Sunday May 31st 9:30a - SINGLE SERVICE  

Second Chances by Hassan Latif,  Executive Director of the Second Chance Center  

 

 

This Week

Izzy Cass is having a graduation party and everyone is invited!  It will be from 5:30p to 7:00p on Friday, May 29th, at the Denver Turnverein (1570 Clarkson St). Everyone in the congregation is invited, because they're like her second family. Also, there's a swing dancing lesson from 7:00p to 8:00p and her favorite band (The Spicy Pickles) are playing the swing dance that night, so everyone should come for the party and stay for the dancing!

The Leadership Development Committee invites you to attend an orientation session for nominees to the Board of Trustees. We'll discuss the organizational structure of FUSD and church governance, and consider ways to make the gears turn smoothly.  Saturday, May 30th, 9-10:30 a.m. Mandatory for new Board nominees, but open to the congregation.  Contact Betsy Brainerd for more information. 303-779-8648

Making a Difference

What Happened in Baltimore…

An Open letter by Dominique Christina

2015 Annual Meeting

Please plan to attend the Annual Congregational Meeting on May 31 at 11:00a! We’ll hear reports from our Abundance Ministry and Finance Council on our financial situation (a good one!), vote on the annual budget, elect candidates for the Board and other elected committees, and find out what Faith in Action has been up to (a lot!). In addition, we’ll vote on a proposed change to the bylaws regarding youth membership on the Board. The text and rational are as follows:
 

Vocation

Vocation is the Whole Souul Living Theme for this month. The word comes from from the Christian tradition and refers to an internal calling or summons to do holy work. There is also an assumption that neary everybody has one whether they know it or not. Philosopher Sam Keen wrote: A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.

Compassion

Love has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Love and compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which Love is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which Love is to bless us now.

 

An Open Letter to First Unitarian Society of Denver From Your Ministers

Dear First Unitarian,

     Last Sunday during worship (January 11th), Mike shared that there is a conversation going on at First Unitarian about whether to replace the “Civil Marriage is a Civil Right,” banner on our building with a similar banner that would read “Black Lives Matter!”

 

On Hallowed Ground We Live On

Ruefully We Mourn on Hallowed Ground From Whence a Resounding Moaning Train Whistle Along the Track Assures Us  - Live On - Live On - and On
 

Salvation

salvation, n.  A saving or being saved; preservation from destruction, ruin, loss, or calamity.

 

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.)

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