Poetry as a Tool for Wellness
Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm Potluck – Register for In-Person & Zoom

Based on the work of the Institute of Poetic Medicine, this session is about using poetry to find meaning in our lives. Focusing on a theme and ways to explore that theme through: relevant quotes, poems, individual writing of poems or reflections, Group sharing of your writing is optional. This is not about writing the perfect poem but about finding ways to express your thoughts and experiences creatively as well as to learn from one another. We will provide generous support to one another as we focus on how poems and words can offer healing and understanding.

Forum “We Were Made for These Times”
Sunday, July 24 and 31 at 8:30 am – Standish Room

We live in a time which challenges us in ways we had not anticipated. We are adjusting some of our expectations and searching for new grounding and purpose. Join Rev. Dr. Larry Peers as we discover our own personal responses to what Clarissa Pinkola Estés has advised us: “My friends do not lose heart. We were made for these times. Yes, for years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.” Let’s explore together: What are the practices that can keep us grounded?

Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. Larry Peers
Sunday, July 24 and 31 at 9:30 – Sanctuary

Larry Peers has served as a parish minister and in national positions serving congregations, clergy, and other leaders across many faith traditions in their personal, spiritual and organizational leadership. He has led spiritual retreats that focus on life and career transitions drawing upon his specialized training in organizational change, leadership coaching, and spiritual psychology. He has taught in the areas of adaptive leadership and conflict transformation at Lancaster Theological Seminary and Hartford International University for Religion and Peace.

Reflections on Democracy’s Moral Imperative with Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart
Sunday, July 3 – 9:30 am Worship and 10:45 am Conversation

Join us in person and online for a service of Prayerful Patriotism as we welcome Gary Hart, U.S. Senator from Colorado (1975-1987), and former Presidential candidate. During worship at 9:30 am, Senator Hart will offer “Reflections on Democracy’s Moral Imperative.” Following the service, former U.S. Representative David Skaggs will moderate a conversation with Senator Hart as together we explore our democratic ideals and renew our aspirations.

Women’s Pop-Up Choir at FCC
Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 am

On June 26, all women are invited to join our first pop-up choir of the summer. We gather in the sanctuary at 8:30 am, learn a song together that we present during the service that same morning. No previous experience is needed. All you need to do is showing up! If you want to listen and see the music ahead of Sunday, email Kajsa at Kajsa@firstcong.net and she will send you all you need.

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 pm – Chapel and Zoom

This service will have a time of silence, poetry, scripture, readings and music. Please join us in the Chapel for the service, masks are strongly recommended. The Contemplative Service take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.

Celebrate 2022 Graduates!
June, 20 from 11 am – 1 pm at Boulder High School Auditorium

The NAACP Boulder County Branch is hosting a special celebration to honor Black-identifying 2022 graduates from Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts. Let’s fill up Boulder High’s auditorium with joy and celebration. Please also consider making a donation in honor of our 2022 graduates to support gifts to graduates. 100% of your donation will go directly to graduating students.

Family Fellowship Picnic THIS Saturday!
Saturday, 4–7 pm – Martin Park

Your hosts are Jeanne and Elias Quinn. They will greet you at Martin Park, 36th St. and Eastman Ave. in Boulder on Saturday from 4–7 pm. Bring a picnic dinner for your family and commune with other parents while the kids play. No RSVP is necessary if you want to attend. See you there!

LGBTQIA+ and Allies Lunch Bunch
RSVP Friday, June 17 by 4 pm

On the 3rd Sunday of each month immediately following the worship service LGBTQIA+ Persons and Allies will go to a restaurant for food, fun and fellowship. Each person is responsible to purchase their own lunch. For restaurant location and to reserve your spot emaillinda@firstcong.net. Please RSVP to linda@firstcong.net before 4 pm on Friday so we can make reservations.

Juneteenth Community Celebration
Sunday, June 19 from 1 – 6 pm at Roosevelt Park

The Racial Justice Ministry invites our congregation to attend the Juneteenth Celebration in Longmont. A group of us will gather near the Rose Garden. This event is presented by the NAACP Boulder County Branch and is supported by several of our ministry partners. Text Matt Hess at 254-640-0389 if you have questions or if you are at the event looking for our group. Additionally, there are multiple opportunities to celebrate this holiday in our region. We also encourage people to attend celebrations in your town and the Juneteenth Music Festival in Denver.

Visit FCC Boulder PRIDE Booth
Sunday, June 12 from 11:30 am –6:30 pm

At 35 yrs & counting First Congregational has been an open and affirming congregation, meaning we welcome our LGBTQIA+ siblings into membership and leadership. Live into that covenant and participate in PRIDE. Following the service take your rainbow bandana, your coffee & treat, and walk to the bandshell to march in the Boulder PRIDE Visibility March for LGBTQIA+ and allies. Then stop by First Cong’s Booth and have your picture taken in front of the Rainbow Wings!

 

Join the Family Learning Center Anniversary
Sunday, June 12, from 3 – 6 pm – Foothills Community Park

Celebrate the center’s anniversary of 40+1 years: Enjoy food prepared

by FLC families, who are from countries worldwide. There will be music as well as family and children activities. Donations to support the Summer Youth Program are encouraged. Make your donation here, noting the donation is for the “summer youth program.”) Checks will

be accepted at the celebration.

March for Our Lives – Longmont and Denver
Saturday, June 11 – Local Marches in Denver & Longmont

Gun violence is decimating our families and communities through mass shootings in malls, concerts, schools, and places of worship, retaliatory gun violence in urban neighborhoods and by solitary suicides. Over 100 Americans die from it every day. Over 300 communities are joining the Washington, DC March by marching the same day. Click on the city in which you want to attend Longmont or Denver. Email linda@firstcong.netif you would like to meet and attend the Denver march.

Boulder County Sheriff Candidates Forum
Monday, June 13 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Plymouth Hall
In Person and on Zoom

First Congregational UCC and Boulder NAACP are hosting a Boulder County Sheriff Candidates Forum. It will be held in Plymouth Hall.

Each candidate will have five minutes to introduce himself before answering questions from the moderator. Click here for a flyer with more information and how to submit questions. We hope you will join this conversation so you will make a more informed vote.

Fundraising Concert for Ukraine
Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 pm

Our Director of Music, Kajsa Teitelbaum, is organizing an evening with classical music to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. On Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 pm, come listen to music by Saint-Saëns, Andrée, Monti, and others. Suggested donation $15. All proceeds will go directly to the cause. Performers: Brune Macary, violin, Christine Mallery, cello, Kajsa Teitelbaum, piano.

 

Contemplative Prayer
Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30 pm  – Chapel and on Zoom

We will be having our Contemplative Service next week on Wednesday May 25 at 5:30 pm. The service will have a time of silence, poetry, scripture, readings and music. Please join us in the Chapel for the service (masks recommended, but not required). The Contemplative Service will continue on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.

 

Super Summer Sabbatical
Click here for the Full Summer Schedule!

While Rev. Chris Braudaway-Bauman is on sabbatical she will be participating in several learning opportunities, the congregation will also have its own exciting opportunities to learn and grow this summer! We are blessed to have several retired ministers in our congregationwho will be providing support to Rev. Linda Kowatch, our Interim Associate Minister, and preaching. We will also be blessed to welcome some amazing guest preachers who will provide workshops and events to keep us thinking and learning Summer Sunday Worship Service time will change to 9:30am for in-person and online worship beginning Sunday, May 29 through Labor Day. Forums will be held at 8:30am unless otherwise noted.

 

Summer Hours

Starting, Monday, May 23 and going at least through Labor Day, Summer office hours will be from 9 am to 2 pm. If you need to visit the church or speak to Julie Griffitts, please plan to come by during those hours.

Summer Sunday Worship Service time will change to 9:30am for in-person and online worship beginning Sunday, May 29 through Labor Day. Forums will be held at 8:30am unless otherwise noted.

 

NAACP Boulder County
May 23, at 7:00 pm – Zoom Webinar

You are invited to a Zoom webinar hosted by NAACP Boulder County – Religious Affairs Committee. Bystander Intervention to Stop Police-Sponsored Violence and Anti-Black Racist Harassment. In this interactive session, we will train people on how to safely intervene in the face of police violence and anti-Black racism using Right To Be 5D’s of bystander intervention. Register in advance for this webinar: here.

 

Gun Violence Prevention
May 19, from 4:00 – 5:30 p

The Gun Violence Prevention Ministry would like to invite our congregation to an open meeting of Colorado Faith Communities Against Gun Violence (CFCU). The meeting will feature two speakers: Dr. Emmy Betz who leads the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative and Araceli Rascon from the Handgun Intervention Program (a restorative justice program helping youth arrested for first time gun offenses). The meeting is May 19 from 4:00 – 5:30. If you are interested lease contact Susan Oakes at soakes1219@gmail.com for the zoom invitation.

 

Growing Up in Palestine
Sunday, May 8 from 9:30 am – 10:15am, Standish Room and Zoo

This is Majd Shihadeh, a 17-year-old Palestinian exchange student here in Colorado. Majd will give a talk in person at the Adult Forum on Sunday, May 8, at 9:30 am on growing up in Palestine and his impressions of life here in America. You will be surprised at how difficult it was for him to travel to the U.S., and how his family has had to fight many legal battles to hold onto their land and home. Our Human Rights for Palestinians Group invites everyone to attend and hear his story.

 

NEW Pick A Party Signups!

Sign up for one or more of our first wave of pick a party signups!

More parties are on the way and will be added to our signup page soon! For now peruse all of the awesome events being hosted by members

of our congregation in support of our high school mission trip!

Check out all of the parties available so far and get signed up here!

 

Ordination of Linda Kowatch
May 1, 12:30 pm on YouTube

We rejoice with Linda Kowatch on the occasion of her ordination to Christian Ministry in a service of worship at Zion United Church of Christ in South Bend, Indiana, at 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 1st Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman will be preaching and during the service will present Linda with a stole made by Jeanne Lounsbury as a gift from First Congregational Church. To join the service via livestream go to the Zion UCC South Bend YouTube page, or watch on Facebook.

Montgomery Pilgrimage – Two Sessions

May 1, at 9:30 am In-Person in the Standish Room

May 1, at 5:00 pm –  Zoom Meeting ID: 879 3694 5512 Passcode: pilgrim

“We are haunted by our history of racial injustice in America because we don’t talk about it. Ending mass incarceration and achieving equality, justice, and fairness for all Americans starts with learning and sharing the truth about our past.” (Equal Justice Initiative) Please join the Racial Justice Ministry on May 1st either at 9:30 am in-person or at 5:00 pm on Zoom to discuss how to engage in racial justice education. Learn about next year’s exciting opportunity for a Montgomery, Alabama pilgrimage to immerse ourselves in an experiential history of our country’s black American experience.

ARTS Camp Scholarships Bake Sale Fundraiser!
Sunday, May 1, Before and After the 10:30 Worship Service!

Come & generously support our ARTS Campers by indulging in scrumptious baked goods–pies, scones, brownies, cookies, cakes, tarts, and much much more! Gluten free goodies will be on the table! All proceeds go to our ARTS Camp Scholarships which help families send their children to camp! If you would like to donate but are unable to be here on May 1st, you can make an online donation here. or drop a check off in the office with “ARTS Camp Scholarship in the memo line.

Progressive Good News – Book Discussion Group
Sunday Evenings, Starting May 1

This group will read and discuss an unpublished book by Bob von Trebra, tentatively titled “Progressive Good News.” It is a book that re-imagines Christian theology in the light of progressive Christian thought and modern science. We will meet on Sunday evenings, May 1 – June 12 (except May 22), 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Zoom. After June 12 we will decide whether and when we might want to continue. If you are interested, please contact Bob von Trebra: trebra@comcast.net, or 801-641-7019 with any questions and to get a copy of the book and the Zoom link.

Highway Cleanup – New Date!
Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 am to 2:00 p

Please join us for the clean-up of Route 36 between Nebo and Nelson Road on Saturday, April 30. We meet at the corner of Rte 36 and Left Hand canyon (near the Greenbriar restaurant) at 9 am. Bring garden gloves and sturdy shoes, sun screen and a hat. Safety vests and snacks are provided. To sign up, email Monika

Easter Sunday
April 17, 9:00 am and 11:00 am, In-Person and Online (11:00 am)

Brass! Bells! Choirs! Flowers! Alleluias! All of them serve to bring us to the empty tomb where we proclaim Christ’s Resurrection! As a sign of our joy, extended Musical Preludes will begin 8:45 am and 10:45 am. Meet in Plymouth Hall at 10:00 am between the worship services for a Festive Coffee Hour and interactive Easter Egg Hunt! P.S. Please wear your mask to worship. We’re a big group in an indoor space. (Maybe match one to your Easter outfit!)

Good Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church
April 15, Noon to 3:00 pm
Ecumenical Worship on the Seven Last Words

Remember the Seven Last Words of Christ and Jesus’ death on the cross in the company of others from the wider community. Our own Kevin Pettit will be preaching on the sixth word at approximately 2:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Pine Street. Come and go during the afternoon as you wish.

Good Friday in Our Sanctuary
April 15, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Stations of the Cross Prayer Pilgrimage

On the most somber day of the Christian year, walk with Jesus onhis journey through the Stations of the Cross with art and word, an exhibit originally curated by Victoria Emily Jones (artandtheology.org) or the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Come and go as you wish all day long.

Maundy Thursday
April 14, 7:00 pm, In-Person and Online

Gather for a Service of Shadows with Holy Communion, when we remember the washing of the disciples’ feet and the Last Supper, before the lights dim to darkness and we recall Jesus’ anguished prayer, his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, and his death on the cross. If you are joining us online, please prepare bread and juice or wine for communion, and light a candle.

Contemplative Service of Worship Returns
Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30pm

We will resume our in person Contemplative Service on Wednesday April 13 at 5:30pm. The service will have a time of silence, poetry, scripture, readings and music. Please join us in the Chapel for the service (masked). The Contemplative Service will continue into the future on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm. You can also attend via this zoom link.

2022 Boulder Bach Festival
May 12 –15, Sanctuary

We are delighted to welcome the Boulder Bach Festival in full-time residency with us this May for rehearsals, concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and an art exhibit about the history of the festival. To learn more about how you can enjoy this musical experience in our sanctuary, which includes hearing the finest soloists of baroque, classical, and romantic music, from London, Amsterdam, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, go to BoulderBachFestival.org

Sabbath Retreat Day at Chautauqua
Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for an All Ages Retreat Day at the Community House at Chautauqua on Baseline Road. Conversations for adults, outdoor activities for youth and kids, a catered lunch, prayer in the morning, worship in the afternoon, and an art project after 2 pm for those who’d like to linger longer. Our day together is made possible by a generous gift from the Collegeville Institute. $15 per person with a max of $40 per household will help to offset the cost of food. Please register by Saturday, April 23.

Preview of our Pilgrimage to Montgomery
Sunday, May 1 at 9:30 am – Standish Room, and on Zoom

“We are haunted by our history of racial injustice in America because we don’t talk about it. Ending mass incarceration and achieving equality, justice, and fairness for all Americans starts with learning and sharing the truth about our past.” (Equal Justice Initiative) Please join the Racial Justice Ministry on May 1st at 9:30 am to discuss how to engage in racial justice education. Learn about next year’s exciting opportunity for a Montgomery, Alabama pilgrimage to immerse ourselves in an experiential history of our country’s black American experience.

Memorial Service for Barbara Hanst
Sunday, April 24, 2:00 pm, In-Person and Online

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Barbara Hanst, her son Jonathan, daughter Jen and Barbara’s grandchildren. Barbara died on Friday, March 18, 2022. A Service of Worship in Thanksgiving for her life will be held in the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 24, at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow. All are welcome.

Stand Against Racism
Starts April 4

Our mission partner, the YWCA, invites you to participate in The Stand Against Racism 21 Day Challenge, which kicks off Monday, April 4!
This challenge is designed to create dedicated time to build your social justice habits. The challenge includes articles, podcasts, and personal reflections. Join us to deepen your allyship and further your social justice journey! Register here and choose “Boulder County” when prompted
to choose your association.

Five Points Pilgrimage in Denver
Saturday, April 23 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Our Racial Justice Ministry invites you to join a walking tour of the Five Points Historic Cultural District as we learn together about the people, places, and ideas that brought the power of Denver’s African-American community to life. We’ll meet at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library and end with lunch at Tea Lea’s Tea House. Terri Gentry, a docent for the Black American West Museum and enthusiastic storyteller of the black experience in Denver, will be our guide. Tickets are $15. Sign up here by Saturday, April 16. Carpool and mass transit groups will be arranged as the date draws near.

Holy Week Worship

Palm Sunday
April 10, 9:00 am and 11:00 am, In-Person and Online (11:00 am)
Two Services with Palm Procession and Hosanna Songs
Festive Coffee Hour between services
Maundy Thursday
April 14, 7:00 pm In-Person and Online
A Service of Shadows with Holy Communion
Good Friday
April 15, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Prayer Pilgrimage in the Sanctuary
An audio/visual tour of the Stations of the Cross Exhibit developed by Victoria Emily Jones for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Come and go as you like all day long
Easter Sunday
April 17, 9:00 am and 11:00 am, In-Person and Online (11:00 am)
Musical Prelude begins at 8:45 and 10:45
Two services with Brass Quintet, Bells and Alleluia Songs
Festive Coffee Hour between services

Newcomers Coffee
April 3 at 11:30 am In-Person, Heritage Room

Are you new to the First Congregational Church community, looking to find out more and get better connected? Join us at 11:30 am,
after worship to chat with our ministers, staff and leaders, ask any questions you may have, and learn more about the many ways you
can get involved.

April Food Drive
Collecting Through Friday April 8

Remember First Cong’s Food Drive when you shop for groceries this week. Our collection begins next Friday with donations going to EFAA’s Food Bank to help those in need. Food and household items of all kinds are welcome; see the current “shopping list” of needs here. Please contact your local neighborhood coordinator and give what you can: Bob Matthias, SE Boulder; Anne and Ed Byrne , North Boulder; Bob Patoff, Lafayette/Louisville; Kristen Aldretti, Gunbarrel/Heatherwood; and Phil Braudaway-Bauman, Longmont/Niwot. Questions? Contact Don Reed, Drive Leader.

Climate Action Team
Tuesday, March 29 at 7 pm – Zoom

Interested in knowing what the Climate Action Team (CAT) is doing? With First Cong. just designated a Creation Justice Church and the upcoming MacKenzie lecturer addressing environmental matters, those on CAT invite you to sit in during our next meeting, Tuesday, March 29 at 7 pm.
Contact patricia.whitaker@comcast.net for more info.

Connect and Heal: The Power of the Arts
Sundays, April 24, May 22 at 7pm In-person – Sanctuary

The McMane Arts Ministry documentary film series begins with “Paper & Glue”, a feature-length documentary that follows acclaimed French graffiti artist JR around the globe as he builds some of his most monumental projects, challenging perspectives & uniting communities through his thought-provoking art. JR uses his vision and style to desensitize the general public’s “out of sight, out of mind” approach to those who are suffering. JR weaves together these emotionally reflective present-day portraits to represent the global voice of women and men unheard.

The 2022
MacKenzie Lectureship
Dr. Jenny Price –
NEW DATES: March 31 to April 3

Thursday, March 31, 7 pm – Online and In-Person
“Repairing the Earth, Embracing Freedom Through Responsibility”
Dr. Jenny Price and Dr. Patty Limerick in Dialogue
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 am – In-Person Only
Workshop on Dr. Price’s book, Stop Saving the Planet
Sunday, April 3, 10:30 in Worship – Online and In-Person
Dr. Jenny Price preaching, “What Can I Do?”

Lenten Study Group on The 1619 Project
Sundays, 6:30 – 7:45 pm from March 6 – April 10 on Zoom

The 1619 Project, an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery, offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present. During Lent, we invite you to join a small group for discussion as we read essays, fiction, and poetry from the recently released anthology, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, as well as listen to accompanying podcasts that will help us put our reading in conversation with our faith. Books will soon be available to the Boulder Book Store for purchase. Sign up here.

Notice of Congregational Meeting
Sunday, March 6

The Annual Meeting of our congregation is Sunday, March 6. Agenda items include election of officers, approval of the 2022 budget, a report on the Strategic Planning process, Sabbatical Planning, new Small Groups, Marshall Fire Response and Resources, Report on Financial Oversight efforts, and good news from the Endowment Committee. Everyone is welcome; members are strongly encouraged to participate in these important conversations about the future of our congregation.

Fisk Jubilee Singers at CU Macky Auditorium
Sunday, February 27 at 2 pm

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are credited with introducing and sustaining the tradition of the Negro Spiritual to the world. The group began performing in 1871, going on tour, singing sacred songs, and raising money to save Fisk University. Even now, 150 years later, the Fisk Jubilee Singers continue to wow audiences. Join Boulder County NAACP in welcoming them in concert! Space is limited. Reserve your seat Registration, masks, and proof of vaccination required.

CO Immigrants & Healthcare
February 20, 2022 9:30-10:15 AM Plymouth Hall & Zoom

Join leaders from Centro AMISTAD & CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition) to learn more about the experiences of our immigrant neighbors in accessing healthcare. We will share stories that highlight barriers in the healthcare system, discuss current legislative efforts to address these barriers, and let you know how you can take action to support this effort. Please bring your questions and join us for this important conversation!

Sunday, February 20
Welcome Back to In-Person Worship!

With Omicron infection rates falling, we are cautiously optimistic, and excited to begin to open the doors of the church for in-person worship in the Sanctuary next Sunday, February 20, at 10:30 am.We will continue to livestream on YouTube at the same time. Please join us for worship in whatever way works most comfortably for you. For in-person attendance, please wear your mask and sign-in when you enter the building. Attendance will be limited to 130 in the Sanctuary, with overflow in the Chapel.

Gun Violence Prevention
Thursday, February 17 from 5-6:30 pm

As the legislative session begins, we are called to increase our efforts to reduce gun violence.  Colorado made exceptional advances in gun reforms in 2021, but there is more work to be done. We invite all interested folks to the GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION – LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING. Learn about the status of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, 2022 legislation, recent trends, being a citizen activist, and testifying remotely. RSVP to Susan Oakes to receive the link, or contact Carol Young.

Visit the Withers Collection Gallery
Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

NAACP Boulder County invites you to view the Withers Collection Gallery, an exhibition of over 100 historical photographs of the Civil Rights Movement featuring the work of Ernest Withers, one of the foremost Black photographers documenting the lives of African Americans across the South in the 1950’s and ‘60’s. The photo exhibit will be open to the public through February 27. On Saturdays at 3 pm, join Live performances by musicians, dancers, and poets, along with guided tours of the Withers Photography Collection.

ARTS Camp Registration is OPEN! Register NOW for Early Bird Discount through January 31!

LINK Thursday, June 3 – June 9, 2022 – YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park

We are returning to a residential camp for current 2nd-8th graders at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park! The facility has a tented outdoor pavilion for rehearsals and dining, and sleeping accommodations are well spaced & easily ventilated. The cost is discounted until the end of January, so go to the LINK, read the information page, and register now to save! We are already almost half full!

Seeking Members for Church Committee Work
Contact by Sunday morning, January 23

Looking for a way to be more engaged in the church’s life and to offer your gifts in service? Church leadership will be meeting soon to get organized to invite folks to join our Boards, Committees, and Ministries for the new year. To see a list of the opportunities, click here. Want to learn more, contact Charley Rastle cmrastle@comcast.net

January Food Drive
Donations collected TODAY through Friday Jan 21

First Cong’s periodic Food Drive starts today! Your donations of food and household supplies will go to EFAA’s Food Bank to help our neighbors; in difficult times your kindness to others makes a real difference! See EFAA’s current “shopping list” of items here. Please contact your local neighborhood coordinator and give what you can: Bob Matthias, SE Boulder; Roy McCutchen, North Boulder; Bob Patoff, Lafayette/Louisville; Kristen Aldretti, Gunbarrel/Heatherwood; and Phil Braudaway-Bauman, Longmont/Niwot. Questions? Contact Don Reed, Drive Leader.

A Conversation with the Founder – 1619 Project

Friday, January 21, 11 am – 12:30 pm – Register/Zoom

Join the wider community for “A Conversation About The Importance of Truth, History, and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” with Professor Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and the Knight Chair of Race and Journalism at Howard University, founder of the Center for Journalism & Democracy, and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. This virtual event is hosted by the CU Center of Inclusion and Social Change in collaboration with Colorado State University Pueblo and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Rodney K. Strong Address
January 17, 10:00 am

The NAACP Boulder County, Martin Luther King Day Celebration continues with Keynote Speaker Attorney Rodney K. Strong, one of the foremost national experts in disparity research and diversity program development. At Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road, Longmont. Learn more here.

SATURDAY, December 4:
Boulder Parade of Lights and Jingle Mingle
on the Church Plaza

Meet at the church at 5:00 pm to don costumes and join the Parade at 6:00 pm. Afterwards, join friends at 7:30pm for hot cider and cookies. Santa Claus will be showing up to say hello!

RSVP to Deborah Voss at deborah@firstcong.net.

SUNDAYS Through December 19:
Alternative Gift Market in the Link

Thoughtful gifts that make a difference, addressing hunger, literacy, shelter, and more, offered by Alternative Gifts International (AGI). Sandstone paintings and jewelry from Navajo artists Burke and Vivian Burbank, our 2019 Artists in Residence, and fabric crafts and home décor items from Mindful Works will also be offered.

Prayer Stations Pilgrimage “Covenants”

At the Church November 16-24, 2021
God makes promises to humankind throughout all of time that God is faithful to keep forever. Journey through a series of five interactive prayer stations in the chapel, narthex and sanctuary that have been designed by members of the congregation in connection to the capstone project on covenants by our seminary intern, Linda Kowatch. Come and connect with God.

Prayer stations will be open only on the following dates and times:

11/16 (TUE) ~ 9:00-11:30am & 3:00-5:00pm

11/17 (WED) ~ 9:00am-4:00pm

11/18 (THU) ~ 9:00am-6:00pm

11/19 (FRI) ~ 9:00am-4:00pm

11/20 (SAT) ~ 9:00am-1:00pm

11/22 (MON) ~ 9:00am-5:00pm

11/23 (TUE) ~ 9:00-11:30am & 3:00-6:00pm

11/24 (WED) ~ 9:00am-8:00pm

NAACP Forum: Criminal Justice Committee

Sunday, 11/21, 9:30 am – In Plymouth Hall and on Zoom
Come learn about the justice-seeking work of the Boulder County Branch of the NAACP in the third of a three part series of Sunday morning Forums. This Forum will be with Darren O’Connor and George Jones, First Congregational Church members, who also serve as the leaders of the Criminal Justice Committee and work with law enforcment agencies to ensure equal justice before the law.
Meeting ID: 873 5611 6517 – Passcode: NAACP

Sawyer Memorial Organ

Sunday, November 14 at 4pm

Join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, November 14 at 4:00 pm or on YouTube via livestream for our annual Sawyer Memorial Organ Concert. Our organist this year is Dr. Stephen Hamilton. For more information about him, follow this link: Dr. Stephen Jon Hamilton, Concert Organist Masks are required for this event. The concert will also be live streamed via the church’s YouTube channel. A free will donation will be taken at the door. Proceeds will support the Music Endowment Fund at First Congregational Church.

Feast, Pray, Love

Saturday October 2, from 5 pm-8 pm

Feast Pray Love is back this Fall! Our annual youth fundraiser will be hosted on Saturday October 2, from 5pm-8pm. In order to safely accommodate all of our guests that evening, Feast Pray Love will be hosted outside on the plaza. Dinner will be served, and two auctions will be hosted! As always, all the proceeds from Feast Pray Love go toward our high school mission trip. This year our students will be headed to the island of Grand Bahama to aid in the hurricane relief effort by helping to clean and repair the damage done by Hurricane Dorian. Support our students by registering for Feast Pray Love here and donating items to the auctions. For the safety of all who attend this event that everyone planning on joining us be vaccinated. Please get in touch with Calvin (calvin@firstcong.net) as soon as possible with auction donations.

The 2021 MacKenzie Lectureship Welcomes Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Friday 24 September 2021 at 7 pm
Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez will give the 2021 MacKenzie lectureship. An online link/registration for the lecture will be available soon.

Saturday 25 September 2021 at 10 am
Mapping our own Histories: exploring spiritual formation, religious deconstruction, and community building in our current moment. A conversation with Kristin Kobe’s Du Mez.

About the Speaker
Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a New York Times bestselling author and Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

 

 

Church Picnic

On Sunday, September 12, following 10:30 am worship, we’ll hold a church picnic at Foothills Community Park at 800 Cherry Ave., Boulder. We hope to be able to claim the shelter for our gathering and then expect to spread out on the ample lawn. Boxed lunches will be served, kids will be able to play on the playground, and lawn games are being planned. Bring your mask to wear when you’re not eating and a lawn chair or picnic blanket to sit on. To order your lunch, please rsvp here. Please follow the registration all the way to end until you receive a Confirmation at the top of the page. Alternatively, call the church office to let us know you plan to attend – 303-442-1787, ext. 0

 

 

Visioning Conversations

Sign-Up Now to Participate!

The pandemic has changed us, both personally and as a faith community. This is an opportune time to engage in intentional reflection and conversation about what we have experienced and learned and about where the Spirit is now calling us as a congregation. Sign up here to participate in two sessions of Visioning Conversations in small, facilitated groups, either in person or via Zoom. We hope that there will be broad participation in these discussions so that we may move forward in our congregational life with intention and grace. Questions? Contact Karen Cumbo.

 

 

Music & Meditation

Thursday, July 15 at 6 pm Outdoors on the Plaza

Join us this coming Thursday, July 15, for a Meditation by Matt Hess, Music by Ekaterina Kotcherguina, soprano, Kajsa Teitelbaum, and hymn singing by the congregation! Sign up here to attend. Can’t make it this time? Sign up for another Thursday. Bring your mask and a chair.

 

 

Gun Violence Prevention at FCC

Tuesday, July 13, from 5:30-6:30 – Zoom

Meeting ID: 843 7376 6466 Passcode: GVP

Since the wonderfully successful response from our legislature to laws promoting gun safety and the welcomed approval by Church Council to form a Gun Violence Prevention Team, we are ready to hold our initial meeting via Zoom next Tuesday, July 13, from 5:30-6:30. Whether you wish to do a lot or a little to support this mission, we welcome you. Please join us to learn how FCC can be an effective voice for gun violence prevention. Contact Carol Young with questions.

 

 

Roger Easton Memorial Service Livestream

Friday July 9 at 11AM

The memorial for Roger Easton will be livestreamed on YouTube on Friday morning. To view the service simply go to this link https://youtu.be/I8B_57lmvZ8 or go to the First Congregational Church YouTube page as early as 10:50AM on Friday July 9.

 

 

ARTS Camp Worship

June 27, 10:30 am – If Jesus Came Today What Stories Would He Tell?
In Person and on YouTube!
Come and be delighted and deeply moved by the wisdom of our Middle School and Elementary Campers. Meet their Counselors and Directors as we reflect on what stood out to us during these two weeks of camp. Beautiful music, joyful play, spirit-filled reflections on parables and the very special community we formed are the foundation of a week together in the context of a strange year of covid dictated behaviors. Discovering the joy (and necessity) of play has been the highlight of our time together.

 

 

How Are the Palestinian Children?

UCC Resolution on Israel/Palestine and Next Steps

Noon – 1:00 pm (Part 2) – Zoom
Meeting ID: 894 8989 8849 Passcode: Children
Barbara Hanst (720) 667-8321 or Jane Thomas (303 570-2447)
After watching the film “How Are the Children? Palestinian Children in Israeli Military Detention,” the UCC Palestine Israel Network recommends we study and endorse the UCC Resolution that will be introduced in July at the General Synod. You can find the full text of the Resolution here. And you can find FAQs here. Joining us for the discussion of the resolution and next steps are Rachel Malmborg, who volunteered at a refugee camp in Palestine, and Erika Blum, an aide to Rep. Neguse. Please join us!

 

 

What’s New With Mission Partner, Mindful Works

Sunday at Noon – Zoom
Meeting ID: 858 0369 5554 Passcode: Mindful
In 2019 we entered into a mission partnership with Mindful Works, a social enterprise which provides vital job training for those with mental health challenges. Despite the pandemic, they have continued not only to provide job training but have expanded their product line. Susan Williams, the executive director, will update us on their work and provide information as to how we can work together in partnership going forward.

 

 

What’s Up With Our Endowment Funds?

Sunday May 23, Noon on Zoom

Have you ever wondered about the history of our six Endowment Funds? How big or small are they? How much do they generate each year and where does the money go? Attend this forum to find out the answers to these and other questions. Join us to learn how our church and our wider church community benefit from our growing Endowment Funds.

 

 

Racial Justice Ministry

Monday, May 24 at 7pm

Please join us to explore how our congregation is being called to engage in racial justice. There is still time to join! The Racial Justice Ministry will be meeting Monday, May 24th at 7pm. Contact Jessica Austin to be added to the email list.

 

 

NOBO and McMane Arts Exhibit & Reception

Friday, June 4, 6 to 9 pm

You are invited to a McMane Arts Ministry Reception as we open our building to welcome the wider community for a walk through to see the Butterfly Memorial Project and to enjoy The Poetry of Fabric exhibit by Barbara Olson, on display in the Link and Heritage Room. Come to see the exhibits one last time before Barb’s quilts move on and the butterflies are trimmed to make room for people in worship! Wear you mask, sign in at the table in the Link, and be mindful of keeping physical distances.

 

 

Lectio Divina Small Group

Thursday Evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm, through May 27

An online Lectio Divina small group will be offered during April and May. Lectio Divina is a Latin term that means “sacred reading.” It is an ancient practice of engaging with scripture. We spend some time reading and reflecting on a scripture text, then join in prayer together, and conclude with 20 minutes of silent prayer or meditation. Beginners are welcome.

If you are interested, please contact Bob von Trebra or, call 801-641-7019 with any questions and to get the Zoom link.

 

 

The Story of the UCC

Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00pm via Zoom

Meeting ID: 854 7878 1797 Passcode: 801583

Have you ever wondered how the UCC came into being? What makes it distinctive from other Protestant denominations? The UCC’s unique history and covenantal foundation welcomes, empowers and celebrates all of God’s children and their gifts in the church. Join our seminary intern, Linda Kowatch, for a one-hour gathering on Tue., April 27 at 7pm to learn more. If you plan to attend, please email lindakowatch@yahoo.com

 

 

Ministry of Last Things Forum

Sunday, April 25 at Noon on Zoom

Meeting ID: 858 9293 4543 Passcode: MLT

“Dementia: Part 1 — Planning to Serve our Loved Ones?” – A gift you can offer loved ones is to help them understand your wishes if you develop dementia and can’t make decisions for yourself. What do you want them to know? What kind of medical support would you want or want to avoid? Join with members of the Ministry of Last Things in a discussion that will review some of the conversations and tools that can help you with this important part of planning.

 

 

Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 18
Join us on April 18 as we celebrate Earth Day! Our Climate Action Team will lead us in worship, sharing personal reflections and prayers. We’re also pleased to welcome Rev. Jim Antal, a retired UCC minister and author of Climate Church, Climate World, to lead a discussion about Creation Justice Churches at the forum at noon.

 

 

From Allies to Abolitionists

Sunday, April 11 at Noon – Zoom
A Brave Conversation About Equity
On April 11 at noon, we will welcome Jeff Campbell of Denver’s Emancipation Theater who will talk about the power of stories in the work of justice and what it takes to move from being an ally to being an abolitionist. In preparation for our time together, you’re invited to view their project film A Message to the Mayor.
Meeting on Zoom Meeting ID: 886 2010 8195 Passcode: JUSTICE

 

 

One Great Hour of Sharing

Sunday, March 21

One Great Hour of Sharing is a 75-year ecumenical effort to support relief efforts around the world. The 2021 United Church of Christ theme for OGHS is Let Love Flow. To see stories and photos about the impact of OGHS, click here. First Congregational will be collecting offerings this Sunday, March 21. Please give online (select “One Great Hour of Sharing” from Fund drop-down on Giving site); or mail a check with OGHS listed in the memo line.

 

 

The Butterfly Memorial Project

As we mourn the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans and the millions worldwide who have died or suffered illness in the pandemic, we invite you to participate in a collective expression of our grief and our healing. We are making thousands of origami butterflies, which the McMane Arts Ministry is stitching together, to lift and float from the rafters in our sanctuary in time for Easter. Bring your finished butterflies to the church during weekday office hours on or before Monday, March 29. Need a little help folding your origami butterflies for the Memorial Art Installation in the sanctuary? Watch the instructional video with Sue Allman here.

 

Mindfulness Meditation Class

Mondays, 2-3 pm, March 22 – April 26th – Zoom

Connecting with Each Other and Ourselves: Mindfulness and Self-Care

Dealing with emotions and anxiety is painful, especially when we’re separated from each other and life is no longer “normal” or familiar. Mindfulness is about being aware of what’s really going on in the present moment, on purpose, without judgment. Meditation eases stress and tension, and opens understanding and resilience. This 6-week class is about taking a pause and sharing time, while learning on our own individual path. Contact Judy Ludwig-Keller judykeller610@gmail.com

 

People of the Word

Sunday, March 21 at Noon – Zoom

Poetry for Personal Growth and Community

Join the First Cong Poetry Group in a forum on poetry appreciation and a mini-writing workshop on writing for personal and community growth.

Meeting on Zoom. Meeting ID: 870 9784 1568 Passcode: poetry

 

Women’s Spirituality Group

New Study Starting March 16, 2021

Women’s Spirituality Group (WSG) begins a 6-week study on 12 Tiny Things by Ellie Roscher & Heidi Barr. Journey with us through 12 areas of life:  work, spirituality, creativity & more. In each area we will take one tiny action sure to open up growth & renewal. WSG meets Tuesdays from 12:00-1:30p via Zoom.

For info contact: Linda Kowatch at lindakowatch@yahoo.com.

Lent Centering Prayer Group

Thursday evenings, 5:30-6:30 pm on Zoom
An online Centering Prayer small group will be offered during the season of Lent. Centering Prayer is a contemplative prayer of silence. We will meet on Thursday evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m., beginning on February 18, and continuing until March 25, at which time we will decide how we might want to continue in the future. There will be time to learn about Centering Prayer, practice it for about 20 minutes of silence, and then reflect on our experiences. Beginners are welcome. For more information, contact Bob von Trebra trebra@comcast.net. You can also read more online here.

Global Day of Climate Action

March 11
Many free opportunities are available on this designated day where grassroot organizations of diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds are joining together to sound the climate alarm. Find out more here.

Down By the Riverside

March 14 at 12:15 – Zoom Meeting ID: 842 9935 4719 Passcode: RIVER
which exploring the 400 year-old story of the Black Church in America as “the site of African American survival and endurance, grace and resilience, thriving and testifying, freedom and independence, solidarity and speaking truth to power.” We encourage you to watch the four-hour series in advance on our local PBS network from February 17 March 16 and to join us for a panel conversation with Boulder Poet Norma Johnson, Second Baptist’s Music Director, Richard Glover and Pedro Silva.

March Food Drive

Donations Collected Week of March 1-5
Many of our neighbors need help with food and household items as they struggle with economic challenges and loss of income. You can help by donating to our monthly Food Drive to support Emergency Family Assistance Association’s food bank. To donate, contact your neighborhood coordinator: Bob Matthias, SE Boulder; Roy McCutchen, North Boulder; Bob Patoff, Lafayette/Louisville; Kristen Aldretti, Gunbarrel/Heatherwood; and Phil Braudaway-Bauman, Longmont/Niwot. Questions: Don Reed, Drive Leader.

2021 Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, February 28 on Zoom
Meeting ID:349 641 499 Passcode: MEETING
The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 28 immediately following worship. We’re skipping coffee hour this day to make it easier for everyone to attend. Agenda items include Remembering members who have died in the past year, the Annual Report, Election of officers and board members, approval of the 2021 Budget, and a report from the Senior Minister. Everyone is welcome. Members are heartily encouraged to attend.

2021 MacKenzie Weekend Recordings

If you missed Friday night’s lecture by Rev. Traci Blackmon or would like
to hear it again, you can watch the recording on our YouTube site here.
If you’d like to hear her sermon on Sunday morning, “Do You See What
I See?” you can watch it here.

Blue Christmas Prayer Service

Sunday, December 20, 5:00 p.m. on YouTube
On this evening just before the Winter Solstice, the Longest Night, we will pause to hold in prayer our losses and our grief – to remember the deaths of loved ones near and far, the millions sick and dying in the pandemic,
the looming sense of uncertainty, and the loss of familiar rhythms and rituals. We will a Litany of Losses, and light candles as prayers of
Longing for More Light.

Christmas Eve Lessons
and Carols Online

December 24 at 7:30 pm on YouTube
Find a candle to light and join us for worship as we tell again the story of our God who has come to be with us at Christmas, and enjoy the music of the season with choir, organ, and bells, and carol singing. The service culminates with the singing of Silent Night and lighting candles at home.

Christmas Eve Outdoor Candlelight
at the Church

December 24, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm
Come to the Pine Street side of the Church for a brief Outdoor Prayer Service to hear the Christmas story read from the Gospel of Luke, to Light Candles, and to softly sing or hum Silent Night from behind our masks. Bring a candle or lantern from home or pick up a candle or glowstick from the ushers when you arrive. There is no advance registration for these services. Wear your mask and please be mindful of maintaining physical distances from other folks as you wish them a Very Merry Christmas!

December Spiritual Support Groups

 

For Caregivers: 12/13, Noon to 1:30 pm
For Grief: 12/13, 2- 3:30 pm
Contact Bill Forbes.
For Mental Health: 12/14 and 28, 7-8:30 pm – Zoom
For those affected by mental health challenges, their family members
and friends. Contact Anne Weiher.

Advent Pilgrimage
at Only Sunshine Farm

December 6 to 24

Mowed through a field at the home of David and Laura Skaggs, this labyrinth is a little longer than a half mile walk to a manger shed. Visit prayer stations and reflect on your life in relation to Mary and Joseph’s journey. No signing up in advance. Come and go any time from morning light to evening dusk, any day of the week starting Sunday, December 6, through Christmas Eve. Wear your mask and sturdy shoes. 7428 N 73rd Street, Niwot, near the intersection of Niwot Road and Route 119.

Advent and Christmas Eve
Journey to Bethlehem

This holiday season will be different than any we have experienced before! First Congregational Church is here with you to celebrate in new ways outdoors and online with worship services and opportunities to connect with others in our community throughout the season of Advent and on Christmas Eve. Click here to find out more!

The Music of Our Lives

December 6, Noon to 1 pm
In this time when many of missing our singing together, we’ll be exploring why it matters. We’ll begin with some small group sharing: What’s your first memory of making or hearing music that mattered to you? What are your favorite Christmas Carols or Hymns and why? What’s the music that always makes you cry or feel a thrill or gives you courage? Is there a story that goes with that? We’ll gather in small groups on Zoom to share our responses to these questions and then come back together to consider why music speak to us like nothing else. Facilitated by Tom Riis and Chris Braudaway-Bauman.

Vocational Journey Interview: Harriet Simons

December 13, Noon to 1 pm
Join the second of an ongoing occasional series of Vocational Journey Interviews with FCC members to hear their stories and help us reflect on our life’s callings. We’re grateful to Harriet Simons for agreeing to be interviewed about her vocation in music, choral directing and teaching voice, including her years as Professor of Music at SUNY Buffalo and Oberlin College Conservatory. Harriet and her husband Parker Calkin were married at First Congregational Church in 1979 while on sabbatical and moved to Boulder twenty years later when they joined the church. Thank you to Tom Riis for hosting the interview.

A Cornucopia of Grace

In this season of gratitude, we find exponential joy in the generosity
of the community of First Congregational Church who contributed over 1,000 pounds of food to our local Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) food bank. Contributions like these are critical for EFAA, who serves families vulnerable to housing and food insecurity
in our community. On behalf of the families they serve and their staff, they would like extend deep gratitude for the members and friends of First Congregational.

Climate Action Team Invites You To Celebrate Colorado Recycles Week

 

Governor Polis has designated this week Colorado Recycles Week. Recycling and compositing are important strategies for reducing carbon emissions. If Colorado recycled and composted just 10% more, we could cut down carbon emissions by 160,000 metric tons per year; the equivalent of taking 34,000 cars off the road. To learn more, watch this video from Governor Polis and First Gentleman Reis.

November 29: Noon to 12:45 pm on Zoom

Forum: Embracing Gratitude

Join Linda Kowatch, our seminary intern, and members of Women’s Spirituality Group for a conversation based on the book, Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks, by Diana Butler Bass. Together we will imagine what it would mean if we truly believed Emmanuel, God With Us. What would our lives and God’s world look like? Even in the midst of physically distancing from loved ones, can we be grateful?

Alternative Gift Market 2020

Our church has made the world brighter at Christmas through our Alternative Gift Market, raising over $200,000 for worthy causes around the world. In 2020, we will not be stopped by a pandemic! If you would like to honor your loved ones with a donation to one of 30 worthy causes, we invite you to request a catalog be mailed to you by calling 800-842-2243 or by shopping on-line at www.alternativegifts.org. It’s a life-enhancing “gift to the world” for so many who are less fortunate than us and you will be enriched by the giving. For more information, click here.

November 22 at Noon – Zoom

Processing Grief

Join Pedro Silva and Diana Shellenberger today on Zoom when we will read and listen to poetry that inspires us in these uncertain times. This week’s theme will be “Faith”. Feel free to bring or write a poem that you would like to share. Or you can just come in to listen and discuss. For more information visit the church’s Facebook page.

Sunday, November 22 at 5 pm 

Sawyer Organ Concert: David Cherwien
YouTube

In this time when we are missing our singing together, we are honored to welcome David Cherwien to lead us in an online hymn festival. The music director of the National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien is a nationally known conductor, composer and organist, recognized for his contributions to the field of church music and liturgy.

November 16 – 20

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Participate in our monthly Food Drive to help your neighbors in need through the Emergency Family Assistance Association. EFAA’s current most wanted items are rice, spaghetti sauce, hearty canned stews, chili, pork and beans, eggs, paper towels, dish soap, toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo. Any donation of food, including perishables in good condition, and household items are appreciated. Contact your neighborhood leader to coordinate your donation: Bob Matthias, SE Boulder; Roy McCutchen, North Boulder; Bob Patoff, Lafayette/Louisville; Kristen Aldretti, Gunbarrel/Heatherwood; and Phil Braudaway-Bauman, Longmont/Niwot. Questions: Don Reed, Drive Coordinator.

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Sunday, November 15

MacKenzie Lecture
Sunday Evening Panel Discussion
Larry Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Environmental Theologian Larry Rasmussen, Ph.D., will speak on Sunday evening, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. He has written A Love Letter from One Geological Age to Another, to his grandson, Eduardo, that contrasts his lifetime (the late Holocene) with Eduardo’s (the early Anthropocene). Kirk Nordstrom, an internationally recognized geochemist at the USGS, will facilitate a panel discussion with Dr. Rasmussen, Marty Hoerling, a NOAA climate scientist specializing in connections between extreme weather events and climate change and Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at CU.

To Register. 

Sunday, November 15

Sunday Sermon
Larry Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Dr. Rasmussen’s sermon, In the Midst of New Dimensions, will focus on differing factors of climate change going forward. He is an environmental theologian and 2020 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Christian Ethics.