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For those who live in the Castle Rock, Colorado, area, being progressive-minded can be isolating. It is the mission of the Castle Rock Unitarian Universalist Community (“CRUUC”) to provide a supportive sanctuary and sense of community to such individuals, along with a philanthropic/volunteer presence, with the beliefs, principles and sources of Unitarian Universalism (“UU”) as its cornerstones.

For those individuals who belong to one of the surrounding UU churches, our Community contributes support in the form of local small group social functions; and for those UU churches, a positively-reflecting community presence.

We welcome all people who honor the UU beliefs and principles, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, mental or physical challenges, religious beliefs, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 4:00 p.m. for our Exploration and Potluck (our interactive, social version of a church meeting). These monthly Sunday afternoon meetings are currently held at 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109 in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church.

For more information:

http://www.cruuc.org

http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles

Upcoming events (3)

Culture Club

New Hope Presbyterian Church

We will discuss the book “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates. Sue Wallendorf will be leading the discussion. Please bring a snack or beverage to share and R.S.V.P. by Sunday, August 25th to Sue Zloth [masked] For November, Sybil Swope will lead a discussion of the book “Educated” by Tara Westover.

Exploration & Potluck

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Please join the Castle Rock Unitarian Universalist Community (CRUUC) on Sunday, September 15, 2019, for an exploration into the partnership between Unitarians and Universalists with returning guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Barry Bloom. Since 1961, the Unitarians and the Universalists have been partners. When this rich partnership began, it was an equal one. Is it still? Are we more humanist or spiritually centered? Do we focus more on love and compassion or social action? In our services do we tend to let go and dance and sing with abandon? Do we teach the reality of universal love which makes us all equal? And finally, how do you most often hear us addressed in the world at large, as “Universalists” or as “Unitarians?” We will follow this thread and see where it goes to find what a right vision for the future may be. __________________________ Our guest speaker grew up in Central Missouri, spent ten years on Cape Cod, then 31 years ago made his way to Colorado. For the years prior to becoming a minister, Rev. Bloom was a counselor/therapist. Ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 2002 by Columbine UU Church in Littleton, where he served for the following six years, Rev. Bloom has also served as the Minister of Spiritual Life at Jefferson UU in Golden, and for the past two years, the UU Church of Greeley. Rev. Bloom is now pleasantly retired ,though he continues to do guest ministry and spiritual direction when asked. __________________________ CRUUC meetings are held every 3rd Sunday of the month at 3737 New Hope Way, Castle Rock, CO, 80109, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church**. Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. Meetings begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and doors are locked at 4:10 p.m. If you arrive late, simply knock and someone will let you in. Please bring food and/or drink to share. Meetings/services are usually followed by breakout discussion groups. As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour which ends around 6:30 p.m. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome. If you are volunteering to help set up, please arrive by 3:15 p.m. Thank you! __________________________ Potluck Sign Up There are approximately 25-30 people attending: some are gluten free, vegetarian or vegans, and one of our youth is allergic to tree nuts. Please let us know what you will be bringing to the potluck by signing up online. Go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ChXaLbKXO-nnmtbHjpa8Nk0Y9I2YY_flijuhni6HcbQ/edit?usp=sharing so we can make sure we don’t get all desserts, or all wine — although both of those scenarios sound like a non-problem. You may also sign up to help with setting up or cleaning up. __________________________ Upcoming CRUUC Events Sunday, September 1, 2019: Culture Club 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church – (Culture Club alternates every other month on the 1st Sunday with Table of 8) – we will be discussing the book “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates, available at the Douglas County libraries. Sue Wallendorf will be leading the discussion. Please bring a snack or beverage to share and R.S.V.P. by Sunday, August 25th to Sue Zloth [masked] For November, Sybil Swope will lead a discussion of the book “Educated” by Tara Westover. Sunday, October 20, 2019: Exploration & Potluck 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. (This is our regular meeting, held every 3rd Sunday) with guest speaker Matthew Frisk, topic to be announced. __________________________ UUA Activism News The UUA has joined as a partner with the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20th.#StrikeWithUs Global Climate Strike – Sept 20th On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to join us. Find an event and sign up here. For More Information www.cruuc.org

Exploration and Potluck

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Is Universalism Dead? Please join the Castle Rock Unitarian Universalist Community on Sunday, September 15, 2019, for an exploration of the partnership between Unitarians and Universalists with returning guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Barry Bloom. Since 1961, the Unitarians and the Universalists have been partners. When this rich partnership began, it was an equal one. Is it still? Are we more humanist or spiritually centered? Do we focus more on love and compassion or social action? In our services do we tend to let go and dance and sing with abandon? Do we teach the reality of universal love which makes us all equal? And finally, how do you most often hear us addressed in the world at large, as “Universalists” or as “Unitarians?” We will follow this thread and see where it goes to find what a right vision for the future may be. Ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in 2002 by Columbine UU Church in Littleton, where he served for the following six years, Rev. Bloom has also served as the Minister of Spiritual Life at Jefferson UU in Golden, and for the past two years, the UU Church of Greeley. Rev. Bloom is now pleasantly retired ,though he continues to do guest ministry and spiritual direction when asked. -------------- CRUUC meetings are held every 3rd Sunday at 3737 New Hope Way in Castle Rock, in the Castle Rock Room of New Hope Presbyterian Church. Please arrive by 3:45 p.m. as meetings begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. and doors are locked at 4:10 p.m. If you arrive late, simply knock and someone will let you in. Please bring food and/or drink to share. Meetings/services are usually followed by breakout discussion groups. As always, we will finish up with a potluck and social hour which ends around 6:30 p.m. Blue jeans and casual attire are welcome. If you are volunteering to help set up, please arrive by 3:15 p.m. --------------- Potluck Sign Up There are approximately 25-30 people attending: some are gluten free, vegetarian or vegans, and one of our youth is allergic to tree nuts. Please let us know what you will be bringing to the potluck by signing up online. Go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ChXaLbKXO-nnmtbHjpa8Nk0Y9I2YY_flijuhni6HcbQ/edit?usp=sharing so we can make sure we don’t get all desserts, or all wine — although both of those scenarios sound like a non-problem.

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Exploration & Potluck

New Hope Presbyterian Church

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