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
 
April 15, 2018: Service & Social Time
Sermon Title: The 12 Awakenings from a Drowning Soul to A Servant
of God
Speaker: Jim Bernlohr
 
To be announced.
 
 
• Volunteer to Help with the Community Dinner
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:30 to 7:30 pm
 
HCUUF volunteers will be serving the Community Dinner on Tuesday, April 24, 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.
 
At the community dinner on January 9th, 17 people volunteered to help. We served meals to 280 people.
 
HCUUF volunteer engagement has 8 confirmed volunteers and needs at least 4 more from 4:45-7:30
 
 
• HCUUF Upcoming Sunday Services  

April 22, Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland
 
 
• No Service on April 29: Rev. Liliana’s installation at LOTM
 
HCUUF will not hold a service on April 29 since the church facilities will all be in use for the joyous event of Reverend Liliana Stahlberg’s installation as their called minister at 3 PM that day. 
 
HCUUF members are invited to attend.
 
 
• Dinner with Rev. Kirk, April 22
 
Join Rev. Kirk and your fellow HCUUF’ers for dinner after the service on Sunday April 22, approximately 6 PM.
 
We will talk amongst ourselves and decide which restaurant to visit.  No need to RSVP.
 
 
• Come Join the Party-Theatre Esprit Asia, Sunday May 6
 
HCUUF has been chosen to be the recipient of Theatre Esprit Asia’s nonprofit theater benefit on Sunday May 6.  Money from all the tickets we purchase will go back to HCUUF.  Tickets will be priced at $20 each.  Family and friends are welcome.
 
The performance is at 2 PM in Aurora, 1400 Dallas Street.  The two short plays are Dust Storm, based on the Japanese internment during WWII, and Spirit and Sworded Treks, a funny and poignant play written and acted by our own Maria Cheng.  There will be a talk back after the show, with our own Reverend Kirk presiding.  Given Daylight Savings Time, there probably would be plenty of time to get home before dark, even have early dinner along the way.
 
If you are interested, please let Pat McShane know, email (pat@patmcshane.com) is best but text is OK too.  617 733 4998.  We can probably arrange carpools also.
 
Don’t miss these 2 great plays and a chance to see them with HCUUF.  Spirit and Sworded Treks has received accolades across four continents. It won Best Actress, Choreography, Lighting, Original Play and People’s Choice at the 2014 Colorado Theatre Festival.
 
 
• The Rocking Chair
                    by Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland, Consulting Minister
 
Unitarian Universalist minister Richard Gilbert writes,
   There is something about an empty chair
   That ... evokes memories of those we have loved and lost.
   No longer will they occupy that chair,
   However much their image is etched in our memory.
 
   Chairs know the comings and goings of people,...
   They know the passing of years;
   They absorb all in well-worn wood.
 
   There is something in us
   That doesn’t like an empty chair,
   That wants it occupied by the ones we love and loved.
   Its presence reminds us of memories that fade
   But do not die.
 
   We reach out across empty space, encircling nothing but a memory.
   Our fingers caress the well-known cracks and grooves,
   As familiar to us as the body that filled them.
   Our eyes create the image of a former time
   When loved ones brought a chair to life
   And endeared it to us.
 
He concludes this meditation about a chair with this observation: “...People, like chairs, are full of memories, memories that forever sustain our coming in and our going out....”
If you came to our house you would see my great-grandmother’s rocking chair. Years ago it dwelled in our daughter LinsiAn’s bedroom. It was the place to sit in together, rock, and read stories before bedtime. Now it sits beside the fireplace in our living room, a place of honor.
 
At first glance, it would appear empty to you. But as I spoke to you about Blanche Davidson, my great-grandmother, described her from memory; especially her striking white hair, held in place in a bun during the day, but that almost reached the floor when she let it down at night; told you some of the stories that she told me about her childhood;  recounted the endless succession of Sunday dinners at her home in which she and my grandmother argued and fretted over the same menu of chuck roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, and coleslaw that they cooked every week; described the indestructible braided rugs that she and the other ladies at the Methodist church made out of discarded rags; you would begin to understand why I love that rocking chair. I could go on, but there is no need, for you now know that her chair is not empty. It is still filled to overflowing with her presence.
 
If I came over to your home, you might show me a chair that I thought was empty and then tell me about your loved one, until I came to know him or her, to see with your eyes, to remember as you remember, to weep as you now weep, and to appreciate what has been lost through death, but also to understand how much remains in that chair, a chair filled by your love and by their presence.
Richard Gilbert is correct: “...People, like chairs, are full of memories, memories that forever sustain our coming in and our going out....”
 
 
• Circle Brunches in May
 
The Board would like to offer some potluck Circle Brunches on Sundays in May. To plan for these, the Board needs to know who can attend and/or host on the following Sundays: May 6, May 13, May 20 or May 27. If you are willing to host, how many people can you accommodate.
 
Please email Lorraine Gill at lorrainecgill@yahoo.com or Marge Seabourn at mseabourn@yahoo.com the dates you can attend or host, and the number of people you can host.
 
 
• HCUUF Member and Friend Directory
 
We want to create a new directory and need your help to do so. Please email the following information to our Administrative Consultant, Daniela Acosta, at admin@hcuuf.org
 
Name
Address (local)
Telephone
Email
Residency Status: Permanent or seasonal (also indicate when you are typically in Summit County)
If seasonal, what is your permanent address?
 
 
 Touchstones Journal for April: Transformation