Sunday October 5th - 9:30a and 11:00a with the Chalice Singers

No Excuses, No Exceptions - by Rev. Mike Morran

A loving and critical look at the fourth source of Unitarian Universalism, Jewish and Christian Teachings.

This Week

The Finance Council would like to be as transparent as possible about FUSD’s finances.  Below is the summarized budget for the current year (July 1 2014 – June 30, 2015).  A detailed budget is available on fusden.org and from the church office.  Please also see the remainder of this posting to see the Finance Council’s objectives and challenges for fiscal year 2015.  We are also working on year-end financials for FY 2014 and will make those available with our Annual Report.

October is your last chance this year to attend Last Wednesday Lunch Bunch!  We won't be meeting in November and December because our last Wednesdays fall too close to holidays.  We'll be back in full swing in January though!  Enjoy lunch with a great group on Wednesday, October 29th at 11:30 in the Community Room.  We always have great food and stimulating conversation.

Why is it that holiday celebrations revolve around a meal? Why is it that there is such emphasis put on family meals together? The reason is it is a time to reconnect with family and friends. Meals are a time to just sit and share our lives with each other.  The first Wednesday of every month is Whole Soul Supper and we meet at 6:00 for a Vespers Service to bring something spiritual into our lives. Then we move to the community room at 6:30 for a pot luck supper.

Making a Difference

The Reason We Connect

Q: What are some of the reasons that you have become connected to First Unitarian Society of Denver?

Patrick C. - My goal as a Leadership Development Committee member is to assist in the process of identifying and encouraging new and ongoing leadership in our congregation. As background, I have been an active member of First Unitarian for over 20 years. I have served on a number of First Unitarian committees, been an RE teacher for many years when my sons were younger, and I am now completing my third year on the Board of Trustees.

Bull$^/#!

"In war, truth is the first casualty."

                          -Aeschylus

Here in July of 2014, the news is dominated by war. War between Israel and the Palestinians, war in the Ukraine, war in Nigeria, war in Syria, war in Iraq, war in Afghanistan. NBC Nightly News last week headlined their coverage of Central American refugee children as, “War on the border,” making truth a casualty even in the absence of war. (Refugee children seeking safety and asylum most emphatically do NOT constitute a war.)

There Is A Unity That Makes Us One?

Thou art a man. God is no more.
Thy own humanity, learn to adore.
                                                  --William Blake