Clear Light Messenger

Welcome our new Office Administrator, Amy Szen

We are happy to welcome Amy Szen, our new Office Administrator! We will welcome her in the worship service on August 12th. About Amy:   Originally from Buffalo, NY, Amy moved to Boulder in May 2018 from Massachusetts. She has a B.A. from the George Washington University and an M.A. in Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton. … Continued

From the Archives…

From its earliest days our congregation has sponsored and/or rented space to local schools, almost all of which have been for pre-school aged children.  MY LITTLE MOUNTAIN, which we welcome this summer, is the most recent. The following article focuses on the very first school, the BOULDER COOPERATIVE NURSERY, which shared our space from 1950-63 … Continued

Longmont UU Presence

Just a month ago, Longmont UU Presence launched a crowdfunding campaign on FAITHIFY. We set the goal of raising $4,000 in 60 days. All or nothing.   We reached our goal! People near and far rose to the occasion and generously supported our vision with their contributions. We are deeply grateful and excited for our … Continued

Right Relationship Boulder

Early this year, the Racial Justice Ministry was invited to engage with a group called Right Relationship Boulder(“RRB”). Inspired by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, members of the Boulder Friends Meeting started this initiative and have been organizing events and convening meetings to consider our relationship with Boulder’s Native people. … Continued

School days, school days…August returns with LOTS going on at UUCB!

Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:    We are reminded that Daphne Lewin died one year ago, the first week of June.  Her daughter Wendy, who lives in England asked for us to remember her — how could we not?  Diana Maiden’s brother Ivan, had successful by-pass surgery the end of May. Doug … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: Register your Child(ren) for Religious Education!

We are getting excited for the new church year. Preschool: Our preschool teachers, Tim and Susan Bailey, return to lead this age group Kindergarten through 5th Grade will be together this year, using a Montessori style of learning where the older children teach and learn. The curriculum for K-5 is: Theme-based Soul Matters Program. Each … Continued

Stewardship Update, Gratitude & Generosity

Gratitude & Generosity Introducing Gratitude & Generosity, a new column where you can learn more about the recently formed UUCB Stewardship Council.  Recommended by the Strategic Initiatives Council (Si!C) and nurtured by UUCB leadership, the Stewardship Council members are Catherine Marsh and Janet Evans (co-chairs) plus Bob Evans, Peter Ewing and Carol Teal.   This … Continued

2018-2019 SHARE OUR PLATE ORGANIZATIONS, Monthly themes and Liaisons

The 2018-19 Share Our Plate recipients have been selected. There were 20 nominations. At our Annual Congregational Meeting, members completed the “straw poll,” to determine this list of recipients:   Share Our Plate 2018-19   Month Theme Organization Liaison July None August None September Vision Boulder Food Rescue Judith King October Sanctuary Intercambio Lisa Hughes … Continued

Announcing our Acting Assistant Minister, Rev. Dana Lightsey

We are thrilled to announce we have made an offer to Rev. Dana Lightsey, and she has accepted the role of UUCB’s Acting Assistant Minister. This is a two year ministry with the potential to become long-term. During the first year, she will focus on lifespan faith formation for all ages, working with our Strategic Initiatives … Continued

Faith Formation News, By Ellen Saunders Duncan

UUCB Summer of Service 9:15 a.m Sunday mornings June 10 – August 12 Kindergarten – 8th grade   Each Sunday our kiddos will be doing different service projects to support communities we are part of and care about! The sessions will be held during the first service (9:15) as usual, and the whole series of … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  In support and understanding we continue to offer our blessings to Melinda Roark on her healing journey.  In both mourning and celebrating her life, we acknowledge the passing of Michel Feder who died peacefully in hospice care in Middlebury VT April … Continued

Office Update

As of May 23rd Abby Highland has assumed the role of Bridge Office Administrator (retaining as contact). Abby will be working 17 hours a week on office administration work in addition to her 18.5 hours as Membership Coordinator (retaining as contact). Emily will be in the office on Sundays June 3rd and 10th. … Continued

Annual Meeting Announcement

Please plan to attend UUCB’s Annual Meeting on Saturday evening, June 2nd, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at UUCB. Folks who have been members for 60 days or longer are eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting. Please RSVP via our emailed invitation so we can get an accurate head count. If you didn’t receive … Continued

No Clear Light Messenger in July

Due to the capacity of our office staff and the slower nature of summer time at church, there will not be a Clear Light Messenger Newsletter going out for July 2018. All events will still be updated on the website.

Hack Alert!

If you are using a rechargeable Safeway grocery card that was purchased prior to February 1, 2018 please be aware that older Safeway cards have the capacity to be hacked. At least three UUCB members have had their cards hacked and their grocery money stolen. To protect your grocery money please follow these steps: 1) … Continued

Love Notes: Shift in Focus

This section of our website has been a traditional newsletter column where I write something that gets published each month on a regular schedule. I find that my thoughts come more randomly than that, and my creativity is more sporadic than scheduled. So I am going to shift the focus of these “Love Notes” and treat … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Melinda Morris asks that we please join her, by sending positive energy as she moves forward with her divorce.  Jim Dimmick’s sister, Virginia, died last month. Saphyre Rogers-Berry’s sister Laurel Sheel, was in critical condition last month, in a New Orleans … Continued

Annual Meeting Announcement

Please plan to attend UUCB’s Annual Meeting on Saturday evening, June 2nd, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at UUCB.    This all-Church family event will include: 5:00 Light Dinner 6:00 Annual Meeting After Meeting (7:30 or so) – Dessert, libations and a live performance of the musical parody “The True Story of Cinderella” performed by UUCB … Continued

What’s New in Recycling at UUCB? UUCB Climate Action Ministry

The Boulder County Recycling Center recently completed state-of-the-art upgrades, allowing more plastics to be recycled. Some new recyclables include plastic “clamshell” containers (like berry containers) and take-out containers, rigid plastics like 5-gallon buckets (handles are OK) and plastic dairy and hummus tub lids. Reminders for using our inside bins: Compost: Low quality paper like paper … Continued