Conversation with the Clerk
Feb
19
11:30 AM11:30

Conversation with the Clerk

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The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, J. Herbert Nelson, II, is holding a series of regional listening sessions throughout the denomination for the purpose of hearing what’s on the minds of our churches. Accompanied by Deputy Stated Clerk, Kerry Rice and Associate Director for Mid Council Relations, Tricia Dykers Koenig, he will be in the Denver area on February 19th  for a gathering hosted by the Presbytery of Denver. You are invited to First Presbyterian of Brighton, 510 S. 27th Ave., Brighton, CO, from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.

This is an open meeting, please encourage your members to attend and share in this opportunity to talk about whatever is on their minds with denominational leaders.

Lunch reservations have closed. Please come with your thoughts and questions!

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Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering
Feb
21
9:30 PM21:30

Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering

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Faith Formation Advocacy Partnership Gatherings for 2019 are open to everyone engaged in Faith Formation Ministry for any and all ages. You are invited and welcome to join us for any of our Monthly Gatherings and to invite others to join us as well.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arvada
7755 Vance Drive
Arvada, Co 80003


Hosted by Abby McCubbin & Robin Olschner


Topic: After Christmas, our congregation spent service all together and looked at the Nativity story through the lens of art / artists. We'd love to share that service with all of you and explore opportunities we've already taken to make intergenerational ministry happen! As Christian educators, we keep advocating for this idea of ministry shift so what are we actually doing to make it a reality, both success and failures alike. 

Questions? Contact Sandy Safford

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2019 Youth Triennium Pre-Event Gathering
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Youth Triennium Pre-Event Gathering

DENVER PRESBYTERY DELEGATION

 

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Our first Pre-Event Gathering is Coming Up!

Saturday, February 23, 2019  | 10 am - 4 pm   

Arvada Presbyterian Church
5592 Independence Street
Arvada, CO  80002

 

Lunch & Snacks provided

We will gather together the Youth and Adults that will be participating in this summer’s Presbyterian Youth Triennium - July 16 – July 20, 2019 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  The day will be filled with Triennium overview, activities, more Triennium information and a chance to get to know the rest of the Delegation from Denver Presbytery. 

Find out who your roommate is | Meet others in your travel group |  Ask your questions about Triennium

 

PLEASE BRING:

·        Drivers’ License or ID – we need to confirm names for Airline Tickets

·        Copy of front & back of Medical Insurance Card (required for emergencies)

 

More Information is available at www.presbyterianyouthtriennium.org in addition to contacting your Triennium Co-Registrars for Denver Presbytery at dppyouthtriennium@gmail.com or

   Cindy Moorman 303-847-7157  cindymoorman@hotmail.com
   Sandy Safford     303-887-0481  faithsense@earthlink.net

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Installation Service - Rev. Susan Boucher
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Installation Service - Rev. Susan Boucher

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The Presbytery of Denver invites you to

A Service of Installation for

Rev. Susan Boucher
Church of the Hills Presbyterian Church
Sunday, February 24 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

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You are invited to celebrate God’s faithfulness to Denver Presbytery and Church of the Hills.  The Reverend Susan P. Boucher will be installed as the new Pastor of Church of the Hills in Evergreen, on Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at 3:00 pm.  This special service provides an opportunity to witness how the whole Presbyterian Church (USA) functions as the Body of Christ to support member congregations.  The Installation service will be led by those that have supported Denver Presbytery, Church of the Hills  and Susan throughout the years.  Following the service, The Board of Deacons will hold a reception.  If you plan to attend the reception then please RSVP to jnnsnyder9@gmail.com or call 303-670-3496 by Sunday, February 17, 2019.  Please indicate your preference of baked salmon, glazed ham, or prime rib.  


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Installation Service - Rev. Christopher Spotts
Feb
10
2:30 PM14:30

Installation Service - Rev. Christopher Spotts

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The Presbytery of Denver invites you to

A Service of Installation for

Rev. Christopher Spotts
First Presbyterian Church in Brighton
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

Rev. Christopher Spotts

You are invited to participate in the installation of the Reverend Dr. Christopher Spotts as the new Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Brighton on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the sanctuary. His father, the Reverend Dr. Dwight Spotts of Spokane, Washington will bring the message. Several other leaders from our Presbytery will officiate. This special service provides an opportunity to witness how the whole Presbyterian Church (USA) functions as the Body of Christ to support member congregations. Come and celebrate this milestone in the life of First Presbyterian Church of Brighton! Refreshments following.

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Stated Presbytery Assembly Meeting  - Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church
Jan
22
4:00 PM16:00

Stated Presbytery Assembly Meeting - Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church

 
Connecting with the Community through Action

Connecting with the Community through Action

CALL OF THE MEETING:

The Presbytery of Denver Assembly

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church |
 9180 W. 38th Ave. | Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-4232

Pre-Registration is closed. Please come to the meeting and check in at the registration table.

3:30 p.m.   Registration Opens

Please sign-in at the registration table upon arriving and pick up your Ballot.

Childcare is ONLY available upon request, if a reservation is made before January 15, 2019. Please contact Beth Carlisle at beth@denpres.org or 303.777.2454

4:00 p.m.      Pre-Assembly: Community Organizing - in the sanctuary
In an era when many people believe churches to be irrelevant, there is a way for congregations (of any size) to make a difference: Community organizing. Come and learn about a model of mission in which churches work together with schools, unions and other non-profits to build relational power and create sustainable change in their community. By building relationships between institutions, by identifying and researching issues of importance to the community, and by organizing for action, churches are leading change in the communities they serve.

Come hear how our congregations in Arvada are experimenting with community organizing as mission. Led by Jorge Montiel of IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation), Rev. gretchen Sausville and Rev. John Anderson.

5:00 p.m.      Meal and Fellowship - in fellowship hall
Wheat Ridge Presbyterian Church will host a dinner. Tickets for the dinner will be $8 available at registrations. A mixed green salad, Penne Pasta Bar with Marinara Sauce and optional meatballs for the main course. A seasonal fruit cobbler with ice cream will be available for dessert. 

5:50 p.m.      Announcements - in the sanctuary

6:00 p.m.      Presbytery Assembly Convenes

2018 Book of Proposed Amendments available, click here. Denver Presbytery will vote on these proposed amendments at the January 22, 2019 meeting. The Association of Stated Clerks Analysis is available, click here.

Learn more. Questions, email: Stated Clerk Olivia Hudson Smith.

*Childcare registration deadline: January 15, 2019

ACCESSIBILITY
The location of our January Assembly meeting has a ramp for access to the sanctuary level where the pre-assembly, business meeting and worship will be held. Dinner will be in the fellowship hall. It is located on another level; to access without the use of stairs, outside entrance through another door would be necessary. We apologize for the inconvenience.

FLYERS/DISPLAY TABLES
If you would like to share events happening in your congregation, please contact Beth Carlisle. We have a limited space at the January meeting. Unfortunately we have no space for display tables.

HOSTING
If your church is interesting in hosting a Stated Assembly Meeting, please contact the current Vice-Moderator, Justin Spurlock.

*CHILDCARE INFORMATION:
The presbytery will accept childcare RSVPs until one week prior to each meeting.  If there are no registrations at that time, childcare will not be available.  Contact: Beth Carlisle.

MEAL ARRANGEMENTS
Host churches will do their best to accommodate requests for gluten-free, dairy-free & vegetarian meals. Requests must be made in advance to: Beth Carlisle.

NEW TO ASSEMBLY MEETINGS
If you are a new ruling elder commissioner, elected by your session or just want to learn more, click here for information to understand Assembly Meetings.



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Fearless Dialogue - Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
Jan
21
9:30 AM09:30

Fearless Dialogue - Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

Racial Ethnic Diversity Work Group presents…

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MLK DAY EDITION

Let us observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day together in conversation and worship!

9:30AM—MARADE @ City Park (Actual Marade begins at 10:30AM)

12:30PM—LUNCH @ Central Presbyterian Church 1660 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203

1:30PM— FEARLESS DIALOGUE MLK Edition @ Central PC

(Conversation on Issues of Race and Diversity)

2:30PM—WORSHIP SERVICE MLK Edition @ Central PC

For more info, contact Rev. John Yu @ 720-509-9112 | pastorjohn@truelight.church

Click here for bulletin insert.

Click here for printable flyer.

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Healing the Wounds of Privilege (webinar) - Presbyterian Outlook
Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

Healing the Wounds of Privilege (webinar) - Presbyterian Outlook

Healing the Wounds of Privilege (webinar)

90-minute Outlook webinar
Tuesday, January 15 at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Presented by Amy Julia Becker

This webinar will offer congregations and pastors alike a way to address the challenging topic of privilege and social divisions with generosity, humility and hope. This webinar will be particularly useful in the context of predominantly white congregations with members who want to explore the concept of privilege and consider whether a loving response is possible.

Participants will:

  • Recognize what privilege is and how it functions in our culture.

  • Be able to identify the ways social divisions harm vulnerable people through the injustices of exclusion as well as the ways social divisions harm the very people they supposedly benefit .

  • Understand Jesus’ approach to social divisions and apply a model of healing to our broken world.

Live webinar with on-demand video replay — $29.95
(1-6 participants from the same church/ministry)

Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation is offering 50% scholarships for the first 20 registrants. Email a copy of your paid registration to opsf@opsf-omaha.org and OPSF will reimburse you $15 of your webinar fee.

On-demand video replay allows you to watch the video recording on the Outlook‘s website whenever it is convenient for you and as many times as is helpful.

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General Assembly Overture Review Meeting - CANCELLED
Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

General Assembly Overture Review Meeting - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED

Questions, contact Stated Clerk, Olivia Hudson Smith.

At the October Assembly in the Omnibus motion, a link to the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution (Proposed Amendments to the Book of Order) indicating that the Assembly will be voting on those amendments in the January and March 2019.

Voting on the Proposed amendment to the Constitution of the PC(U.S.A.) will be as follows:

January Assembly:  18-B.1, 18-B.2 Renunciation of Jurisdiction; 18-G. Disciplinary Offense; 18 – H.1, 18-H.2 Time Limit.
March Assembly:  18-A – Election of Ruling Elders and Deacons; 18-C – Officers; 18-D Membership of Presbytery; 18-E – Pastor, Counselor, and Adviser; 18-F. Welcoming to the Table.   

          
Click here for pdf of proposed amendments.

Click here for pdf of Stated Clerks’ Analysis.

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Ministers' Communion and Annual Advent Luncheon
Dec
12
11:00 AM11:00

Ministers' Communion and Annual Advent Luncheon

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The Presbytery of Denver invites
Ministers’ and a Guest

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Please join us as we gather for a communion service lead by our new Transitional Presbytery Pastor, Rev. Dana Hughes, followed by a luncheon.

Menu
Mixed Green Salad with Ranch and Vinaigrette Dressing
Chicken with an Orange Cranberry Sauce OR Vegetarian option: Butternut Squash Stuffed with Rice and Quinoa
Herb Rice Pilaf
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Seasonal Fruit Crisp

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. Communion Service | Lunch & Fellowship | Wellshire Presbyterian Church | 2999 S. Colorado Blvd | Denver, CO

2018 Ministers' Communion & Advent Luncheon
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Quantity:
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Please RSVP by November 23rd to Denver Presbytery with your check or register and pay on-line by clicking image to the right. $15 per person. Please indicate meat or vegetarian meal.

TO RSVP and pay on-line, use desktop device. From the drop down menu, select number of attendees and add to cart, a form will pop up to indicate name, guest and choice of entree. After submit form, click on orange “cart” icon that will be at top right-hand corner of screen. Transaction is complete when enter credit card information.

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WilderSoul - Church of Lost Walls Gathering
Dec
9
1:30 PM13:30

WilderSoul - Church of Lost Walls Gathering

Wild Edges: Crossing the Threshold Into A Sacred World

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Sunday, December 9th | 1:30 - 4:30 pm in Roxborough State Park, Denver CO. This half-day offering in the biodiverse ecotone of Roxborough State Park, with its striking and storied rock formations rising sharply between the Ancestral Rocky Mountains and high plains of the Colorado plateau is an introduction to spiritual rewilding practices and deep belonging in community. Through nature-based practices that draw upon the wisdom of sacred narratives and older traditions, we will explore our original capacity to enter into conversation with the world, what the Celts called the sacred Book of Nature. Jesus spoke often of this wild terrain of the kingdom as “treasure hidden in the field.” Take a step across the threshold toward a culturally creative vision for life. Renew your sense of hope and courage to face our current spiritual and ecological crises together, rooted in sacred community with one another, the wild earth, and the great mystery we call God. We invite a suggested donation of $15.

WilderSoul is one of Denver Presbytery's New Worshiping Communities led by Rev. Matt Syrdal. WilderSoul is a nature-based guiding, consulting and coaching practice designed to help individuals cultivate deep wholeness and Self-healing to live lives of greater purpose in deeper service to the world.

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Funeral Service for Rev. George Magnuson (member Carrie Doehring)
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Funeral Service for Rev. George Magnuson (member Carrie Doehring)

Please hold your colleague, Carrie Doehring, and her family in your prayers upon the death of her husband, George Magnuson.  Carrie is a minister member of Denver Presbytery and professor at Iliff School of Theology. George suffered a brain injury Thursday and died a few hours later with Carrie at his side.

Cards may be sent to Carrie Doehring at 2310 South University Boulevard, Denver, 80210. Please do not call at this time. 

A funeral service for the Rev. George Magnuson will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 1 pm at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friends of Music of St Andrews Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80205.  A memorial service will also be held in Chicago: Date to be determined.

May Carrie and the family be comforted in God's loving grace by our prayers and support in their loss.

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Leadership Retreat 2018 -
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Leadership Retreat 2018 -

OPENING DOORS . . . TRAVELING TOGETHER - IN LOVE

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WHEN November 9-10, 2018 Friday Registration begins at 4:00 pm Program wraps up at 3:00 pm Saturday

WHERE Highlands Camp & Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado

FEATURING • Rev. Jana Childers, PH.D., Dean of San Francisco Seminary, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Homiletics & Speech Communication.

REGISTER: WWW.HIGHLANDSCAMP.ORG

REGISTRATION $90—Lodging & Food $45—Day Rate (No Lodging)
Group discounts & scholarships available

TOPICS INCLUDE: Agape as Unifier Holy Spirit to go between us & bind us together Practices we do in and beyond worship to be open to people with different points of view. Plus: Worship Wiki Why we do what we do in worship & what are some different ways to do it.

BENEFITING Pastors, Musicians, Educators, Leaders of your congregation— Elders, Deacons, & Others. Especially members of your Worship Committee

 

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Denver Presbytery Stated Meeting
Oct
23
5:00 PM17:00

Denver Presbytery Stated Meeting

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Ministers of the Word & Sacrament and Church Administrators:

Please share this message and attachments with your Ruling Elder Commissioners

CALL OF THE MEETING:

The Presbytery of Denver Assembly
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Shepherd of the Hills
11500 W. 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215-1224

~ Opening the Doors – Traveling Together ~

PRE-REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.
Please check in and registration at the church.

3:30 p.m. Registration Opens – Please sign-in at the registration table upon arriving and pick up your Ballot.

Childcare is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS ASSEMBLY.

4:00 p.m. Pre-Assembly: Committee on Ministry. Church Template: Minor/Vulnerable Adult Protection and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policy and Procedures - Overview

Meet and Greet Our New Transitional Presbytery Pastor, Rev. Dana Hughes

5:00 p.m. Meal and Fellowship: Tickets for dinner will be available at registration for $8. A taco salad bar with vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Pumpkin cake will be served for dessert.

5:50 p.m. Announcements

6:00 p.m. Presbytery Assembly Convenes

PLEASE NOTE:

The Presbytery utilizes electronic communication for assembly documents. All assembly materials are posted on the Presbytery of Denver website www.denpres.org, click Assembly Meetings tab one week prior to the Assembly. Copies of new materials or critical items will be on the registration table.

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Previously undocketed business may be presented as new business if a recommended action is placed in the hands of the stated clerk thirty (30) minutes prior to the convening of the Assembly.

John Anderson, Moderator
Olivia L. Hudson Smith, Stated Clerk

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Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering: "Telling My Story" by Dr. Christine Mann Darden
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering: "Telling My Story" by Dr. Christine Mann Darden

~ Join Presbyterian Women ~

Telling My Story with Dr. Christine Mann Darden, NASA Scientist. Dr. Mann Darden is one of the human computers featured in the book “Hidden Figures”, Darden will talk about her life journey and the lessons to be learned from the movie.

Open to family and friends!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Program begins at 10 am | Peoples Presbyterian Church is hosting | 2780 York Street, Denver | program & lunch $10

RSVP to Vicky Terry by email or call 720.273.6870, no later than 10/10/18.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

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Sources of Strength: Evidence-Based, Upstream Prevention
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Sources of Strength: Evidence-Based, Upstream Prevention

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The Advocacy and Faith Formation Community will host Sources of Strength at Grace Presbyterian Church. A Presbytery-wide training for multiple congregations across the Presbytery.

Dan Adams, Director of Training for Sources of Strength, will lead us in two days of training on the importance of mental health and wellness promotion in communities of faith, through strength-based community storytelling and individual/community resiliency practices. Youth leaders, faith leaders, parents, youth (5-12 grades) and community members are invited to come to this training prepared to learn about and experience how you can use your voice to spread Hope, Help and Strength with youth and adults across your community.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Adult Training
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 1 - 6:30 p.m. | Teen Peer Training

A Covenant Community of the Presbytery of Denver

A Covenant Community of the Presbytery of Denver

Questions? Contact Stephanie Fritz at stephanie@centraldenver.com

 

 

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Stewardship Kaleidoscope: Real Tools for Real Ministry
Sep
24
to Sep 26

Stewardship Kaleidoscope: Real Tools for Real Ministry

General Conference Information
Plenary and Worship Leaders
Keynoter: Diana Butler Bass
Keynoter: Chick Lane
Worship Leader: Larissa Kwong Abazia

Workshops
We have a variety of workshops covering a broad spectrum of stewardship topics such as:

  • Small Congregations
  • Planned Giving/Endowments
  • Theology of Stewardship
  • Presbyteries and Stewardship
  • Stewardship in Practice
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Generosity

Schedule
The conference begins on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 2 PM.  Check-in/registration will begin at noon.  The conference concludes on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at noon.  For a more detailed schedule, please click here.

Location
The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac in St. Louis, MO.  For more information about the hotel and how to make your reservation, please click here

Conference Registration Fee
$275 on or before August 1, 2018 and $300 after August 1, 2018.

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Moving (FREE - GIVEAWAY) Sale - 1710 S. Grant Street
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Moving (FREE - GIVEAWAY) Sale - 1710 S. Grant Street

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1710 S. Grant Street, Denver

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The Presbytery of Denver Offices have moved to our new location!  We have office furniture, tables, chairs, desks, file cabinets, piano, paper, space heater, books and other miscellaneous items available for our churches.  We had to downsize into our new space, so our loss is your church's gain. Please respectfully take items for your church use.  If items are left after Monday, we will offer to individuals.

This will be a first come, first serve basis.  That’s right, everything is FREE!!! We cannot save or hold items. Please come prepared to take items with you.

Questions, contact Wesley Jones

Sunday, September 23rd | 1-6 pm
Monday, September 24th | 9 am - until gone

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Advocacy for Faith Formation Meet Up
Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

Advocacy for Faith Formation Meet Up

Who? Educators, Youth Workers, Pastors, Elders, Volunteers…anyone serving in the area of faith formation from any denomination!

September Gathering


Topic: Outdoor Ministries and Faith Formation in Nature

Grace Presbyterian Church | 9:30 AM
9720 US-85, Littleton, CO 80125

For more information, contact Stephanie Fritz.

 

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The Second Wind Walk/Run at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

The Second Wind Walk/Run at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church

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Green Mountain High School & Green Mountain Presbyterian Church

Cost:
$25 Early Bird Student, $30 Early Bird adult through 8/17/18

Description:
The Second Wind Walk/Run event is returning to Green Mountain this year! The Walk/Run has been going 17 years strong to raise funds to save the lives of youth at risk of suicide. Join other Coloradans on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to walk, to run, to heal, to remember, or to celebrate life.There will be a a short program, entertainment, and a memorial dove release, followed by a 5K fun run and/or a 1 mile or 5K walk. This event also includes games, activities, music and a picnic lunch. All proceeds benefit Second Wind Fund to help pay for life-saving therapy for youth at risk of suicide in Colorado. Fees include a free t-shirt, for those who sign up early.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Fearless Dialogue: Conversation on Issues of Race, Diversity and Inclusion
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Fearless Dialogue: Conversation on Issues of Race, Diversity and Inclusion

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“Inspiring Mutual Affirmation of Ethnicity in
the Presbytery of Denver”

We are becoming a more and more diverse nation. By 2023, it is estimated that 50% of U.S. children will be ethnic minorities. By 2042, 50% of U.S. population will be ethnic minorities. (And this is due to birth rates, not immigration.) As this nation becomes more diverse, it is more important, now than ever, to engage in thoughtful conversation on issues concerning race and diversity. So, let’s have conversation!

Conversation on issues of race, diversity, and inclusion

Time: Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 6:00PM
Location: North Highland Presbyterian Church
2945 Julian St, Denver, CO 80211

*This is first of several regional events to come. The main audience for this event are members of churches in the NW part of Denver (W of I-25 and N of Hwy 6).

Bring a dish to share. We will be watching a video presentation and engage in thoughtful and provocative conversation about race and diversity.

Please RSVP by Sunday, September 9, 2018
 

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Advocacy for Faith Formation
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Advocacy for Faith Formation

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Who? Educators, Youth Workers, Pastors, Elders, Volunteers…anyone serving in the area of faith formation from any denomination! Please forward this to your peers/committees etc…

August Gathering

August 16th at 9am  (note earlier time) followed by optional Holy Yoga at 1030 am
Shepherd of the Hills
11500 West 20th Av. Lakewood

TOPIC: Faith Formation of the Mind, Body and Soul

For more information, contact Stephanie Fritz.

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Stated Presbytery Assembly Meeting - Elizabeth Presbyterian Church
Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Stated Presbytery Assembly Meeting - Elizabeth Presbyterian Church

CALL OF THE MEETING:

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The Presbytery of Denver Assembly
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Elizabeth Presbyterian Church
325 S. Banner St
Elizabeth, CO 80107


 ~ Opening the Doors – Traveling Together ~


8:30 a.m.   Registration Opens – Pre-Register, click here. Please sign-in at the registration table upon arriving.

Childcare is ONLY available upon request, if a reservation is made before August 7, 2018. Please contact Beth Carlisle at beth@denpres.org or 303.777.2454

8:30 a.m.      Light Breakfast and Fellowship
9:20 a.m.      Announcements
9:30 a.m.      Presbytery Assembly Convenes

A sack lunch will be available for purchase to eat before you go or take with you.

On-line Pre-Registration is now closed.  Please come to the meeting and check in at the church. 

SEE YOU THERE!

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Webinar: Faith over Fear - Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Faith over Fear - Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims

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New Webinar Series: Faith over Fear

Addressing Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims

Please join our partners, Shoulder to Shoulder, on August 9th at 1:00pm EST for a "Faith Over Fear" Webinar on Messaging: Addressing Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims in your congregations and communities. This webinar will be the first of a “Faith Over Fear” Webinar Series.

This first webinar, Messaging: Addressing Myths and Misperceptions about Muslims will be facilitated by Shoulder to Shoulder and partners, Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons with ReThink Media, Aneelah Afzali with The American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, Arsalan Bukhari with the Council of American Islamic Relations and Rev. Terry Kyllo from Neighbors in Faith on Thursday, August 9 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT.

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2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women
Aug
2
to Aug 5

2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women

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The 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women will be held August 2–5, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. 2018 is also the year that PW celebrates its 30th anniversary! #PWGathering #2018ChurchwideGathering

Registration is now open for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering. Whether you register by mail or on line, remember that when you register for the Gathering, you can also register for your synod meal, buy a tote bag (embellished by refugee women trained through Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ STITCH program) and buy meals for a guest.

Register by May 1 and you’ll receive a special-edition Gathering pin. And the first 800 registrants will receive a copy of Bound Together in Love: The Creation of Presbyterian Women, 1978–1988 (appropriate reading in anticipation of PW’s 30th anniversary!).

Seeking financial assistance for the Gathering?
Grant deadline extended!

A limited number of leadership development grants are available to help with Gathering costs. These reimbursable grants will cover up to $500 in Gathering registration, housing or travel expenses. The deadline for applying has been extended to May 1, 2018, but early application is encouraged. First-time Gathering attendees will receive priority consideration.
Download a grant application.

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BorderLinks Workshop
Jul
21
8:30 AM08:30

BorderLinks Workshop

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The Presbytery of Denver Immigration Task Force
invites you to an:

Experiential Exploration of the Immigration Issues

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE COME TO EVENT AND REGISTER - SEE YOU THERE!

Why Don't People just come into the country legally from Mexico? This is a day exploration that will invite a broader understanding of the complicated issues. Facilitated by BorderLinks*

WHEN: Saturday July 21 - 8:30 to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church (map)
COST: $20 (includes lunch) Pay with credit card online, to right or click on button at bottom of page to pay by check.

In today's climate people are asking the following questions:

  • Why do people migrate?
  • What happens during the migrant journey?
  • How do policies impact people?
  • Why don't people just become US citizens?

*A PCUSA supported non profit- organization that has been facilitating educational immersion trips for delegations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas. Their mission is Through dynamic educational experiences, BorderLinks connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of the border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation.   www.borderlinks.org

We are honored to have the expertise and facilitation skills of these experiential explorations.  This is for the entire Denver Presbytery, members of churches, clergy, elders, anyone interested in exploring these issues in a engaging environment. 

Registration online is highly encouraged as the number of facilitators that are coming is dependent on planned attendance

Scholarships are available, please contact Dee Cooper.
 

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Traveling Together in Exile - Lunchtime Reflections Part III
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Traveling Together in Exile - Lunchtime Reflections Part III

Traveling Together in Exile

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There has been an undeniable sea change in attitudes toward church in America.  Worship attendance has been on the decline for over a decade.  Those who once felt confident about how to plant a new church or to grow an existing congregation, now feel at a loss of how to minister in this climate of skepticism.  The tide has turned and we find ourselves to be strangers in a strange land.  The 'promised land' ministry of American Christianity has been lost.  But a new calling, that of 'being faithful disciples in exile,' is before us.  Locating ourselves in 'exile' will allow us to see how the kingdom of God is still dynamically unfolding around us today.

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BRING: BAG LUNCH
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18th
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WHERE: Presbytery Center, 1710 S. Grant St., Denver

Our third lunchtime gathering will be Wednesday, July 18th, from 12:00-1:15 pm at the Presbytery Center.  In preparation for that gathering, please read Daniel 3.

In 2018, we are incorporating more theological reflection in our presbytery assemblies.  Our presbytery worship services will explore this paradigm shift from ministry in the 'promised land' to faithful ministry in 'exile.'  We will locate ourselves alongside Daniel, who figured out how to remain faithful to the LORD while serving in the courts of Babylon.

We invite pastors and elders to join us for a lunchtime theological reflection on faithful discipleship in exile. In preparation for our March, May, and August presbytery assemblies, we will gather together for a lunchtime theological reflection in February, April and July.  Daniel's faithfulness in exile might show us how to serve God as strangers in a strange land. The worship service at the presbytery assembly following our lunchtime conversations will present the insights discerned over lunch.  

We are traveling together.  It's always safer that way.  We are traveling in unfamiliar settings. The old ways of being church are no longer accessible to us.  But the Spirit of God is ready to guide us into faithful ministry in exile. Come journey with us.

You might also consider watching a 45-minute video by Dr. Mark Labberton on finding ourselves in exile. Click here or watch below.
 

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Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering
Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering

Advocacy for Faith Formation Gathering

June Gathering

Who? Educators, Youth Workers, Pastors, Elders, Volunteers…anyone serving in the area of faith formation from any denomination! Please forward this to your peers/committees etc…

June 21st at 930 am
People’s Presbyterian Church  
2780 York St. Denver

TOPIC: Adult Faith Formation

For more information, contact Stephanie Fritz.

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223rd General Assembly
Jun
16
to Jun 23

223rd General Assembly

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets biennially in even-numbered years. It consists of commissioners elected by each of its 173 presbyteries. The GA is full of activities: business sessions, committee meetings, an exhibit hall, daily worship services, and mission tours sponsored by the  Committee on Local Arrangements. 

The assembly acts on hundreds of items of business, which it receives through the reports and recommendations of various assembly entities, and through overtures from synods and presbyteries.

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) will be held in St. Louis, Missouri -  June 16 - 23.

In March 2018, the Presbytery Assembly approved concurrence to nine (9) overtures to the General Assembly which will meet in St. Louis, Missouri beginning June 16th and continuing through June 23, 2018.  A team of past commissioners and others reviewed overture and nine were brought before the Assembly for consideration of concurrence. 

The nine overtures include:

  1. 08-01, Directing the Board of Pensions and the Foundation to Divest from Fossil Fuel and Actively Invest in Securities that Focus on Renewable Energy;
  2. 10-11, Establishing a Grant to Develop Resources to Educate Entities Regarding Serious Mental Illness Issues;
  3. 08-02, Adding to the GA Divestment List All Companies that Meet Specific Listed Criteria;
  4. 06-07, Amending G-2.0509 and D-10-0401d When Former Ministers of the Word and Sacrament who Renounced Jurisdiction While Being Accused in a Disciplinary Case Wish to Work for the PC(USA) Again;
  5. 12-03, Creating a Task Force to Examine NCCOP’s Call to Ecumenical Solidarity for Justice for Palestinians;
  6. 06-12, Amending G-3.0201, Composition and Responsibilities of the Session;
  7. 06-15, Amending G-3.0303 to Include BOP Participation and Paid Family Leave;
  8. 06-14, Amending G-2.804, “Terms of Call”, to Include Paid Family Leave;
  9. 06-13, Instructing the Board of Pensions to Include 12-Weeks of Parental Leave as Part of the Benefits Package.

Please keep The Presbytery of Denver 223rd General Assembly Commissioners in your prayers as they travel to St. Louis to meet, deliberate, and serve, let the Holy Spirit guide them so that the whole church may be joined in love and service to Jesus Christ. - YAD Claire Wineman (05- Mid-Councils), RE Georgia Comstock(10-Mission Coordination), RE Cleve Dixon (11-Social Justice Issues), Rev. Ruth McCollum Huff (06-Church Polity and Ordered Ministry), Rev. Jason Whitehead (09-Peacemaking, Immigration and International Issues), Rev. Carol Fisher (alternate), also members of the Presbytery who will serve in other capacities, Julia Henderson, Sherry Kenney, Jean Demmler, Wanda Beauman, and Amy Mendez, and Olivia L. Hudson Smith.

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