Sunday June 25th at 9:15a

Living in the Tension of Social Justice with Lisa Calderon
 
Lisa M. Calderon is the Executive Director of the Community Reentry Project, an initiative of the City of Denver's Crime Prevention and Control Commission, where she supervises six staff who work on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons for their successful reintegration back into the community. She has taught in academia for over 15 years in the areas of Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. She holds a Master’s degree, law degree, and is currently working on her doctorate in education.
As a former legal director of a domestic violence program, Lisa was qualified as an expert witness on issues of gendered victimization, and had her opinions profiled in the media. Lisa has over 20 years of facilitation experience in the areas of inclusiveness, gender equity, and ethical communication.
As an active community member, Lisa is involved with several community-based initiatives including as Co-Chair of the Colorado Latino Forum Denver Chapter to create more opportunities for marginalized women, low-income communities, youth of color, and justice system involved persons.
She has obtained several awards for inspirational leadership for her work serving the community.

This Week

Who can resist a delicious potluck lunch with great conversation partners?  Join us in the Community Room for Last Wednesday Lunch Bunch, June 28th.  All are welcome.  We love having kids and grandkids join us during the summer months.  Check with us for our temporary location when the renovation begins in July.

Please consider getting involved in the Racial Justice Project. There are two easy ways to start:

In case you haven’t heard…we made our congregational goal of $2.4 million!  The active campaign has come to a close, however, commitments and contributions will always be accepted.  The more we receive, the more flexibility we have in our plans. 
 

Making a Difference

Common Ground

 

Common Ground is our Whole Souul Living Theme for March. In a world that insistently tries to divide us from one another, the central proposition of our faith is that, There is a Unity that makes us One.

Whole Souul Economy Circle

Whole Souul Economy Circle
  “I am a human being!”
                                               --Michael Carr, FUSD Member
 
“All the ancient wisdom…tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of
our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy….”

Divinity

 

Our Whole Souul Living Theme for this month is Divinity. For traditional Christians, the word usually refers to the Christian God or the nature of Jesus. For Jews, divinity could apply to anything from the orthodox God of the Old Testament to the cosmic Ein Sof (without end) of Kabbahlistic teaching. For many Indigenous People, divinity could refer to the animating spirits of nature or the mysterious forces that turn the seasons or the world.

This Week in RE

SUMMER IS HERE!  We offer one Summer Service at 9:15, during which nursery care and RE are available.

Each week, this page is updated with announcements and information to help families fully engage with our Religious Exploration Program.  Please see our newest edition of the Religious Education Program Guide or our Program Specific Web Pages (listed to the right) for more information.  Please contact our Director of Religious Exploration, Erin Kenworthy, at erin@fusden.org with questions and feedback.

 

Insight

 
 
Insight is the Whole Souul Living Theme for July

An Open Letter About Brock Turner

This post is not officially from First Unitarian Society of Denver, just a personal statement by Senior Minister, Rev. Mike Morran. 

Truth

The 4th Principle of Unitarian Universalism is: “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Certainly there is a category of empirical truth to the physical world. Just as certainly there is a category of more subjective truth that will vary from person to person. Still, in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, we take the question of religious truth very seriously. It was the search for truth and a more authentic religious experience that led us to break away from more traditional Christianity.