We all have lost something this year, and we deal with loss in many different ways. Some rebound fairly quickly, while others struggle with their new realities as much as they wrestle with their feelings or grief. Change is never easy - but throughout the ages, God gives us reassurances that we do not face loss alone. We have songs, psalms, relationships and hope to lean on. Did you know we had 28 people in church last Sunday, and 30 devices watching live online? If you are considering coming back to church, or would like to watch online, but have concerns or need assistance, please reach out to Pastor Emily, Care Team Co-Chair Meg Persavich or any of your Angels, Leaders, or Staff. We are here to answer your questions and help you get connected in any way that feels safe to you. There are alternatives: stopping by the church during the week (when few are around), private Communion or counseling sessions (in-person, on the phone, or online), and porch visits or calls. Please join us this Sunday at 10:30AM in-person (with Covid-precautions) or online at the YouTube link below. We continue Virtual Fellowship Hour at 11:30AM each week - just click that link, we'd love to "see" you there!
Blessings, love and peace, even as we grieve, Pastor Emily
LIVE worship Sunday 09/20/2020 at 10:30AM, The Disorientation of Grief, Psalm 51. (feed begins a few minutes early)
The Finance Committeeis happy to announce that, despite the pandemic, we are ahead of our 2019 financial giving! You have been consistent, generous and faithful and we want to EXTEND our love, grace, joy and gratitude to you, in a special sermon series starting Sept. 27th. You may click below to give online, stop by the office (Tues-Fri 10AM-3PM), or mail a check. THANK YOU!
Calling all Families! Join us as we band together with the Walnut Street Churches in a Trash Cleanup! Any and all family members are welcome!
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Virginia Lindblad will be held on Friday, September 25th at 2:00PM (in the sanctuary and live-streamed). Please join us!
September is Suicide Awareness Month
1 in 5 teens/young adults live with a mental health condition, half develop the it by age 14; 3/4 by age 24 (National Alliance for Mental Illness)
In Colorado, suicide was the leading cause of death among youth ages 10-18 between 2013 and 2017.
Next Saturday, Sept. 26th, we are offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course, an 8-hour program to prevent teen suicide and recognize warning signs in adolescents, as well as how to provide early intervention for crisis. If you would like to register, please email the instructor, Dr. Shannon Devlin, or call/text her at 970-381-4938 with your questions or interest. We only have 10-15 spots left! Although this is a free program for participants, all donations of money or pre-packaged food/drink are appreciated! Please contact Donna Dodrill (phone 303-641-6067).
Join the women's Bible study Thursday evenings at 5:30PM for "Footnotes, Major Lessons from Minor Bible Characters" by Julie Lyles Carter. This study is designed to encourage us as we discover our potential to shine brightly for God. Contact Pat Ferrell with questions.
Prayer Requests Aftermath of hurricanes, wildfires, protests, pandemic; Perry Cogburn; Julie C's father and stepmom; Marilyn S's family; Debbie S's father (pneumonia); Sloan's grandfather Tommy (knee surgery); Tracy & Debbie's granddaughter (Eating disorder); Steve A's sister Susan; Vera's neighbor Carol; Tony Park; Mike Whitaker; Heather G's parents; Casey Y’s aunt Sharon; Megan’s grandmothers; teenager in distress; displaced family; Bob K, Bud H, Ann G, Margaret H, Eileen F, Sandy E; Mike & Jean Frazier (moving); Alexia's pregnancy; SPC Lizzie Przygoda. Click image to add your requests!