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Rev. Jeannie Shero
We all begin our lives in the middle of a story that began long before we were born and will continue long after our lives end. With this in mind, congregations are called to engage the past with gratitude and a search for wisdom, the present with energy and purpose, and the future with hope and anticipation. Balancing these is challenging. As we move toward a year of transition, we pause to consider our place in the greater circle of life and in this moment in our congregation’s life.

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Aaron Norris, Ministerial Resident

The human experience compels people to claim membership in nations across this earth with common histories and mythologies about them as a people. In this way, America is no different. However, there are truly unique things about the American experience that make her people unlike any other. This is both our blessing and our curse as we wrestle with our own mythologies and the call to “Make America Great Again!” Like people themselves, nations are in constant transformation, a circle of life, born and reborn. Aaron will explore our nation’s place on the wheel and what it might bode for the future.
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Rev. Jeannie Shero

Join us as we explore the theme for June, Prophetic Imperative. We all carry a calling to improve the world, speak truth to power, walk humbly, live with compassion, and to expand our knowledge and wisdom. Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Richard Gilbert, wrote of the prophetic imperative that is foundational to our denomination. It is a calling to live well and to use our talents and skills to enrich our society by sharing the work of correcting injustice wherever it is found. This work invites us to examine our world, consider our place within it, and take action to heal the world. 
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Rev. Jeannie Shero and Aaron Norris, Ministerial Intern 

Join us for a service honoring the roots of Memorial Day.  The day can be interpreted as an invitation to remember those who gave their all to protect freedom, justice, and equity for all.  Some of those we honor fell in the service of our nation at war.  Expanding the circle, we also remember those who spent their lives in service to their values and communities to improve the world.  In this service, we will honor the completion of Aaron Norris’ Ministerial Internship. He will remain with us as our Ministerial Resident, for which we are grateful.
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Rev. Jeannie Shero and Aaron Norris, Ministerial Intern 

Homeless persons recently experienced a major set back when Denver officials performed “sweeps” of Denver streets resulting in the loss of critical possessions for our community’s most vulnerable people. This year’s all church social justice project on May 22nd will give our members the opportunity to learn more about this issue and to contribute needed items to benefit those affected by homelessness. Come for a service exploring homelessness through the lens of our monthly theme, “acceptance,” and stay for activities after the service.
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Rev. Jeannie Shero

On this momentous day in which Rev. Shero will be considered for a call to become our next Senior Minister, all are encouraged to attend the service and Congregational Meeting following. The size of our hearts has the power to determine our path together. First Universalist is a congregation with a big heart.  We are resilient, compassionate, and generous.  We have traveled many miles together in good faith.  Our future remains open as we decide how we will walk together and what vision will carry us into the years ahead
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Aaron Norris and Rev. Jeannie Shero

A hallmark of motherhood is the capacity to love unconditionally. Often that is true, but such love comes not only from mothers, it also flows from fathers, relatives, friends, partners, and back to parents from children. There is within us all the capacity to love unconditionally, and to fail to do so. To come to know what it is to love unconditionally, we so often need to first experience unconditional love extended to us. This is possible within a beloved community. Indeed, it is our calling as a congregation.
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Rev, Jeannie Shero and Dan Lillie

Join us for a Sunday celebrating all of the amazing volunteers, past and present, who make this church such a wonderful congregation. We would not be the beloved community that we are without the time, care, and generous gifts of every person. Volunteers help us in countless ways. From serving in the choir, to Touchstone Tuesday meals, to office volunteers, and our many wonderful Faith Formation and Religious Education volunteers, we appreciate you more than words can say. 
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Rev Jeannie Shero and Aaron Norris

The resilience of the human spirit is remarkable. Our journey in life is punctuated with profound joy and deep loss. If we are to thrive, sharing the journey is essential. The ability to respond to one another in compassion during times of stress or sorrow is heartwarming. No matter how dark the night, no one should have to walk alone. Together, we can move from simply surviving to thriving.
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Founder's Sunday and 
125th Birthday Celebration
Rev. Jeannie Shero

Join us for a look into our past, present, and future as we honor the founding of our church in 1891, 125 years ago. We will also honor members who have been part of the church for many years. This church would not be the same without you. 
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