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Love Notes: Tricky Religious Words

At our All-Church Retreat, I led a session on religious language. We played a game where folks got a card with a tricky religious word on it and moved around the room to collect definitions. Then each person shared the definitions out loud. I thought you might all like to read what came up for … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: The Courage to Be Vulnerable

October’s theme is courage.  In the past year or so I have thought about courage in a different way, that has been helpful to me, so I thought I’d try to share that here.  A while back Rev. Kelly mentioned in one of her sermons the research of Brene’ Brown about how wholehearted people have … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts, and good wishes continue to be with:  Rosemary Lohndorf’s Uncle Walter died last month.  Former members John & Emilia Bertin were evacuated from Corpus Christi, TX to New Mexico because of Hurricane Harvey, and Paula Baase from Melbourne, FL to Orlanda because of Hurricane Irma.  We were saddened … Continued

Poetry That Deepens Faith – Call for Submissions

On November 5, we will hold our annual “Poetry That Deepens Faith” service.  By October 1, submit to Rev. Kelly (ministeruucb@gmail.com) a piece you have written or one written by someone else. It should be something that has helped you grow spiritually. Rev. Kelly will select 6-8 people to share their poem during the service. … Continued

Sanctuary Now October Happenings

Many of you know that UUCB has been discerning whether to be Sanctuary host site for immigrants facing deportation. The UUCB Sanctuary Now Team has visited several affinity group meetings such as Wine and Spirit, the Men’s Group, etc. They will join the Wise Elders meeting on October 12th so our Wise Elders can ask … Continued

The COURAGE to Change the Things We Can

The Justice Council has had their first meeting of the current church year, and it was quite a success. Goals from the Justice Ministries for the coming month and year were shared. There is a lot of overlap between our Climate Action, Racial Justice, LGBTQIA Plus/Gender Concerns, People of Color, Community Table that it made … Continued

UUCB Fabulous Feasts & More

Sundays, NOVEMBER 5TH & 12TH Mark your calendar for the first two Sundays in November for FUN.  We’ll have our annual auction fundraiser in the Sky Room.  Light refreshments will be served and items donated to our annual auction of “Fabulous Feasts & Fun” will be available for bids on tables throughout the room. DONATE … Continued

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED OCTOBER 13 & 14

Four to six people to provide back-up and assistance on Saturday for the Mountain Desert District Annual Meeting being held at UUCB — Friday afternoon (10/13) thru Saturday (10/14).  The tasks are to assist and support the logistics for the meeting.  These include Welcoming, On-site registration, Delegate registration, directional assistance — Room and Workshop set-ups, … Continued

UUCB Retreat Pictures

If you took pictures at the All Church Retreat, upload them here.  On October 1, the sharing settings will change to View Only. So please upload before then!

Love Notes: Diversity is Generative

This is the first fall season where there is no “back to school day” in our household.  All the kids have finished their education (at least for now). I feel a little melancholy, but it is beautiful to see them blossom and pursue their passions.   Our son Michael (now 23), loves permaculture. During his … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: Spiritual Practices

At our All Church Camp this year I got to offer a workshop with Kelly on spiritual practices.  This is the definition of spirituality from Parker Palmer and William Murray that Rev. Kelly shared. “Spirituality is the human yearning to connect to something larger than ourselves”.  I find that being part of something bigger than … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Theresa “T” Koenke Diaz & son Leo on the death of her mother, MaryAnn Main who died on 7/25/17.  She died after beating the survival odds with the diagnosis of ovarian cancer for the past six years.  Her funeral service is … Continued

Poetry That Deepens Faith – Call for Submissions

On November 5, we will hold our annual “Poetry That Deepens Faith” service.  By September 15, submit to Rev. Kelly (ministeruucb@gmail.com) a piece you have written or one written by someone else. It should be something that has helped you grow spiritually. Rev. Kelly will select 6-8 people to share their poem during the service. … Continued

Sanctuary Now Ministry News – September 2017

Mary Dineen & Jenny Fitt-Peaster recently received the following message from Jennifer Piper, lead organizer of the Metro Denver/Boulder Sanctuary Coalition: “There are three immigrants who needed Sanctuary in August.” While there was no way we could help these three at this time, knowing there is demand gives a sense of urgency to our discernment. … Continued

Follow-up on Recent LDC Election

At the June 4 Annual Congregational Meeting, the congregation voted to elect Julie Tillman to the Leadership Development Council (LDC). However, as a few people later pointed out, Julie had not yet been a Member of UUCB for at least 60 days, which is set by our Bylaws as an eligibility requirement for all elected … Continued

Fabulous Feasts & Fun!

Our church Auction “Fabulous Feasts & Fun!” website is now open and available for donations on-line at http://togetherauction.org/uuchurchofboulder .  We will have the silent auction on the first two Sundays of November, the 5th and 12th before and after both services.  You can log in to view and offer a new donation or update a donation from last year. … Continued

Honoring 50+ Year UUCB Members

During worship on September 10, we will honor the people who have been members of this church for 50 or more years. If you are one of those dear people, please join us for both services. The recognition will happen at the beginning of the service so you can leave the second service early if … Continued

Adult RE

Adult Religious Exploration offerings for the fall can be found on our website: http://uuchurchofboulder.org/learning/adults/

Boulder Pride

Support our LGBTQIA community by volunteering at the UU booth at Boulder Pridefest on September 10th! We are teaming up with Boulder Valley UU Fellowship. Follow this LINK to sign up for a time slot. Send getconnecteduucb@gmail.com an email with questions.

WELCOME to the Wheel of Justice

I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer with family and friends. The purpose of this article is to communicate with all UUCB individuals who currently do Justice work and those who have the desire, and to announce our upcoming meetings. At UUCB, there is a Justice Council which is comprised of leaders of the Justice … Continued