April 2018 Newsletter 1
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Vision: Inspiring and uplifting every one of us to transform the world
Volume 18, Issue 4a - April 4, 2018
Reverend Jyoti: From My Heart
Greetings Beloveds,
Our theme for the month is “Where Humanity and Divinity Meet.” Humanity and Divinity meet right where I am, right here where YOU are.  Don’t you wish we all could have learned that as children?  Wouldn’t it be great if all kids were taught that at the center of their being there is a Love Intelligence that will always lead them and guide them and bless them?  That our very life is God-life living in and through us? ...  

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I am guided and supported by Divine Love every day in every way. I trust and live a fulfilled life from my heart. Joy is my norm. Good is my experience. All is well. Thank you God!  ~~~ Rev. Jill Brocklehurst

April Sunday Services
Where Humanity and Divinity Meet

Date: April 8, 2018
Topic: BIG YOU, Little You
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musicians: Thom Lich & Karen Karsh

Date: April 15, 2018
Topic: Just Open Your Heart!
Speaker: Rev. Jyoti
Musicians: Elizabeth Beasley & Karen Karsh

Date: April 22, 2018
Topic: The 3 P's of Inspired Living
Speaker: Rev. Ann Thacker
Musician: Stephanie Nelson-Chang

Date: April 29, 2018
Topic: Your True Story
Speaker: Rev. Josh Reeves
Musicians: Eugene Holden & Karen Karsh

April Special Guest Speakers

Rev. Ann Thacker

Sunday, April 22nd

The 3 P's of Inspired Living


Rev. Josh Reeves

Sunday, April 29th

Your True Story


April Special Music


Thom Lich

with Karen Karsh

Sunday, April 8th


Elizabeth Beasely

with Karen Karsh
Sunday, April 15th


Stephanie Nelson-Chang
Always delightful and inspiring!
Sunday, April 22nd


Eugene Holden 

with Karen Karsh
Sunday, April 29th

Help us welcome and celebrate our new members!
Sunday, April 8th

April Center Calendar

Apr 4 First Wednesday Meditation 6:30 pm
Apr 8 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Apr 11 Inspirational Movie Night @Affinity 6:30 pm
Apr 15 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Apr 19 Third Thursday Forum 7:00- 8:30 pm
Apr 22 Sunday Service 10:00 am
Apr 29
Sunday Service 10:00 am
Potluck after service
May 2 First Wednesday Meditation 6:30

First Wednesday
Meditation for Peace

Join us Wednesday, April 4th (tonight) at 6:30 pm as we meditate for peace. Meditation will last about 45 minutes and will give you a spiritual boost to start the month.
Facilitated by Kathy Nunemaker, RScP 
Thursday, April 5th
Help to create a world that works for everyone, and for all of life!


Inspirational Movie Night
Wednesday, April 11th
6:30 pm

'You Don't Know Jack'

Affinity Theater
860 Baseline Road
(across from King Soopers)
'You Don’t Know Jack’ (2010) is our thought provoking movie this month. Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Danny Huston and Brenda Vaccaro star with Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian. The movie gives a look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate, Dr. Jack Kevorkian. His parents fled the Armenian Genocide of 1912. In 1987, Kevorkian started advertising in Detroit newspapers as a physician consultant for "death counseling". In 1990 he offered his ‘Mercy Machine’. The story is about morals, the judicial system, justice, decriminalizing suffering, and so much more.

Come and enjoy popcorn and inspiration. It is a long movie: please try to be on time!

Location: The theatre at Affinity Living Community: 860 Baseline Rd - across from King Soopers on Route 7 at Highway 287.  Call Pat Brazee at 303-880-9896 to get in.

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum
April 19th, 7-8:30 pm
Exploring Meditation and Finding a Fit

Meditation is a time-honored practice key to developing desirable inner qualities. Confusion can arise because many types of meditation have been developed. In this presentation we first provide a broad overview from eastern, western, religious and secular perspectives, discussing their disparate goals and ethos. Eastern and religious traditions tend to emphasize spiritual values like love, compassion, mindfulness, and/or connection with spirit. Other perspectives may emphasize peacefulness and self-knowledge, though there is naturally significant overlap. We will also delve into current neuroscience studies and discuss the four stages of brain activation that occur during meditation. We will demonstrate and briefly experience four common meditations that roughly line up with the four perspectives, giving you a short “taste” of each to see which type resonates best with you.
Stephen Burden is a meditation instructor and psychotherapist. He is the head of study at Nalandabodhi Boulder, providing a curriculum of study, meditation, and mindful activity based on Buddhist teachings. He has extensively taught multiple kinds of meditation, and developed meditation techniques for aiding in recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). His PTSD work is ongoing at the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Denver. He is also a practicing psychotherapist in Boulder.

April Outreach

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit orgranization devoted to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned, injured, or sick wildlife. Thousands of baby birds, waterfowl, and mammals come to Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center each spring.  Let's help gather needed items for these babies! For more info, go to

Most Needed Items

They need…
  • Baby food: chicken-only, turkey-only, and banana-only (no mixes – e.g., chicken and rice)
  • Oxbow Timothy Hay & orchard grass
  • Birdseed – finch, pigeon/dove mix
  • Grit for small birds
  • Bleach
  • Copy paper (8.5″ x 11″)
  • Dish gloves (small and medium sizes)
  • Dish soap (unscented)
  • Facial tissue (no lotions or scents, white only)
  • Forever postage stamps
  • Gift cards to grocery & office supply stores
  • Heating pads (not auto shut-off)
  • Liquid hand soap (unscented)
  • Natural feather dusters (cannot be stored with moth balls or have moth ball scent)
  • Paper towels (white)
  • Plastic spray bottles (25 oz)
  • Trash bags (contractor 3 ml. heavy duty, 45 gallon, and tall kitchen) 
Wanted: Someone handy to put up some shelves in the Kids' Room
If you have time and would love to do this, contact Reverend Jyoti so we can look at the project and get needed materials.        303-668-0411

Ecclesiastical Staff

Rev. Jyoti DeVernie 303-668-0411

Lea Alvarado RScP
Jim Babcock RScP
Laurie Lee, RScP 303-449-5452
Kathy Nunemaker 303-931-8313

Board of Trustees

President: Catherine Snider
VP & Treasurer: Sandy Rinehart
Secretary: Linda Williamson

Pastoral Care Needs

If you or someone you know needs prayer or support, please call Rev. Jyoti at 303-668-0411.

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