Activities & Events

COMING UP … Our ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP DINNER

If you are new to Vista Grande, this is a time to gather as friends; singles, couples, families.
We usually meet at a local restaurant for a meal. Individuals checks are issued. We do need for you to sign up though so Carolyn can make the appropriate reservation.
Heads up … we are looking at Friday February 21 at 6 p.m. at Mi Mexico
Sign up on the sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall.
 

In This Season of Lent: Spirituality of Giving and Receiving

This workshop will be held on Saturday, 14 March, 11:30 a.m. at Vista Grande UCC.  (snow date is March 21.) Facilitated by Rev. Deborah Tinsley, we will explore our heartfelt emotions, both our desires and fears, around offering all of ourselves to our Beloved and being open to receiving boundless blessings when we live into that great love.

A light lunch of soup and salad will start us off.
 
All who consider Vista Grande UCC their spiritual home are invited to attend, along with those from the community who wish to explore this area of spirituality.  We will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:45 p.m. Please RSVP to revdeborah2@gmail.com or 719-439-2321

Presentations on Literature and Music

Jon Forshee invites you (his church family) to his upcoming presentations on literature and music. Both events are free and open to the public. He’d be delighted to have you in the audience.

March 20, 4:00 – 5:30pm, at the UCCS Downtown Center (102 S Tejon St Suite 105a)
Lecture on Apocalyptic Literature and Music. This talk will present themes from the apocalyptic genre in literature, and demonstrate some ways in which binding musical relationships to literature, and apocalypticism in general.

March 26, 6:00pm, Chapman Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
On March 26 Jon’s new composition for chamber orchestra and computer will be premiered by UCCS faculty with members of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. This composition is the creative result of Jon’s apocalyptic lit. studies and demonstrates many of the ideas presented on March 20 in Jon’s lecture on Apocalyptic Literature and Music.
 

April 7 – Meal and Conversation at 5:30 p.m.

As part of our Lenten Journey, we invite you to participate in an “All church read” book study.

You can purchase the book “Evicted” from the UCC website

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

On Tuesday April 7 at 5:30 p.m. come to Vista Grande for a soup supper and conversation. This is open to anyone, even if you haven’t read the book.