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.

No Service-Please Attend Summer Film Festival
September 15, 2018: No Service-Summer Film Series
Movie:  Plastic is Forever  
Location: Historic Frisco Gazebo, 120 E. Main St., Frisco CO, 80443
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
September 16, 2018: No Service-Summer Film Series
Movie:  Straws
Location: CO Mtn. College, 107 Denison Placer Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424
Time: 6:30 pm
• Maria Cheng’s Moving Sale to Benefit HCUUF
All proceeds go to HCUUF
Sunday September 30, 11am-3pm, 10A Black Diamond Trail
X-mas decorations, framed [some signed] art work, down comforters, new fondue set, Chinese porcelain vases, new pashmina shawls, new leather coat, 150 piece Chinese dish set, lamps, linens, new stadium chairs, lots of miscellaneous items. All high-quality items in excellent or new condition.
Most items free. Just take it and make a contribution to HCUUF on your way out the door. 
Some of the more valuable high-end items will have a minimum price.
Call Maria 970-513-0315 for more info or a preview by appointment available a few days before.
• 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
Address (local)
Residency Status: Permanent or seasonal (also indicate when you are typically in Summit County)
If seasonal, what is your permanent address?
• Volunteer to Help with the Community Dinner, September 25, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 4:30 to 7:30 pm
HCUUF volunteers will be serving the Community Dinner on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  We need approximately 4 to 6 people to help.
To volunteer, email Don Parsons at The work also includes some set-up and cleanup.
This weekly dinner, which began on March 3, 2009, has served over 100,000 people since then.
The Community Dinner held at the Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 80498. Typically, 300 to 350 people attend each week to eat.
• Thoreau as Spiritual Guide
Led by Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland, Consulting Minister
Thoreau’s Walden remains a classic in American literature, and many have deemed it a spiritual classic. This course will run for four Thursdays in September.
A brief lecture regarding Thoreau and his influence will be followed by discussion of the assigned readings from Walden. Depending on the number of people participating, there will be one discussion group or several smaller ones.
While there is no fee for the course, registration is required for planning purposes. If you would like to participate, please email Kirk If you have any questions, please email Kirk.
 The weekly topic and assigned readings for discussion are as follows:
September 20: How Do We Grow?
     Readings for discussion: “Reading” and “Sounds”
September 27: How Then Shall We Live?
     Readings for discussion: “Solitude,” “Visitors,” and “Conclusion”
 Going to Walden
by Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland, Consulting Minister
I have been to Walden Pond three times: once as a young teenager and twice as an adult. I have twice led a book discussion of Walden, and yet I have barely begun to comprehend Thoreau’s world or wisdom.
Thoreau writes about the economy, which looms as an issue in all of our lives. To have some sense about our own personal economy and the value that we place on things is important. But, Thoreau would have us discriminate between the necessities and luxuries, or as he called them, superfluidities. In this respect we might ask, “How much is enough?” He would also invite us to discriminate between the necessities of life and the necessaries. The latter were value driven and Thoreau suggested that they were as important as shelter and food.
Thoreau began clearing land for his cabin in March 1845. He built the cabin for $28 and moved in on July 4th. The cost does not compute, but economic values must. We would do well to ponder what our time is worth; what our lives are worth; what our labor means. Let us not lead lives of quiet desperation as Thoreau saw so many doing in his time. His maxim is that we should live simply and wisely, but how is that done in an age as complex as the one in which we live?
He writes about moral clarity and moral purpose as he explains where he lived, and more importantly, what he lived for. Thoreau tells us that the highest of arts is to affect the quality of the day. We do this in part by “learning to reawaken and keep ourselves awake …by an infinite expectation of the dawn,” which, for Thoreau, was the way to live deliberately.
He writes about reading and the life of the mind and calls for the creation of an uncommon school where adults might be educated throughout their lives. Reading for him was not an idle pastime, but a spiritual discipline. This is part of the Transcendentalist notion of self-culture, and continues to have value to us to this day.
The poet Mary Oliver declined to go on a day trip to Walden Pond at the invitation of some of her friends. Instead she wrote the poem, “Going to Walden,” noting “It isn’t very far as highways lie. / I might be back by nightfall, having seen / The rough pines, and the stones, and the clear water / Friends argue that I might be wiser for it. / They do not hear that far-off Yankee whisper: / How dull we grow from hurrying here and there! / Many have gone, and think me half a fool / To miss a day away in the cool country. / Maybe. But in a book I read and cherish, / Going to Walden is not so easy a thing / As a green visit. It is the slow and difficult / Trick of living, and finding it where you are.”
Where is your Walden? How does it affect the quality of your day?
 How Shall We Live?