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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

Volunteering at General Assembly

People often remark, “I would really like to attend GA, but it is soo expensive!”  My answer is usually; “Yes it is expensive, (most of the cost is in the hotels) but the experience of being with 4-5000 other UUs for 5 days to a week, is more than worth it!”  However, there are a … Continued

Love Notes: “Our True Selves”

Afraid that our inner light will be extinguished or our inner darkness exposed, we hide our true identities from each other. In the process, we become separated from our own souls. We end up living divided lives, so far removed from the truth we hold within that we cannot know the integrity that comes from … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: “What’s in a Name?”

One of the first and most important ways that we connect to another person or thing is through learning their name. Each of us is identified by our personal names and by the names we call ourselves like, in my case, mother, sister, wife, friend, director and Unitarian Universalist.  Some people would even say that … Continued

Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Rev. Molfese received a belated Christmas card from Vic Barnard’s son and daughter-in-law in Florida, informing that Vic died on December 15th at age 93. Vic and wife Ruth (also deceased) were longtime very active members at UUCB.  Like many of … Continued

Using a Room at UUCB

Hello! This is just a friendly reminder to let the office know if you would like to book a room at UUCB for ANY reason, even an informal meeting! Our space is in high demand, so it is important for me to know about and schedule time on the calendar for meetings of any kind. … Continued

A Special Guest in Youth Faith Development

UUCB’s Climate Action Ministry hosted a special guest in Youth Faith Development class on Sunday, January 22.  Hailey Hawkins, from the Endangered Species Coalition, engaged the elementary-age group in an enthusiastic, interactive discussion about why animals can become endangered, why that matters to us, and what we can do about it.   Hailey will deliver … Continued

Almost Everything You Need to Know….?

When it’s cold and snowy outside, what is the natural thing to begin thinking about?  Why, General Assembly – 2017, of course!   The General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (whew, that’s 23 syllables – aka GA)   Our annual meeting is scheduled for June 21st thru June 25th — at the … Continued

Listening Project

In our culture, it is hard to talk about whiteness, race, racism and racial justice. (And for many of us, the conversations we do have consist of trying to convince others of our point of view!) So here at UUCB, we have the opportunity to practice.  Fourteen people have been trained to listen to your … Continued

Get in the LUUP

What am I talking about?  Since August when Rev. Dignan asked me to serve on the LUUP Steering committee representing UUCB along with Cole Hart and Caitlin Moore and her.  We along with the BVUUF (Boulder Valley UU Fellowship) members Natalie Parker, Stephanie Pache, Scott Youmans and Rev. Ferrante-Roseberry have been meeting monthly.  During this … Continued

Get to know the various stages of visitors and members at UUCB!

By recognizing the different colors of nametags, we are able to help new and returning people feel at home at UUCB. Below are pictures of each nametag that we use, with explanations of what they mean! Green name tags mean two things; the person wearing it is visiting UUCB for the very first time, and … Continued

Rev. Kelly’s Reading List

When I mention a book or article in a sermon, I will list it here so you can explore if you would like! The Body Keeps the Score  Rising to the Challenges of Our Times by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker in Redeeming Time: Endowing Your Church with the Power of Covenant Just Mercy: A Story … Continued

Love Notes: Prophecy

Our theme in January is prophecy. Unitarian Universalism is, and always has been, a prophetic religion which means we intervene in human history for the sake of social justice. Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker describes prophets as “brave and bold people who are willing to see what is happening, to say what is happening, and to … Continued

Faith Formation Focus: Prophecy

We start out the New Year with a theme word that is not so obvious to our faith.  The word is prophecy and we will undoubtedly all understand it better after delving into it more this month in our services and mindful meetings.  In the meantime I did some searching on my own –first in … Continued

Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Laurel Seppala-Etra, and family on the death by suicide of her nephew Mark Joseph Seppala on December 3, 2016.  Susan Riederer’s mom Pat Shannon became suddenly seriously ill and was hospitalized on December 4th in KCMO.  Barbara Taylor reports that her … Continued

Our Journey to Two Sunday Morning Services starting January 8

We are ready! And excited!   Especially when we have an enthusiastic congregation in our sanctuary as we have on recent Sundays – we are so very excited to be offering two services beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017!   The first service will begin at 9:15am and the second at 11:00am. Both services will be … Continued