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- Worship With Us!
- Looking Ahead
- Spiritual Development
- DenUM Food Bank
Sunday Morning schedule:
9:00 Worship, Celebration, Prayer and Reflection begins!
10:00 Fellowship, Munchies, Coffee
The fellowship breakfast program is undergoing changes. Watch for more details!
Great people, the presence of God, decent coffee...does it get any better? Please join us.
Administrative Council Sets Vision
Come and find yourself a spiritual home where you are accepted, nurtured, and encouraged on your life journey.
About Interim Pastor Jessica Nelson
Rev. Jessica Nelson has served as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Boulder and Pastor at St. Paul's UMC in Denver since July 2011. She graduated from SMU Perkins School of Theology in Dallas with a M.Div. degree.
She says, "It is my hope that everyone leave church feeling happier and more empowered to do good in the world than when they walked in.
"My primary theological focus is on those who are traditionally marginalized in the religious world, especially in terms of gender and sexuality. The focus of religion for hundreds of years was on minimizing the uniqueness of the individual to create a community of people who all looked and acted the same. By recognizing the God given unique qualities we all have, and discovering ways to live them out in the community, we are creating a richer, more diverse reflection of God." In her leadership and preaching, she says, "we read scripture in search of the historical context and the unheard voices, whose story is often reflective of our own. Fully embracing all aspects of our being, including our gender and sexuality, is one way to honor God, but it is up the faith community to create a safe and affirming place to live out ones true self."
Her first Sunday at Warren was January 6, 2013. She is half-time at St. Paul's and half-time at Warren. We look forward to the skillful leadership she will provide as we continue to move along with these changing times, following God's call and direction.
Warren Welcomes Same-Gender Commitment Services
On May 20, 2012, the Warren Administrative Council unanimously approved a statement affirming the use of our building for same-gender commitment services and marriages, and supporting our pastor in officiating at them. Read the whole statement.
Be a part of our free Sunday breakfast program. Donate and/or come help serve! Talk with Jenn or Michael or Pastor Sara.
Support Warren and the Redemption Fellowship community with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness. Come see and hear why we do what we do.
United Methodist Church
Give to the hurting places in the world through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). The easiest way is to write a check to any United Methodist Church, put "UMCOR" in the Memo line, and drop it into the offering plate! You can additionally specify a specific emergency in words ("Pacific Emergency" "Japan Quake" etc.) or a giving number, such as 3021317 (Pacific Emergency).
- UMCOR on Facebook
- Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (Pacific Emergency)
- Libya, Ivory Coast, Liberia, New Zealand: International Aid
- Disaster Response
- The Work of UMCOR
All of what you give, 100%, goes where you designate. The reason we promise this is that the administrative costs for UMCOR are covered by a special offering taken every Spring called The One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS). In 2012, the offering will be taken March 18. You can read more about this here.
But not just UMCOR: there are volunteers in mission who give of themselves all over the world. Here is more information. Or visit one or more of these web links:
- Rethink Church
- Volunteers in Mission
- Denver Urban Ministries - In our neighborhood!
- Warren Village - Next door!
- Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers in Mission
For United Methodists, one of the ways to put your life in mission is to be a part of a United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) team. Here are just a few highlights of many projects:
- UMCOR Depot, Salt Lake City, year round, Youth/Adults.
More on the Rocky Mountain Conference UMVIM program here.
Spiritual Development at Warren
A time of reflection. A time of prayer. A time to grow in faith and love. All are welcome… drop in or commit to a series. This group meets during the school year on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, at Warren church in the Library from 10:00am– 11:30am. Info: 303-388-4186.
Warren's Reading Room Ministry!
Visit our reading room ministry downstairs in the newer wing of the church. We are seeking donations of worthwhile books, DVDs and periodicals to "support and engage each one's faith journey" and "to proclaim theologically and socially progressive Christian values."
Please contact Sara if you subscribe to any of the following and would be willing to share magazines like:
- Christian Century
- Alive Now
- The Sun
Also think about whether you have quality books to share related to ministries at Warren:
- Narcotics Anonymous
- housing and transition from homelessness
- recent seminary textbooks
- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-affirming Christian spirituality
Lastly, we have a computer available for world wide web browsing, e-mail, etc. Let us know if you have places you'd recommend on a 'virtual library' bookshelf - for instance the link to your own blog! "With Wi-Fi, a comfy chair, and a few organized shelves, our reading room is a comfortable space." We invite you to use it for reading, prayer, reflection, and browsing.
Denver Urban Ministries, a multi-service agency located just a block away in the heart of Denver, asks the community to donate food to the agency as soon as possible, as families are being turned away. Requests for food have increased 31 percent from the same period last year. The agency needs a supply of more than 25,000 pounds of food each month to meet the current need.
The top five donation needs now:
- peanut butter
- pasta sauce
- canned tuna
- diapers (all sizes)