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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

Sanctuary Now Ministry News – May 2018

A letter to members & friends of UUCB Dear Members & Friends: I want to thank all of you at UUCB for your support of Sanctuary at our church. Because of you, Ingrid now has a safe place to live with her family. In addition, because of our involvement with the Boulder County Sanctuary Coalition, … Continued

2018-19 Share Our Plate Nominations        

It is time to start thinking about a non-profit organization that you would like to nominate. That organization would receive one half of our cash offering for a month out of 8 next year. Criteria: A local non-profit organization Serves Boulder County in need Is non-political Has a mission aligned with UU Principles and UUCB’s … Continued

Talent Show

Thanks to all who performed in our Talent Show and who helped to produce it. Who knew our treasurer’s family could sing? And what about those Egyptian dancers who wowed us! We had singers, guitarists, a fiddler, a whirling dervish, a juggler, a poet, an author, and we heard about “Casey at the Bat.“ Our … Continued

Hiring Process for Acting Assistant Minister

UUCB polity gives the Minister (Chief of Staff) authority to hire employees other than a called, settled minister. This Acting Assistant Minister position is a staff hire, not a search for a called, settled minister. For more information about the different types of ministry, see below. Because this is not a settled minister position,  the … Continued

News from the Bridge DRE

Here are a few announcements from Ellen about Religious Education… Watch for information in the May Parent Newsletter and an OOS insert on 5/20, we will be looking for strategies and ideas from folks of all ages about how we build intergenerational community In Religious Education this summer we will be doing service projects. The … Continued

Letter from Janen Wright to Our Congregation

It has been my privilege to work with your wonderful children and teens over the past four and a half years and I don’t want to leave without saying goodbye and thank you. I will always treasure this chapter of my life. All our youth at UUCB are beautiful and amazing- full of enthusiasm and … Continued

UUCB is Hiring!

We are hiring a full time Acting Assistant Minister focused on lifespan faith formation. The job description is in this link.  Applications are due May 1, 2018 Start date: July 1 or August 1, 2018 Contact  

Love Notes: “Emergence”

adrienne maree brown (and yes, her name is spelled with all lowercase letters) is one of my teachers; an author I read and follow on Facebook and Instagram and all the rest. In her book Emergent Strategy, she says:   “Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors   Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Suzy Belmont’s stepdad had “A-fib” for weeks, and the end of February had a dangerous procedure, to correct the condition.  John Russell and family on the death of his wife Suni Eckhart, a friend of the church, the end of … Continued

December 2017 Heartbeat Survey Results!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Heartbeat Survey. The Committee on Shared Ministries (COSM) does this survey once a year to get a quick “pulse” on how well the congregation is living our mission. We had lower participation this year we believe due to the weather and being close to the winter holidays. Read … Continued

By-Laws Changes Underway – Information Meetings

  A Bylaws Revision Task Force was convened over a year ago. Our purpose was to improve clarity, align with best practices for congregational governance, and ensure consistency with UUCB’s current governance practices. We’ve collected our proposed changes, gathered input from the Board and other leaders, and now we want to hear from you, the congregation! … Continued

Sanctuary Now Ministry News – April 2018

In the summer of 2017, more people had claimed Sanctuary in Colorado than any other state. That fall,  Ingrid, Rosa and Sandra and Aracely began to support one another across the miles. As they gathered our communities together, they identified a hunger to name the concrete steps elected officials can take now to Create a … Continued

UUCB Stewardship Update

UUCB Stewardship: Really Great News! And Heartfelt Gratitude! Our Legacy Giving Program was launched with an initial bequest in December, and here we are less than four months later with close to $900,000 bequeathed to UUCB! WOW! Those bequests are to be matched with 10% cash through our Unitarian Universalist Association program; that’ll be close … Continued

Changes to UUCB Staff – Update

March 16, 2018   Dear UUCB congregation and friends, We have an update on staffing for Religious Education. As you know from the letter sent on March 2, we are hiring an Interim Director of Religious Education to start July 1, 2018. An Interim DRE is a specific role defined by the UUA to help … Continued

Love Notes: Reciprocity

Over the last six months, I have mentioned several times a book called Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It’s one of my favorites. In November, I gave a sermon called “Kiss the Rice” and re-told a story Kimmerer shared in the book. She was giving a lecture at a university and a beautiful young … Continued