Sunday August 30th at 9:30a   

​The Better Angels of Our Nature by Rev. Mike Morran

Lincoln’s words of 1863 called the nation to hold up what is right over and above what is easy, politic, or convenient. Perhaps this question is always relevant, yet our times seem particularly plagued by the temptation for easy answers or avoiding the harder choices.

Ingathering is Sunday September 13th with serivce times of 9:15a and 11:00a

 

First Unitarian is looking for it's next Choir Director.

This Week

Come sing with First Unitarian's fabulous choir, the Chalice Singers! We begin weekly rehearsals on Tuesday September 1st (note the change in rehearsal day!), from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in the multipurpose room. The choir is open to all members of our community. Join us at 6 pm on September 1st for a welcome-back potluck supper in the community room RSVP here.

Arturo is now home with his family and back to work. He and Ana are very happy and grateful. And after being locked up in the church for nine long hard months they both really miss the church.
 

Women's Homelessness Initiative volunteer training is an opportunity to learn more about the program and the women we serve.  It's an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you have about the program.  It is recommended for all WHI volunteers to attend a training, particularly folks who volunteer for the overnight shift.  The next training is  Saturday, September 12th , 2015  8:30a - Noon at Corona Presbyterian Church 1205 E. 8th, 80218.  (Corner of 8th and Downing).

Making a Difference

Standing on the Side of Love

 

Spirit

Spirit is our Whole Souul Living Theme for August and because we are Unitarian Universalists, some definition is in order. The word spiritual comes from the Latin spirare, the breath. Later this became spiritus, meaning, "the animating or vital principle in man and animals: soul, courage, breath, or vigor.” Many people consider the spiritual to be supernatural, but with this definition and respecting our pluralism it could be either.

Mercy

Mercy is a subject both rich and deep. Consider this quote from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.” This is the light in which we are asked to consider mercy.

Liberation

Broadly speaking, Liberation can be political, physical, emotional, spiritual, or all of the above.  Typically, liberation assumes a current or previous condition of being bounded or restricted, and things get interesting when we consider that it is possible to be unaware of our own bondage.  Consider this quote from Laura van Dernoot Lipsky:  “We will find the key to our liberation only when we accept that what we once did to survive is now destroying us.”

What Happened in Baltimore…

An Open letter by Dominique Christina

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!”

 

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