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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 .  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:

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 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

Retreat Photos

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!

Invite & Welcome A Friend To Church

Since “Welcome” is our theme this month, it’s a great time to invite and welcome a friend to UUCB.   We UUs have a complicated relationship with sharing our faith and inviting others to receive what has been given to us. If sorting through those complications is something your heart is calling you to do, … Continued

Love Notes: What Should We Do?

I am amazed at how many decisions get made on a weekly basis at our church. Large and small, decisions are made by teams of committed volunteers so that our church can live its mission. In October, a decision will be made, and the processes will involve more than just a few people or a … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: On Words

I didn’t make it to General Assembly this year so I went on the UUA website to meet our new (and first woman) UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray.  I was very impressed with some things she said and what I learned about her. I then listened to parts of some Ware Lectures (the keynote speakers … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, and visitors   Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Kay Stevens’ daughter-in-law, Pam Davidson, whose father died June 11th.  Babs Herrli asked healing thoughts for, husband, Gary who is recovering from pneumonia.   Helen McGrath, who on July 5th, moved to NYC for at least a year to be … Continued

CLM: Board Proposal for Use of the $115K PRISM Gift

Where the Money Came From As many of you know, the church received a generous and unexpected gift of $114,792.89 in January when PRISM, the CU campus ministry sponsored by UUCB and six other local UU and liberal Christian congregations, disbanded and sold its building near the University of Colorado campus. The proceeds of the … Continued

Sanctuary Now Ministry

The UUCB Sanctuary Now Ministry has formed to assist members of UUCB in discerning our willingness to become a host sanctuary church. The team consists of people from Immigration Ministry and Building Use.  Our job is not to convince you, but to lead you in a process of discernment. The goal is to use our … Continued

2017-2018 SHARE OUR PLATE ORGANIZATIONS, Monthly themes, (Liaisons)

SEPTEMBER  (Welcome) – Denver/Boulder Sanctuary Coalition – Fred Cole       OCTOBER (Courage) – Boulder Shelter for the Homeless – Dianne Ewing       NOVEMBER (Abundance) – Out Boulder – Mary Dineen       JANUARY (Intention) – Boulder Valley Women’s Health – Jennifer Gould       FEBRUARY (Perseverance) – Colie’s Closet – Mary Clough       MARCH (Balance) – Wildlands … Continued

Adult RE Fall 2017

Hi, I’m Lorrie Barnett, the new chair for the Adult Religious Exploration Committee.  We’ve been hard at work coming up with some great course offerings for the fall!  All of the course offerings can be found on our website: We will be holding signups for courses during fellowship times August 13, 20, and 27. … Continued

Listening Project

Last winter, the Racial Justice Ministry launched a Listening Project. The goal was to share personal stories around race and racism. 22 pairs of members connected for this opportunity over 4 months. All discussions were confidential. Participants said that it was a good way to get to know others, deepen connection and practice thinking about … Continued

Love Notes: “Dismantling White Supremacy”

In late May, I got a call from a reporter at UU World, our denomination’s magazine. She knew we had participated in the #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn during our worship service on April 30th. If you were not able to attend that Sunday, you can hear the service by going to our website: Worship/Past Worship Services/ scroll down … Continued

Highlights from The Gift of Imperfect Parenting

  One of the highlights of this past spring was getting to lead a parenting class  on  material that has hugely influenced the way I parent from Brene’ Brown.  The course was audio so we took notes while we listened and paused the CD for lively discussion.  I learned a lot from the different experience … Continued

Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors   Our Thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  The family, and UUA friends of Jim Key, who was our UUA Moderator, leading the UUA Board as well as presiding over the meetings at GA; who died on June 2nd of cancer.  He only resigned this position three weeks … Continued