Sanctuary Blog

Week of Action

This week marks the anniversary of Ingrid being in Sanctuary for one year. She has organized a week of action and hopes all will participate! The week of action started with a fantastic event organized and presented by Motus theater that provided the emotional stories of the four women who have been in Sanctuary in Colorado … 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

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

Sanctuary Now Ministry News – March 2018

Ingrid has now been living in sanctuary in our church for over two months. During this time there has been few times of calm, with many unexpected events. We have responded as a church and with the Boulder County Sanctuary Coalition. According to Jennifer Piper, Director of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, the “honeymoon period” … Continued

Eliseo released today

Today a judge recognized Eliseo’s place in our community. He was released on bond of $2,500!   We’ll see you tonight at the vigil to celebrate and insist Love Knows No Borders, No Walls, no Bans. #FreeEliseo Hoy un juez reconocio que Eliseo se pertenece aqui y que ICE lo hizo blanco injustamente dandole una fianza … Continued

Sanctuary Now Ministry News – February 2018

The Sanctuary Now Core Team has been very busy in January. We are learning what it means to companion our Sanctuary Guest, Ingrid and we are learning that we have to be quick on our feet and change our plans at a moment’s notice. You, UUCB members & friends, have joined us in this endeavor … Continued

UUCB Welcomes Ingrid Latorre as Our Immigrant Guest!

Update from Sanctuary Now   The moment we have been waiting for has arrived! Our Sanctuary Guest, Ingrid Latorre, arrived in mid December and has been in our midst this Holiday Season. What a blessing it has been to share our space with Ingrid’s family & community.   Would you like to be more involved? … Continued

What’s Next for UUCB as a Sanctuary Host Site?

What a “high” for our ministry when our congregation voted to become a Host Sanctuary Congregation. A few days to catch our breath and then the reality set in, there is more to do. We anticipate our first guest arriving in early December.   Our first event was held on Nov. 12th was a high … Continued

We Are a Sanctuary!

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On October 29, 2017, UUCB voted to become a Sanctuary Host Congregation for immigrants facing deportation, in partnership with the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition. Providing safe space for those who are victims of unjust laws is not only a legal act — for us, it is an act of faith rooted in our belief that courageous love will transform the world.

Sanctuary Now Combines with Immigration Ministry

SanctuaryNow/Immigration Ministry   The Sanctuary Now Ministry and Immigration Ministry have decided to join together as one ministry. Many hands make light work & more fun. Join us Wed. Nov. 8th, 6:30 p.m. in the Skyroom to discuss “What’s Next.”

Sanctuary Now October Happenings

Many of you know that UUCB has been discerning whether to be Sanctuary host site for immigrants facing deportation. The UUCB Sanctuary Now Team has visited several affinity group meetings such as Wine and Spirit, the Men’s Group, etc. They will join the Wise Elders meeting on October 12th so our Wise Elders can ask … Continued

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

Beginning the Sanctuary Discernment Process

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