THE NEWSLETTER OF THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF BOULDER
FROM THE PRESIDENT: A choir is made up of various voices all adding
their texture and harmony to the resulting fullness and complexity of sound.
The baritones add their distinctive and indispensable component, yet how
absurd it would be for them to insist that their place in the choir is of
more substance and import than the sopranos. Or for the
altos to declare supremacy of place over the basses. We can easily see the
immaturity of such arrogance among the voices. So, what if the vast religious
enterprise of the human race is as a choir! How silly it would be for us
to insist that our voice - our tradition - has supremacy over all other
voices. Indeed, such insistence would be the sure indicator of immaturity.
Religious evolution can be judged by the eager willingness to be part of
a diverse and poly-vocal sound singing mystery and marvel, pain and healing
at the core of life.
If you too believe that the various religious voices need one another to
sound forth in rich and full harmony, please join us on the Interfaith Council.
We are far from perfect. We often sing flat or off-key. We are rather humble.
Yet, we represent (I think) the only full choir in town! May the coming
of spring quicken our hearts as well as our Colorado earth! Blessed and
poly-vocal renewal to you all!
(Call 443-2291: Sorry, no secretary, but I will eventually respond)
THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING of representatives and other interested persons
is Thursday Feb. 27th, 7:00 PM at St. Andrews Presbyterian, 3700 Baseline
Rd. ( The interest of life is experienced by participating
and by being part, not by observing nor by thinking - Wallace Stevens)
SUMMARY OF LAST COUNCIL MEETING: Full minutes are available, but
here is a synopsis. Stan Grotegut (Friends Meeting) was reelected as President
for another year, Kurt Kuhwald (Unitarian Universalists) was elected to
serve as Vice President, Mary Ann Dickenson (Religious Science) was elected
as Secretary. A replacement for Burton Lee (1st Congregational) is still
needed to serve as treasurer. (Any volunteers?) The membership committee
was reactivated with the task of contacting, informing and inviting all
area congregations regarding the work of the Council.
THE FIRST SUNDAY DIALOGUE SERIES - March 2nd,
7:00 P.M . at the Friends Meeting House, 1825 Upland (north Boulder
between 19th and Broadway). The topic of discussion will be "The
Nature of Evil" with a panel made up of diverse religious
leaders. (April 6 - same time and place - the topic will be "Resurrection
or Reincarnation - where do we go from here?)
COMMUNITY TABLE: The free hot meal program designed for
seniors and families is in full swing, serving meals Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at First Christian Church of Boulder, 950
28th Street (442-1861). Jointly sponsored by the Interfaith Council and
First Christian Church, meals are served by members of various local faith
communities, businesses and students. For more information about the program
call Steve Rohrbach at 823-9303 or to volunteer to serve call David Feasby
EASTER SUNRISE WORSHIP - This annual gathering sponsored by the
Council will again be at Boulder's Chatauqua Park at sunrise Easter morning,
March 30th at 6:00 AM. Stan Grotegut, council president, will be the preacher
and an interfaith (more than Christian) liturgy is being planned.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: "Like a Seed Which Grows into
a Tree" sponsored by Church Woman United - The 110th annual World Day
of Prayer, an international, ecumenical worship service, will be celebrated
on Friday, March 7th. The reunification of North and South Korea, and the
equality of women will be the special theme this year. Two celebrations,
open to the public,are planned for the Boulder community. The 9:30 AM service
will be at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3485 Stanford Court. Child care
will be provided. The afternoon service will be at 2:30 PM in the Frasier
Meadows Manor Chapel, 350 Ponca Place. There will be a cultural display
at each service and the offering wil be used for international projects
including two specific to Korea. For information, contact Ginny Wells 494-9677,
Peggy Becker 494-4128, or Madeline Wallace, 442-4401.
HEARTS, HANDS AND VOICES - Interfaith Festival Planning Meeting:
March 2, 12:15pm to 5:30pm at Sunburst Retreat House, 4598
Sunshine Canyon Rd. This year's festival happens Sunday, September
7th , 1997. Be part of the team that produces
this day of interfaith dialogues, music from many different traditions,
sacred dance & poetry, multi-faith meditation & prayer, etc. Please
RSVP with Steve Rohrbach at 823-9303 or Janet McCabe at 530-7424
REFLECTIONS ON PEACEMAKING IN SOUTH AFRICA: Author and peace activist,
Hendrik Willen Van Der Merwe, will give a public lecture on his three decades
of involvement with peacemaking and political reform, March 16th, Sunday
evening, 7:30 PM at St. John's Episcopal, 1419 Pine St. The event is sponsored
by the Boulder Meeting of Friends.
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