Keep connected to God & each other even while we’re apart.
Read about our re-entry plan here.
Who is Paul, Really? Another Look at the Letters
Sunday Education Hour (9-9:50 a.m.)
September 13 – October 18
Based on a new book by Disciples of Christ pastor and professor, Eric Smith, we’ll revisit the Apostle Paul and the letters in light of modern biblical scholarship. Learn more about what Paul’s ministry would’ve really meant in his day as he challenged norms, broke down barriers of gender and ethnicity, and re-imagined God’s plan for the world in terms of radical inclusion and salvation available to everyone. And listen for how Paul’s ministry can shape our own understanding of the importance of working for justice and inclusion. Facilitated by Daniel Lyvers, Erin Tyler, and Melissa St. Clair. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.
Worship (10 a.m.)
Since we will not be worshipping together in-person until it is safe to do so, you are invited to participate in an online service via livestream on these Sundays at 10 a.m. You have two options for this:
- Go to our Facebook page. If you wish, you’ll be able to participate via the comment thread when prompted – OR-
- Go to heartoftherockies.org/worship-live-stream to live-stream from your phone or desktop.
Instead of streaming, you may also call in for audio only via a cell phone or land line using the toll-free number 1-844-854-2222. Access code: 838675.
Each Sunday afternoon, a video of that morning’s online service will be posted to our YouTube Channel. You can subscribe here.
The Crossroads // Sept. 14 – Nov. 2 (6:30-8 p.m.)
For decades people in the LGBTQ+ community have endured hardships when it comes to equal rights in many areas. Given the personal effect these struggles have had on this community, some seek refuge in the church only to find the same rejection.
In this series, we will discuss the importance of studying this crucial topic. We’ll also examine various passages of scripture, commonly known as “The Clobber Passages,” studying them in the light of context and authorship. Finally, we will learn strategies to make people who identify as LGBTQ+ feel even more welcome, accepted, and integrated into the life and heartbeat of our church. Join us at The Crossroads every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link. Facilitated by Nathan Hall in partnership with our Discernment Team.
The Table | Tuesday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
Although our Tuesday evening worship service, The Table, is currently on hiatus until we can safely meet to eat together in intimate spaces, we are working with our partner, the FoCo Cafe (225 Maple Street, Fort Collins) to have an outdoor opportunity to gather and share in a pre-packaged, individual meals this fall. Save the date and check your Together @Heart emails for more details.
Wednesdays, 7 – 7:15 a.m. (NEW TIME!)
Resumes September 9. Join our pastoral staff online for a Midweek Meditation on Wednesday mornings for a brief devotional from and prayer together. You bring the request; we pray! A great way to stay connected and grounded during the week. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.
Wednesday Night Book Study (7 p.m.)
The Wednesday night book study group is now reading “The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming” by Henri J. M. Nouwen. We begin meeting at 7 p.m. New folks are always welcome to join this book study group. Contact Mark Turner (970.420.4142) if you’d like our conference call information to dial in.
Theology Thursdays (6:30 p.m.)
We’ll explore our frequently asked but seldom talked about theological questions. Bring your own beverage and come curious to explore topics of faith & theology for 30-60 minutes. No prep required. Theology literally means “God talk”–so no special degree is required either! Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.
Other Ways to Stay Connected
Lavender Labyrinth at the Tylers
Come take a walk along the labyrinth, enjoy the view of the mountains, and just Be for a short time. No need to let us know ahead of time, just park along the labyrinth fence. Please be mindful of the property and stay within the labyrinth area. Read more here.
Connect with a Friend
We have friends in our congregation who would love snail mail during this time when we are not able to meet in person. Most of these adults do not have internet. Would your child like to send someone a picture or write a letter once a week to someone to share some love? Email Erin Tyler and we’ll get you connected.
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