Sunday Services



Our services are held at 4:00 pm on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall of the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church at 56 Highway 6, Dillon CO 80435. Services are followed by a Social Hour or a Potluck at 5:00 pm.


Our weekly Sunday Services take place in the Fellowship Hall of the Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon, CO at 4:00 pm and are followed by a Social Hour or Potluck at 5:00 pm.  Potlucks usually occur on the last Sunday of the month.

During 2017 we have had a short sabbatical during the months of May and November during which no services are held but other activities take place from time to time.

We have a consulting minister who preaches on the first Sunday of each month. The remaining Sunday Services are conducted by guest UU ministers, as well as ministers from other faiths and also by accomplished artists, distinguished scientists, dedicated educators, elected officials, social justice activists and other successful professionals from diverse disciplines.



Upcoming Service & Social Time
 
December 10, 2017: Service & Social Time
Sermon Title: Starry, Starry Night
Speakers: Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland
  
Join us in this service as we consider this season that is defined both by darkness and by light.
 
The darkness is a fact of the turning of the seasons, and the light is a testament to the human spirit. In this season, we would do well to embrace the darkness, rather than curse it.
 
But light, which is the yang, to the solstice yin, helps us to create the whole. Both darkness and light are needed whether in the turning of a day or a year.  
 
 
• Vigil Against Gun Violence, Friday, December 08, 2017


 
 
• Invitation to attend: Synagogue of the Summit’s Potluck Chanukah Celebration
 
High Country UU Fellowship is invited to attend the Synagogue of the Summit’s potluck Chanukah Celebration. It will be held Saturday, December 16 at 6 pm at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 83 Nancy's Place, Frisco, CO 80443.
 
Nancy’s Place is just off of Peak One Boulevard (CR 1004) at the southern end of Frisco.
 
Those attending from HCUFF are invited to meet with Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb at 5:30 pm to learn more about Chanukah. If you plan to attend, please contact Pat McShane at pat@patmcshane.com by December 12, 2017.

 Please sign up on www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=SYNH7053.  In the place where it asks for a phone number, instead put the number of people coming (you'll see what others have done).  It's also BYOB.
 
 
• Volunteer to Help with the Community Dinner, January 9, 2018
 
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time:  4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
 
HCUUF volunteers will be serving the Community Dinner on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. We need approximately 12 to 14 people to help. To volunteer, email Don Parsons at parsondo@hotmail.com. The work also includes some set-up and clean-up.
 
This weekly dinner, which began on March 3, 2009, has served over 100,000 people since then.
 
The Community Dinner is held at the Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 80498. Typically, 300 to 350 people attend each week to eat.
 
HCUUF is next scheduled to volunteer on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Save the date! For more information, ask Don.
 
 
• Embracing the Darkness
by Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland
 
While the darkest day of the year, the winter solstice, is still ahead, this is a time in which we are advised, as our ancestors did, to embrace the darkness. In our hemisphere, darkness enfolds us in the cloak of winter. Some days will be spent on the slopes and the exhilaration that that brings or in the hustle-bustle of preparing for the holidays. But some nights should be given over to something very different.
 
As dusk arrives earlier and earlier, we are invited into a time of reflection and contemplation. These are important practices that can lead to renewal. These are practices that pave the way to another New Year and all the possibility that a new year holds.
 
For Christians, the four weeks leading up to Christmas is called Advent. It is a time to make the heart ready for the gifts of this season. We would also do well to use this dark time to make our heart ready as we ponder our being and becoming.
 
Parker Palmer once said, “Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let your life tell you what truths you embody, what values you represent.” This listening is not a one-time-and-your-done deal. It is something that we should return to now and again to take stock of where we are and why.
 
This season is a good time to invite the darkness, to light a candle, and to sit for a time and just wonder.
 
 
• Article About Touchstones Journal & HCUUF Facebook Page
 
Touchstones
 
The Touchstones theme for December is Hope. Please find attached to this newsletter the Touchstones Journal on Hope.
 
We will also be exploring this theme using our new fellowship facebook page. We invite you to like and follow the page by pasting this link in your browser  https://www.facebook.com/High-Country-Unitarian-Universalist-Fellowship-311054219300988/ and liking the page.
 
• HIGH COUNTRY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP:
 
-       Believes in the worth and dignity of all human beings and the diversity of religious experience
 
-       Seeks to create a healthy environment to grow and serve.
 
-       Works for justice both locally and globally.
 
 
 HCUUF Weather Cancellation

For our winter season, please be aware  that for our Sunday service, decisions regarding cancellation will be made by Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning at the latest, by the Lay Leader and the Speaker.
 
Generally, when there is a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service, our service will be cancelled. Notice of the cancellation will be disseminated by email to others involved in the service and to HCUUF friends and members.

HCUUF members should be watching the weather also, and checking their emails. If a member or friend does not have email access, it is best to check in with someone who does, or ask someone to call them in the event of a cancellation.



Contact HCUUF at admin@hcuuf.org 

HCUUF Mailing Address: PO Box 313, Dillon, 80435 CO