Outside Service at Clement Park, Sunday, November 1 @ 11:00 a.m.
We are hosting one service of up to 175 people at the amphitheater at Clement Park (near the playground and the library). We can't wait to see YOU there! (An alternate worship experience will be available online for those not able to attend.) If there are changes to this service you will be notified by email and on social media!
We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by Brain McLaren.
Ways you can participate-
Listen to the book chapters read on our weekly podcast (posted on website and FB)
Watch the weekly video series (3-8 min videos) we will post (YouTube and Facebook) .
Please join us for Faith Forum via Zoom every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please see the Zoom link below, which will be the same for every meeting. You may also call the telephone number provided if you don't have access to the Zoom app.
On Tuesday, November 3, Janet Kester will be presenting Part 2 of a 4-part series on Racism. Janet has been teaching Olli classes on Racism for quite a while and has a wealth of information to share with us. She is always gathering new information, especially this year, so not to miss!
Join Zoom Meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mountain
Demo is underway, and exciting progress is being made. Below you will see some of the interior demolition that has occurred along with our weekly video updates. We will continue to provide updates on Facebook and in the weekly eblasts. Thank you for your continued support!
One time I had to save the lives of my wife and three small children. We were up on the boundary waters in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border. It was supposed to be a nice day. We had rented a boat with a Johnson fifty horsepower outboard motor. We took off in the morning. We planned to go out for a couple of hours on the far shores of Lake Saginagaw, have lunch and then return in time for the three kids to take naps. We were watching our time because one of our twins, who had a metabolic disorder, had to be back for his medication.
Who doesn’t love the BeeGee’s song “Stayin Alive”?
While we all need a little Disco pick me up every once in a while, this also may be the theme song of 2020. Our surge capacity is long since gone and life is not back to normal or predictable in any way. Tara Haelle says, “Our new normal is always feeling a little off balance, like trying to stand in a dinghy on rough seas, and not knowing when the storm will pass.” (See her article on Surge capacity
Admittedly, the title of this article is pure clickbait. However, it also bears noteworthy substance in the mind of a sports junkie church music director with an ENTP (Myers Briggs)
personality which has a penchant for drawing salient connections between disparate phenomenon, even entities as disparate as CUC and Muhammed Ali. Please bear with me for a moment as I flesh out this unlikely analogy…
Children have a lot to teach about resilience. They are experts at continuing forward, trying over and over again, and finding joy in the process. Watching a little one learning to walk is simply inspiring. Babies fall down so much learning to take their first steps. What do we do when they take one step and fall? We cheer and celebrate and let that child know how amazing they are. We don’t make fun of them or shame them for falling and failing to take that step. How ridiculous would that be?!
Hali and I are starting to settle in the financial parts of our roles. I’m happy to say that I’ve been able to get the payroll done on time; you would have heard about it if I screwed that up. We’re still having trouble finding a time when we can all meet at the bank and turn over the checking account – in person meetings are just hard to do right now – and we’re starting the process of applying for “forgiveness” on our $64,100 “payroll protection program” “loan”.
For the past 7 months we have been in our homes, neighborhoods and communities waiting for the nod that it is safe to venture out again. Well, for those of you who are ready to venture out, here are a few trips that I have been working on (when I am not sewing masks). If any of these interest you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 303 358 3410.
Nov. 4 - 9 Branson, Missouri. We are heading down to view the shows, the Christmas lights and to just visit a different area and marvel at the beauty all around us. Yes, they are CDC compliant and yes, the shows, restaurants, and hotels are open and yes, I have sent folks to this destination recently.
Oct. 20 - 28, 2021, Iceland
This will be an opportunity to see the Northern Lights. $3,499 per person and that includes air from Denver. $200 off until Nov. 30th. Call for the link if you are interested.
May 12 - 19, 2022, Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan
Trip includes 2 nights at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island. $2749 per person.
Please remember to check the expiration date on your passport (remember that little book with the country stamps?). That expiration date can sneak up on you! Be proactive. It is taking a little longer for renewals.