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Adult RE

We had a great year of Adult RE. Classes ranged from Parenting to Building Your Own Theology to book studies. Covenant groups continue to be a wonderful and inspiring community. Ministry group led sessions on Climate Change and De~Escalation. Thank you to all who offered and led and to all who participated. Lots of connection … Continued

New UUA President to be Elected at General Assembly

A very important election will be held this summer at the General Assembly in New Orleans (June 21st thru June 25th).  Three candidates are vying for the opportunity to take the reins of our Unitarian Universalist Association.  They will replace the Rev. Peter Morales, who unfortunately resigned his office on April 1st; three months before … Continued

How to Book an Event

Visit our calendar and check the availability of your desired date/time. Fill out the Event Form. If a field does not apply to your event, please write “N/A.” Send an email to officeuucb@gmail.com to let the Office Admin know that you have requested an event booking. The office Admin (Emily) will respond to your email … Continued

Common Read

Please join us for a common read of Third Reconstruction, by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. The Unitarian Universalist congregations of the Front Range community have selected this book for a combined read, intended to deepen our understanding of racial justice in America today. Beacon Press explains the premise of the … Continued

Colorado Unitarian Universalist Faith Leader Council for Racial Justice

April 13, 2017 As a body of Unitarian Universalist ministers and religious professionals, we celebrate the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe in the power of community, and we believe that it is the diversity of our communities which makes America great. We, the Colorado Unitarian Universalist Faith Leaders Council for Racial … Continued

Our Move to Two Sunday Services – Final Recommendations

In January of this year we began offering two services on Sunday mornings and we are pleased to affirm that our transition has gone smoothly. We have averaged attendance of 60 people during early services, and 160 during second services through February. This combined, two month average indicates a new, sustained level of attendance. UUCB … Continued

Annual Pledge Canvass 2017/18

Lives are changing at UUCB, and our mission is being fulfilled. This happens in part because you give your time, treasure and talent. We have launched our annual pledge canvass, and you can read more in this brochure. You can also download and print this pledge card in order to indicate your financial commitment to … Continued

Love Notes: To You I Give

“From you I receive, to you I give. Together we share, and from this we live.” Number 402 in our grey hymnal – Singing the Living Tradition.   These words describe so simply how we help each other transform.   Last month we focused on the first phrase, “From you I receive.” During worship on … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: Transformation

As Unitarian Universalist we are in the business of transformation.  When I first joined the church I was impressed that the mission of the UUA is to transform people who will transform the world.     The word “transformation” carries the prefix “trans” which means “beyond,” so to transform is literally to go beyond our … Continued

Membership Matters

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  The family and UUCB friends of Mark Thompson, who died on February 17th.  His Memorial was held here, on 2/20.  Greta and Erty Seidohl — Greta’s uncle died the end of January.  Kaitlin Abbitt remembers her mother who died a year … Continued

2017/18 Pledge Canvass

The Board and Finance Council are excited to launch our 2017/18 Pledge Canvass on April 9th. That day, we’ll distribute the Canvass Brochures, with each service followed by a Chalice Light Gathering to review the details of the proposed budget. Be sure to attend one to learn about the ways our funding will be allocated … Continued

Our Place in the Web of Life

Did you know that UUBC’s solar panels generate more electricity than UUCB uses? Did you know that the landfill where our trash goes also produces electricity? Did you know that the bags in which we collect our recyclables are NOT recyclable? (Action note: If you take the recyclables out to our trash bins, untie the … Continued

WOLF Ambassador and Civic Engagement by Middle Schoolers

On March 4th, Hailey Hawkins, from the Endangered Species Coalition, and Michelle Proulx, from the W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, presented an exciting program to attendees of the Middle School Con at UUCB.  Michelle spoke about wolves, how they communicate and how they positively impact their ecosystem, helping to keep it in balance. She brought with her three … Continued

Connect with the LUUP

On February 26, nearly 60 people gathered at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse along the banks of the St. Vrain River. We celebrated the launch of The LUUP, the Longmont Unitarian Universalist Presence. Time was spent with introductions and connecting with neighbors. Music was heard, food was nibbled, songs were sung. The chalice was lit and … Continued

Love Notes: “From You I Receive”

The poet Mark Nepo says that on the surface of things, giving and receiving are about exchanges: “You need. I give. You feel grateful. I feel good about myself. You feel indebted.  You give back. We take turns. But below the surface of things, giving and receiving become indistinguishable, and the goal is not to … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: “On Risk”

  I can’t speak of risk without being in awe of so many people who risk personal safety for justice and the greater good. When my family watched the movie Selma about the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. I remember the comment that my daughter made as the credits rolled.  She said, … Continued

Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Wendy Kerr, one of our new members, asks that we wrap her and her family in the web of light.  Her father passed away last month after a struggle with Leukemia.  Send a powerful wave of love and light across the … Continued

Submit ENDOWMENT GRANT PROPOSALS by March 12

The Endowment Committee is accepting grant proposals through Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 for the UUCB church year of 2017-2018.  Proposals will be evaluated by the Endowment Trustees, with their recommendations approved by the UUCB Board. Grants for projects to be funded in the new fiscal year will be announced in the May Congregational Meeting. The … Continued

Helping UU Congregations in MDD

Are you interested in climbing a Mountain or traversing the Desert to let others know about UUism, but don’t have the time?  The Chalice Lighter program in the Mountain Desert District can do that for you! By joining other Chalice Lighters who donate $20 three times a year, you can make a big difference in … Continued