Author: Jessica Harbeson

Announcing the Appointment of Our New Pastor, the Rev. Matthias Krier

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 A Letter from Our Staff Parish Relations Committee: The Rev. Matthias Krier Appointed as Our New Pastor A week and a half ago, our Staff Parish Relations (SPR) Committee received word from our District Superintendent, Skip

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Pastoral Ponderings: The Process of Appointing a New Pastor for Our Church

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Pastoral Ponderings November 18, 2016 The three weeks I’ve been with you have been a whirlwind! It’s been great to come alongside you and the terrific staff here at First UMC. I’ve had some wonderful conversations with people at the

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Pastoral Ponderings: Election Thoughts, and Listening Times

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Pastoral Ponderings November 11, 2016 I am pondering this week’s election. And pondering what it means about this country–who we are and what the future holds. And I ponder as one who had hoped that the election would have gone

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Pastoral Ponderings: Hello from Rev. Dale Beck, Our Interim Senior Pastor

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Pastoral Ponderings October 28, 2016 Dear Friends, The Ponderings this week come from a new voice and a new heart. Let me first introduce myself. I have been asked by Bishop Karen Oliveto and Superintendent Skip Strickland to be your

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Get to Know Our New Bishop, the Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, September 23, 2016   If you’re looking for inspiration and hope – and in today’s world who isn’t – I encourage you to watch this video. It tells the story of our new Bishop, Karen

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“Life is Such a Fragile Gift…and Precious.”

Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat September 2, 2016   Dear Friends, A couple of thoughts on the first Friday of September: Last Saturday, August 27, Sandi Zeigler’s sister, Joan Watson, died following surgery. Joan’s death was sudden and unexpected. Everyone is

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Rockies vs. Padres with Your FUMC Friends 9/17

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With Love from Pat August 12, 2016 We’re going to have our annual Take Me Out to the Ball Game church baseball outing on Saturday, September 17th – our own Colorado Rockies vs. the San Diego Padres. First pitch is

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Catching Up with Rev. Pat Bruns

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, August 5, 2016 It was a wonderful time away for me in July visiting with family and fossil hunting here and there in Colorado and Utah. There was genuine delight in having days that were

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Responding to Orlando: Rainbows, and Our Capacity to Love and Hope

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With Love from Pat June 13, 2016 The early Sunday mass murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando are the latest in an endless stream of acts of violence, terrorism and hate that seems to have no limit and is

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June 10–New, Requests, Reminders, and Prayers from Pat

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat June 10, 2016 News, Requests, Reminders and Prayers … Last Sunday our Lay Leader Jon Kottke announced on behalf of our District Superintendent Skip Strickland that Joe (Rev. Joe Agne) will be appointed by Bishop Elaine

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