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Adult Forum: March 29

FP WISE, the mental health task force, has written a covenant to become a nationally affiliated WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged) Congregation for Mental Health of the United Church of Christ. Rev. Amy Petré Hill will explain the process and lead the first of three Adult Forums to discuss the covenant. The congregation will vote on becoming a national WISE church and approve the covenant at the June annual meeting. Read the draft covenant below:

Final wise draft covenant

2019 Outreach Grants

At the end of each calendar year, we sit back, put our feet up and review the contributions First Plymouth made as the Hands and Feet of Jesus in the community and World. Thank you for your financial gifts. Below is a list of the projects you contributed to.

TOTAL GRANTS FOR 2019 = $12,950
Shimmering Wings $500
Rose Andom Center $1,000
Center for Health and Hope $2,500
A New Dimension of Hope $1,000
The Action Center $2,500
Integrated Family Community Services $1,000
Knitting For Peace $1,000
Second Wind $1,000
Immigration Task Force $200
Care Africa Medical Foundation $250
Emmanne Kenya Project $1,000
Alternatives to Violence Project $1,000

2019 SHARE THE PLATE CONTRIBUTIONS
Shimmering Wings $3,454.91
Second Chance $4,042.29
Eco-Justice Ministries $1,392.01
Groundwork Denver $2,393.47
Family Promise $3,181.70
The Action Center $1,949.22
Reach Out and Read $2,142.62
The Haven $5,416.61
Denver Police Brotherhood $4,890.11
Loaves and Fishes $4,939.21
Graceful Café $2,934.82
A New Dimension of Hope $1,614,19
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network $3,511.31
Casa De Paz $1,059.09

First Plymouth’s GALAPALOOZA!

Get ready for something new and something old. Our wonderful past with a new layer of fun.
Get ready for the first ever:

FIRST PLYMOUTH GALAPALOOZA!

 THURSDAY, JUNE 11 
at the Wellshire Events Center

We’ll combine something new: A fun-filled night to support our Church mixed with an evening honoring this year’s winners of our prestigious Caring Awards. One night of honoring some of our best, combined with new tradition, our first Palooza: an exaggerated event! We’ll start by honoring our Caring Award recipients. Come out to celebrate and be inspired by our amazing FP peers.

But it’s a fun(d) raising gala too;  this don’t-miss event will include both live and silent auctions featuring:

        • EXPERIENCES such as a Home Dinner Party for you and seven other peeps at a member’s house featuring awesome lasagna, fancy wine and crafted cocktails, followed by an intimate musical concert in the living room!

        • TICKETS like Rockies and Broncos where the seats might be better than the games (!)

        • UNIQUE HAND CRAFTED ARTS created by some of our FP stars

Other ideas brewing include a guided fly fishing trip, baking lessons, Pie-Of-The-Month, babysitting packages, fancy mountain homes for a getaway and deluxe vacation packages as well as a few really fun surprises. (Are you getting excited yet?  We are too.)

We are thrilled to offer a “Two-Fer”: a chance to increase the attention paid to our newest Caring Award recipients coupled with a fun, fast paced, laugh-out-loud fun time auctioning unique experiences (and some really cool items too!) at our first fun(d)-raising First Plymouth Palooza of the 20s.

Mark your calendar now.  Details will follow soon.

The GalaPalooza Planning Team
Annie and David Nestor, co-chairs

There is no “Planet B”

Free stock photo of action, administration, adults, atmosphereBecause there is no “Planet B”, our task is to make sure it stays healthy and happy. Find out how you can help by attending the presentation hosted by the FP Green Team April 5 at 11:30A – 2:00P. Dubbed “The Climate Crisis and the Progressive Church – How Enlightened Believers Can Help Save the Planet,” this event will highlight important issues where FP members and friends will be asked to commit to action steps. Speakers will include Dennis Gallagher, former Denver City Auditor, Colorado state legislator and Professor Emeritus at Regis University; Dr. Marianne Langridge, a sustainability consultant; Peter Sawtell, the UCC’s expert on the environment and director of Eco-Justice Ministries, and others. Join us in Plymouth Hall with a picnic or a sack lunch. Light food items will also be provided. Questions can be directed to Carol Weale, Betty Arca or Jerry Arca.

 

Lent 2020

First Plymouth Church and I invite you to join me in “Wilding the Wilderness” together over the next “forty days and forty nights.” Like Jesus, we too are tempted to forget our humanness, to believe that all is lost, and therefore tempted to turn our backs on both the “beautiful” and “broken” parts of the human condition. As we mark ourselves with stardust, as we carry the weight of our sacredness these next weeks, let us claim our identity as children of God, born blessed and wretched, and still wholly beloved.

Download the Lent 2020 Booklet here.

Lent Booklet