Play Santa for the Day! Join us at The Action Center where we will be helping families find the perfect Christmas gifts for their children. Contact Curt Preston or Logan Bennett for more information.
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.
This Sunday from 1:30-4:45 Lakewood UCC will be partnering with the Action Center to provide holiday meals for families in need. This event is not at the Action Center, but at Dennison Elementary.
If you would like to carpool, meet at Lakewood UCC at 1:00. Otherwise, all volunteers will park at Dennison Elementary, located behind the Jeffco Stadium. You will NOT be able to access parking from the Distribution entrance on Kipling.
Directions To Event and Parking:
-Take Garrison Street south from Hwy 6 or north from Alameda
-Turn west on 4th Ave
-Follow signs to volunteer parking.
-Dennison Elementary 401 Independence Street, Lakewood, 80226
-Follow signs to volunteer sign-in, in the cafeteria of Dennison Elementary School. You will sign in, make your name tag, and join a quick volunteer orientation, where you will meet your Team Leader.
What to bring:
-WE WILL BE OUTSIDE, rain, shine or snow! Dress for winter conditions including warm layers, jacket, gloves, and hat.
Fun costumes, Bronco’s colors and Thanksgiving gear welcome!
-Water bottle and snacks
-Comfortable closed-toe shoes
-A toy donation for our Santa Shop if you are able to! (they especially need toys for kids age 8-12: remote control cars, makeup and craft kits, sports equipment etc.)
The Action Center is asking that all participants be at least 15 years old.
Please email Logan (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible if you plan to attend.
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?
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!
On Friday, September 15, a group of Lakewood UCC adults and youth will head down to Alamosa, CO for the weekend to volunteer at La Puente, a mission that provides food and shelter for the homeless and those struggling to make ends meet in the San Luis Valley. We plan to do some crop gleaning on the farm, food sorting in the food bank, and cooking for the shelter. On the way home on Sunday, we plan to stop at the Sand Dunes for some fun. Come join us for this inaugural trip to La Puente. The cost is approx. $50 each. Youth (13 or older) and adults are invited, and we only have 5 spots left. Sign up at the Welcome Center now to reserve your spot! Questions? Contact Mike Fife or Logan Bennet.
On August 13 we will have a special time during the service to recognize all those students in our community who are about to embark on a new academic year of growth and learning. We are inviting students of all ages to come to the service on this day so we can present them with a blessing and a gift for the year to come.
We will hear stories, see pictures, and celebrate the generosity of this congregation for all their support of those when on the Pine Ridge mission trip.
To give thanks for our volunteers’ efforts at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, we will have an all-church Fellowship hour of Plains Indian foods.
If you would like to carpool and/or if you’ll need to be riding in our trucks rather than walking the parade route, meet at the church at 7:45 (please park on the street and not in the parking lot). If you’d like to sleep in a little longer, you can meet up with Lakewood UCC and the rest of the Rocky Mountain Conference UCC group at Cheeseman Park by or before 8:45. Here is the information important to remember: Wear red, bring a water bottle, wear sun gear (sunscreen, hat, cool shades), bring snacks if you’ll need to eat before noon, and our parade location is blue #14. Knowing the parade location is important so you don’t get lost in the madness. Also, no dogs. Email or call Logan (email@example.com 719-433-2390) with any questions.
For more information about the Denver PrideFest, including event schedules and parade maps, go to: http://glbtcolorado.org/pridefest/.
June 12-15, 9:00-11:30. Children will explore the short yet prophetic message of Micah 6:8- “The Lord has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” This passage has historically had special significance to the UCC, but it certainly has universal appeal. Children will explore the following daily themes: Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, Walking Humbly With God, and Living the Good Life. The children will begin each morning in a large group for welcome, announcements, music, and opening presentation. They will then divide into three pre-assigned “family groups” consisting of children age 4 – 6th grade. Each group will rotate through three stations: games, craft, and activity. All the groups will eat snack together between rotations two and three. At the end of the morning, children will come back together for songs and dismissal. On day 4 parents are invited to the closing worship at 11:15, during which the children will present some of what they learned. The program will include a mission project assembling bags of basic necessities to give to those experiencing homelessness. It will be a fun-filled, energy-packed, meaningful experience for all ages! To register a child, click here. To be a high school or adult volunteer, email Loganleebennett@gmail.com