Up Close

For the people who drew close to Jesus, everything changed. That is the premise behind our new preaching series: Up Close. Throughout Lent, we will study stories of individuals whose lives were changed when they were up close to Jesus. We all have a choice of how close we want to draw near to Jesus....

A New Season Dawns

Are your Christmas decorations up yet? Mine are not, but they will be soon. My family waits until the day after Thanksgiving to put up our tree, lights and other decorations. The church follows a similar pattern. This Sunday the sanctuary will be transformed. The Chrismon tree is up. The poinsettias have arrived. The manger...

The Finish Line

We are in the home stretch of our stewardship campaign! This Sunday, Nov. 12, concludes our stewardship season. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in an estimate of giving! Your gifts enable Unity to be Jesus’ hands and feet in our community. Last year Unity had 151 total committed contributions after the campaign....

Trunk or Treat!

Happy Halloween! Today I’d like to share with you a couple of photos from this past Sunday’s Halloween Festival. Unity’s children’s ministry is thriving! Tons of kids came to the event dressed in outstanding costumes. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made it possible by decorating trunks and leading games (pumpkin bowling anyone?)....

A Wonderful Opportunity

I first became a mentor at an elementary school in Tampa. The church I served at the time was asked to provide mentors to students who could use a bit of extra encouragement. I volunteered and was paired with a fourth grade student named James. Originally, the commitment was just for the school year. We...

Stewardship

On Sunday we kicked off our annual Stewardship campaign. We believe everything we have is God’s— we are only stewards of it. Here is our theme verse for this season: But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also...

Pulpit Swap

This Sunday I’ll engage in my first ever pulpit swap. I’m really excited. For the past six years Unity has been leading a Building Bridges initiative. We have formed strong connections with six predominately African American churches in Denver. Together we have hosted joint Gospel concerts, visited one another’s churches, and sought to form relationships...

Staff Transition

There’s not many people like Tim Fox. Tim has served as Unity’s Campus Manager for the past twelve years. Many of you know him because Tim is eager to serve and quick to lend a helping hand. Tim has accepted a new position that is closer to his home. His last day will be on...

The Storm

A storm ripped through Denver on Saturday night. The running joke among the church staff is that storms always hit on Saturday nights. Never on Monday when you have all week to get ready for the following Sunday. Nope, Saturday nights. This storm did a surprising amount of damage in a fairly concentrated area. Several...

How Did We Get the Bible?

How do we trust the Bible? Especially for which books were included— which not— why? I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God that is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). I study these words each week, trusting God to use them to guide, strengthen and nurture...

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