Unless a body is connected, it doesn’t experience much life but something more like death. It’s when the Life, the Blood, the Breath, the Nutrition flow from one member of a body to the next that the body experiences life, joy and even pain. A healthy body feels joy, but a healthy body in this fallen world also feels pain. When one member suffers, all suffer. For that reason we’re all a bit afraid to connect. Yet to be disconnected is to feel nothing and remain dead. To be fully connected is absolute joy. To get connected is to forgive, and to forgive is to be made in the image of God, and God is happy.
“What does the Sanctuary need?” people ask. We need people who worship together and people who live life together, forgive each other and discover God in each other. We’d love for you to be involved.
Each weekend we hold worship services in two locations. The Sanctuary holds worship services every Saturday night in Evergreen at the Beth Evergreen Synagogue. We call this The Sanctuary Foothills. On Sunday mornings we worship downtown, and refer to this gathering as The Sanctuary Denver.
Wednesday Night Life
Runs September through May
We are excited to launch Wednesday Night Life! Check out the description of the 1st church in Acts: “And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had” (Acts 2:44). Our hope is this will be an opportunity to “share everything we have” and grow together as a community. We will start out on September 6th with a 5-week series led by Peter, the Relentless Love Class.
Relentless Love Class
Through Oct 4 · 6:30–8pm
We’re kicking off our new Wednesday Night Life season with the Relentless Love Class. Come join us and bring your friends. Each Wednesday night through October 4th, from 6:30pm until 8pm, we’ll be meeting in the foyer to discuss the foundations of our faith in the Relentless Love that is our Father in Heaven. In each class Peter will present one Downside Up film and then lead a time of conversation regarding the topics in the film and how they affect our lives and the way we share our faith. Child care will be available.
We need you to RSVP to Frances Forgione for every week so we can get enough (but not too much) food. If you’re planning on attending, please let us know. If you came last week, please let us know whether you will or will not be attending this week.
Begins Oct 11 · 7–8pm
After the class finishes, we will begin meeting from 7-8pm with a rotation: an interactive Bible study on the book of Isaiah (1st and 3rd Wednesdays), a community outreach project (2nd Wednesdays), and a worship/prayer night (4th Wednesdays).
No dinner will be provided once we begin the regular rotation (sorry!). Child care will be available except for 2nd Wed Community Outreach nights.
Wednesday Night Life will run from September through May. We invite you to come regularly or drop in as you are able.
In addition to the worship services, we have three types of Gatherings/Groups: Connect Gatherings, Classes, and Life Groups. We highlight these opportunities in our weekly sNews and announcements. If you’d like to start one or get more information about what’s going on, please contact Kathleen Kegel, our Pastor of Community Life: gro.n1519196084wotnw1519196084odyra1519196084utcna1519196084seht@1519196084neelh1519196084tak1519196084.
The purpose of these gatherings is to connect. They help us begin to know each other and cultivate community. Some of these Connect Gatherings are church-wide events that throw open the door and invite everyone! Some of these gatherings can be smaller groups that provide an opportunity to get connected around a common interest or activity. These gatherings are open to all with no commitment necessary.
The purpose of these classes is to learn. We hold classes about all kinds of topics—anything from Bible studies to classes about relationships or finances. As we learn and discuss together, we continue to build community and grow as followers of Christ.
The purpose of Life groups is to commit. When you join a Life Group, you meet with a small group of people for a period of time. Out of this time together, we hope to see friendships develop—people with whom we share our lives. Jesus is life. If you are looking for a group of Christian friends, with whom you can be vulnerable, intimate, and honest, we encourage you to join a Life Group.
In Life Groups we share our hearts’ joys and sorrows; we experience the gospel in community; we enjoy life together—just having fun together. We encourage each group to form an agreement (time, place, topics, activities, duration) and designate a facilitator. If you’d like to form a group with some friends (like those you met at a Connect Gathering), please do so and then let us know how we can be supportive.
If you’d like to be more connected at the church or be involved as a volunteer, please contact Kathleen Kegel at gro.n1519196084wotnw1519196084odyra1519196084utcna1519196084seht@1519196084neelh1519196084tak1519196084.