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.

We invite you to participate in that discernment process at UUCB.  Will we be a Sanctuary Host Church? Mark your calendar for a Special Congregational Meeting on October 29 at 12:15 . We are hoping for a very large turnout for this very important vote. Have your voice be heard.

Leading up to that date, here are the many opportunities to learn more and get your questions answered.

Sunday Aug. 27th at 12:15, UUCB Sanctuary Introductory Forum about becoming a host sanctuary church. All  members & friends invited. This forum will include presentations  by the UUCB Sanctuary Now Ministry, representatives from the Denver/Boulder Sanctuary Coalition and local attorneys discussing things to consider when we offer physical sanctuary. Light lunch provided.

During the entire month of September & early October, Sanctuary Now Ministry team members will be meeting with UUCB Affinity Groups and Committees to share information about what it means to be a host sanctuary church. Check the midweek messenger throughout Sept. for a detailed schedule. And, if we have missed your group contact Mary Dineen, marydineenslp@gmail.com, who is coordinating the presentation schedule.

In October, there will be four more opportunities to get your questions answered:

October 8 12:15 – 1:15   – All Church Meeting

 

Additional Sanctuary Now Gatherings:

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 pm in Emerson Room

Wednesday, October 18, 10:00am Emerson Room

Sunday, October 22, 10:30 and 12:15 – Emerson Room

 

Again, the congregational vote will be October 29, 12:15.  

If you are interested, please join our Sanctuary Now Ministry. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 5th, 7 p.m. Emerson Room.  We will finalize planning of handouts & presentation materials to be used at Affinity Group & Committee meetings.