Groups at United
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Q: Do you want to explore common interests with other loving, accepting individuals?

Doubting Thomas
Join us for our Doubting Thomas Breakfast at the Pantry (1820 Cerrillos Road). All men are welcome to meet to discuss questions of faith and enjoy good food. We meet the fourth Wednesday at 7 am. Each month a different "Doubting Thomas" shares his understanding of faith and God. Please RSVP by contacting Brandon Johnson (988-3295).

Pretty Good Guys
The Pretty Good Guys is a group of men who meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 pm (noon) to discuss life, aging, and faith, while sharing a joke or two. If you are interested please contact Brandon (988-3295).

United Artists
All members and friends of United Church who are artists and craft-persons are invited to join in this fellowship each Thursday at 1 pm as we paint, share talents, and learn new skills. Sessions include a group critique of works in progress. Questions? Please call Dorothy Mendelson (424-0791).

Women's Study Group
The Women's Study Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am for a book discussion. It is a group of dynamic, curious and intelligent women. All women welcome! Interested? Call Jan McGough (577-8327).

For more information, please see our newsletter, the United Voice. The link is on the Home Page. Or call the church office (988-3295).

Book Dedicated to United Church of Santa Fe Wins Gold and Grand Prize

Larry Rasmussen's Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press) has received the Nautilus Book Awards 2014 Gold Prize in the category Ecology/Environment as well as the Grand Prize for the best book across all twenty-seven categories. The book is dedicated to the United Church of Santa Fe, GreenFaith, and St. Olaf College for "exemplary leadership in creation awareness and care."

Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, joins recent awardees Barbara Kingsolver, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, David Korten, Hazel Henderson, Amy Goodman, and Desmond Tutu, among others.

Both academic and general interest books are considered, as are works in poetry and photography. A three-tier review process is used, with Silver, Gold and Grand Prizes selected from books that make it to the third round. Because a rating system is used, there may be multiple winners for Silver and Gold in each subject category. Only one Grand Prize is chosen, however.

Nautilus Book Awards, "Better Books for a Better World," have been given for fifteen years: "It is our purpose and intent to seek, review and acknowledge books we feel best support our goal to promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change - with the hope of offering life-affirming options with imagination and possibility to a world that longs for a new story." (

“How beautiful it is when God's people dwell together.”
Psalm 133