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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Halloween is the prefect time to honor…

The Ultimate Other: Frankenstein

By special arrangement one of literature’s most maligned and misunderstood men will be available for photo opportunities on the Eve of Halloween week, Sunday, October 28th, after the 10:30 service. Special menu options will be on hand during coffee time.

Please, no burning torches.  

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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.

 Diverse perspectives welcome; ideologies and agendas not so much.

Caffeine coffee jar $$$ benefits the SEED/NarSarah Clinic in Sierra Leone…to date = $2400.

 

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 Society for the Advancement
of the Human Attention Span

Sunday, November 4th, 11:45 a.m., Fireside Room
Discussing Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.
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, November 20th, 9:00 a.m.; Room #403

 

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 The Senior Wii Bowling Association

You have nothing to lose but your dignity.

Light lunch, then virtual pins tremble. To RSVP see me.
November 27th, High Noon, #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 October 22nd:
Loan #: 1,047
Total: $28,050

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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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