upcoming events


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2020 Fall Film Series


​​​​​​​The theme for Fall will be Inspirational Stories. Most of the films are suitable for the Family, and this festival features many “oldies but goodies!” The planned schedule is below:

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Diane Worthey's Book!


In One Ear and Out the Other: Antonia Brico & Her Amazingly Musical Life


This book "tells the story of one woman's fight to gain recognition as a conductor in an era when men dominated classical music. The first woman to guest-conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonia Brico never secured a permanent conducting job with a major symphony--but her contributions paved the way for the many women conductors to follow. A true visionary in the long fight for equal opportunities for women."


You can order this book from here:


https://www.bookpeopleofmoscow.com/search/site/Worthey


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Remembering Haiffaa   

 

During the service on 10/11/2020, we had a guest speak.  The lesson was "Leaving Home" and was supported by the viewing of the movie "Brooklyn".  Our guest, Sharon McCreary, shared about the refugee's experience of leaving home.

 

In particular, Sharon shared a story of a refugee named Haiffaa.  Haiffaa was from Iraq and really didn't want to leave her home, nor did she wish to come to the USA (which some say stands for You Start Again).

 

You can read more about Haiffaa on this

blog (click here).

 

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Church Council Member Nominations Open!


We are looking for Active Church Partners (ACP's) who would like to take on a position in church leadership on the Church Council. The Council manages the affairs of the Church, and meets monthly by Zoom at the present time. To be eligible to serve on Council, one must have been an ACP for at least one year and commit to a three-year term beginning in February of 2021. Our Nominating Team headed by Jean Sherer will take applications and do the actual vetting of all candidates.  You can contact Paul Campbell, Holly Jay, or Jean Sherer to indicate your interest or if you have any questions.


Please consider taking on this very important leadership position within our Church.  We look forward to hearing from you.


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2020 RMC Annual Celebration videos   

 

From Pastor Tracey

 

Here are three of the most poignant sessions from the Rocky Mountain Conference Annual Celebration this year [2020]. Each of these sessions is worth your while and I encourage you to watch them, or if you saw them, to watch them again:

 

Live talk with Rev. John Dorhauer


Racial Justice in the RMC conversation

 

Keynote Session by Rev. Susan Thistlethwaite

 

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Wednesday Happy Hour Church Chat @ 4:30 p.m. each week, on Zoom


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

1) coordinator to recruit hosts, and

2) HOSTS for the Wednesday Happy Hour Church Chat!


Sign up to host on an upcoming Wednesday – it’s EASY… maybe bring a question or topic of interest, toss it into the middle of the ZoomRoom, and see what happens! Contact Pastor Tracey or Meredith to put your name down for an upcoming Wednesday Chat Host slot, or to take on the coordinator role! Hey – both are EASIER than the pre-pandemic equivalent for coffee hours!


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Pick three people out of the church directory: 

 

It's suggested you pick one you know well, one you know but not well, and one you don’t know at all.  Call them, or email them, text them, or send them a card.  In our WHY Teams we are asking ourselves, “What do I need?” and then “What can I offer?”  This seems to be a good model for your contacts with others. 

 

Consider dropping food off:

Parker Task Force or Help & Hope Center and other food banks need extra support right now.  Drop off non-perishable groceries (in bags please) to Bob and Holly Jay, or Shirley Wick, for Friday deliveries to the Help & Hope Center Food Bank.  

 

Help & Hope wishes for toiletries, especially feminine products.

 


When asked: What does the church and its worship mean to you? You said:

 


Favorite Books


Here is the beginning of a collection of books recommended by church partners:


Convictions - Marcus Borg
Falling Upward - Richard Rohr 

 An Altar in the World - Barbara Taylor
The Essential Things that I Have Learned about Life - Kushner
Stealing Jesus - Bruce Bawer
Giving Thanks - M.J. Ryan
Without Buddha I could not be a Christian - Paul Knitter


The World of Biblical Israel - C. R. Chapman (A "Great Courses" CD)


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