Specials for this Sunday, August 11:

Pastoral statement in the wake of violence: Let us act in heartbreak to find a pathway to release ourselves from the horror of gun violence across our nation. We can find the better angels of our nature.

Noon worship followed by snacks and conversation

A gathering time of song, prayers, reflections, Eucharist

We will reflect on the Psalm for this week from the Revised Common Lectionary

And we will reflect about the movie Places in the Heart: a morality tale about race, sex, money, community

Bible reading:

Psalm 33:12-22

Exultate, justi

12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord! * 

happy the people he has chosen to be his own!

13 The Lord looks down from heaven, * 

and beholds all the people in the world.

14 From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze * 

on all who dwell on the earth.

15 He fashions all the hearts of them * 

and understands all their works.

16 There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; * 

a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.

17 The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; * 

for all its strength it cannot save.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him, * 

on those who wait upon his love,

19 To pluck their lives from death, * 

and to feed them in time of famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord; * 

he is our help and our shield.

21 Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, * 

for in his holy Name we put our trust.

22 Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, * 

as we have put our trust in you.


Initial comments on the Bible text

What gods do nations tend to have?

Why would no king be saved by mighty armies?

The horse - the great weapon of the day!

What is the “fear” of the Lord?

Our soul waits for the Lord, rejoices

Loving kindness!

Beloved Community Notes

Are you interested in helping to shape and build a new intercultural community from the ground up. We are a church of Mexican and anglo leaders, with really great music, sophisticated peace theology, and a joyful approach to all of life, even in the midst of hard times (because there is always love). We’re very small; that can feel strange to folks who might be new to this. But consider participating in this fresh intercultural exploration of faith, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Vision, Mission, Values

(adopted by Beloved Community in January as a result of our process with Rebeca and Fernando)
Beloved Community Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision:

To be a loving, intentional, intercultural community committed to lives of justice, peace and reconciliation as we live together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Mission:

To sing, pray, and work for intercultural peace, justice, and reconciliation while building friendships and growing in love for Christ and for one another.

Values:

Love each other through our differences, acceptance, strong sense of community, authenticity, genuine relationships, peace, justice, reconciliation.


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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August 4 - Annual gathering of our Mennonite Mountain States conference, this year at Boulder Mennonite. We’re invited to join with our compadres from around the region for learning and celebration. (No fixed cost for this event; you may make a donation to help cover expenses.)

August 11 - Intercultural movie meditation “Places in the Heart” (The Sally Fields and Danny Glover classic)

August 18 - Intercultural movie meditation “Tortilla Soup” - One of the great food movies.

August 25 - Intercultural reflections with Becky and Fer

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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.

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.

Beloved Community Mennonite Church is a congregation affiliated with the Mountain States Mennonite Conference, a part of Mennonite Church USA and the Mennonite World Conference. 

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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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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¡Esta iglesia tiene muchos jóvenes y abuelos subutilizados! Pero muy pocos niños. Venga a ayudar a crecer nuestro programa para niños y jóvenes: se está desarrollando un plan de estudios para "aliados de la paz". Pero si necesita familiares, niñeras, relaciones de pareja, ya está todo listo. Ven a ver lo que piensas. ¡Es una congregación encantadora, pequeña, digna de confianza y alegre! :-)

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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

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Get into community; our newsletter offers Numerous weekly connections:

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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!