THIS SATURDAY IN GLENDALE
Metro Denver Community Fitness Fair to Highlight Areas of Well-being August 27
You're invited to a FREE Community Fitness Fair entitled, "Passport to Well-being" taking place on Saturday, August 27 at the Infinity Park Event Center from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Community Fitness Fair is a joint effort of the Denver area ELCA Parish Nurses and the Rocky Mountain Region of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The workshops, displays and activities all represent one or more areas of wellness: social/interpersonal, emotional, physical, financial, vocational, intellectual and spiritual, as depicted on The Wholeness Wheel. There is also an opportunity to share our blessings by reaching out to help others by making donations to Lutheran Family Services Refugee and Asylee Programs and Metro CareRing .
Please use the bulletin insert to invite your members to come and participate as well as bring their friends and neighbors. We are encouraging all participants to "Do One Thing Differently" because of their experiences at the fair. For more details including a map and schedule of events go to www.rmselca.org/wellbeing.
Taizé at Saint Paul-Denver is Cancelled for August
We will NOT have a Taizé service during the month of August, but will return full-force in September! If you have any interest in helping to lead or plan upcoming services, please contact Jeff Steen by email or phone (303-547-8760).
Immanuel-Greeley Hosts a Lazarus HIV/AIDS Fundraiser
An estimated 22.5 million people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa in 2009, representing 68% of the global HIV burden.
As a calling from God to walk hand-in-hand with our brothers and sisters in Africa, Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting a Silent Auction and Dinner to be held Saturday, August 27 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Immanuel in Greeley, CO. The church is located at 1865 14th Street. All proceed from the Lazarus HIV/AIDS Fundraiser silent auction and dinner will go to the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa (LUCSA) for education and awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention in Southern African countries. Additional funding to supplement the fundraiser proceeds will be provided through the Weld County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
If you cannot attend the dinner but would like to support the work of LUCSA through this fundraiser, please send a check payable to WCCTFL to Immanuel Lutheran Church by August 29. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for thousands of our brothers and sisters in southern Africa.
We give so that others may live.
Your Invitation to the
Operation One Nation Gala
As a member of Operation One Nation, a military family support group, developed by Bethany Lutheran Church, Project Sanctuary would like to invite all members of the Rocky Mountain Synod to our Annual "1940's USO Style Swinging Goodtime GALA" Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Wildlife Experience located at 10035 South Peoria in Parker (80134). Download the poster for details.
Honoring our military families, this evening will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Keynote Speaker will be Colonel David W. Sutherland, Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For more information and tickets about this fun filled evening, please go to www.projectsanctuary.us.
"Out in the Silence"
Finding Ways and Making Efforts to
Eliminate School Bullying
Join One Colorado and the Creative Center for Spiritual Living for a screening and discussion of Out in the Silence, "a stunning documentary" (Philadelphia Inquirer) about the harrowing, ultimately successful battle of a gay teen and his mother against recalcitrant school authorities when the teen is brutally attacked for coming out in his rural Pennsylvania high school. Screenings of Out in the Silence are a way to start a conversation about how we can work together to ensure that LGBT students are safe and respected in local schools. Screenings are:
August 25 Loveland
August 27 Greeley
September 9 Buena Vista
See sites and details of the scheduled screenings.
A Lutheran mother of a gay son echoes the feelings of others with gay children of how disappointed she in the failure of most churches to step up and engage congregations in dialog about ensuring all children and young adults can be themselves and be assured of a safe, bully free environment not only at school but at our churches as well. "I hope our churches can become places where ALL means ALL when proclaiming that God loves All of us and died for All of us."
You Are Invited to a "Grand Opening" and Dedication Celebration
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the Rocky Mountain Synod and Rejoice Lutheran Church cordially invite you to attend two exciting celebrations! The"Grand Opening" celebration of Rejoice Lutheran Church's new "Church House" at 3413 Lowell Lane, Erie, CO (80516), is Sunday, August 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a concert featuring the vocal band "Face" at 6:00 p.m. Come to enjoy food, fellowship, and fun, including "bouncies" and other games for the kids. The "Church House" is the renovated home that was located on the five-acre church site.
The Dedication of this "first phase" facility will be on Sunday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Allan Bjornberg is dedicating and preaching. Please join Pastor Ruby Narucki and the community of Rejoice Lutheran Church for all the festivities!.
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!
10th Anniversary "Give a Second Wind" 5K Run/Walk and Music Festival is September 18
Come out for a festival of life as more than 3,000 walkers, runners and music lovers gather at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, located at 15200 West 6th Avenue in Golden (80401), for the largest suicide prevention event in the nation. We'll be celebrating our Tenth Anniversary with a FREE BBQ lunch, cookies, massages, t-shirts, concert by "Opie Gone Bad" and other local bands, kids' activities, and memorial dove release.
You have the opportunity to run 5k or walk 3 miles through the neighborhoods surrounding the Jeffco Fairgrounds or stroll one mile within the Fairgrounds. Prizes will be offered for pledge raisers and largest teams.
You may register online by going to www.swfmd.org
- June - August:
$15 for students and seniors, $30 for adults.
- September 1 -14:
$18 for students and seniors, $33 for adults.
- After September 14:
$21 for students and seniors, $41 for adults.
- Fee Waived for Fundraisers:
$50 in pledges waives fee for students and seniors, $100 in pledges waives fee for adults.
- Offline registration fees are higher.
- No mail-in registrations after September 14.
For more information, you may visit the website. For questions, please send an email or call 720-962-0706.
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.
An Evening of Worship, Fellowship and Musical Meditation Hosted by Bethany-Cherry Hills Village
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center invites you to be their guest for an evening of fellowship and worship at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 4500 E. Hampden Avenue in Cherry Hills Village. Come and enjoy a delicious dessert, make new friends and perhaps bump into someone you already know, and experience a jazz vespers service by "Music Serving the Word Ministries."
You are encouraged to invite members of your congregation to attend this event which brings the arts into sacred spaces. Jazz Vespers offers a musical meditation that leads the listener toward reflection and personal application of Scripture through a "Sound Scape" of contemplative worship.
The service features piano, acoustic bass, and drums as well as inspired spoken word, and multimedia experiences, all designed to nourish the soul with prayerful reflection. Paul Campbell, Executive Director, will be sharing about the ministry at Spirit in the Desert and our passion to help individuals and congregations renew and revitalize in body, mind and soul.
If you have any questions or need more information please contact Lance or Carol Jacobson at 480-201-9126 or 480-466-6053.
Resource for All Married Couples
A Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend is October 21-23, 2011 in the Denver area. To register, simply go to the website: www.GodLovesMarriage.org and sign up using your credit card. For questions, please contact Bud & Cindy Amack by email or phone at 303-796-9119.
The expectations on church professionals can be hard on marriage relationships. "Weekend" application fees are waived for church pastors and professional staff who are interested in attending a Marriage Encounter Weekend - just send an email if you would like more information.
Dr. Diana Butler Bass at Messiah Community Church, Denver
October 28-30, 2011
For more information, please visit the website or call the church at 303-355-4471.