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Our 5th Principle – Vote Today

Our 5th Principle calls on us to vote: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. As of today (November 2), it is no longer possible to mail your ballots.  Be sure to vote in person or drop off your ballot in person. For a … Continued

Tea Houses

We won’t have a November Tea House, since the date comes at the beginning of Thanksgiving week, when many are leaving town or getting ready for out-of-town guests.   We will have a super-special Tea House and holiday sing along on Sunday December 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. Diana and Michael King will host … Continued

Find Your Way with Starting Point

Starting Point is a brand new pilot small group ministry especially designed for newcomers and those looking to discover Unitarian Universalism and their church all over again. This program will help participants live Unitarian Universalism more fully, bring our history and theology to life, and leave everyone feeling grounded, connected and renewed.   The first … Continued

Becoming a Penpal to the Incarcerated

A few Mid-Week Messenger’s (MWM) ago, the Co-Chair of the Racial Justice Ministry (RJM) put out a request to become a Penpal to an incarcerated person. At the time it seemed like a really good idea, but we realized we had not done enough research to justify the reward.   UUCB does not have a … Continued

Endowment Fund Project Request Form

The Endowment Fund Committee is now accepting grant proposals for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.  The completed form below must be received by one of the EFC Trustees by January 20, 2019. Endowment Fund Project Request Form  

2018 Music Update from Debra Hammond, Director of Music

Dear UUCB Family, How did it get to be nearly November already?  The summer had me engaged with preparing and presenting two workshops at the annual conference of the Association for UU Music Ministries, formerly the UU Musicians Network.  In the summer of 2017 I became a Certified Specialist of Orofacial Myofunction and have been … Continued

Faith Formation Focus

Our Preschool Class In November, the RE preschool lessons, activities and books will highlight things we are glad for (thankful for): changing seasons, light/dark, and family celebrations (Thanksgiving). The children will make a “thank you” to share, learn the song, “The Little Leaves are Whirling ‘Round…,” and explore our homemade sleepy cave. One of the … Continued

New Keypad Lock System at UUCB

UUCB will replace all exterior locks and install a new keypad entry system for the front door to provide greater flexibility and more security. UUCB staff and members who are committee chairs for the current church year (2018–19) may request a keypad code to front door (if needed). Others who need a code can send … Continued

Colorado Unitarian Universalist Ministers Urge “Yes On A”

Unitarian Universalist ministers have freedom of the pulpit. Using that freedom, the UU ministers of the State of Colorado have made a unanimous statement on Amendment A.  See below.   Yes on A   During the election this November you will notice a ballot measure called Amendment A:  Shall there be an amendment to the … Continued

New Banner Proposal

We are proposing a replacement for our weather worn Black Lives Banner. We’d like to replace the banner with the new UUA colorful and all inclusive sign shown below:   We think that this new sign not only demonstrates our support for “Black Lives Matter” it is even more inclusive and reflects our values as … Continued

“Your Board Is Listening”

As part of its annual cycle of planning and evaluation, the UUCB Board of Trustees holds a planning retreat. This January the Board developed an annual vision of ministry along with a set of open questions designed to facilitate meaningful conversations about our congregation’s future. As described by Dan Hotchkiss in “Governance and Ministry: Rethinking … Continued

UU 9th Grade Trip

September 25, 2018 The Religious Professionals (Ministers & Religious Educators) of the congregations who have historically participated in the UU 9th Grade Trip have collectively made the decision to discontinue our participation in and financial support for the 9th Grade Trip. We will enter a period of discernment this year regarding a future district sponsored … Continued

UUCB’s Share Our Plate recipient for October is Intercambio

    At Intercambio, we envision communities where all people communicate, connect and succeed.  In Boulder County, we train over 300 volunteer English teachers each year to teach English and life skills to 1,100+ adult immigrants.  Through these connections, immigrants have the resources to get better jobs, communicate with their children’s teachers, and move their … Continued

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS We honor members, friends, visitors

Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Babs Herrli & Gary, her dearest one, who are thankful for our healing energy.  Her heart surgery in August went well, and her recovery follows the same path. Mary Dineen & Sue Masterson reported that son, Evan has recovered after being hit while on his bike … Continued

Refuel and Go – October 2018

The theme for October is Sanctuary – the practice of finding sacred space within and ensuring welcoming space for all.     Our themes come from a Unitarian Universalist collaborative called Soul Matters. At UUCB, we use the themes in our covenant groups, religious education program (Kindergarten through 5th grade), affinity groups, and even our … Continued

September 2018 Share Our Plate: Boulder Food Rescue

UUCB’s Share Our Plate recipient for September is Boulder Food Rescue Nominated by UUCB Climate Action Ministry Step 1: We work with 28+ local businesses to donate soon-to-expire or overstocked food – primarily fruits and vegetables – that would otherwise be thrown away. Step 2: Our donors load this food into boxes and set … Continued