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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

Annual Meeting Follow Up

Thanks to everyone who attended our UUCB Annual Congregational Meeting on June 4!   We are aware that some of you voiced concerns about insufficient detail and transparency during the meeting. We would like to reach out and say that we hear you, we apologize for this, and we are planning to remedy this. During … Continued

A Message from your Membership Coordinator

  We have had a wonderful year together at UUCB as we have collaborated to Live Well, Deepen Faith, and Enact Justice. It has been almost a year since I joined the church on staff as the Membership Coordinator, and I have been absolutely blown away by the capacity of important volunteer positions that this church … Continued

UUCB WELCOMES POLLINATORS!

On Sunday, May 21st, the elementary age RE group worked with members of the Climate Action Ministry and Hailey Hawkins from the Endangered Species Coalition to add plants to the gardens on the west side of the church that would attract pollinators, such as butterflies, bees, and bats – yes, we learned that bats do … Continued

UUCB Climate Action Ministry Members go to Washington

On June 13, about 1000 volunteers from Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), including 35 from Colorado, met with over 500 U.S. Congressional offices to urge action on climate change.  UUCB members Ginny Black, Jim Dimmick and Susan Secord joined Colorado volunteers in meetings with Senator Bennet and Representative Polis as well as meetings with senior aides … Continued

UUCB Garden and Gardeners

Here are two pictures of the UU garden and gardeners taken May 23. We planted tomatoes, squash, tomatillos, and peppers. Already planted were kale, onions, beets, carrots, and lettuce.   Ed Schmahl (Beth Schmahl’s husband)

Love Notes: “Oh, Happy Day”

One of my favorite movies came out in the early 1990s – Sister Act.  A Reno lounge singer named Deloris Van Carter (played by Whoopi Goldberg) witnesses her gangster boyfriend killing someone. She reports it to the police who put her in the witness protection program at a nunnery with a new identity of Sister … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: “A Zest for Life”

  I have always greatly admired people who have an unquenchable zest for life.  They are the much-needed spice in what can be the bland humdrum of the day in and day out.  Who pops into your mind when you think of someone who embodies this trait (apart from Rev. Kelly)? Mine would be a … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  All the friends of David Mendosa, former member, who died last month from liver cancer. After receiving the diagnosis — his time was very brief.  Rev. Dignan facilitated a gathering to remember David and share memories on May 14th; as he … Continued

Share Our Plate

Listed below are the organizations nominated for Share Our Plate for 2017-2018. We will be voting on them at the June 4, 2017 meeting.     Attention Homes   Boulder County Aids Project   Boulder County Shelter for the Homeless   Boulder Fruit Rescue   Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center   Bridge House   Colie’s Closet   Denver/Boulder Sanctuary Coalition – Immigration Ministry … Continued

2016/17 Expense Reimbursement Deadline!

Anyone making purchases for the church with the intention to request reimbursement must turn in completed forms no later than June 25th so that our fiscal year can be properly closed. Expenses not submitted for reimbursement by the deadline will be considered a contribution to the UUCB (thanks!). Forms are available in the Office. Please … Continued

Love Notes: You Are Your Body

This morning I took my regular walk up the hill from our house, across a stream, up some more hills until I reached my “sit spot” – one place I go to release and unclench. It feels different this morning.  First of all, my knees really hurt thanks to the long hike I took yesterday. … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: A Tribute to Women for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner, a day when we honor all of the women who have blessed our lives.  This is good, but I can’t help but think that the world owes more to mothers, more to women, than thank you.  Women have had more to offer throughout history than we’ve been allowed … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Sharon Larocque and family on the death of her Brother-in-law in Vermont, at the end of March.  Melanie Weinstein whose surgery, also in March, went very well.  Marie & Yon Reagan, her Brother-in-law, living in North Carolina, had a brain tumor … Continued

Share Our Plate Nominations

SHARE OUR PLATE…It’s that time of year again to nominate our non-profits.  Like last year, we will be splitting half our offering plate with local organizations.     They must meet the following criteria: are a local non-profit organization must serve Boulder County are non-political have a mission aligned with UU Principles and UUCB’s Mission … Continued