Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Check back here for current information about closures and cancellations.

We are monitoring the current coronavirus situation carefully — your physical, as well as spiritual health, is our priority. For reliable information, go to cdc.gov.

To that end:

Public worship will be suspended through April 26, but you are encouraged to join us via the live stream.

You can worship with us virtually via live streaming from Facebook; Central’s website; or in spirit. Let us know you are watching on Facebook by commenting on the post!

The church office is closed, with most of Central’s staff working from home.

Pastoral care will continue and we have reached out to elderly and vulnerable members to let them know that we will be there for them.

Visiting theologian events, including adult faith formation, preaching, and the interfaith gathering are postponed until they can be re- scheduled.

Please pray for one another, the community, and the world in which we are closely connected.

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Letter from Pastor Louise

April 2, 2020

Beloved Community,

The news this week was a mixture of good–social isolation does seem to be reducing infection rates, and bad–doctors, nurses, and health care professionals are falling ill with COVID-19.  Thank you for doing your part to stay home, and for the creative ways you’re reaching out to one another.  Thank you for the extraordinary sacrifices of the medical community, and others carrying out essential services.  And thank you for holding our whole community in prayer. God walks with us even in the valley of the shadow of death, and helps relieve our fears by steadfastly providing Divine presence, healing, and guidance.  God’s presence often manifests itself through human connection, and in a time when we can’t be together actually, here are some suggestions to help experience the Spirit of community.

*Please join us for worship streamed from Facebook Live (and our website) each Sunday at 10:30am.  Beginning Wednesday, April 8, 5:30pm we will also stream a brief “moment for meditation” with prayers, song chants from Taize, and a reading.  We are committed to these “real time” opportunities to connect (virtually) and share greetings, prayer concerns, and gratitude.

*Confirmation mentors are reaching out to their confirmands by phone or email.  These caring adults are part of the “village” of five non-parent mentors for young people.    Director of Faith Formation, Molly Brown is in regular communication with families, offering ideas for spiritual formation at home and ways to engage the live-streamed worship services.  Soon, she’ll be embedding video-taped Bible stories in emails to families.

*Opportunities to serve: Metro Caring needs healthy volunteers and food donations (you can deliver these during “drive through” hours (M-F 9:30am-3pm; Tues 6-8pm]); New Genesis continues to seek hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and monetary donations.  Help Colorado (the governor’s COVID-19 response) seeks volunteers and donations.    Those who are able might consider donating some of the economic stimulus checks you receive to organizations or individuals affected by COVID-19.

*Please let Tim Mooney know if you are able to deliver a lily to the doorstep of some of our members on Easter or the week following.  As always, we hope you will continue to support Central’s mission and ministries with financial donations.  We’ll dedicate our offerings to the One Great Hour of Sharing (for food distribution, disaster relief, and capacity-building) on Sunday April 5 (send a check; donate online; turn in your full fish banks when we can worship in person again).

*Please stay in touch.  Don’t hesitate to contact us (303.839.5500 and leave a message to which we will respond within 24 hours), or by text to our cell phones or email.

*We’d love to receive your videos, photos, and notes about how you are faring.  Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel the love of companions both human and Divine in this difficult time.

With you in spirit,

Pastor Louise

 

 

 

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