- 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.
This year’s theme is Refresh, Rejuvenate and let the Spirit Flow Through You. You can register here, or there are registration forms on the Welcome Center. The retreat will be held at the La Foret Retreat Center in Black Forest, just north of Colorado Springs. The Registration cost is $130.00. Scholarships are always available, just contact Pastor Curt. If you have any questions, contact Linda Andreen.
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!
Through the Church’s boards and committees, our congregational life is sustained in the form of worship, church operations, mission, communications, faith formation, finance, personnel, care for creation, adult education, endowment, fellowship, and congregational care. Participation on a board or committee is both an opportunity to share your gifts of grace and to develop a deeper understanding of those gifts.
If you feel called to serve, in any capacity, please contact the Vice Moderator, Paul Michalec, about the various opportunities that exist. Paul can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-988-1359.
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.
Have you been hearing about Sacred Circles? If you are interested or just curious, this meeting is for you. Excerpts from the book Sacred Circles, “There is undeniable power in the shape of the circle. It is one of the fundamental energy patterns in the natural world. Circles collect and focus energy. We sit facing inward. We create our own rituals, we are sisters in spirit and bosom buddies.” If you would like to explore this idea plan to join us on Sunday, November 5, at 11:30 in the conference room. Questions? Contact Pat Hayes, Sue Johns, or Sheila Weise.
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.
The theme for this year’s Women’s Retreat at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (6145 Shoup Rd., Colorado Springs) is “Footprints.” We’ll be exploring the question, “When we look back on our journey, what footprints have we left behind?” Check-in will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday, and the retreat will end late morning on Sunday.