Reflections & Program Notes

For further details & any questions on the Program’s below,
please give me a call or send me an email:
Steve Walden
303-989-3727 (x203)
swalden@gmumc.com
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The point of a faith community is not to think alike, but to think together.

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July 2018 Mini-Mission:
Project Angel Heart Breakfast Cereal Drive

Since 1991 this great organization has worked, in their own words, “to deliver nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness.”

To that nutritious end, our Drive will focus on only:

 standard-sized boxes (no jumbo or sample sizes), cold, whole-grain, non-sugary cereals…such as Plain Cheerios, Raisin Bran, and Corn Flakes.

Please place in the labeled bin in the coat room.  Thank you!

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Annual Summer Sanity event…

Denver Botanic Gardens

Saturday, July 28th; 3:00 p.m. car pool

Consider joining this annual outing to experience nature’s art work, as well as the seasonal “human-crafted” art on display…plus dine in the delightful outdoor café.  RSVP required  via Steve or the Program Table; est. cost $9-10 plus meal depending
on age & numbers.

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 An Idea Without a Name…yet…

The group for those that don’t join church groups…

Does your world view not fit easily into a “faith tradition”?  Does your body resist parallel parking in a pew?  Is the most comforting sign you’ve seen in a church say, “Emergency Exit”?   Is the only “spiritual label” that speaks to your heart & mind, “none-of-the-above”?  You’re not alone — in fact, you may be part of the fastest growing “tradition-less tradition” of the current age.

What exactly is “this”— honestly, we’re figuring that out — together — but it’s not a “church idea,” a clever ruse…it’s no evangelical Trojan Horse.  It’s also not anti-faith, or anti-anything that has the power to make our lives, or our world, a better place.  But we are pro-curiosity, creativity, learning, humor, asking big questions, living without firm answers, and otherwise exploring what it means to be a decent human being.

A life of purpose and meaning does not require a church membership.  Period.  But a community can make our life journey a bit gentler along the blue-sky vistas and mud-filled pot holes.  If you’re looking for fellow travelers, feel free to learn more about an evolving idea without a label.

For information, please see Steve Walden
swalden@gmumc.com

 

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Caffeine

Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Room #403

Pondering issues — and planning actions — through the lens of personal faith.  Diverse perspectives welcome; ideologies and agendas not so much.

 Caffeine coffee jar benefits the SEED/NarSarah Clinic in Sierra Leone to date = $2110.

 

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 Society for the Advancement
of the Human Attention Span

Taking the months of July & August to read trashy beach novels — thus no meetings until September.  For those interested in this evolving book group — please see me.

 

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 The Shared Journey

…an evolving, supportive community for those that share
the daily challenges of facing the diagnosis of dementia –
as individuals, families, and caring friends.

sharedjourney
 All are welcome!
Please consider joining the S
J Support Group for their next meeting:

Tuesday, July 17th, 9:00 a.m.; Room #403

 

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 Project Cure Work Team

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Local Service, Global Impact

Next Opportunity: Tuesday, July 10th, 1 to 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in this service project, sorting and preparing medical supplies for shipment to areas of great need, please see me. You’ll also be joining an efficient, excellent, and entertaining crew from Green Mountain — no medical knowledge needed, we work as a team — curiosity and humor are required.

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The Senior Wii Bowling Association

You have nothing to lose but your dignity.

Gourmet ice cream “lunch” — then virtual pins tremble.

To RSVP see me.
July 24th, 12:30 p.m., #403 Lanes

 

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Church of The Apocalyptic Optimists

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An ongoing effort to invest in people and ideas, via an organization called Kiva and the tool of the micro-loan. We currently have 27 members from all faith backgrounds. For information on this playfully-named, nobly-aimed concept please see me.

As of June 25th:
Loan #: 1,002
Total: $26,850

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       The Cure Bin       

curesupplies

Medical supplies…
(please, NO drugs, NO items requiring electrical power, and nothing already used)

These materials are gathered in the orange bin located on our upper level landing,
then delivered to Project Cure monthly.

Your consideration of this on-going mission is appreciated.

 

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Hilltoppers

Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

This class uses a traditional, thought-provoking,
Sunday School curriculum to discuss faith and life.

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Tuesday Morning Bible Study
 
10:30 a.m.

A low-stress Bible Study class, with no homework required.  This group reads scripture together, and discusses the passages openly.  The group shares the rich resources of study Bible notes, and personal experience.  Does not meet in the Summer.  Will resume in the Fall.  Led by the Minister.


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