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 2018 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
 
July 15, 2018: Service & Social Time
Sermon Title: When Dreams Become Nightmares
Speaker: Rev. Kirk Loadman Copeland
 
If America is anything, it is a dream. Sometimes reality comes closer to the dream, but it also can turn all too quickly into a nightmare.
 
Our theme for the month is liberty, but we must ask liberty for whom?
 
Join in this reflection of liberty past, present, and future.
 
 
• Be Kind
by Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland, Consulting Minister
 
 “Be kind,” Ian Maclaren (aka of Rev. John Watson) wrote, “nearly everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” This is excellent advice. We may not know what the battle involves but let us lend our support by simply being kind. Of all human virtues it may be the most important. Near the end of his life Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” And American novelist Henry James wrote, “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”
 
The word kind comes from an Indo-european root (i.e. gene-) that is also the root for the words kin, gentle, genuine, and natural. Our acts of kindness put us in right relationship with others, including strangers. Further, the etymology of the root-word suggests that kindness is our natural way of being, not something that we have to learn. This is the point that Ram Dass and Peter Gorman made in their book, How Can I Help? They write, “At times, helping happens simply in the way of things. It’s not something we really think about, merely the instinctive response of an open heart. Caring is a reflex. Someone slips, your arm goes out. A car is in a ditch, you join the others and push. A colleague at work has the blues, you let her know you care. It all seems natural and appropriate. You live, you help.”
 
Each day let us teach our children by our own example, for this is how kindness is learned. Let us do this knowing, as William Wordsworth wrote, that “The best portion of a good person’s life/ [are] the little nameless, unremarkable acts/ of kindness and love.”

There is an ancient Buddhist meditation on loving-kindness. It begins: “May I be filled with loving-kindness. May I be well. May I be peaceful and at ease. May I be happy.” To do the meditation, one sits quietly and repeats the words over and over. After a while the meditation is consciously directed to others: “May he/she be filled with loving-kindness….”  It can be directed in a widening circle extending to all living beings, to the earth itself. The meditation is most challenging and most instructive when directed to those people in our lives who we find the most difficult. Kindness comes into the world, not only reflexively accident, but by intention. As a conscious choice kindness is most powerful when we are inclined to being unkind.
 
Be kind. Nearly everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Wayne Muller writes, “even as we serve others we are working on ourselves; every act, every word, every gesture of genuine compassion naturally nourishes our own hearts as well.” So let us be generous with kindness, not only for the good that it will do in the world, but also for the good that it will do in our own hearts. May we also suggest to our current political leaders that kindness is a worthy virtue.
 

 Touchstones Journal for July: Liberty