Outside Service at Clement Park, Sunday, September 13th @ 9:00 a.m.
We are hosting one service of up to 125 people at the amphitheater at Clement Park (near the playground and the library). Please feel free to bring an optional picnic to enjoy in the pavilions afterwards. We can't wait to see YOU there! (An alternate worship experience will be available online for those not able to attend.)
New Sermon Series
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)
Join an online or in person small group for discussion
Watch the weekly video series (3-8 min videos) we will post (YouTube and Facebook)
Read along with us (see the weekly outline) whether you are online or not.
Moms United- Thursday evenings twice a month (September 10th and 24th) - email Jill to get connected.
Adult Education Information
Adult Education is really excited for our fall programming. We will begin on Sunday
September 13, with our guest speaker Lindsey Boes presenting a 2 Sunday program on "How to Improve Relationships at Home and at Work". Previously, Lindsey has presented programs for Ad Ed on topics including anxiety, depression, and what to do when the political divide is affecting one's family. The Zoom classes will be held from 10-11AM,
Faith Forum will be restarting this October, below you can find the zoom schedule. A zoom link will be sent out at a later date so keep your eyes on your email. Please contact Susan Raiser for additional information.
Group will start the week of Sept 13th and go through the end of November. Group options include outdoors in person and on zoom. The leadership team includes Steve Poos-Benson, Scott Vanderwal, Georgia Chudd, Patty Meek, Jill Vanderwal and Betsy Rehling. We will have books at the Clement Park worship service on Sept 13, and/or you can pick one up outside church.Thank you for joining the discussion - it will be better with YOU. Email Jill@columbineunitedchurch.org to sign up or with questions.
Sundays, 5:30 at Clement Park (same time as Middle school youth group)
Mondays, 9:30 am on zoom
Tuesdays, 7 pm on zoom
Thursdays, 8:30 am on zoom
Thursday, 2 pm at Clement Park
Fridays, 10 am outside at a home near Ken Caryl and S Wadsworth
Thank you to all who joined us for our in person Tuesday evening service at Chatfield Waterton Canyon. We look forward to seeing you every Tuesday at 6:30 in the amphitheater at Chatfield, Waterton Canyon for a worshipful evening. Bring a chair, mask, bug spray and enjoy the beautiful views as we continue to find creative ways to worship together in person.
Hello friends! I can’t believe it’s September! How did that happen? Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that we were celebrating the 4th of July?
September is a great month. There is so much to look forward to. I love the Aspen’s turning gold, the first hints of snow, and the taste of winter around the corner. I start bringing in the winter’s firewood and the years’ worth of hay. By November my barn is bursting with enough to get us through till June.
At the church there’s also so much going on. We launch all of our fall programming. There are small groups, adult education classes, and the different committees continue their work. We start our yearlong study of Brian McLaren’s book, “We Make the Road by Walking: A Year Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation.” The book will guide our preaching, teaching, and small groups.
If you’re anything like me, in the past 6 months there has been chaos, grief, stress baking, mask sewing and now it seems we are beginning to adapt to this new covid season. Just last night my husband and I were commenting that it is odd to see people on TV without masks. It’s a reminder of a time in our life before we could imagine living in a mask wearing society. But here we are, and we are learning to adapt in our families, communities and as a church.
This fall the staff and I have been re-thinking how we can do “life together” in this new reality. We have so new and familiar ways to connect. In this space I want to share with you a book we have chosen to help light our path as we move forward.
A Multicultural Worship Community from a Musical Perspective
Eight months into serving as worship director at CUC – I’m loving it! I love in particular Steve’s willingness to engage topics which other churches I have served have shied away from. If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out his latest sermon from August 30 at the following link,
In this sermon, Steve engages the topic of liberation and the Black American experience through the perspective of the movie Harriet which features the life
of renown black freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman. Included in this sermon, Steve begins to cast a multicultural vision for our church. Over the past month, Steve and I have had a number of conversations on this topic – conversations which got me thinking about how our music ministry can lean into CUC’s multicultural vision.
Director of Children and Youth Ministries Samantha Bronson
My name is Samantha Bronson and I am the new Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries! I am so thankful and grateful that I have the opportunity to serve at an inclusive and God-loving church like Columbine United Church. Originally, I am from Midland, Texas where my family still
lives. For college, I went to Baylor University in Waco, Texas. There I studied Child and Family Studies with a focus on Child Development and Family Systems. After that, I stayed at Baylor’s seminary, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and got my Masters of Divinity with a concentration in theology this past spring.
Hello All! Wow, I am so excited to meet you all either via zoom, at in person services, or however we may cross paths. My name is Hali Wimbush and I am your new Business Manager. I am honored to begin this journey with such a friendly, inclusive, and enthusiastic congregation. In my short time here, I have gotten to meet so many of you, and felt the love and excitement you have for Columbine United Church.
As I write this, it’s the second day of September, it’s supposed to be hot today, the dogs want to go out and play, and I’m late with this article. Sounds about right.
Also, Hali and I have taken over from Lindsey Stevenson as Business Manager and Financial Controller respectively, and Lindsey is now the Council Treasurer. This change largely means we have replaced Lindsey with two people, which again sounds about right.
Volunteers (6 per week) are needed to greet clients,check for reservation, confirm number of adults, children who need food in the family and demographics. A volunteer would then pick up the box of food, from a conveyor belt, place box in trunk or backseat of vehicle and client drives off.