Immanuel WELCA Presents: "Blessings and Blossoms"
Immanuel Lutheran Women (WELCA) cordially invite women of all ages to their "Blessings & Blossoms" event on Thursday, May 3, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 1865 14th Avenue in Greeley (80631).
The Women of Immanuel will present special guest speaker Terry Bowes...sharing "Blessings!"
Terry was the first president of the ELCA's Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization and has served as interim executive director for the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA).
All women are welcome to come and partake of food, fellowship, music, and door prizes! Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 30. For reservations/tickets, please call the church office at 970-352-3003.
Dinner prices are $5.00 per person. Children 3 and under are Free
Event Catered by: Immanuel Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA Southeast Colorado
Cluster Retreat May 4-5
This retreat will challenge all women called to discipleship. Our theme, "Lessons for Today's Disciples," invites women to grow more deeply in their understanding of whose they are and where they are going. It will be a time of exploration and personal growth.
- What does discipleship mean to women?
- How does it affect their response to God?
- How does walking in fellowship with God become a part of us?
- How do we walk confidently?
Registration opens at 2:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon at the historic landmark, the Abbey, near Canon City. There will be a pre-retreat reflection experience at 2:30 p.m. followed by dinner and Bible Study at 6:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. Matins will expand our experience as we see where discipleship places us in the community of faith. The worship at 5:00 p.m. will be a moment for final reflection as we end our time together. For more information, like a list of featured speakers, lodging and registration options, please check out the brochure or visit the website of the Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization (WELCA).
Food and Faith: Dinner with Ibrahim Kazerooni
Would you like to see real interfaith relations in action while enjoying a great meal?
Have dinner at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, located at 1600 Grant Street in Denver,on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. Chef Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni will be presenting Middle Eastern cuisine at a fundraiser for Ansar Pantry, featuring its Executive Director, Ms. Meraj Abdul-Qadir.
Suggested donation is $30 per person. The Pantry is a food bank serving the needy in Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver counties and was started seven years ago by MILA (Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism) with the help of Metro CareRing.
For more information or to register, please email church secretary, Marlene Brelsford, or call her on 303-839-1432 ext. 2. An R.S.V.P. by April 27 is appreciated.
Lutheran Chorale Final Spring Concert
The Lutheran Chorale will present its final concert of the 2011-2012 season at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 4500 N. Wadsworth Blvd. in Wheat Ridge, CO. The concert will feature music of Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Bach, including the chorus 'Dona Nobis Pacem" from Bach's Mass in B Minor, the 'Missa Brevis in Honor of St. John" by Haydn, and 'A Star Shall Rise Up Out Of Jacob' by Mendelssohn.
Concert tickets will be available at the door. Ticket costs: Adults $15, Students/Seniors $10, Families $25. Lutheran Chorale expresses its gratitude to its generous arts sponsors SCFD (the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District) and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Welcome to: "An Evening with Herb"
Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 4500 East Hampden Avenue in Cherry Hills Village (80113), invites the community to share this opportunity to meet Herb Chilstrom, the first presiding bishop of the ELCA. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 with dessert and coffee with Dr. Chilstrom from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A book discussion, conversation and singing will follow from 7:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. in the Great Hall at Bethany.
Dr. Chilstrom's autobiography, "A Journey of Grace," was released a few months ago and has had an enthusiastic reception across the church. Tracing his life story from birth until retirement as it intertwines with the church, the book focuses primarily on the formation and early years of the ELCA. Chilstrom will share stories from the book, including humorous incidents. Interspersed with the stories will be singing of familiar hymns and songs.
Chilstrom's book will be for sale following his presentation. He will sign books. All proceeds go to the program of New Testament studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC).
Clergy Witness Network 1st Anniversary Celebration
You are invited to celebrate The Clergy Witness Network's first anniversary and the incredible transformative impact their partnership between clergy and immigrants has had on the broader community this last year. You helped make visible a faith commitment to immigrants and human rights, both to immigrants themselves and to the larger community. This FREE event will take place at Grant Avenue Community Center (see map) on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 7:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Dialogue & Goal Setting with Immigrant Partners:
How have you been transformed by working together?
What can we do together in the coming year?
Free breakfast burritos will be provided by Centro Humanitario's Women's' Project. Please RSVP to Jennifer by email or phone (303-623-3464 ext. 5 ) by May 2 to ensure that we have enough for breakfast. You are asked to bring your reflections, spiritual grounding, and willingness to listen to the table.
Lunchbox Express Program
...because hunger doesn't take a vacation.
Last summer Lunchbox Express started a program to deliver summer lunches to kids, in their neighborhoods, during the traditional summer vacation. Lunchbox Express operates with the Food Bank of the Rockies as their fiscal agent; uses a re-purposed mini-school bus and have support of the Englewood school district. 6000 meals were distributed during the 11 weeks of vacation by making 4 stops at 4 Englewood school playgrounds between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. At the moment, though, only 10 out of 100 kids in Colorado that qualify for free and reduced fee lunches are receiving any food support when school is not in session.
Two parks are being added in Englewood and Sheridan this summer and through a generous donor, Lunchbox Express will be operating a second bus this summer in and around the neighborhood of Westwood (Federal Blvd between Alameda and Louisiana), stopping at Munroe, CMS and Goldrick Elementary schools.
The success of this program is dependent on the support of the communities where the program operates, both in recruiting volunteers, and spreading the word that free food is available all summer at the specific sites. Pastors, ministers and other members of the community could help bring public awareness to the serious issue of kids being without access to food during the summer months; and programs like Lunchbox Express that can help get the food out into the community.
The summer schedule is still being finalized but to get general information about the program and how it works in the community, check out the website, visit their facebook page or view a short video.
Making Malaria History through the ELCA Malaria Campaign
Saturday, May 12 at 5:00 p.m.
Did you know that a child dies every 45 seconds from malaria? Have you heard about the ELCA Malaria Campaign but don't know much about malaria or the work of the campaign?
Join us for worship and conversation with Jessica Nipp, Coordinator of the ELCA Malaria Campaign on Saturday, May 12 at 5:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Collins. Worship begins at 5:00pm with Jessica Nipp preaching. Following worship there will be food and conversation with Jessica about the work of the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Bring your questions and your friends!
Saint Peter Lutheran Church Presents: Swingtime in the Rockies -
a Benefit Performance
You and the community are invited to join with Saint Peter Lutheran Church on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate "SWAZZ" - Swingin' JAZZ music!! The program will feature Dez Rubano and Friends and the event will take place at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the website or by calling 720-509-1000.