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Bequest to Knights of Columbus reduces debt

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When Barbara Jackson asked her fellow congregants at Christ the King Catholic Church for help when her husband died several years ago, many men belonging to the Knights of Columbus willingly stepped forward.  It was quite a job, as Earl (her husband) loved to collect junk, and much of it was out in the yard – things discarded by others but with just a little bit of life in them, too good to toss out, as far as he was concerned.  Enough to fill four roll-offs.  Earl had been a janitor at Evergreen High School.  

Earl and Barbara (pictured right) had owned the land where The Overlook subdivision now stands and had lived in a little cabin there since 1935. Before Christ the King Church was constructed years ago, the little cabin at The Overlook had served as a place for mass to be held. 

Barbara didn't drive, so she needed help when it came to medical appointments and running errands.  The ladies of the church helped her with cleaning, and communion was taken to her weekly.  She learned to have her groceries delivered by King Soopers and, according to her friend Joy Poirot, "always included an order of 10 dozen eggs each week to donate to the Loaves and Fishes food bank in Idaho Springs."  

When Barbara died in July of 2016, Christ the King Church learned that she had named the Knights of Columbus as the beneficiary of the sale of her cabin in gratitude for all her fellow parishioners had done for her.  

On Sunday, March 12th, at a pancake breakfast the Knights of Columbus presented a check for $150,000 to Father Jim Fox to help pay down the debt incurred to expand and renovate the church about seven years ago. When the dust settles from the estate, a second payment is anticipated, which should wipe out the remaining debt.

 

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Kabbalah – a Journey of Self-Discovery at CBE

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Rabbi Jamie Arnold will offer Kabbalah 101: A Journey of Self-Discovery in conjunction with Kabbalah Experience at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive. The classes will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. every other Tuesday from Jan. 10 to March 14. The class is open to all community members regardless of religious affiliation. Participants will experience unseen reality through the study of Kabbalah, an ancient wisdom and mystical tradition that profoundly shaped Judaism, and certainly influenced Christianity over the last 500 years. Topics include: 

  • Who am I, really?
  • Power – Light and Language
  • The Tree of Life
  • The Divine Feminine
  • The Truth about Miracle
  • Radical Understandings of God and Scripture
  • Meditation and Melody

The first class, on Jan. 10, is free. Call Beth Evergreen, 303-670-4294 to RSVP. If you wish to register for the entire course, at a cost of $275, go to the Kabbalah Experience website, http://kabbalahexperience.com/registration/

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Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund: A bridge between Israeli startups and the US market

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Gili Elkin will discuss the Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund and how it is connecting Israeli energy startups with the U.S. market at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Elkin is the managing director, Strategic Growth of SynTech Bioenergy, a waste-to-energy company located in Denver that is penetrating the Israeli market. She serves on the Board of Directors for the B’nai B’rith of Denver and consults for the Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder. An Israeli lawyer, Elkin has worked at Ernst & Young as a tax consultant, was the founder and CEO of wordprom.com, and has served in the Israeli Defense Forces in a highly classified unit.

With the founding of an Israel–Colorado Innovation Fund, a partnership between Horizon GreenTech Ventures in Israel (the leading incubator related to GE and the Nuclear Research Center) and Innosphere, a 17-year-old accelerator based in Fort Collins and Denver, Elkin’s goal is to invest in Israeli startups focused on energy and to connect startups with the U.S. market by having them participate in Innosphere’s two-year program, which is the technological incubator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

For more information, contact Beth Evergreen, 303-670-4294.

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Explore reincarnation

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Congregation Beth Evergreen will hold a workshop entitled "Reincarnation, Explore the Meaning in Your Own Spiritual Awareness" at 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 11th.

Join us for an exploration and experiential learning session on reincarnation with Dr. David Sanders, founder and executive director of Kabbalah Experience. Participants will learn through study and group discussion, connecting to a deeper understanding of the significance of reincarnation on our own spiritual journey. The workshop at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Sanders combines over 30 years of experience as both a psychologist and Kabbalist, helping guide people to a deeper awareness and fulfillment in their lives. His own transformation from religious studies to mysticism intrigued him to broaden the study of Kabbalah to practical spiritual growth—helping others to challenge their perceptions of the way they view themselves and the world. He is the author of two books on mysticism and language.

For more information, contact Beth Evergreen, 303-670-4294.

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Alternative Gift Fair

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The Alternative Gift Fair pulls together approximately 40 area and international nonprofit groups each year to collectively promote sales of items with 100% of the sales going back to the nonprofit groups.  The event was held Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, one of the eight faith-based communities that sponsor the event:

  • United Methodist Church of Evergreen
  • Church of the Hills Presbyterian
  • Congregation Beth Evergreen
  • Church of the Transfiguration
  • Evergreen Christian Church
  • Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Jefferson Unitarian Evergreen
  • Evergreen Lutheran Church

The operating expenses of the fair come from the bake sale and sponsorship of local faith congregations: