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 did not want a service. Recently heard from long time members, Roger & Norma Cichorz, with an update on their lives. Roger had hip replacement surgery on April 25th, and is now doing well with PT, and more mobility. Daughter Alyssa came from AZ, and was a great help to Norma in caring for Roger. His cousin Donald died at the age of 79 in MN, after his third bout of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Speedy recovery to Gen Morley from her hiking accident as well.
Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: With great joy Mary Dineen and Sue Masterson celebrated their 25th anniversary the end of April. Fletcher Abbitt, son of Billie & Kaitlin, and younger brother of Corbin celebrated his 2nd birthday on April 30th. Betty Skipp celebrated her birthday on May 7th. Also Chris & Tom Zanoni marked their 20th anniversary on May 7th. A lucky day for several in our congregation. Last month both Jeanette & Arturo received stays of deportation, thanks to the efforts of many individuals, and the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition (MDSC) of which UUCB is a member. Arturo was released from the ICE Detention Center, after four days. Jeanette is no longer in Sanctuary at 1st Unitarian Society, but is at home with her family. Ingrid has also received a stay and is out of Sanctuary. Our Grandgirl, Abbey Cole, graduated May 5th from Naval Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL, and is now at Ft. Sam Houston, TX for the next phase of her training. Rev. Beckett Coppola was unanimously called to serve the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship in Kingston, Ontario Canada.
Random Thoughts: If you missed the two different services on Sunday, May 14th I highly recommend you listen to them through our podcast as these young people are our UU future. The 9:15 service was the recognition of the 2017 Ninth Grade Trippers –“10 Days in Another World”. The 11:00 service featured Janen Wright, Rev. Dignan and Justin Biegger, Maddie & Tracy Bush, Miles Rowe, Fox Martin and youth and their mentors celebrating Coming of Age, Transitions, Teacher Appreciation, and OWL (Our Whole Lives). Also recommended listening is the May 7th service, when Debra Hammond and the combined choirs of UUCB & Columbine UU performed. All the May offerings have been outstanding. Of course Rev. Dignan is never to be missed, and I admit openly to being prejudiced! As the summer months are now upon us; I wish you all safe, enjoyable travels — asking only that you return again to us in August!
With Love & Care, Barb