THE NEWSLETTER OF THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF BOULDER JANUARY1998
FROM THE PRESIDENT: The Kingdom of God within/ Nirvana (from nir, "out",and vana, "to blow"), The isolated - maya-filled- ego is blownout As rivers lose name and form as they surrender to the sea/ "Itis no longer 'I' who live, but the Christ who lives in me" and throughme. "You are Christ's, with or without the apostrophe", says Luther./Elohim spoke and Creation came into being, The outflowing of God. The breathingout and the breathing in Of the Ruah or Pneuma or Holy Wind./ Thus worldsare made, unmade, and made anew, Time itself birthed from the womb of God.May our eyes be filled with grace! "What?" William Blake exclaims."When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat likea guinea? - O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly hostcrying Holy, Holy, Holy. . . " Which world is real, which is vision?Are we not continually weaving the world out of our vision of the world?A New Year's greeting to you all! Happy New World! Happy New Vision! Shalom- Shanti - Peace (Stan Grotegut)
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY WORSHIP: Please pass the word in your communityand join us for an ecumenical service Monday, January 19th, 8:00pm at OldMain Chapel on the CU campus. Videos of King's speeches, singing and dialoguewill be part of our celebration of a national hero. The worship is beingsponsored jointly by the Cultural Diversity Group on CU, United Ministriesto Higher Education and the Interfaith Council.
INTERFAITH APPRECIATION WEEK: A sub-committee has been formed to createa week of celebration in May that will be an annual occasion for liftingup, enjoying and activating our community of religious communities. RevMarjorie Carroll, 546-0114 , is serving as the chair. (More next month.)
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL will be on Sunday January 25th,from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder -5001 Pennsylvania Ave.. The meeting will include the election of officersfor the year, reports and discussion on the future. This is a significantmeeting for the council. All represent-atives and others interested in interfaithcooperation in our community are urged to come. (We will be finished intime for the Super Bowl kick-off!)
POVERTY AMID PRIVILEGE: Congregation Har Hashem wishes to invite thepublic to the opening session of a weekend workshop addressing poverty withinour community and the challenge that it offers. The opening public sessionis Friday, January 30th, 7:30pm at Congregation Har Hashem, 3950 BaselineRd. The setting will be the Sabbath worship. The speaker will be Rabbi DavidSaperstein. For more information call Sarah Jane Cohen, 444-0962.
COMMUNITY TABLE: Hot Meals are being served to seniors, families in needand others on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at FirstChristian Church, 950 28th St. Remember, the Table is seeking to be includedin your congregations annual budget. Call Steve Rohrbach, the director,for more information: 823-9303.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WORK AND GOALS OF THE COUNCIL CALL STAN GROTEGUT- 443-2291, VICE-PRESIDENT REV. KURT KUHWALD, 494-0195, OR, THE TREASURER,REV. MARJORIE CARROLL, 546-0114.
As we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King it may be goodand beneficial to remember also his mentor: " I have not been ableto see any difference between the Sermon on the Mount and the Bhagavad Gita.What the Sermon describes in a graphic manner, the Gita reduces to a scientificformula. It may not be a scientific book in the accepted sense of the term,but it has argued out the law of love - the law of abandon as I would callit - in a scientific manner." Mahatma Ghandhi
REMEMBER THE ANNUAL MEETING SUNDAY JAN.25TH 2:00PM - 4:00PM AT THE UNITARIANCHURCH, 5001 PENNSYLVANIA!
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