Leap Ahead Into Middle School
Using theater, movement, poetry and improvisation to build confidence and character, students moving into middle school will engage and explore individual paths to leadership.
Four, 2-hour sessions for students: July 5, 7, 12, and 14 from 4:00 to 6 p.m.
Cost is $175
Location: Wellshire Presbyterian Church, 2990 South Colorado Blvd, Denver.
July 5 session: a concurrent session for parents to learn about moving in to the middle school years. Facilitated by Centus counselors Tiffany Vanderen, LPC, and Carolyn Ajie, LCSW.
July 14 session: performance for family and friends
Registration is limited to 12 students. Please call Centus at 303-639-5240 ext. 28 for more information.
Centus Counseling, Consulting, and Education is a Samaritan Counseling Center in locations throughout metro Denver (usually in congregations). Top tier therapists provide nearly 4000 hours of counseling, testing and evaluation services per year. Centus offers high quality, cost effective care to all clients and reduced fees for those in need that are un-insured. Visit centus.org
Zion-Montrose 1st YOUTH Habitat for Humanity Build and Christian Concerts
Zion Lutheran Church of Montrose will have its first Humanity Build and Christian Concert event on from July 6 -9 2011. The build will take place on July 6 and 7 and the concerts will be performed on July 8 and 9 and will feature Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Superchick, and many others.
The cost is $50.00 which includes 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners and a T-shirt. We only have spots for 20 people available on a first come basis. For more information, please contact the church (970-249-9828) or Heidi by email or phone (970-901-8225). Zion is located at 701 South Junction Avenue, Montrose (81401).
50th Ordination Anniversary Celebration
On Sunday, July 10, Augustana Lutheran Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pastor Ron Swenson's ordination. Please join Pastor Swenson and his family at a reception from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Swenson was Augustana's senior pastor from 1980 to 1999 and continues as an active member of the congregation.
If you are unable to attend the reception, cards and greetings may be addressed to Pastor Ron Swenson and mailed to Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver CO (80246).
Saint Paul - Denver Seeks Vocalists/Musicians To
Complement Its Taizé Service
(Please note: Taizé for June has been cancelled. The
Taizé service will resume again in July.)
Saint Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Denver has been offering monthly Taizé services for almost two years. If you have a vocal or instrumental talent and would like to engage in a worship service with minimal commitment (4-6 hours per month), please consider joining them for Taizé. The music is simple, meditative, and spiritually fulfilling. For more information, and to contact them, please visit our website: www.spiritoftaize.org. Please remember - all are welcome!
Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada Annual Conference in Colorado Springs
With a hymn festival at St. Paul, Denver
The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada will hold its annual conference in Colorado Springs, CO from July 17-21, 2011. Our theme is "Touch the Earth Lightly," which will focus on our responsibility to care for God's creation. Our program will feature Dr. I-to Loh, a world renowned specialist in Asian hymnody, as well as outstanding leaders in church music from across the United States and Canada. Six events are open to the public:
Sunday, July 17
Organ Recital by Carol Wilson, 4:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 16 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs.
Hymn Festival, 7:30 p.m., Touch the Earth Lightly: Singing Our Care for the Earth, Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 601 Tejon Street, Colorado Springs.
Monday, July 18
Hymn Festival, 7:30 p.m., A Heart to Praise Our God: A Festival Highlighting Hymns by Gay and Lesbian Poets and Composers, First Congregational Church, 20 East St. Vrain Street, Colorado Springs.
Tuesday, July 19
Hymn Festival, 7:30 p.m., Rooted in the Rockies: Congregational Song with a Colorado Connection, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant Street, Denver.
Wednesday, July 20
Hymn Festival, 7:30 p.m., The Earth is Our Mother, First United Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs.
Thursday, July 21
Hymn Festival, 10:30 a.m., "Look in Wonder, Hold in Honour," Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs.
Registration and schedule: http://www.thehymnsociety.org/conference.html
LFS "Tee Off for Hope" Golf Event
Join Lutheran Family Services for the 18th Annual Golf Classic - 'Tee Off for Hope'. The event will take place at Arrowhead Golf Club on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:30 Shotgun Start.
The individual fee is $175 and $700 for a foursome. Fees include: green fees for 18 holes, golf cart, breakfast, unlimited snacks, lunch, exceptional prizes and more!
Register online at www.lfsco.org . You may also call Danette at 303-217-5860 with questions or to get more information.
A Call To Action - Providing Hunger Relief for Metro Denver
The congregation of Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village is asking the community to join it in providing hunger relief. Metro CareRing is challenging people in the Denver area to join Avenues of Hope: 9.10.11. Please take just a few minutes to watch the video from Metro CareRing. Avenues of Hope: Hunger Stops Here (9.10.11) is a community movement to eradicate hunger by educating, motivating and encouraging everyone to give! Please check out the website to see how you might be able to Help. Thank you for being a hunger relief advocate for the hungry here in Denver!
The goal for faith communities in the metro-Denver area is to collectively raise $120,000 on or before September 10, 2011 (9.10.11) and to collect 120,000 lbs. of food. There are a number of ways to participate:
- Pledge to do "a dollar per day" or a "pound per day" or BOTH
- Promise to gather "a pound of food each day" for 100 days
- Share ideas that you have; and
- Pray, so collectively we end hunger in our community.
Stay tuned for news and events about where and how to give your "dollar per day" and where to bring your offerings of food., so that enough food for all hungry people in Denver can be collected. Money to sustain the hungry of Colorado will also be gathered. Be a part of it!
Shadow and Light: A Time of Remembrance and Hope
10th Anniversary of 9-11
A series of interfaith events are being planned in Denver for the weekend of 9-11 including workshops, dialogues, cultural exchanges and a community-wide interfaith worship service on Sunday evening.
These events will center on the Shadow and Light theme emphasizing a faith-filled perspective on a time of remembrance of those who perished and the hope of human beings living together in peace and giving witness to the value of each child of God.
Contact Rabbi Steve Booth-Nadav, coordinator of the planning group, for more information.
Save the Date
New Beginnings 13th Annual Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser
On September 24, New Beginnings 13th Annual Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser will take place at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, CO featuring a silent auction, dinner, entertainment, and awards. Mark IV will be on hand offering their musical gifts throughout the evening. Also, many hand knitted and crocheted items from the women on the inside will be available at the silent auction.
For silent auction inquiries or donation, please contact Heiko Meyer by email. (Monetary donations are also welcome.) Come and make this a night to remember and let the women know that they are cared about.
New Beginnings Church is an ecumenical ministry inside the Denver Women's Correctional Facility.
P.E.A.K.: Children, Family and Faith Conference October 16-26, 2011 at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
See the color brochure for more information.
Dr. Diana Butler Bass at Messiah Community Church, Denver
October 28-30, 2011
For more information, please call the church on 303-355-4471.