News2022-04-17T22:25:45-06:00

On March 20, 2022, the WRCC UCC Church Council voted to lift the COVID mask and social distance requirements for our church. This decision was based on current recommendations by the CDCthe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Jefferson County. We understand that some people may not agree, feel safe, or feel ready to lift these restrictions. We support you and encourage you to continue with whatever level of safety precautions fits your needs. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please complete the Contact Us form to request access instructions.

WHEAT RIDGE UCC COMMUNITY NEWS

June 12 Worship & Picnic in the Park

Our annual CHURCH PICNIC resumes! It will be held at Morse Park, 20th and Carr in Lakewood, on Sunday, June 12. All are invited to bring a dish to share. There will be no services at the church that day. It is also Trinity Sunday and pastor Claudia and David Conner will have a dialogue sermon on the Trinity.

June 5 Pentecost and Communion Sunday

Our PastorThe Holy Spirit of Pentecost isn’t simply about recalling some wonderful wild religious occasion that set into motion the first Christian movement, but it asks us to discern, where is the Spirit today, where is it in our own lives, what new fire of enthusiasm is blowing into the world and in your heart? What if Pentecost isn’t something that happened a long ago, but something that each generation has the opportunity to experience? What if that movement from isolation to community is one that we all have to claim for ourselves? What if Pentecost isn’t a historical event, but rather the ongoing story of the people of God? Come and celebrate this special Sunday.

May 1 Guest Preacher Cheryl Swing

Cheryl is a graduate of Iliff School of Theology and an ordained UCC minister. In 2018, she was awarded the Ronald E. Sleeth Preacher of the Year. Cheryl is a writer, spiritual and pastoral counselor, life coach, and workshop facilitator. She is also in the chaplain residency program at Littleton Adventist Hospital. She is the author of Soul Purpose.

Apr 24 Earth Day Sunday

God’s Work of Art

Our service on April 24th will focus on the beauty and miracle of God’s Earth. People are invited to bring a symbol that represents nature, and we will place these symbols on the altar.

Here are some Earth Day resources:

Creation Justice Ministries — formerly the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program — has Earth Sunday resources that each year focus on a particular environmental theme and highlight a number of ways individuals and congregations can celebrate and protect God’s creation.

https://www.earthday.org/
https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/earth-day/

Church Organist Retires

Music ProgramApril 10, 2022

This week our Organist, Nancy Connor, announced her retirement from Wheat Ridge Congregational Church.  It was a very difficult decision to make, but Nancy has decided it is time to go back to Mississippi to help “nanny” her new grandson.  Nancy’s last Sunday as Organist will be June 26, 2022.Over the last seven years, the Wheat Ridge congregation has enjoyed Nancy’s high music proficiency and expertise.  She will be missed both as an expert musician and as a beloved member of the congregation.  The Board of Deacons is currently establishing a search committee to evaluate the church’s musical needs and then put together a job announcement in the near future. In the meantime, please inquire with the Church’s Moderator, Fred Rollenhagen, with any immediate questions.

Lawn Mowing Sponsorship

April 16, 2022

Spring is in the air and that means our lawn will soon be growing fast and needing a trim! This year, we are again running our Lawn Mowing donation program. To offset the costs of lawn mowing, we are inviting folks to sponsor a week or more of mowing. Each weekly mowing costs $50. Feel free to email the church if you are willing to pay for a session or two of mowing and we will add you name to the list. Simply write a check to the church with “lawn mowing” on the Memo line or give online via Tithe.ly. Tithe.ly will contain a lawn mowing category in the drop-down list.

Thank you for considering giving to the Wheat Ridge Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ. Your kindness to our community is much appreciated! Please click on the GIVE TO THE WRUCC button to process your donation.

Wheat Ridge UCC

WORSHIP WITH US EVERY SUNDAY AT 10 AM

Adult Study Hour is at 9 AM.
Our music program is directed by Rosanna Rains.
Children’s Time is at 10:15 AM.
Nursery and Sunday School Activities begin at 10:30 AM.
Cookies, snacks and coffee served at 11 AM.

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