August 11 service to feature Blessing of the Athletes


On Sunday, August 11 (that Sunday just before or after most students head back to school), we will try something new!  Recognizing that many folks in our congregation are engaged with athletics in one way or another (athlete, coach, referee/umpire), we want to bless that activity. 

In addition to the actual blessing (at the 10am service), we will be joined by Bill Tierney, Head Lacrosse Coach at the University of Denver, and has coached seven teams to the National Division 1 Lacrosse Championships (including one at DU). In addition, he is a devout Catholic, and we’ve asked him to speak on the intersection of athletics and religion—both from the athlete’s side, as well as the family’s side. [We have not settled on the time for his talk; it will either be during the “Faith Forum time, or after the 10 am service. Watch the E-News for updates!]

In keeping with the theme, the coffee hour will be “ball park food” . . . . think hot-dogs and chips!

AND, we invite all athletes (of any age or variety, regardless of the sports’ season) to come in their uniforms.