Tag: fundraising


Chocolate and fundraising


As the light fades from Christmas and the Epiphany season but grows in the natural world around us, we enter now into Lent. The lights of seasonal joy can easily seem to fade into a gloom of sin and repentance when in fact there is nothing gloomy about sin unless...

The death of our church and the life of our God


Might it be true that the great threat of God becoming human, as a baby who becomes an anarchist rather than a priest, is that in the incarnation God threatens the church and her power-mongers, annually? I was speaking to a young Christian from a non-denominational church last week at...

huddled by a door, face protected from the wind


This is an East door of the cathedral.  A homeless woman is sleeping there with hear head protected by the stones of our cathedral.  She had approached me earlier that day and I tensed, assuming she would be asking me for money and I hate being asked for money by...

dancing


We are a few weeks away from the Parish Dinner. Dozens of people are working hard to make arrangements to host 300 of our parish for a four course French meal.  A Gorgonzola and cranberry salad, french bread with herbed butter, a pork terrine with brandy, a deep, rich Beef...

The Willing Wall


  “The Willing Wall” at Saint John’s Cathedral We had so much fun at our Pledge Campaign kickoff! We wrote That was quite a party we had together to celebrate our life as a parish church!  We gathered in our sanctuary, draped as it was with banners of colorful, flowing...

inside painting


This is a two-inch tall Chinese bottle from the early 1800’s and is decorated with what is called “inside painting.”  An artist paints such a bottle on the inside of the glass, backwards, beginning from what would normally be the final strokes on a painting, and working backwards to what...

what symbols are around YOUR feet?


LOVE.  CARE.  GIVE. These are the three words which comprise the Cathedral’s stewardship campaign to raise pledges - pledges which fund our mission in 2016. The three words betray their goal.  It is a spiritual goal. We are being called upon to look at our lives.  We are not being...

A new Icon for us


The icon of the Rich Young Ruler was developed and written by Katherine Sanders for me in Scotland in August, 2015. I used my summer vacation money for it.  The icon shows Jesus' encounter with the Rich Young Ruler. Colorado wild flowers populate the ground near Jesus and references from...

Love. Care. Give.


“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” These words from the Book of James will be read next Sunday as we launch the stewardship campaign.  We will celebrate, inexpensively- delightfully with croissants - hot, freshly-baked croissants.  The campaign theme is short and easy to remember: Love....

exploring the depths of church philanthropy


Sometimes the light coming in from the garden lights my prayer station with a magical quality I enjoy. There is mystery and curiosity in the light as night turns to morning. And curiosity is what fuels my vocation as a missioner of philanthropy and mission.  That is not my title,...