Advent Devotional – Wednesday, December 16

Week 3 – December 16 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Sharon Collinge Earth is fragile. Recent decades of rapid growth and increasing consumption by our human civilization on Earth have shown us that fragility. Polluted water, polluted air, species extinctions, degraded soils. And as humans have changed Earth’s climate, we also notice an increasing intensity […]

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Advent Devotional – Tuesday, December 15

Week 3 – December 15 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Jake Lewis I think of a few things when considering “our fragile Earth,” such as ownership. In my field of environmental engineering, the priority is to ensure the health and safety of people living on Earth. Preserving and protecting the natural environment helps to accomplish […]

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Advent Devotional – Monday, December 14

Week 3 – December 14 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Lisa Dixon Almost everybody wants to do something to help someone or something else, but the only thing that can help every living thing and future living things is to protect our fragile earth. Just about every decision we make impacts our planet. Frequently, choices […]

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Advent Devotional – Sunday, December 13

Week 3 – December 13 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Youth Group Discussion with Connie Takamine This summer and through the fall much of Colorado was ravaged by wild fires, and some came startling close to Boulder. Our youth cannot understand how any could deny that we are in the midst of climate change. Some […]

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Welcome to Week 3 of the 2020 Advent Devotional

Welcome to the third week of the 2020 Advent Devotional with daily reflections written by members and staff of First United Methodist Church. This year has been unprecedented and indeed, as the theme of our devotional suggests, we are Facing the Challenge of Change. Early on in the pandemic, there was discussion of doing a […]

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Advent Devotional – Saturday, December 12

Week 2 – December 12 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Youth Group Discussion with Connie Takamine It seems that the youth of every generation have faced social change and issues of racism, economic disparity, and various forms of violence. Our youth have been greatly impacted by the killing of George Floyd, the death […]

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Advent Devotional – Friday, December 11

Week 2 – December 11 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Jason Malmberg This week’s theme of “Liberty and Justice for All” is a tough one right now. It’s something most of us have recited many times before, usually standing, hand on heart, gazing at least in the direction of the nearest flag. It […]

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Advent Devotional – Thursday, December 10

Week 2 – December 10 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Connie Takamine Emma Lazarus’s poem on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.” This, on the symbol of welcoming to the United States. Ming Chen, law professor at CU (and a member […]

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Advent Devotional – Tuesday, December 8

Week 2 – December 8 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Barbara Middleton “We the People,” like Jerusalem, are looking for deliverance from the oppressor: from political, pandemic, racial injustice, gender/identity discrimination, and economic disparities and deficiencies. Like the Israelites, we are worried about whether we will be delivered from these wars of injustices. […]

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