We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),exploring progressive Christianity, creating new ways to worship and be community in the 21st century, and engaging in ministries of peace, justice and care for earth’s resources.
You are welcome at Cairn just as you are. We celebrate diversity! We welcome all into this sacred space where people of diverse age, gender, gender identity and expression, race, class, sexual orientation, style, life experience, questions faith, doubts, hopes, and dreams find a place to explore, experience, listen, and speak.
We invite you to a journey of discovery about faith, spirituality, relationships, justice and the world in which we live. We offer a holistic approach to this journey, honoring body, mind and spirit, and we celebrate that each of our paths may be very different.
AUTUMN AT CAIRN:
Earthen Vessels: Spirit Filled
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” 2 Corinthians 4:7
“We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
Worship in this autumn season will focus on what it means to be made of clay – an earthen vessel or a clay jar – and what it means to be filled with spirit. We will focus on certain characters, almost all from scripture, who have embodied the connection between clay and spirit in their walk of faith. These characters are Zacchaeus, the Widow of Zarephath, the Boy who gave his lunch to Jesus to feed the 5,000, the Good Samaritan, the Woman with the Perfume, the Widow who gave all she had, the Centurion, Hannah, the Grateful Leper, Joseph, and Miriam. We will also look at St. Francis on our Blessing of the Animals Sunday. Please note that we will be worshiping in the round again this season. We know this causes a little vertigo for some folks so please come early and find a place that is comfortable for you to sit. We can reserve these seats for you if that is helpful.
SPECIAL WORSHIP & EVENTS
September 17 – Blessing of the Animals Intergenerational Worship
Bring your pets to church! We will bless our pets (those present and those too large or awkward to bring) and celebrate the wonder of all of God’s creatures. There will be no education hour so we can simply enjoy our pets and then get them home.
September 24 – Reconciliation Sunday
During worship learn more about our ANTI-RACISM PRO-RECONCILING Ministries and take the opportunity to give to this ministry as one of our 6 annual Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Offerings. For more information use the following link.
October 1 – World Communion Sunday
October 8, 15, 22 – Stewardship Campaign
Each Sunday we will focus on what it means to be a generous giver both at Cairn and in all our walks of life, ask you to make your commitment to our financial ministries in 2018 and celebrate your leadership and sharing of your gifts and ministries, time and talent, in the coming year.
October 15 – CROP Walk
Join us for this annual walk to raise money for and awareness about hunger. To sign up or for more information go to: http://www.bouldercropwalk.org/ See Vivianne Mendez or Mark Bails about being part of the Cairn team.
October 29 – Intergenerational Worship & Pumpkin Decorating
WEAR YOUR COSTUMES and come for intergenerational worship followed by pumpkin decorating during our Education Hour.
November 5 – All Saint Sunday
Please let Charisa know if you have a loved one who has died this past year that you would like remembered on All Saints Sunday. Please include the date of birth and death, their relation to you, and if possible a photograph, either digital or hard copy. Please also indicate if you are able to light a candle for your loved one on November 5.
November 12 – Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Worship
Join us as we remember those who have died to violence in the past year and as we celebrate the lives and experiences of those who are transgender.
November 19 – Thanksgiving Sunday
Join us for Thanksgiving worship and our annual Thanksgiving lunch.
November 26 – Intergenerational Worship & Hymn Sing
Celebrate the transition from autumn to winter with a rousing hymn sing. Please let Charisa know your favorite hymns for this wonderful celebration.