SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014

I titled my sermon for this Sunday, July 27, 2014, with this song lyric to focus on cyclical beginnings as dramatized by the seasonal changes and opportunities of trees. Why? Because over the last program year the bulletin board in the lobby closest to the narthex/sanctuary entrance has featured the seasonal changes of a tree. At Annual Conference 2013, the logo theme was the tree of life with all its promise, potential, and challenges. This inspired me to “create” the tree bulletin board starting with the end of summer green leaves, progressing to vividly colored autumn leaves that gradually fell until only barren limbs and trunk were visible. Then came winter snows that eventually diminished giving way to new life of new branches with buds and flowers and the addition of new vegetation and animal life under the cape of the tree’s branches. Soon will come additional signs of summer only to begin the cycle again. I wonder how many of the congregation noticed these changes over this last year. I wonder how many of us noticed and appreciated these changes in the actual landscape of the world around us. I wonder how many of us notice and appreciate the changes in our own personal, corporate, and universal lives. Come along with me on Sunday as we take notice and appreciate the trees of our lives, real and metaphorical, as they lead us to something greater than ourselves, something containing the paradoxes of limited and perpetual, barren and fruitful, vulnerable and strong, and singular and interdependent.
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A Spirit‐Led Merger of Two Streams of Ministry (pdf)
University Park United Methodist Church & Evanston United Methodist Church
Jo Morgan, Lay Leader ‐ June 2014

Let The Children Come To Me (pdf)
Date: August 9 Saturday
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM
Location: Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing,
2122 S. Lafayette St., Denver, CO 80210

Immigration Justice
Date: August 9 Saturday
Time: morning, TBD
Location: Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing
Contact: Susan Livingston, 730-480-8762, susanwehrlivingston@comcast.net

As part of UPUMC’s continuing focus on immigration, there will be a seminar on “Illegal Why Do They Come: The Causes Behind Latin America to US Migration.”. Sponsored by United Methodist Women and UPUMC Guest speaker Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, who is Iliff professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies.

Summer Sunday Worship Schedule
As Paul noted, we will continue having three services throughout the summer with the following exceptions:

  1. Sunday, July 6, no 8:30 AM service, we will have the 10:30 AM Peniel and 11:00 AM Traditional services.
  2. Sunday, August 31, only one Unified Service at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary.

The summer services will be the 8:30 AM informal in Wasser Chapel; the 10:30 AM Peniel in Wasser Chapel; and, the 11:00 AM traditional in the Sanctuary. We will offer one Adult Sunday school class through these same dates scheduled for 9:30 AM.
Then Kick-Off Sunday is September 7, when we begin our Sunday school year and resume our regular programming.


  • North side of the church are three parking lots
  • Street parking throughout the neighborhood
  • Sunday mornings only free parking is available in the underground parking structure for the Daniels School of Business [University of Denver] directly west of the church. The structure entrance is on the north end of the Daniels, off of University Blvd [by the fire hydrant and bus bench]
  • Handicap parking is available off the street [E. Warren Ave.] directly south of the church. This location is reserved for handicap parking only.

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