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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Upcoming Events in Detail

Our YouTube channel

Find the latest sermons and other gems from our Worship Services on our YouTube channel.

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Summer W&W

June-August–Summer Worship & Wonder
For the summer, our regular Worship & Wonder program for K-5th grade kids takes a break. But we have some Summer activities for kids from some volunteers (in addition to Sue Miller doing some Godly Play stories that aren’t part of the regular year series). We also have activity bags with coloring activities and pencils or crayons for kids to use when kids stay in worship with you.
Here’s the remaining schedule:
*August 7–Play bells with Lisa!
*August 14–Camp-themed Sunday (the kids will go outside to a tent on the front lawn to hear a story and play a game or two)
*August 21 & 28–Summer Godly Play stories with Sue Miller

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Photos for Church Directory

Saturday-Sunday Aug 13-14–Photos for Church Directory
Photos for DirectoryIf you haven’t already gotten a photo taken for our photo directory, sign up with the church office for one of these days:
–Saturday (13th) between 9:30 am and 11:30 am & 1 pm and 3 pm
–Sunday (14th) after worship
Photos go quickly (approx. 10 min or less), so all you have to do is swing by, get your photo taken and then enjoy the rest of your day!
And if you can’t make it, but have a photo you would like to use, just email it to the church office!
photo by Gift Habeshaw from Unsplash

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Fall Retreat & Aug Camp Theme

Sunday Aug 14–Camp-themed Sunday and look ahead to October Fall Retreat at La Foret
Oct Retreat LookaheadOn August 14, during Worship, we celebrate the outdoors with a camp-themed worship service, where we also talk about our church’s retreat to La Foret coming in October (Oct 7-9). At La Foret, you can relax and unplug, walk in the forest, walk the labyrinth, play together, and worship in the chapel. (It’s a great chance to get to know some of the people in our church better, too!) We’ll have several cabins to stay in and the dining hall will provide meals. Look for more info about cost and more at our camp-themed worship service on August 14!

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Book Club

Upcoming Book Club Books
Book ClubBook ClubThe July discussion meeting is done, but First United’s Book Club continues the summer reading with two more book kit books that are on reserve from the library. They are West with Giraffes, a novel by Lynda Rutledge and The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley. Once the kits have come in, the books will be available for sign-out from the church office. Please contact the church office for more information.

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Blue Channel Therapy

now through end of August-Used Item Collection for Blue Channel Therapy
One of our church members–is a therapist for Blue Channel Therapy whose mission statement is “to improve the quality of life for children, young adults and families through affordable high quality mental health therapy provided by therapists and interns who are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy.” They are expanding and need items including games, toys, music items, craft supplies, and some office items. Small items can be dropped off at the church during office hours (M, W, Th mornings) or Sunday mornings before & after worship. Large items must be arranged. Collection will take place through July and August.
Here’s a list of needs:
Any of the Cootie Games (don’t break the ice, cootie, ants in the pants), Headbands kid version, Operation, Guess Who, Mancala, Clack, Exploding kittens, Checkers and Chess, Connect 4, Jenga, Uno, deck of cards (any game that can be played in 10 mins)
Toys: Legos regular and some toddler sized, Baby dolls (especially in brown skin colors and/or anatomically correct), baby doll clothing and accessories, Small doll house furniture, Small to medium sized Doll house (gender neutral colors), Play wallets and money/cash register, Play food and dishes, Wooden train sets, Non-breakable (plastic or wood) miniature figures 1”-6” for sand tray (Animals, fences, people, trees, superheros), Sand toys (shovel, rake, sifter), Matchbox/hot wheels cars, 24-100 piece puzzles, Kinetic sand, Playdough accessories, Dress-up costumes and accessories (police, doctor, fire fighter), Play doctor kits, One piece balance boards, 3” diameter pool noodles, Fidgets, Play handcuff, Toddler sensory toys (ones that don’t make sounds), Small to medium yoga balls
Music: Small hand drums, Maracas, Xylophone, Tambourines
Art: Craft supplies, Construction/paint or drawing paper, Markers & colored pencils, Watercolors, paint brushes (like Crayola), Coloring books, Elmore’s glue & Glue sticks, Safety scissors, Stamps/Ink pads, Gel pens, Adult coloring books, Oil crayons
Office items: Small wooden children’s tables and chairs, Cubbies any size & collapsible storage bins, Small desks, office chairs, floor lamps, 2 mini refrigerators, Light unframed wall art canvases (we can’t put nails in the walls)

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Blessing Box Needs

Blessing Box (a.k.a. Little Free Food Pantry)
Blessing BoxThe Blessing Box (the free little pantry on a south corner of our parking lot) is open for use 24/7. If you’d like to bring items to stock it, here’s a list of what’s most used, though other items are also welcome:
Canned food (with pop top lids if possible)
*Protein sources (chili, soups, ravioli, chicken/tuna)
*Fruits & veggies (please NO canned beans such as black, kidney, etc.)
*Pasta sauce
Pasta or instant/boxed rice (preferably not bags of rice)
Peanut butter or other nut butters
Granola bars (higher protein ones are best)
Crackers with peanut butter or cheese filling
Water bottles (8oz), juice boxes or shelf-stable milk

*Travel sized toothpaste
*Other travel sized toiletries and soap
*Toilet paper
*Feminine hygiene products

You’re invited to stop by to fill the box with a few items from time to time. Or take items as you need them. And monetary donations are welcome, too, through the giving page of our website. Thank you!

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