LFS Valentine's Day Event
Want a unique place to celebrate Valentines Day?
Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don't know where to start?
Join LFS for one of the "trendiest nights out" in Denver! Lutheran Family Services is hosting a fundraiser at Canvas and Cocktails, one of the newest ways to learn the basics of acrylic painting while enjoying the company of friends. The class which is for both the artistic and the not so artistic will be held on Monday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person with $10 being given to LFS. To register visit, please www.canvasandcocktails.com or call 303-333-3288. For more information, please contact Erica at LFS on 303-217-5859.
Social Phonics Boot Camp for Pastors and Ministry Leaders
Learn the language of new media
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 East Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Join Social Phonics on Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a one day workshop where you will learn about how to best use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, a podcast, and a blog for your ministry. And most importantly of all, you'll develop a philosophy of social media engagement that will fit into your own mission. Plus, you'll have fun.
Tony Jones has been leading these workshops all across the country to rave reviews. Cost is $125 and includes lunch. Bring your own laptop! Check out the website for more information or you may register online.
VOCES8 at Augustana
VOCES8 - a musical group you will not want to miss. Inspiring people through music, VOCES8 presents a musical journey with a repertoire that spans 500 years and three continents! Their performance includes arrangements of pop and jazz, and harking back to their roots as English choristers, they share the sacred and secular music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. This lively group does more than sing - they enthrall!
Augustana Lutheran Church 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver (80246)
$30 Adult / $20 Senior / $20 Student (Reduced pricing for groups of ten or more)
Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Faith Advocacy Day 2011 is February 21
Put your faith into action!
Join others from many different faith communities and be encouraged to keep advocating on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised in Colorado!Together our voices can be a strong cry of justice to those who need to hear it.
Legislators and representatives from the media will present how faith impacts their work and reporting. Hear the legislative priorities for Colorado Council of Churches, Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry - Colorado and Jubilee Ministries. Learn how to engage more members of your faith community to participate.
Registration cost is $25.00 by Wednesday, February 16, 2011 (early bird) and includes lunch. A low-income/student rate of $15.00 is available as well. The event is from 9:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. with an optional Lutheran Legislative Breakfast with Bishop Allan Bjornberg of the Rocky Mountain Synod (ELCA) from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. The additional for the breakfast is $10.00. A portion of the proceeds from the breakfast will support the Youth Group at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Longmont.
Ways to register: Parking is available for free on the street and pay lots are available in the blocks surrounding the church.Limited parking is available at the church and is restricted to those with accessibility issues. If you have questions, you may email Brad Wood, Director of Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-Colorado.
On-line: at www.lam-co.org
By mail: Lutheran Advocacy Ministry
455 Sherman Street, Suite 160, Denver, CO 80203
(Please provide contact information)
By phone: (303) 777-6700or(800) 525-0462
By email: email@example.com
Enlivening the Word: Dr. Richard Ward
February 25-27, 2011
Messiah Community Church, ELCA
1750 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220
Dr. Richard F. Ward is the Fred B. Craddock Chair in Preaching and Worship at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ. He brings to the study of preaching a rich background in performance studies and practices. He is particularly interested in the arts of storytelling and oral interpretation of scripture as they inform and enrich the ministry of preaching.
Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: "Enlivening the Word"
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.: "Why Storytelling?"
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: "Speaking with the Text, Giving Voice to the Story"
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.: "Finding Stories Between the Lines"
Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Adult Forum 10:45 a.m.: Q&A
Any one lecture is $15.00. All four lectures (Friday-Saturday) including lunch Saturday $60. Students with I.D. $5 single lecture, all four lectures plus lunch is $20.
Is God vengeful, demanding a death for a death? Or is God compassionate, luring souls into love so great that no one can be considered "enemy?" - Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean -
Seeing the "Leastest" Through the Lens of Capital Punishment
Friday, February 25, 2011 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church is delighted to welcome Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents. Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun who has become a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, uses the lens of capital punishment to understand racism, classism and the unequal application of the constitution and human rights in America. Join us as Sister Helen explores questions of legality vs. morality, Jesus' message of redemption, and the individuals she calls "the leastest of these," the members of the death row population in the national debate on the death penalty.
Tickets are $15 each (no refunds) and can be purchased at St. Andrew or online at http://www.st-andrew-umc.com/ (No refunds.)
St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3350 White Bay Drive (9300 block S. University Blvd.)
Highlands Ranch 80126 [303-794-2683].
The Bible in 25 Minutes
You may have heard many of the stories from the Bible.But have you ever put it all together? Now you have a chance to see how all of these stories, the familiar ones and the not-so-familiar ones, string together to make up God's story - which is our story.
The congregation of Bethany Lutheran Church invites the community to come and experience the Bible in 25 Minutes on Sunday, February 27, 2011. There are three opportunities participate: 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services. This is an event to which you can invite people to "come and see."
Join us as we travel from the time before there was ever time, when the Spirit of God hovered over the darkness and deep waters, through the wilderness, to the psalms and prophets, to the New Testament, all the way through to the Heavenly City where God's light shines 24-7 - where the host arrayed in white worship and honor the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Saint Peter Lutheran Church Hosts Area Workshop
Want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way? On Saturday, March 5, 2011, Saint Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 East Belleview Avenue in Greenwood Village (80111) will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The needs of the congregation and community were too great for the pastor to handle alone, so the Saint Peter Stephen Leaders enrolled in the program to help equip members to provide quality one-to-one Christian care. The half-day workshop consists of three sessions designed both to enhance participants' care giving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry.
The cost of the workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and refreshments will be served. Get more information or register online to attend .
The Lutheran Chorale Presents Its First
Area Workshop and Concert
Join us for an area Choral Workshop! The Lutheran Chorale is sponsoring what we hope to be a first annual area workshop and concert. All proceeds will go to benefit the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem. The workshop will be March 12, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood with a concert on Sunday, March 13 in the afternoon. Watch your mail for more details! In the meantime, please contact David Hodel or Linda Blandin for more information.
Project Sanctuary Retreats
Whole Family Support for Returning Soldiers
Families of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced staggering increases in depression, unemployment, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse and divorce. Suicides, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are also affecting service men and women at alarming rates. That's where Project Sanctuary comes in.
Project Sanctuary was founded in 2007 with the belief that the best way to support our men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is by supporting the whole family through their recreational therapy retreats.
Although an exciting year for Project Sanctuary, 2010 also brought financial challenges that continue to outstrip resources. From Friday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Project Sanctuary planned a retreat for fifteen to twenty families at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO. With your support we can give our nation's unsung heroes the attention they deserve. Please check out the Project Sanctuary website to get more information or to make a donation.
There are 4 other retreats planned for 2011 and the organization hopes to provide support and services for 51 families, at a minimum. Additional funding would allow Project sanctuary to grow that number! 580 families are on our wait list.