September 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Lakewood UCC. We will be barbequing, playing games, and getting reacquainted after the summer holiday. We welcome new and returning teens, so feel free to bring friends. See you there!
We hope you can join us and be part of our team for the Second Wind walk at Clement Park in Littleton. This fundraiser is especially relevant now with the recent teenage suicides, the second leading cause of death for teenagers in Colorado. The 2nd Wind Fund was started to provide mental health services for the youth who are at risk for suicide, especially those who can’t afford the treatment. The speakers and the Release of the Doves ceremony begin around 10 am, followed by a 1.5 or 3 mile walk. After the walk, there will be a barbecue lunch, live music, and silent auction. Cost is $30, with a t-shirt and lunch included. For more info, contact Linda Royval. Register here under our team name, Lakewood United Church of Christ.
This will be a weekend of laughter, making new friends and reconnecting with old friends, time to relax and take care of oneself and wonderful walks in the beauty of La Foret. Registrations will begin at the end of August or the beginning of September. The registration fee will be $130.00, scholarships are available for those who need them.
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. Aaah. Hopefully by now though, everyone’s feeling rested and eager to get going again. We’ll kick off our Fall season on September 10 with our choirs back in action and a celebratory potluck after the service. You don’t need to sign up—just bring whatever you fancy. Our youth group, YAC, will have its own kick-off the following week. More information on that to come!