Category: With Love from Pat

Spiritual insights and reflections shared by Pastor Pat Bruns. Comments are welcome!

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


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


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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Our Response to General Conference: We Love God Best When We Love One Another

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat May 20, 2016 Well…the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church didn’t change anything that would remove from The Book of Discipline the discriminatory and hateful language that declares that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian

The Pentecost Story is the Story Our World Needs Now

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, May 13, 2016 This Sunday (May 15) is called Pentecost Sunday. We will read the story of the first day of Pentecost found in Acts 2:1-21, and we’ll think about what that first day of

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Attention Homes’ Kaleidoscope Gala-A-Go-Go 50th Anniversary Celebration on 5/14


With Love from Pat April 9, 2016 Our young adult affordable transitional housing project has already made this quite a year for our church’s partnership with Attention Homes. Yet in addition, this is the 50th Anniversary of the founding of

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The Paradoxes of the Easter Story

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, March 25, 2016   We’re coming close to the end of our Holy Week journey toward Easter. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter—all of Holy Week—is jam-packed with meaning. In fact, I believe this

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