Mindfulness is a useful and effective method for coping with stress and the challenging demands daily life. Join the Mental Health Committee in a discussion about the practice of mindfulness; and learn techniques to improve focus, observe our reactions to stress and build resilience against the stressors that keep us from living in the moment. This Adult-CE class will be facilitated by WISE member, Leslie Best, MA, LPCC and Dance/Movement Therapist, on Sunday, October 27, following the worship service.
Visit Inside Colorado’s Women’s Prison
Register by November 1
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) invites you on Monday, November 18, from 6:00P – 8:30P, to in an evening of sharing and celebration of their prison program led by inmate facilitators at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. We will share some of the exercises that typify AVP, honor the volunteers (both inside and out) and Department of Corrections staff that make AVP thrive at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, and spend some time socializing together. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to this event. Questions can be posed to Marilyn Miller or 303-913-1354. This event will be held at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, 3600 Havana St., Denver, CO 80239. Register by emailing Info@AVPColorado.org with cc to Marilyn Miller by November 1, so that you name can be submitted for clearance from the CDOC.
Rocky Mountain Flute Choir
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00P
We pay tribute to Amy Rice-Blumenthal for her contributions to flutists throughout Colorado and beyond. During her time in Colorado in the 1980’s, Amy formed the ALRY flute choir. None of the names that were originally suggested for the group were acceptable to all of the members, so she finally decided to use her own initials as an acronym: Amy Lucetta Rice Young. Amy began arranging music for the ALRY flute choir because there was of lack of interesting music available for larger flute ensembles. Amy also formed the ALRY Publishing Company in order to make flute choir literature more widely available.
The Rocky Mountain Flute Choir is an important part of Amy’s legacy. RMFC will perform several of Amy’s arrangements including two early pieces, Wild, Wild West and Bach’s Bourree in addition to Postcards from Pikes Peak, commissioned by the Pikes Peak Flute Choir, and Cloud Forms which was written for the ALRY Flute Choir.
This concert is free and open to the public. www.rockymountainflutechoir.org
Share the Plate with Habitat through Loaves & Fishes in October
Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers, and they pay an affordable mortgage. With your help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
The Loaves & Fishes Committee is First Plymouth’s outreach link to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, through the Loaves & Fishes coalition of eleven churches in the Denver area. Together, we have built twenty-one houses since 1999, and with your help, we can continue to sponsor and help build homes for deserving members of our community. But we can only do it with your help, so here are two ways you can support Habitat’s mission and vision:
- GIVE – There are multiple ways for you to support Loaves & Fishes with your contributions.
- Give generously during the October Share the Plate for Loaves & Fishes.
- Make a direct contribution by writing a check made payable to First Plymouth and marked for Loaves & Fishes in the memo line.
- Go to org/donate, making sure that “Loaves and Fishes” is noted in the comment section.
- VOLUNTEER — You can volunteer to help construct our twenty-first house in the Swansea development at 4344 Columbine Street, near I-70 and Colorado Boulevard in Denver. No experience is necessary, and there is always something for everyone to do, regardless of your skill levels and physical abilities.
- Go to loavesandfishes-denver.denver.volunteerhub.com to create an account, if you have not volunteered before.
- Then sign in and look for dates and pick the one(s) on which you would like to work. The workday is 9:00A to 4:30P, and you should plan on arriving on site by at least 8:50A.
The current Loaves & Fishes home build at 4344 Columbine Street.
Come out and help us finish it!
Mark your calendars now! The Rocky Mountain Conference, UCC, is promoting and encouraging all RMC churches to participate in the “Socksgiving” campaign. The Sock It To Em Sock Campaign is a 501c3 Public Charity begun by First Plymouth Congregational UCC Church members, Sue Lee and Phillis Shimamoto. Through their efforts over 600,000 new pair of socks have been provided to those in need in 41 states. The RMCUCC has partnered with Sock It To Em to create the Socksgiving campaign.
Socks are the #1 clothing need of those experiencing homelessness and Socksgiving offers you the opportunity to donate NEW socks, for men, women, children, and infants. Simply place your donations in the Socksgiving Collection Boxes provided at church any Sunday from October 20 – November 17.
Temperatures are dropping and at any given moment, on any given day, there are thousands of people experiencing homelessness. Approximately 11% are veterans, 10% are teens, 30% are children, and many are single moms. Thank you for helping to make a social impact one pair of socks at a time. The RMCUCC and Sock It To Em Sock Campaign will award the churches with the greatest number of socks per capita (per member), and the greatest total number of donations.