Are you looking for community? You will find it here. Whether you find it through book discussion, singing, in thoughtful discussion over a casual drink, studying scripture or more, there is a small group for everyone.
November 8 at 4 p.m.: A Theology for an Anti-Racist Thanksgiving Indigenous Theology.
Join us as we look at the Thanksgiving Narrative through an anti-racist lens and listen to the UCC's Council of American Indian's Ministries approach and partnerships with Indigenous Theology considering this quote by Donald Gall and more: “But what was really on the table at that first Thanksgiving besides venison and turkey? The other menu was the question of human nature, the understanding of humanity’s relationship to the natural world, the process of knowledge, the meaning of creation and the use of symbols for communication.” Join us!
We will continue to read Debby Irving’s, Waking Up White this month. We will gather on Zoom this Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. and again on November 15 at 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to join us in the discussion as we address racism within us so we can address racism in our world.
Our second book group that reads fiction will be discussing The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Sunday, November 29 at 1 p.m. Grab the book and join us for the discussion!
One of the most oft repeated scriptures comes from Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, to seek kindness and to walk humbly with your God.” Powerful words. Have you ever wondered their context? Who Micah was? What Micah’s world looked like? What injustice was Micah speaking against? Our Tuesday Bible Study is reading the book of Micah and we would love for you to join us at 2 p.m.– the same zoom link that we use for worship.
November 3: Micah 2
November 10: Micah 3
November 17: Micah 4
No Meeting on November 24
Our choir will sing a piece of classical music written hundreds of years ago one week, a protest song from the 60's the next, and a song from a recent musical the week after that. Our choir gathers Wednesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome to participate no matter your music knowledge or experience.
For 10 years the Kirk has been living our faith through caring for our shared earth, installing solar panels in 2007, making building decisions based on their environmental impact and educating ourselves on earth stewardship. From brick and mortar decisions to educational classes on composting, and this year's effort to be attentive to our water use while providing water filtration systems to our partner community in Fondwa, Haiti, this team guides our church to honor God's creation as an act of love.
The Green Justice Team’s focus this year has been on the 5 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse and Rot. All of these contribute to living a sustainable life where we celebrate Earth Day Everyday. The past two years we have invited the Kirk community to participate in gift giving that supports our earth and our neighbors (remember our gifts of trees and water filtration systems for partners in Fondwa, Haiti). This year we are focused closer to home and invite the church to join us in giving the gift of sustainable energy through Energy Outreach Colorado. Your gift of $30 will provide energy to a local home in need for one month (due to their resources and efforts toward sustainable energy use).You may purchase this as a gift through our donate page and we will email you a gift card to give to your loved one letting them know the gift you bought them that gives to others. *Be sure to include your email when you make your donation. If you have questions, contact Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the Green Justice Team's November tip list: Earth Day Every Day!