Faith+Culture: Media Wisdom
October 24th, 2017
Location: The Thurstone Home in Lowry (address will be sent to you in auto-reply email after you register).
Our culture is incredibly fragmented and nobody likes it. We often find ourselves in echo chambers with people who agree with us, but it seems nearly impossible to overcome the current cultural divisions. This seminar will examine the role that the media plays in this divisiveness. 50 years ago, there were considerably less options for media consumption, but in today's world we are able to consume media that suits our own sensibilities and ideologies. What does it mean for Christians to wisely consume media and faithfully follow Jesus, becoming truly more informed in our opinions and less tribal? This seminar will be led by Christie Thurstone, a Denver Pres member, and nationally recognized journalism professional (former president of the American Society of Professional Journalists, and writer for Chicago Tribune and Denver Post). She now owns her own media company and thinks critically about these issues every day. Dessert will be provided.
October 26th, 2017
Location: Enterprise Co-Working, 3000 Lawrence St. (Denver Pres' office space)
Childcare location: LoPatriello Home (Address will be sent in auto-reply email after you register)
Parking: Available in the Enterprise lot.
Church membership is simply formalizing your commitment to the Denver Pres community. If you are interested in pursuing church membership, the first step is to attend this upcoming membership seminar where you can understand more about Denver Pres' ministry model and what membership actually is! By attending this seminar, you are not committing yourself to membership (it's more informational), but it IS required if you'd like to become a member. You should listen to the 5 membership sermons ahead of time, which will help prepare you. Dinner is provided, as well as childcare.
Goods for Good
October 27th - October 28th, 2017
2 Viking Drive, Cherry Hills Village
Join us (and bring a friend!) for a fair trade shopping event where your purchases empower communities in need, locally and around the globe. Beautiful and unique gifts and products will be available from these vendors:
- The Sparrow Studio
- Noonday Collection
- Trades of Hope
- We Made This
- Fresh Coast Candles to benefit International Justice Mission
A representative from International Justice Mission (IJM) will be speaking both days about the organization, what they do, and how you can support them. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Fresh Coast Candles will go to IJM.
IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world, specifically working to help those who are victims of slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing, and citizens rights abuse.
Some vendors may not be set up for credit card purchases, so please consider bringing cash or checks. Light refreshments provided.
While there will be no childcare for this event, feel free to bring your children if they will stay with you.
No RSVP necessary!
Youth Group Halloween Party
October 28th, 2017
Gather 'round for Costumed Funtimes, a Gourd Beautification Competition (Pumpkin Decorating), Snacks, Sodas, and lots of candy.
Costumes encouraged but not required. There will be non-skill based games as well.
We will have all the fun at the Walch Residence (2068 Uinta St.)
Faith+Film: Wonder Woman
November 3rd, 2017
Faith+Film: Wonder Woman 6PM-9PM
Location: The Connors Home (address will be in auto-reply after you register)
Childcare location: John & Laura Stevensons' Home (address will be in auto-reply after you register)
Come enjoy dinner and a screening of this summer's blockbuster Wonder Woman, a superhero film that didn't stop at typical superhero cliches. Many viewers were riveted by Gal Gadot's three-dimensional performance as she subverted expectations of being an on-screen action figure and instead portrayed real facets of womanhood: compassion, joy, courage, sadness, nurture, and leadership. The film asks questions about what true equality of the sexes looks like, as well as making a poignant statement about the universal evil of mankind. To make it fun for families to participate, we offer a Kid's Movie Night in parallel. Dinner is provided for adults but kids should bring a packed dinner.
“No One Can Eat Just One”: Food’s Effect on your Brain and Life
November 7th, 2017
Location: Messer Home (address will be sent in auto-reply email after you register) 7PM-9PM
A conversation led by Josh Messer, DPC member and family physician, on the basic science of hunger, cravings, satiety, and the mismatch between food's design for our body and food's current role in our society.
Dessert will be provided.
Denver Pres Retreat - Fall 2017
November 10th - November 12th, 2017
Connecting with others in significant ways on Sunday mornings can be a challenge. That’s why we encourage everyone to participate in our Spring Retreat in Estes Park, CO. At the retreat, we will spend significant time forming and deepening connections with others in the church and getting spiritually refreshed.
Sunday, October 15
First-Time Participants: Lodging is FREE
Veteran Participants: Actual Lodging Cost
Actual retreat lodging costs will be charged to participants at the following rates:
*Married Couples (with or without kids)- $300
*Individuals / Single Adults: $150
*Single Parent Families: $150
The retreat takes place at the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center. You and your family will stay in a large cabin near the Meeting Center, in a very comfortable, hotel-style room. All meals and childcare will take place in these cabins as well.
Every adult who participates in the retreat will be assigned to one meal team to help purchase, prepare, and serve one meal during the weekend. Family members 13 years and older will be assigned to the same team (children under 13 will not be assigned to a team). You will receive an email from your meal team leader by Friday, October 27. PLEASE NOTE: Those who cancel their reservations for any reason after October 27 will still be required to contribute their portion of the meal and coordinate with another team member to deliver their portion. Those who cancel October 26 or sooner will not need to contribute food. Each meal team will provide vegetarian and gluten-free options.
$35 per child for the weekend, $105 per family max. We hire qualified childcare providers for the entire weekend who ensure that the kids not only are safe and well cared for, but that they have a lot of fun as well. Payment is part of this registration process.
Download the Retreat Guide HERE:
The retreat guide will give you all the information you need including:
Map and directions
Tips on what to pack
If at any time you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you in Estes Park!
YMCA of the Rockies 2515 Tunnel Rd., Estes Park, CO, 80511
Global Missions Celebration
November 18th, 2017
Location: Ray & Melissa Kim's Home in Cherry Hills Village (address is in auto-reply email when you register)
Join us for a night of connection, discussion, and celebration of what God is doing in his global church in Senegal. We will have the privilege of hearing from the key leader of our new partner in Senegal about how God is at work in and through his church and ministry.
Through news stories, personal connections, and our own life circumstances, we are bombarded with the ways in which the world is broken. It can often feel that the bad news outweighs the good. This is a time to celebrate how God is at work in and through his people around the world. It's an opportunity to hear how Denver Pres prioritizes missions as a way to push back against the effects of the fall and how you can be a part of that.
This will also be a chance to hear stories and see pictures from this summer's team that went to Senegal.
Childcare will be provided on site. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.