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Augustana Arts presents 2nd Annual Heart for the Arts Gala
Saturday April 6, 2019 6:00 p.m.


Join us for A Night to Remember at the 2nd Annual "Heart for the Arts" Benefit Gala!The evening includes appetizers, dinner, wine and desserts with live performances of Stratus Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Women's and Men's Chorale, and City Strings students. Our guest Emcee, Michael Shasberger, returns to Augustana Arts to celebrate our 21 years. And a live/silent auction will benefit all the valuable programs we offer to the community. Join us for a golden evening with friends and family who have a heart for the arts! Order your tickets here ! 

The Summit 2019: Learning to Support our Youth with Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Issues
Monday April 8, 11:00 a.m. through Wednesday April 10, 11:00 a.m.

You know how hard your youth ministry staff works for your congregation. Well, Rainbow Trail wants to give them a little bonus for all that they do. The Summit, RTLC’s youth ministry retreat, is for your youth and family ministers. And it is absolutely FREE. The Summit will be held April 8-10, 2019 at camp and is free to church personnel who work with youth in the Rocky Mountain Synod. Our keynote speaker, Julie Miller, will be talking about “Learning to Support our Youth with Mental, Emotional, and Social Health Issues.” Julie is an expert in this area and is excited to share her knowledge around MESH issues and youth. We look forward to offering a time of personal renewal, professional development, continuing education, and networking with other Youth Directors, Pastors, and Christian Educators. Contact Daniel for more information and details. Registration is open!

For more information and to register go to: 

Palm Sunday Prayer Walk
Sunday, April 14 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and sacrificial giving. How will you spend your 40 days of Lent?

To honor the beginning of Holy Week, Urban Servant Corps invites you to walk and pray for the neighborhood where USC volunteers serve and accompany those who are most in need in our community.

After the walk, we will gather with Bishop Gonia for a prayer service and an opportunity toshare offerings in support of the ministry of Urban Servant Corps. May this event be an act of faithful support for the justice we seek in our neighborhoods!

LFS' 25th Annual Gala on April 26 - Mark your calendars!

The LFS Gala is our premier fundraising event which features a night of dinner, entertainment, an auction, and companionship. More information here! Silent auction item donations are still needed - can you or a group of friends put together a gift basket, or donate a gift certificate or item to help raise funds for our human service programs? For more information or to schedule a pick-up, contact Katie Scherr at

Augustana Arts presents Through the Lens of Music: Focus on Soul with the Colorado Women’s Chorale and Colorado Men’s Chorale
Friday April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Hazel Miller Band joins with Stratus in the first half featuring some of Hazel’s favorites, but the 2nd half is a dream come true as Hazel performs Beethoven’s Symphony #9 joined with the Colorado Women’s and Men’s Chorales. It is a concert guaranteed to lift your soul, engage your mind, fill your spirit, and invigorate your body. Not to mention, bring down the house.

Adult- $25.00
Senior 62+- $20.00
Student w/ ID- $10.00
Child >5- $5.00

Order 4/26 Tickets here , Order 4/27 Tickets here 

OHANA Youth Ministry Silent Auction Happy Hour
Saturday, May 12 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Help by donating a Silent Auction item, a cash donation, and/ or attending this event that will celebrate our diversity of cultures through music, clothing, and appetizers! Beer and wine will also be served! 

Contact Kinna for more information or if you would like to donate a Silent Auction Item: 303-889-9844,

More about us:

My name is Kinna and I am the founder and Director of OHANA Youth Ministry, an ecumenical and multicultural community youth group based out of St. Mark's Aurora.OHANA stands for: Object Hate And Nurture Acceptance. In a world of differences where people can’t seem to find their own worth, let alone see the worth and humanity in others, this is a space where young people feel welcomed, worthy, and are taught how to be accepting of people who are different from themselves. The gospel is what guides us on this journey!

We have youth that identify as Latinx, African, Indonesian, and Anglo. They go to different schools and churches throughout the area, some are unchurched, but they are one youth group learning how to be “one in their community” no matter their race, religion, abilities, gender, or sexuality. We have received an award in the past from Families Forward for our participation in the community through service and giving back!

For more info visit:

The Colorado School of Celtic Consciousness Retreat with Theologian John Philip Newell at Shambhala Mountain Center, Red Feather Lakes, CO
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 through Thursday, May 16, 2019

In 2016, John Philip Newell founded the School of Celtic Consciousness. He did so in the belief that Celtic wisdom is needed at this moment in time, urgently. It is a spiritual tradition in the Christian household that can nurture vision of mind, strength of soul, and compassion of action.

For more information, go here.

Summer Offerings from CLU Office of Congregational Relations!

Executive Skills for Church Leaders
July 15-19, 2019

This continuing education event for pastors and church leaders will explore how concepts from a MBA program can be applied to the arena of congregational life. Click on the postcard below for more information.

Essential Skills for Youth Workers
August 1-3, 2019

Volunteer? Full time? Part Time? Paid? We've got a personal and professional development program for you or your youth workers! Click on the postcard below for more information.





New Mexico Conference of Churches presents CIRCO for Community and Justice
Friday, April 5, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

CIRCO for Community and Justice a benefit dinner of the New Mexico Conference of Churches to be held on April 5 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Albuquerque.  

As a friend of the New Mexico Conference of Churches we ask you to include an announcement of CIRCO in your late-February /early-March communications; become a Facebook event co-sponsor; consider purchasing an ad or becoming a fiscal sponsor of the event; and attend with your friends.

Here are files you may use in your publications.

Please include this link for reservations:

Go here to promote the event on Facebook, and become a FB co-sponsor.

Advertisers and Sponsors to be included in our program booklet are welcome by March 5.

Deadline for reservations is March 25.  

Thank your for your help to promote CIRCO and your support of the ecumenical community in New Mexico!

Synod Assembly Opportunities!

Synod Assembly is coming to Albuquerque which brings some unique opportunities for local folks this year!

  • Local Visitor Option: Area folks are invited to join the assembly on Saturday afternoon/evening which includes: Afternoon excursion/immersion, dinner, and evening worship. Cost: $50.
  • Saturday evening worship: Area congregations are invited to join our evening worship on Saturday, May 4.
  • Election Volunteer: We are looking for one person to serve on the election team for the next two years. Contact Deacon Erin Power for more information.

RMSWO Annual Gathering Save the Date flyer
Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22, 2019

Please save the date for the RMSWO Annual Gathering! ( flyer here )

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