Our Journey Together

Program Note:  Obviously, these are not "normal" times we live in (not that there ever is a one-size-fits-all "normal").  Covid-19 has altered the way we look at the world and the way we build and maintain community.  Educational, social, and service opportunities have been shifted to meet the safety needs in the age of physical distancing & masks.  Please know that all efforts -- present and future -- will always make the well-being of those who participate, and the greater community, the highest priority.  But as true today as in the past -- we welcome you -- a mask and a distance of several feet will never alter that truth.  Be well!!!

The philosophy behind adult program explorations...

Faith is a journey with many names.  Some religious, some not.  We all seek meaning and purpose in this life.  The ageless questions -- "why are we here" and "how best to meet each day" -- can pull us in many directions.  It can be a lonely endeavor, bouncing from the various roles we play in a world that often does not support our asking "big" questions.  This faith community offers a safe place to share your journey with others who are also pondering this mystery of life -- the journey of being human.  We are not here to think alike, we are here to think, act, and care together.  We learn from each other.  And it's in the questions we ask -- not the answers (if any) -- that we build our deepest relationships.  

 

 

The Unhidden Agenda...

 

Build Community.    Dismantle walls.    Listen & Learn.    No donuts.

Thinking With Others...

 

Faith...In Each Other

Now part of our Virtual Coffee Hour (via Zoom)

 

Sunday, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

 

Want to turn down the noise...and turn up the real conversation? 

Explore issues, events, and the mystery of being Human. 

Perspectives welcome, ideologies not so much.  Humor required.

Society for The Advancement of The Human Attention Span

A Gathering of The Biblio-Addicted (Nerdy to Free Spirits welcome...)

 

Contact me for the latest during our time of precautions...

 

 

The Faith to Be Human...Contemplative Action Group

Sunday mornings 9:45 - 10:45 currently via Zoom


Life presents us with challenges on many levels -- the personal, the communal, and the cultural.  How best to respond given our diverse experiences and world views?  Sharing our individual perspectives in a supportive gathering, let's listen and learn from each other as we explore the issues of our lives and times.   Disussion is not an exercise in agreement, but in building realtionships that lead to trust -- and meaningful action.  All welcome.  

Caring  With Others...

Shared Journey

Please call to check on group's meeting status in the time of covid-19

 

SJ is an ever evolving, supportive community for those sharing the daily challenges of facing a dementia diagnosis -- as caregivers, families, and caring friends.  These gatherings offer emotional support and an opportunity to explore community resources for assistance.

Church of The Apocalyptic Optimists

 

Investing in people and ideas across the globe, via the Kiva microloan.  Currently we have funded over 1230 loans for a total over $33,375. 

NarSarah Clinic -- Sierra Leone


Our Adult Program Coffee Jar supports the excellent work of this organization, serving a community where

health care needs are great and resources in short supply.  Currently $4,101 donated.

Playing With Others...

 

Food Halls & Faith

 

Currently looking forward to the day we can revisit our small business friends & fellowship over diverse meal options in these wonderful venues.

 

One of the better community-driven trends in our market-based culture is the contemporary "food hall." 

Take an old building (abandoned store or warehouse), add food & retail niches run by local creative souls, toss in open seating

and you have a social, bread-breaking space where conversations begin and relationships form.

Cultural Escapes

 

Art, lectures, natural history, gardens -- all the joys of Metro Denver culture -- it will resume & we will be ready...

Thoughts...

Hope is like peace.  It is not a gift from God.  It is a gift only we can give one another.
- Elie Wiesel -

These are the Days of The Heavy Sigh.  News – overwhelming.  Coronavirus – spreading.  Political temperture – hot.  Common sense – endangered.  When the good news is “toilet paper is in stock” you know the National Sanity Bar is set too low.  And yet.  The collective weight of kindness, though the individual acts may seem feather light, can tip the scale in favor of a Better World.  Amidst the confusion and concern around a school year, a school supply drive (masked & distanced) takes place.  When a health assistance agency serving the medically and economically vulnerable needs food, a virtual drive takes place and the $$$ expectations are not only met but exceeded.  A Community Garden appears despite a shutdown, and neighborhood connections are made, food is grown and distributed, and the bees, butterflies, (and rabbits) are happy.  For no reason at all – other than a kind heart – a man teaches himself to bake high-quality designer breads and distributes them at random.  Another soul spends countless hours and abundant sweat to improve a playground and cure a water drainage issue.  And on.  And on.  What we do matters.  It always has.  But now, with some heavy weights being tossed on the challenging side of the scale, those small acts seem to gain a needed heft.   Just looping a mask over your ears is a radical act of kindness and care.  One step at a time.  One breath at a time.  One kind word at a time.  One conversation at a time.  One (masked) smile at a time.   
We can do this.       
Wishing you peace, kindness, and a bit of sanity amidst the storms – be well.