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
 
February 18, 2018: Service & Social Time
Sermon Title: We Drink from Wells We Did Not Dig
Speaker: Rev. Kirk Loadmam-Copeland
 
The inspiration for this sermon comes from a phrase in Deuteronomy 6:11: “wells that you didn't have to dig.”
 
The metaphor of “digging wells” refers to “going beyond ourselves” in the same way that people plant trees from which they will never enjoy the shade or taste the fruit.
 
The idea of “going beyond ourselves” is a useful definition of love.
 
Join us in exploring the wells we drink from as well as those we dig for others.
 
 
• Dinner with Rev Kirk, February 18
 
Join your fellow HCUUF’ers for dinner at Sauce on the Blue after the service on Sunday February 18,  6 PM.  Rev. Kirk will be with us.  Let Pat McShane know, since we will have reservations.  pat@patmcshane.com
 
 
• How Big Is Your Love  

A theme that was woven throughout the ministry of Unitarian Universalist Minister Forrest Church (1948-2009) was love. He returned to that theme again and again in his preaching and in his books. In Life Lines: Holding On (and Letting Go) (1997), he wrote, “Since the opposite of love is not hate but fear, all that fear finally protects us from is the possibility of love.”
 
In Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Love, Act, and Be (2005), Church wrote, “Every time we give our heart away, we risk having it dashed to pieces. Fear promises a safer path: refuse to give away your heart and it will never be broken. And it’s true—armored hearts are invulnerable. We can eliminate a world of trouble from our lives simply by closing our hearts. Yet the trouble from which we are liberating ourselves is necessary trouble. We need it as we need breath. Since the most precious and enduring lifework is signed by love, to avoid the risk of love is to cower from life’s only perfect promise.”
 
Love & Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow (2008) recounts Church’s experience with a terminal illness. There he wrote, “Death is not life’s goal, only life’s terminus. The goal is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for. This is where love comes into the picture. The one thing that can’t be taken from us, even by death, is the love we give away before we go.”
 
Perhaps this and more is why his last book, The Cathedral of the World, embraced a Universalist theology, a theology of love.
 
How big is your love? It is an essential question, for what good we do in life will be determined, not by our fear, but by our love.
 
How big is your love? And how will you use your love to bless the world? We should not keep the blessing of love to ourselves by hoarding it, or offer it only to those few who are closest to us. Instead, we should use it to bless others. When what we do is born out of love, the amount of love in the world increases.
 
I don’t know about you, but I am not content with my love; its depth, its breadth, or its power. The question that I return to again and again is this, “What does love require?” As I go through my days and attend to both my experience and corresponding emotions, I notice judgment and ask, “Why not love?” I notice anger or fear and ask, “Why not love?” I notice apathy and indifference and ask, “Why not love?” I notice competition or pride and ask, “Why not love?”
 
Each time I ask the question, love seems the best answer. And slowly, my love grows. How big is your love?
 
 
• Pacific Western Region Justice Journey: Roots, Reflections and Relationships  


Regional Mission Trip for Youth and Adults next summer! 


  •  Do you have a passion for environmental justice?
 
  •  Have you been interested to partner with grassroots organizations to create a lasting partnership in solidarity with local communities?
 
  • Have you ever wanted to make a real difference while learning hands on skills and concepts?
 
“Pacific Western Region Justice Journey: Roots, Reflections and Relationships -  An Environmental Justice Journey.  A week long immersion experience focusing on Environmental Sustainability through service, learning, and through a meditation practice designed to be reflective and to sustain future justice work.
 
Logistics:  Sat. night, July 14 - Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church  300 S. Los Robles Ave.  Pasadena, CA 91101
 
You are invited!   25 multigenerational participants - youth (rising 9th - rising 12th graders), YA’s and adults. Families with youth, YA’s and adults welcome.  Cost is $550.00 per person for 8 days. All meals, lodging at the church, local transportation. (Air and ground Transportation to the Throop Church is not included.)  Staff: Eric Bliss, PWR Youth Specialist, Rev. Jaelynn Scott, Buddhist minister and U.U. Religious Educator, Katie Covey, PWR Mission Trip Lead.



Scholarships are available!

The Pacific Western Region Mission Trip provides an opportunity to practice environmental sustainability in the unique permaculture urban garden at Throop, as well as a variety of community projects and events. In addition, the group will engage in centering meditative UU and Buddhist practices as developed by Rev. Jaelynn Scott’s Mutuality Movement as a way to build a lifelong foundation for justice work and compassionate understanding.  Registration: https://register.pwruua.org/event-registrations/pwr-mission-trip/  Contact: Katie Covey, PWR Mission Trip Lead at katiecovey@gmail.com.  



 
Hope to see you in Pasadena!
 
In faith and in the spirit of love,
Eric Bliss  |  Youth Ministry Specialist, Congregational Life Staff
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• Touchstone Journal, February 2018