Spirituality Briefs

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We’d like to know about interesting events, activities or personnel changes at area churches. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.


Advent series

Lookout Mountain Community Church is conducting an Advent series called Come in from the Cold starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays, culminating with a Christmas Eve service. The church meets at Evergreen Country Day School.


Christmas Eve candlelight service

There will be a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24 at the Fellowship at Morrison Chapel, 111 Market St. in downtown Morrison.  Come as you are and enjoy the service.  


Spiritual tune-up at The Place

Need a spiritual tune-up? Join us at The Shop at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive across from Da Kind Soup, to participate in this local prayer group. It meets Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. for worship and communion, followed by prayer needs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Private, confidential prayer available by e-mail appointment. For more information, e-mail TheShopatThePlace@msn.com.


Lutheran Church of the Cross services

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 28000 Meadow Drive, has services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 10:30 a.m. (contemporary) each Sunday. Communion is served at both services. Christian education is from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. for preschool through high school. The middle- and high-school kids enjoy breakfast and the Bible every Sunday. Adult education meets at the same time. Currently, we are studying Sacred Pathways, which can help recharge your spiritual batteries. For more information, call 303-674-4130 or visit www.l-c-c.org.


Bible study at Lutheran Church of the Cross

A Beth Moore Bible study, "Children of the Day" on Thessalonians, is on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 28253 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, and runs every Tuesday until May 2015. All religions are welcome. Call Carol Benson at 303-478-6826 to register.  


Community Bible study at Aspen Ridge

Community Bible study meets from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Aspen Ridge Church, North Turkey Creek and Highway 73. This is a non-denominational Bible study for women, and their children ages infant to high school. Join us for a study in Revelation, James and Job. For more information, call Teri at 802-522-7003.


Community Bible study at Rockland

Rockland Community Church in Genesee offers a community Bible study from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the church, 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road. The group is studying Return to Jerusalem (Old Testament books) and meets through April. For more information, contact Karen Sells at ksells8959@gmail.com or call 303-210-5444.


Oneness Blessing

A Oneness Blessing, a transfer of energy that can enhance all spiritual paths, is held at 28628 Buffalo Park Road the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call 303-717-3188. 


Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Centers now meets for foundational mindfulness meditation classes from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the Kittredge Civic Association building, 26499 Mowbray Court, Kittredge. Advanced classes meet Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Margie Ahern at 303-523-9941, e-mail margie@ahern.net, or visit www.mindfulnessmeditationcenters.com.


Evergreen Christian Church MOPS

Evergreen Christian Church MOPS meets at 9:15 a.m. the first and third Friday of the month through May at the church, 27772 Iris Drive. For more information, contact Kyra Treon at eccmopsgroup@gmail.com or call 303-674-3413.


Calvary Evergreen

Calvary Evergreen, a calvary chapel-style church, meets Sundays at 10 a.m. at Buchanan Park Rec Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail in Evergreen. For more information, visit www.calvaryevergreen.org or call 303-931-7430.


Buddhist meditation and instruction

Study Buddhist meditation and philosophy via a webcast with Ven. Tenzin Priyardarshi, a monk ordained by the Dalai Lama. Sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Teachings are augmented by monthly retreats by Ven. Tenzin and other teachers. All levels are welcome. For details or directions, call Steve at 303-679-0915 or Chuck at 303-249-4199. For more information, visit www.bodhimarga.org.


Unity meets at Chapel at Red Rocks

Unity of Evergreen has changed its name to Unity of the Foothills at Red Rocks. Worship and youth education is at 9:30 a.m. at 905 Bear Creek Ave., Morrison, the third entrance to Red Rocks. Everyone is welcome.


Sanctuary Foothills

Sanctuary Foothills meets Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. Sanctuary Foothills now offers programs for all ages.


Healing prayer meeting

Intercessors of the Trinity is a healing/teaching prayer group that meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road. The weekly meetings are led by Deacon Brian and Dee Kerby and a team of people who rely on Scripture and the Holy Spirit to help people of all denominations and ages have personal encounters with a loving God. The format includes music, teaching and scripture meditation. For more information, call 303-697-3743.


Godly Play Sunday School

The Church of the Transfiguration has a Sunday school program using the Godly Play program, a blend of storytelling, art and activities for nurturing spiritual growth in children. The curriculum is based on the Montessori method of teaching and learning. Classes are held during the 10:15 a.m. church service. All ages of children are welcome. For information, contact the church office at 303-674-4904.


Chancel Choir meeting

The Chancel Choir meets weekly from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road in Evergreen. The group also leads a blended worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.churchofthehills.com.


Living Awareness meditations

Living Awareness meditations will be held at noon Thursdays at Wellness Evergreen in the Elk Bridge Building next to Buchanan Rec Center. For more information, call Cherie at 720-353-3097.


UMC EverKids

The Children’s Ministry of the United Methodist Church of Evergreen hosts a ministry to children, UMC EverKids. UMC EverKids serves children ages preschool through fifth grade by allowing them to participate in the life of the church through fun, age-appropriate activities. The church is at 3757 S. Ponderosa Drive. Registration forms for UMC EverKids Sunday School can be obtained through the church office or can be requested via e-mail from youth@evergreenumc.org.


Buddhist meditation group

Learn about meditation and the profound expression of the spiritual path from an authentic Buddhist master from Tibet. Any experience level welcome. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Evergreen. For information, call 720-208-0651, or visit www.anyenrinpoche.com.


Buddhism class

Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery, 8485 S. Highway 285 in Morrison, on Tuesdays hosts a Buddhism class with dharma teaching and meditation taught by Abbott Tinh Man in the tradition and lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh. There is a monthly full day of practice. All experience levels and ages welcome. For more information, visit www.cdcmonastery.org or call 303-697-4645.


Sunday school classes for young people

The Christian Science Church in Evergreen welcomes children and young people to attend Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. every week at the Christian Science Church, 28244 Harebell Lane in Evergreen. Parents may attend the church service at the same time.


Sunday Hebrew School

Judaism in the Foothills announces the opening of its new Sunday Hebrew School. The Gan Israel Hebrew School will feature programs for children of all age groups. Children ages 4 to 6 and ages 7 to 13 will learn to read and write Hebrew and gain an appreciation for the who, what, when and why of Jewish life. The Hebrew school also offers a tutorial program for all ages regardless of enrollment in the Hebrew School. A bar/bat mitzvah for ages 12 and 13 is offered twice weekly for a year. The Hebrew school also features the Aleph Champ Program. No synagogue membership or affiliation is required for children to attend. For information and fees, call Hebrew School director Sheindy Brackman at 303-679-0613 or e-mail hebrewschool@jitf.org or visit www.jitf.org.


AWANA for kids

The group for children ages 3 through fifth grade meets during the school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Aspen Ridge Church at Highway 73 and North Turkey Creek Road. AWANA is a program in which children will find new friends, games, challenging contests, awards, Bible stories and Bible verse memorization. A family dinner is held at 5:45 p.m. For information, call the church office at 303-674-4312.


Singles in Fellowship Evangelical Outreach

This group of like-minded Christians is committed to reaching out to the divorced, widowed and those who were previously divorced or widowed but are now remarried. Those interested in organizing an outreach for your church or ministerial alliance in the Evergreen area may visit www.singlesinfellowship.org.


Judaism and the Jewish Bible

Rabbi Levi Brackman will teach about the Jewish Bible and Judaism at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 547 Crawford St. in Golden. For information, call 303-679-0613 or e-mail info@jitf.org.


Christian Science Church

The Christian Science Church of Evergreen invites the community to visit www.spirituality.com. For information, call 303-674-5296 or visit the Christian Science Reading Room downtown.


Community Bible study for students

A community Bible study for students in sixth through 12th grade will be held Sunday evenings, with dinner at 6 p.m. and study following and ending by 8 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Church, 27154 N. Turkey Creek Road. For information and to register, call Ronna Adams at 303-679-0150 or e-mail teencbs@rockymtnoptions.com. Student community Bible study is a non-denominational Bible study welcoming teens of all ages, faiths and church affiliations, and all levels of Bible knowledge from beginners to advanced.


Evergreen/Golden Community Bible study

An Evergreen/Golden Community Bible Study will be held from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at Lookout Mountain Community Church, 534 Commons Drive in Golden. This non-denominational group of women from diverse backgrounds welcomes all levels of Bible knowledge. For more information, visit www.evergreengolden.cbsclass.org. There will be a children’s program for children of nursery age through kindergarten and for primary age home-school children. For information or to preregister, contact Karen Sells at 303-670-8959 or ksells8959@gmail.com or Suzanne Wheeler at 303-981-7838 or swheeler@vectorscientific.com.