Beloved Community gathers each Sunday at noon:

hymns, blues, silence, reflection, Eucharist

followed by soup & bread for all

Gathering at Mayflower UCC, 3001 S. Acoma St., Englewood, CO 80110

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Beloved Community se reúne cada domingo al mediodía:

HIMNOS, BLUES, SILENCIO, REFLEXIÓN, EUCARISTIA

SEGUIDO POR SOPA Y PAN PARA TODOS

Encuentro en Mayflower UCC, 3001 S. Acoma St., Englewood, CO 80110

(Hablamos un poco de español en nuestro servicio y vida juntos. Bienvenidos!)

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We are an intentional and inclusive faith community gathered of all peoples,

all colors, sexualities, and experiences as we walk in the love of Christ.

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Somos una comunidad de fe intencional e inclusiva, reunida de todos los pueblos,

todos los colores, sexualidades y experiencias, mientras caminamos en el amor de Cristo.

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May these gifts of joyful sharing and generosity create a community full of love and actions for Christ's peace here and in all the earth.

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A season of strong steps toward multi-culturalism

Rebeca Gonzales and Fernando Ventura will be facilitating a discussion about who we are as Beloved Community, through the month of November. Come join in these lovely, friend-making discussions, whether you are new to the community or have been participating all three years of our existence!

Sunday’s gathering

10:00 This Sunday we will join with Mayflower UCC for a “Bloom” celebration. There will be a short service at 10:00 followed by Mexican food truck, big band music, wine and cheese, a Spanish-language welcome table, and more.

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Most recent pastor’s note

Pastor’s note 10-19–18

Here’s a poem I’ve been living with since my retreat in Tampa, last week…

Much love,

Pastor Vern

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything

to reach the end without delay.

We should like to skip the intermediate stages

We are impatient of being on the way to something

unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of all progress

that it is made by passing through

some stages of instability—

and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;

your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,

let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them on,

as though you could be today what time

(that is to say, grace and circumstances

acting on your own good will)

will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit

gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

that his hand is leading you,

and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself

in suspense and incomplete.

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

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Confianza del paciente

Sobre todo, confiar en la obra lenta de Dios.

Somos naturalmente impacientes en todo.

Para llegar al final sin demora.

Nos gustaría saltarnos las etapas intermedias.

Estamos impacientes por estar en camino a algo.

desconocido, algo nuevo.

Y sin embargo, es la ley de todo progreso.

que se hace de paso

algunas etapas de inestabilidad

y que puede llevar mucho tiempo.

Y así creo que está contigo;

tus ideas maduran gradualmente, hazlas crecer,

Déjalos moldearse a sí mismos, sin demasiada prisa.

No trates de forzarlos,

Como si pudieras ser hoy a qué hora.

(Es decir, gracia y circunstancias.

actuando por tu propia buena voluntad

Te haré mañana.

Solo Dios pudo decir lo que este nuevo espíritu.

poco a poco se formará dentro de ti será.

Dale a nuestro Señor el beneficio de creer

que su mano te está guiando,

y acepta la ansiedad de sentirte.

en suspenso e incompleto.

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

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This church has lots of young people and also under-used grandparents! But very few children. Come help grow our children and youth program - a curriculum for "peace allies" is under development. But if you need family, baby-sitters, relationship connections, that's all ready right now. Come see what you think. It is a lovely, small, trust-worthy, joyful congregation!  :-)

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Upcoming Events & Actions

~Thursday Circle - You are warmly invited to the this weekly expression of "Circle of Trust" practice, on the south side of the metro area, 7:00 p.m. Email pastor Vern for more information - vkrempel@gmail.com

~Thursday Catholic Worker prayers at the home of Cole and Kaylanne Chandler. Optional meal at 6:30, followed by prayers at 7:30. - cole@covillageco.org

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New Tiny Home Village to be built!
The Colorado Village Collaborative is kicking off a funding campaign for the new women’s village. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/CoVillageCo/

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Memories

  Greta Lindecrantz speaking

Greta Lindecrantz speaking

  Singing in front of the Arapahoe County Detention Center

Singing in front of the Arapahoe County Detention Center

  Tiny Home Village Blues celebration on Sunday, April 9   The Beloved Community Village is now open!(38th and Walnut in the north-west downtown)

Tiny Home Village Blues celebration on Sunday, April 9

The Beloved Community Village is now open!(38th and Walnut in the north-west downtown)

 Fernando Perez and Rebeca Gonzales, our dear friends and fellow travelers from Mexico City!

Fernando Perez and Rebeca Gonzales, our dear friends and fellow travelers from Mexico City!