Rev. Pat Bruns

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

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 Oliveto. Bishop Oliveto is the first openly lesbian Bishop in the United Methodist Church. The […]

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

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 still in shock. Joan’s Memorial Service is Saturday, September 3, at 11:00 am at the […]

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6/23 at 6:00 pm: Community Meeting for Attention Homes Project

Our partnership project with Attention Homes and Gardner Capital Development to develop 40 units of affordable housing for at-risk young adults on what is now our church parking lot continues to move forward.   Right now, there are two ways you can help this project develop:   FIRST: Our church will host a community meeting […]

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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 reaching devastating flood proportions. Sunday’s killings launched another time of unimaginable horror and sadness in […]

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

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 Stanovsky as pastor of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church of Cedaredge, Colorado, effective July 1, […]

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The Pentecost Story is the Story Our World Needs Now

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 Pentecost has to do with this year’s day of Pentecost. Jesus had been executed by […]

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The Paradoxes of the Easter Story

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 week is filled with more meaning than we can ever possibly absorb or imagine. As […]

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Attention Homes Sleep Out for Homeless Youth Thursday, 11/12

Thursday night, November 12, is the 4th annual Attention Homes Sleep Out for Homeless Youth! On this night, participants sleep on the lawn between Attention Homes’ offices and FUMC as a show of solidarity with homeless and runaway youth, many of whom have to sleep outside every night. Sleep Out-ers seek out sponsors ahead of […]

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“Be Still and Know That I Am God” as a Spiritual Practice

With Love from Pat — October 9, 2015 The past couple of weeks I’ve talked with several folks about spiritual practices. All wondered if there were any spiritual practices that I use. There are several, but let me tell you about one of them. This past summer, I visited the Christ of the Desert Benedictine […]

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Hope for the Future: Pope Francis’s Visit

With Love from Pat – Friday, September 25, 2015 Pope Francis’ historic address to our Congress has been widely praised for its thoughtful reflections on many of the issues facing our world right now. His address is continuing to be analyzed as politicians, pundits, and ordinary people like myself look for ways the Pope’s words […]

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