Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

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Screening and Discussion

Whenever an act of gun violence occurs, communities are fractured at every level. This is what makes TRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence such a powerfully moving film. TRIGGER shares the stories of individuals that encounter gun violence in various sectors of our communities: parents, children, and siblings of victims, school teachers, trauma surgeons, law enforcement, legislators, pastors and grief counselors. Although we often think of a bullet as being an end, for those affected, it is only the beginning. 

The documentary frames gun violence as both a disaster and a public health issue. It addresses the critical issue of gun violence prevention by moving the conversation away from the polarizing extremes that have long dominated the debate and lifting up the voice and experiences of those who seek common ground and a new way forward.

North Highland Presbyterian Church 2945 Julian St. Denver, 80211

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All Saint's Sunday at Wellshire Presbyterian Church
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

All Saint's Sunday at Wellshire Presbyterian Church

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Requiem
Sunday, November 5 | 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

Upcoming on November 5, the Wellshire Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra will share Maurice Durufle’s stirring Requiem during Wellshire’s 11:00 AM All Saints’ Sunday worship service, and again at 3:00 PM in a special concert for the Denver community.
Presentation of the Duruflé Requiem is made possible, in part, by the Don Fink Memorial Music Fund, the Kermit & Elizabeth Gallagher Memorial Music Fund, the Merle & Lou Milligan and Mary Milligan Memorial Music Fund, the Jo Spilver Memorial Music Fund, and the Donna Cameron Memorial Music Fund in support of the soloists and orchestra.

Wellshire Presbyterian Church
2999 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
www.wpcdenver.org

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Montview Distinguished Lecturer Explores: Living Boldy with Compassion and Justice in Uncertain Times
Nov
4
9:15 AM09:15

Montview Distinguished Lecturer Explores: Living Boldy with Compassion and Justice in Uncertain Times

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Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St, will host theologian and author Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown November 4-5 to discuss what it means to live a prophetic faith in modern society. Brown, a professor of homiletics at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, will lecture at 9:15 am Saturday. Then, a panel of Denver religious leaders, moderated by Montview co-pastor Rev. Clover Reuter Beal, will respond.

The Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown will return on Sunday, November 5th to preach at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services and will teach at 9:30 a.m.

All activities are free and open to the public.

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CBE Denver Presents Mutuality Matters: Rethinking God's Plan for Women
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

CBE Denver Presents Mutuality Matters: Rethinking God's Plan for Women

Come join us for any part of the seminar or stay for the entire day! Learn from a
handful of local scholars and pastors who will share biblical truths, personal
testimonies, and practical next steps regarding God’s plan for mutuality in
Kingdom-building and how you can further this important cause.

Saturday, October 28
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Denver Seminary Classrooms 119 and 120
Simpson Bldg., 6399 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80120
Entry is FREE! CBE Denver values your donations.

CBE (Christians for Biblical Equality)

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An Introduction to Seminary of the Wild: A Day Long Immersion into Nature and the Soul
Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

An Introduction to Seminary of the Wild: A Day Long Immersion into Nature and the Soul

WilderSoul presents: An Introduction To Seminary of the Wild: A Day-long Immersion into Nature and the Soul.

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This day-long immersion in beautiful Roxborough Park is a unique offering. It is a donation only introduction to our three and five-day Seminary of the Wild intensives. Seminary of the Wild seeks to move spiritual formation and education beyond the walls of classroom and church into a fully immersive experience — integrating mind, body, spirit, soul — in the natural world for the revitalization of the Beloved Community in
deeper service to the world. We are called by an untamed God to re-connect with the
natural world, to experience the healing and ‘wholing' power of the Spirit in conversation
with nature and our own depths. Our own God-given nature has been created with
astonishing resources, unrealized gifts and depths until we discover how to access,
cultivate, and integrate them into our daily lives. 

Wednesday, October 25th from 9 am to 4 pm at Roxborough State Park
Park at 6070 Rain Dance Trail, Littleton, CO in Roxborough Park

Cost: Suggested donation of $30 per adult

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Singing in the Time with the Rest of the World
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Singing in the Time with the Rest of the World

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An exploration of world music and its influence on the Western Church.

Special guest: John Bell, Theologian, Composer, Teacher, Worship Leader Iona Community

Friday, October 6, 2017
Hors d'oeuvre & Wine Networking Reception from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lecture: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets at www.centraldenver.com, only $10!

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Join us for adult education and worship with John Bell
Adult Ed 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Things They Never Told Me About Congregational Song
Worship 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. The Gifts Outsiders Bring

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Reformation 2.0 Community Conversation Fellowship Worship
Oct
1
to Oct 29

Reformation 2.0 Community Conversation Fellowship Worship

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Reformation month events are a collaboration between Colorado Council of Churches, Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA, Wartburg College, St. John’s Cathedral, and Iliff School of Theology as part of the Rocky Mountain Synod’s 500th Anniversary Commemoration

October 1: Beer & Hymns
1:00-2:00pm - Vindication Brewing
6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder
Join us for local brews and Lutheran hymns to kick off our Reformation Month festivities, stick around to watch the Broncos!
October 9: Doctrine of Discovery and Beyond
5:30-7:30pm - Iliff School of Theology
2323 E Iliff Avenue, Denver
On what has traditionally been known as Columbus Day, join us for conversation around the Doctrine of Discovery, how it is still at work in our daily lives, and how we move toward a deeper repudiation of this dominant worldview.
October 18: Together by Grace: A reading by Kathryn Kleinhans
6:30pm- Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
930 Kipling Street, Lakewood
Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans tells the stories of Lutherans over the past 500 years. Edited by Wartburg College Professor Kathryn Kleinhans, this volume weaves together two dozen writers to take us on a journey through history leading us into the future.
October 26: Reformation Repast
6:00pm- St. John’s Cathedral
1350 N Washington St, Denver
A time of food and fellowship led by Colorado Council of Churches Executive Director and James Beard Award-winning Author Adrian Miller. Bring a dish to share for this community potluck!
October 29: A Reformation
Hymn Festival
3:00-5:00pm - Augustana Lutheran Church
5000 E Alameda Ave, Denver
Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, join Augustana Lutheran and Bishop Gonia for worship and song.

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Colorado Council of Churches Hosts Ecumenical Church Potluck
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Colorado Council of Churches Hosts Ecumenical Church Potluck

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Join us for a Church Potluck Fellowship

Friday, Sept. 29th, 6:30 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church
1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
RSVP HERE!

Join us for a time of Christian praise, food and fellowship as we come together to explore how our diverse churches can build relationship. This event builds on our past "Soulful Sunday" potluck lunch and pie social.

We also ask that during the potluck dinner, you sit with someone you don't know, have a conversation, and start thinking about ways that your congregations can build relationship. We'll have some suggestions for you, but we'll leave it up to the congregations to decide what will work best. We will end with reflections on how we further unify the Body of Christ.

We're looking for:
•    Hungry people like yourself as well as a clergy member, an elder (over 65 years old) and a young person (under 25 years old) from your church.
•    Please bring enough food or drink to feed 4 people. RSVP to tell us what you're bringing.
•    Volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.

Questions? Contact Adrian Miller or (303) 825-4910.
 

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Stewardship Kaleidoscope
Sep
25
to Sep 27

Stewardship Kaleidoscope

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Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Presbyterian Church USA and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!

Who should attend?
Pastors, lay leaders, presbytery staff, and anyone who is looking to learn more about stewardship in today's church context.

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Mental Health First Aid Certification Training
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

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WHEN: September 16, 2017, check-in and breakfast begins at 8:30 am. Class starts promptly at 9 am and ends by 5 pm.

WHERE: Mountain View United Church (map), 10700 E. Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80017. We have ample free parking!

REGISTRATION: There are only 25 places available for this training, so registration is accepted on a first come-first-registered basis. Send an email or call Mountain View United Church’s Director of Mental Health & Inclusion Ministries, Amy Petré Hill at amypetre@gmail.com. Please include your full name, home address, congregation, phone number, email address (so we can send a reminder and additional info),
and any special dietary needs to Amy by September 10!

COST: This training is provided free in partnership with the Aurora Mental Health Center and Debbie Stafford, the MHFA Trainer.

WHAT TO BRING: Just yourself and any knitting or other items that help you learn. Food will be provided and you will receive a workbook that covers the information presented in class.

ACCESSIBILITY: The training is being held in an accessible sanctuary with accessible (but not perfectly ADA compliant) bathrooms. If you have any mobility, vision, or hearing challenges, please contact Amy before
the training so she can ensure you fully enjoy and participate in every aspect of the training.

FOOD PROVIDED: MVUC will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for all participants. Both will offer coffee, juice, tea, and gluten free and vegetarian food options. Have any additional dietary needs? Please contact Amy so she can ensure you will have yummy meals and treats throughout the training.

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Lomagundi Clinic Benefit Concert - Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church
Sep
9
4:30 PM16:30

Lomagundi Clinic Benefit Concert - Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church

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There will be a benefit concert for the Lomagundi Clinic in Zimbabwe sponsored by Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church

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WHEN: Saturday, September 9th from 5-7:00 pm in our outdoor worship area
WHERE: Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church (map
COST: $15 advanced tickets or $20 at the door, 12 and under, free!
Advanced tickets available by calling 303.422.2345 or email: info@wrpres.org

There will be a 30-minute intermission midway through the concert for people to eat and make donations ("gates" open at 4:30PM).  Monies from the tickets, meals, and donations go to provide medical care for needy children in Zimbabwe. Nokuthula performs Afro-pop, fusion dance music from Zimbabwe and beyond. To hear a sampling go to their website, click here.  


People may bring a picnic or the meal of a hot pulled pork sandwich meal plus bottle of water will be available at the concert for $5.00 per meal.

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Colorado Rockies Faith Day
Aug
6
1:10 PM13:10

Colorado Rockies Faith Day

The Colorado Rockies invite you to the 13th Annual Colorado Rockies Faith Day at Coors Field! This year's event will take place on Sunday, August 6th, 2017.

The Newsboys will be this year's musical guest! For over ten years now, this post-game event has been a fan favorite. Besides being a great outreach opportunity, Faith Day offers Colorado churches and Christians from all over the state the chance to come together for a time of fellowship at the ballpark!

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Dr. Walter Brueggeman Preaching at Montview Blvd
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Dr. Walter Brueggeman Preaching at Montview Blvd

Dr. Walter Brueggemann will be preaching at Montview Church on August 6 at the 10 am service.

Renowned theologian Dr. Walter Brueggemann will be preaching at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St at the 10 am Sunday Worship Service on August 6. Following the service he will lead an all Church Discussion at 11 am. Walter Brueggemann is surely one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles.

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Celebration of Rev. Joe Mares - First Presbyterian Church in Aurora
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

Celebration of Rev. Joe Mares - First Presbyterian Church in Aurora

Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Presbytery of Denver,

After ten years as pastor of Word and Sacrament, it is with joy and some trepidation that I announce my upcoming retirement from full-time ministry as Minister of Word and Sacrament at First Presbyterian Church of Aurora effective August 2nd. Working and learning together with you has resulted in my making lifelong friends as a member of Denver Presbytery. I give thanks to God for this experience!  

To celebrate my 10 years of life and ministry with this beloved community, the session, congregation and I invite you to join us at a retirement pot-luck dinner on Saturday, July 29th starting at 5:00 pm. in the church fellowship hall (map).  For further information you may contact Stacey in the church office at 303-364-2609 or at firstauroraoffice@gmail.com

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Earth Honoring Faith: Journey of the Universe
Jul
2
to Jul 8

Earth Honoring Faith: Journey of the Universe

Journey of the Universe is the culmination in a series of a ten-year commitment on the part of Ghost Ranch to Earth-Honoring Faith: A Song of Songs. The goal of the series is to highlight ecological, justice-centered perspectives that promote interfaith efforts for the well-being of humans and the Earth.

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Faith & Grief: A Ministry of Compassion and Connection
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Faith & Grief: A Ministry of Compassion and Connection

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A weekend retreat for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. This retreat will provide men and women inspiration to look at things in a new way and to embrace the life we are left without loved ones by our side.

You may click here to download the retreat brochure.

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Sabbath Center Spiritual Retreat
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Sabbath Center Spiritual Retreat

Sabbath Center Presents

"All Who are Thirsty"
A Spiritual Retreat on the practice of utilizing scripture in Christian discipleship

Presenter: Rev. Dr. George Goodrich, certified Spiritual Director, Co-Executive Presbyter, Yellowstone Presbytery
When: June 22nd - June 24th
Location: The Table 201 E. 2nd St, Casper, WY (map)
Cost: $75, including meals Thursday dinner and Saturday lunch, excluding breakfast
To Register: Contact Rev. Steve Shive at the Presbytery of Wyoming

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Summer Seminary for Everyday People 2017
Jun
11
to Aug 27

Summer Seminary for Everyday People 2017

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Join St. James Presbyterian Church for a free, power-packed summer teaching series with distinguished scholars from Denver Seminary. Speakers will be teaching on critical topics of faith in contemporary culture. All seminars are free and run from 9:50 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. 

June 11: Helene Dallaire, PhD
June 18: Craig Blomberg, PhD
July 9: Doug Groothuis, PhD
July 23: Mark Young, PhD
August 13: Bruce Demarest, PhD
August 27: Howard Baker, ThM

WHERE: St. James Presbyterian Church (map
3601 W. Belleview Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123

More information, visit: sjpres.org/summerseminary or call the church office during business hours at 303.794.6851

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Ugly Quilters needs Neckties!
May
23
4:00 PM16:00

Ugly Quilters needs Neckties!

Calling all neckties! 
Bring out your neckties!

Do you have any extra ties hanging on a hook in the back of your closet? 
Ready to clear out the necktie tree of all those you do not use?

Please bring them to the May 23rd Presbytery Meeting with you!!

The Ugly Quilters, a mission outreach of First Presbyterian Church of Brighton, is in need of neckties— old, new, stained, clip on they all work!!

The Ugly Quilters, make sleeping bags for the homeless and share these directly with the Denver Rescue and with New Genesis (Central) as they in turn share with people who do not come into shelter.

The neckties are used to roll up the bags in between use.  Last year they made over 400 sleeping bags, thus used 1600 neckties!

Please advertise through your church and bring a bushel of ties in!

There will be a box at the assembly to receive the neckties.

Questions: contact First Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Rev. Dee Cooper, pastor@brightonfirstpres.org

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WilderSoul: Untamed Mind of Christ
May
16
to May 18

WilderSoul: Untamed Mind of Christ

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WilderSoul Retreat

The Untamed Mind of Christ is an experiential introduction to our four day nature-based immersion designed to help Christian leaders encounter, explore, live and lead from our innate human wholeness.

You will learn skills to cultivate your own wholeness for leadership and practices you may integrate within your own ministries in Christian leadership:

  • Self-designed ceremony
  • Guided invitations to solo-wanders in sacred conversation with God and nature
  • Contemplative prayer practices
  • Creative expression through the arts, journaling, worship
  • Group work in circle, dyads and triads
    You will discover unique expressions of the story and pattern of Christ within your own life within a safe and authentic community of fellow pilgrims. Renew your vision and compassion for deeper service to a world desperately longing for the authentic and transformative contributions of visionary leaders, sacred priests, and social prophets of the cultural renaissance happening in our time. This training is also preparation for our longer 4-5 day immersion where we invoke our wholeness as we deepen into the treasure hidden in the field, our own wild souls.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

  • May 16th-18st, 2017. Intensive starts 1 pm Tuesday and ends 1 pm Thursday.
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park at Reverend's Ridge Campground.
  • Cost: $250 - Early Registration Special (before Feb 15, 2017)! Includes guide fees, lodging & meals for two days, two nights. Registration opens November 15th, 2016.
  • Limited Space Available (12 spots)

More information, click here, email Rev. Matt Syrdal or call 303-319-9464.

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury for Clergy and Spiritual Leaders in the Community
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury for Clergy and Spiritual Leaders in the Community

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury for Clergy and Spiritual Leaders in the Community

A free educational workshop for faith leaders

MAY 12, 2017
8 A.M. – 1 P.M.
(REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 5) 

CRAIG HOSPITAL
GYMNASIUM
3425 S. CLARKSON ST., 
ENGLEWOOD, CO

Religious leaders provide a trusted resource for spiritual, social, and emotional support. This workshop is designed to offer education about traumatic brain injury and practical ways for faith leaders in the Denver metro area to offer care to individuals and families whose lives have been affected by TBI in their community.

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Women's Retreat - SISTR
Apr
28
to Apr 30

Women's Retreat - SISTR

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Sisters in Spirit Women's Retreat

“WHERE IS GOD WHEN I AM AFRAID?”

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Dee Cooper

Let’s face it, we live in a world with many opportunities to be afraid.  So much of our world, our nation, our daily input from others is influenced and driven by this strong emotion …. FEAR.  When we feel afraid, it is easy to feel alone or isolated, and even wonder, “where are you, God?”  To be clear, fear is a gift of God that warns us we need to pay attention to our environment and our safety. And yet, fear increases adrenaline in our system, which impacts our health. When we are experiencing fear, we cannot access the cerebral part of our brain to make wise choices, decisions, or even consider options. 

During this weekend, we will consider how our own perspective of God impacts our understanding of fear. We will explore the impact of fear in our lives and in our bodies.  We will practice techniques of moving fear through our bodies, so that we can be fully present and responsible in our lives and authentically connected to each other.  We will also wonder, what would we be doing if we were not so afraid?
 

RETREAT HOSTS
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
Genesis Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church, Lakewood
Green Mountain Presbyterian Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Arvada Presbyterian Church
St. Paul Presbyterian Church
Church of the Hills, Evergreen 

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For more information, contact Sharon Blackstock.

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First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood Potluck Party & Celebration of Ministries
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood Potluck Party & Celebration of Ministries

On Easter Sunday the First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood holds its final service of worship.  We ask the whole Presbytery of Denver to offer prayers of thanksgiving for the church’s distinguished ministry of over sixty-six years, and also pray for the all of its members and its pastor, Rev. Christine Beitzel.    

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On the following Sunday, April 23, the church will have a "Potluck Party and Celebration of Ministry" beginning at noon.  Their invitation is open to all former members and friends in the Presbytery to come and share what God has done in and through their ministries.  Pray also for the Presbytery’s Administrative Commission which is working with the congregation and attending to the multiple concerns related to the conclusion of their ministry. 

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Byers Burrito Bash
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Byers Burrito Bash

Byers Community Church

Saturday April 22, 2017
Byers American Legion Hall
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Annual Burrito Bash

Pre Sales March 13th through April 14th
10 & Older $8.00
9 & Under $4.00        

Tickets at door $10.00
Bash includes Burritos,
Chips, Salsa
Dessert, Beverages
Door Prizes
(Must be present to win)

Contact Karen Tangeman 303-622-4275
Proceeds towards Mission
 

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Interfaith Summit on Homelessness
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Interfaith Summit on Homelessness

Interfaith Summit on Homelessness

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM MDT
Iliff School of Theology
2323 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Cost:  FREE

We are seeking faith leaders from interfaith congregations across Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties interested in learning sustainable ways for their congregation to address homelessness in their community. Whether you are a pastor, rabbi, imam or are tasked with leading a ministry or missions committee, you play a vital part in leadership toward ending homelessness through access to housing. This summit will feature a panel from community and congregational leaders, interactive breakout sessions from community agencies, time for networking and an action plan to equip you with the tools needed to educate, engage and advocate around homelessness in Metro Denver.

REGISTER HERE!

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St. Patrick's Day Dinner - Strasburg Presbyterian Church
Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

St. Patrick's Day Dinner - Strasburg Presbyterian Church

St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Strasburg Presbyterian Church
56636 Iowa Street
Strasburg, CO

Enjoy delicious corned beef and cabbage, homemade soda bread, baked potato bar and dessert!

Adults: $10
children: $5

Saturday, March 18th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

All proceeds benefit the Zimbabwe Mission Project

Reservations and ticket information:
Call Strasburg Presbyterian Church
303-622-4325

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