Here’s your chance to provide our church family with a special treat prepared with your own hands. Please join us in bringing an appetizer size snack of fresh or homemade goodies. A sign-up will be posted by the Conference Room. Thank you.
Join us for our annual “Worship in the Park” service in Anderson Park* (4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033). We’ll get things rolling with a pre-service sing-a-long, then an hour of worship followed by a picnic lunch. Steve and Phil Goebel will provide their special homemade root beer and Fellowship will supply the ice cream to make floats. We’ll also have water available. Please bring any other food and drink you want. This is always one of our most popular services of the year, so mark your calendars now! Contact: Steve Goebel.
*Due to construction, the pavilion at Prospect Park was not available this year. We are meeting in a new location: Anderson Park (4355 Field St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033). See a map here.
Each month we will engage in a new topic at the intersection of theology, living, faith, and culture. Our next gathering will be January 13, 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.
July 12: Sister Act (PG)
This 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a Reno lounge singer, who witnesses a murder and must be hidden in a convent under a witness protection program. She immediately clashes with Mother Superior and the rules of the convent. She finds friends and solace leading the church’s choir. This heartwarming “fish out of water” comedy will have you singing along and wondering what kind of music is at the heart of authentic worship.
July 19: Songcatcher (PG-13)
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Songcatcher tells the story of Doctor Lily Penleric, a brilliant musicologist, who after being denied a promotion at the university where she teaches, impulsively visits her sister in Appalachia. There she stumbles upon the discovery of her life – a treasure trove of ancient Scots-Irish ballads, songs that have been handed down from generation to generation, preserved intact by the seclusion of the mountains. With the goal of securing her promotion, Lily ventures into the most isolated areas of the mountains to collect the songs and finds herself increasingly enchanted – not only by the rugged purity of the music, but also by the raw courage and endurance of the local people as they carve out meaningful lives against the harshest conditions.
July 26: Amazing Grace (PG)
Behind the song you love is a story you will never forget. This 2006 film takes place in 1797, where William Wilberforce, the great crusader for the British abolition of slavery, is taking a vacation for his health even while he is sicker at heart for his frustrated cause. With few allies such as his mentor, John Newton, a slave ship captain turned repentant priest who penned the great hymn, “Amazing Grace, Wilberforce fruitlessly fights both public indifference and a moneyed opposition determined to keep their exploitation safe. Nevertheless, Wilberforce finds the inspiration in newfound love to rejuvenate the fight with new ideas that would lead to a great victory for social justice.
The first Brewatitudes was a great gathering full of wonderful conversation! Throughout the summer, we will continue to engage monthly in a new topic at the intersection of theology, living, faith, and culture. Save the date for July 22 and August 19 at Green Mountain Beer Co, from 3-4:30 pm. Food trucks will be available, beer is optional, openness to good conversation a must. Discussion will be facilitated by Rev. Mollie, contact her with any questions!
Ladies and Gentlemen, dust off your hats or pull out the lace gloves. Fellowship will be hosting an afternoon tea on August 10, at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for “Tea on the Titanic.” Our guest speaker is Penelope Carlevato, the authority on all things Titanic. She will speak about the elegant traditions and customs of afternoon tea on a world-class ocean liner. Space is limited and tickets are required this year. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale July 1st at the Welcome Center. You won’t want to miss this!
The Women’s Book Group will not be meeting the third Sunday in June, as it is Father’s Day. The Group will be meeting instead on Sunday, June 24 after Church in the Conference Room. The June book is Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber. New members to the Group are welcome!
Remembering all dads! Let’s honor all dads at our all-church Father’s Day Fellowship on Sunday, June 17. Has your dad passed on? What do you remember as his favorite snack or dessert? Or is he alive and well, ready to be indulged with his favorite treat? Please add a small note with your dad’s name and a special thought or the name of his treat. They hold a special place in our hearts.
Here is the information important to remember: Wear red, bring a water bottle, wear sun gear (sunscreen, hat, cool shades), and bring snacks if you’ll need to eat before noon.
For more information about the Denver PrideFest, including event schedules and parade maps, go to: http://glbtcolorado.org/pridefest/.
It’s fun to stick around after Sunday worship, sipping coffee and chatting with your fellow Lakewood UCCers, right? But you don’t get much time to socialize before everyone goes their separate ways. So what’s the solution? Out-to-Lunch Bunch! Everyone is invited to join us after the service at a local restaurant as we eat a good meal and get to know each other better. This month we will be meeting at White Fence Farm in Lakewood. Contact: Marcia Forney.