Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Money Class

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Ever feel like your finances are in a wreck? Maybe you were never taught how to handle your money. You are not alone. Come to the Bloom Money Class and learn with others, as Steve Gerber takes us through the theology and the practicals of giving and managing our money. We will cover what God says about money, how to give, save, and budget. You will leave with practical steps toward gaining control over your financial life. Learn more and register below.

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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Lisa and Michael Gungor

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The Gungors are coming back to Bloom for an evening of music and conversation! Lisa has just finished her new book, "The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen", and she will be sharing with us her experience of writing it and the story behind the book. Michael and Lisa will also sing some new songs for us, and we'll end the evening with a question and answer time. We hope to see you all there!

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Prayer Practices Class

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Why is prayer so hard sometimes? Why does it seem futile or wonderful, lonely or intimate, boring or intense? What is this mysterious life of prayer all about?

As we head into the Easter season we’d like to continue to journey ever-deeper into the life of prayer through the introduction of some new prayer practices. Christine Hersh, our prayer seminarian, will lead our time together and our hope is that you leave this series with a renewed sense of God’s intimate presence in the whole of life.

The dates for this series are April 12th, April 19th, and April 26th. Each class will begin at 7 and end around 8:30pm. We will also provide light refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Prayer Practices Class

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Why is prayer so hard sometimes? Why does it seem futile or wonderful, lonely or intimate, boring or intense? What is this mysterious life of prayer all about?

As we head into the Easter season we’d like to continue to journey ever-deeper into the life of prayer through the introduction of some new prayer practices. Christine Hersh, our prayer seminarian, will lead our time together and our hope is that you leave this series with a renewed sense of God’s intimate presence in the whole of life.

The dates for this series are April 12th, April 19th, and April 26th. Each class will begin at 7 and end around 8:30pm. We will also provide light refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

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Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

The Scripture Class

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This equipping, led by Daniel Martinez, our pastoral semniarian, will be focused on our shared approach to Scripture, particularly in terms of "How do we study Scripture?" In a world with so many perspectives and theological positions on Scripture, actually sitting down to read the Bible and understand it can be a difficult and confusing task. So join us for a time together for some focused discussion and teaching on how to practically engage the study of Scripture in a way that removes the barriers between us, the text itself, and the God behind the text. 

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Prayer Practices Class

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Why is prayer so hard sometimes? Why does it seem futile or wonderful, lonely or intimate, boring or intense? What is this mysterious life of prayer all about?

As we head into the Easter season we’d like to continue to journey ever-deeper into the life of prayer through the introduction of some new prayer practices. Christine Hersh, our prayer seminarian, will lead our time together and our hope is that you leave this series with a renewed sense of God’s intimate presence in the whole of life.

The dates for this series are April 12th, April 19th, and April 26th. Each class will begin at 7 and end around 8:30pm. We will also provide light refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

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Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Egg Hunt

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This year the Bloom community is partnering with Hope Church to host an annual Easter Egg Hunt at Platt Park. Bloom will be playing a part in this event by attending, donating candy, and volunteering on the day of the egg hunt which is March 31st. Candy donations are being accepted at our Bloom gatherings starting now through March 25th. Please sign up to volunteer at the Egg Hunt below.

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Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Old Testament Study

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The Thorpes are hosting another Old Testament study! It will be at their house on Friday, March 23rd at at 6:30pm. The evening will be led by Stephanie Spencer, who has trained under Rabbi Allen (Rabbi Noah's father, if you participated in the earlier study). We are also really excited to announce that Steve Haines will be here as well. He is a close friend of Dave Thorpe's who often travels with Stephanie and Noah, writing and performing songs that are in step with the movements of the Spirit throughout the evening. 

We will meet for about 3 hours and will go in depth into one passage for most of that time. It generally begins with asking us to share a couple of sentences about what is going on in each of our lives and then she suggests two passages to study. We all vote and then dive in.

To help cover the costs of bringing them out here, we are asking anyone that comes to pitch in $15 if you are able. If you're not able to do that, please don't worry about it. If you can kick in a bit more, we would appreciate it.To get a sense of how many people will be here, please let us know if you are going to come by the 21st. You can email Dave Thorpe at jdavidthorpe@gmail.com

We'll meet at the Thorpe's house (6335 Upham St. Arvada CO 80003) and are hoping to cap the crowd at about 12 or 15 folks, since their living room is only so big. 

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Our Common Life Workshop 6: Retreat

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Retreats are something everyone loves to get excited about... you get to get away, to the mountains, perhaps with a couple of friends. But what happens when you get there? And why was this something Jesus constantly made a point to practice during his ministry? This month, as an integral component to our Rule of Life, we'll be talking all things retreat from why to planning one to what to do when it's over. Debbie Swanson, professor of Spiritual Direction at Denver Seminary, will be leading the conversation and has much to share with us as she also owns her own retreat center, has years of personal practice of solo retreats, and has vast experience leading retreats for others. Bring a friend or your house church, and come join us

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Scripture Class

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This equipping will be focused on our shared approach to Scripture, particularly in terms of "How do we study Scripture?" In a world with so many perspectives and theological positions on Scripture, actually sitting down to read the Bible and understand it can be a difficult and confusing task. So join us for a time together for some focused discussion and teaching on how to practically engage the study of Scripture in a way that removes the barriers between us, the text itself, and the God behind the text. 

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

First Friday Creative Community Hangout

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Friday, March 2nd at 7:00pm
40 West Arts District
1528 Teller St. Lakewood, CO


March's first Friday Creative Hangout will be an opportunity to get to know other creatives at a local photo and creative studio in Lakewood for the 40 West Art Walk. On Friday at 7pm, you can meet up with other creatives and walk through the 40 West Arts District to enjoy some local art. Bring something to drink or share and feel free to come at any time between 7-9. The address is 1528 Teller St, Lakewood in a shared space with another local business. You can call or text Seth at (563) 639-3611 if you have trouble finding it.

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Feb
26
6:15 PM18:15

Monday Theology

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Through St. Mellitus School of Theology in London, we are offering the Life Track this spring. This Track is an 8 week course of academic level lectures on ethics and the Christian faith. Some topics include: science and faith, suffering and evil, arts and culture, wealth and poverty, politics, and more. There will also be some optional, additional reading provided if you wish to partake.

We'll begin each night at 6:15pm for a short time of prayer and centering on God together, followed by the teaching and group conversation. The 8 dates for School of Theology Life Track are February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19, April 9, April 16, April 23, and April 30which are all covered through the one time $50 fee.

Note: There will be no dinner provided but we will have some light refreshments each week. If you wish to bring your own dinner you are more than welcome to do so.

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Our Common Life Workshop 5: Prayer & Silence

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How do you listen to the voice of God? How do you make space for prayer and silence in the midst of the business and chaos of life? Why is this an integral part of taking care of your soul and living life together as a community?

This OCL Class will be connected with our Lenten commitment to prayer. So we will be discussing what Bloom believes about prayer, how to use the prayer book, and spend some time together in prayer.

We'll provide some light refreshments so bring a friend, bring your house church, and join us!

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Our Common Life Workshop 4: House Church and Relationships

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We talk about it all the time... house churches. But why have we staked our entire community on this idea? Why do we believe so much in it? What's this whole house church thing all about?

Relationships. The thing we were made for.

This month, come experience a house church for the first time, or come to celebrate and learn more about how your house church can encounter the Spirit and grow into a more robust community of faith. We hope that this will be a time of centering on such a central part of the life of the Christian faith and be inspired to give yourself to it afresh.

Note: This workshop will include a light dinner.

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Christmas Eve Service: 7pm
Dec
24
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Eve Service: 7pm

We will be worshipping on Christmas Eve along with Hope Church this year with two candle light services at 5 and 7pm. The 5pm will be a family service in the Bloom Main Space. The 7pm will be in the Hope Church sanctuary, with childcare available for children ages infant to 4 years old. We look forward to remembering and celebrating the birth of Christ together and hope you can join us.

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Christmas Eve Service: 5pm
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Service: 5pm

We will be worshipping on Christmas Eve along with Hope Church this year with two candle light services at 5 and 7pm. The 5pm will be a family service in the Bloom Main Space. The 7pm will be in the Hope Church sanctuary, with childcare available for children ages infant to 4 years old. We look forward to remembering and celebrating the birth of Christ together and hope you can join us.

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Fourth Advent Candle Service
Dec
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fourth Advent Candle Service

Sometimes following the Church calendar means encountering some goofy calendar mishaps, such as this year when the 4th Sunday of Advent also happens to fall on the same Sunday as Christmas Eve. Yet, we still desire to gather and make room for lighting the fourth Advent candle together as a community, because it is one that marks the peace of Christ among us. The holiday season is usually a busy one... from Christmas parties, purchasing gifts, wrapping up work projects, traveling, and time with family. And we also recognize that for some it can be a time that is also lonely or painful, because it is a reminder of fracture or hurt in relationships. So we are hoping amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, we can provide a moment to gather as a community for a quiet pause and lighting of the fourth Advent candle. We invite you to join the Bloom staff Saturday evening, December 23rd, at 5:00 PM for some quiet reflection, prayer, Advent worship, and the lighting of the peace candle. We hope this will serve as a brief, quiet pause in your Advent season, to prepare your heart and mind for the coming of the Lord on Christmas Eve. Join us if you are able.

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Dec
11
6:15 PM18:15

Monday Theology

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Through St. Mellitus School of Theology in London, the fall Bible Track will be an 8 week course consisting of two parts: "Bible Overview" and "Reading the Bible". The "Bible Overview" will consist of an overview of the Bible, introductions to the Old and New Testaments, and tools to help you encounter God in the scriptures. While "Reading the Bible" will use these tools to do an in depth study of four books of the Bible (Exodus, Psalms, Mark, and 1 Corinthians).

We'll begin each night with dinner together, then we'll have worship and prayer, followed by the teaching and some conversation. The 8 dates for School of Theology Bible Track are Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11, which are all covered through the one time $50 fee.

DINNER OPTIONS: (1) Bring your own dinner. (2) For $80 you can purchase an Illegal Pete's Meal Plan, which will provide you with dinner for the entirety of the course. Please note in your registration if you have any dietary restrictions.

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Dec
4
6:15 PM18:15

Monday Theology

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Through St. Mellitus School of Theology in London, the fall Bible Track will be an 8 week course consisting of two parts: "Bible Overview" and "Reading the Bible". The "Bible Overview" will consist of an overview of the Bible, introductions to the Old and New Testaments, and tools to help you encounter God in the scriptures. While "Reading the Bible" will use these tools to do an in depth study of four books of the Bible (Exodus, Psalms, Mark, and 1 Corinthians).

We'll begin each night with dinner together, then we'll have worship and prayer, followed by the teaching and some conversation. The 8 dates for School of Theology Bible Track are Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11, which are all covered through the one time $50 fee.

DINNER OPTIONS: (1) Bring your own dinner. (2) For $80 you can purchase an Illegal Pete's Meal Plan, which will provide you with dinner for the entirety of the course. Please note in your registration if you have any dietary restrictions.

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Our Common Life Workshop 3: Tithing

This month we'll be talking about the topic no one wants to talk about: tithing.

What does it mean to be generous with what God has given us? What does the Bible say about money? How do we steward our finances? And perhaps most importantly, why? Here's a hint... it's much more connected to your spirituality than you probably realize!

We'll provide some light refreshments so bring a friend, bring your house church, and come join us!

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