Exploration & Potluck: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Water Communion and Interdependence

The Water Communion was first celebrated in Unitarian Universalist congregations in the 1980’s. It is a ritual that is now shared by many of our congregations, usually in September as the new church year begins.

We will have an opportunity to reflect on moments of nourishment, deep connection, and our shared humanity – our interdependence – as a part of this service.

Please note that you are asked to bring a small container of water for this service — from home, from a friend’s house, from a creek where you walk, etc. A droplet shaped paper will be provided as well.

Rev. Alicia R. Forde

Rev. Alicia R. Forde

Once again, we are privileged to have Rev. Alicia R. Forde, Professional Development Director, Ministries and Faith Development for the UUA, provide this month’s exploration as a lead-in to our discussion.

Alicia is a graduate of The Iliff School of Theology and currently lives in Longmont, Colorado. Alicia was born and spent her formative years in Trinidad and Tobago. She identifies as an African descent queer, cis-gender female with deep roots in Tobago and will readily admit that there is much about her current identity that reflects her 20 plus years of living in the United States. Alicia is a certified Spiritual Director and has a strong interest in health and wellness. When she’s not hiking, you can find her reading, drinking tea, or podcast-walking.

We hope you’ll join us! As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour, so please bring food and/or drink to share. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome.

Our current meeting place is 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church*.

Meetings begin promptly at 4 o’clock p.m.

To R.S.V.P., simply email Gary Wyngarden gwyngarden@kellin.net.

Upcoming Events

Exploration & Potluck Meetings

  • Sunday, October 16 at 4 p.m. – Humanism with guest speaker Dave Lavinder
  • Sunday, November 20 at 4 p.m. – A topic TBA with returning guest speaker Elizabeth Mount
  • Sunday, December 18 at 4 p.m. — Holiday Party

Culture Club Meetings

For additional information on CRUUC’s Culture Club, please contact Sue Fraley or Marnie Buckley (720-810-5457).

  • Saturday, November 12 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home – We will discuss the book Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home — We will discuss the film, “Gran Torino”
  • Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home —  “Chautauqua Night” Share something with the group – a poem, a skit, and act from a play, a guitar piece, some singing, a kazoo concerto… Or you can just be the appreciative crowd.
  • Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in a member’s home — TBA