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

The Pretty Good Guys, United Artists and Women's Study Groups take a break for the summer months and resume in September.

Intergenerational Hikes

  We will meet at United at 8:30 am for an intergenerational hike on Saturday, August 9. The hike is easy to moderate and family friendly. Please bring water, snacks, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. To RSVP contact Brandon (988-3295).

Young Adult Cookout
Friday, August 15 at 6 pm

  All young adults (self-defined) are invited to Brandon's house (776 Coyote Ridge Rd.) for a cookout potluck. Please bring a side dish or beverage to share and we will provide the main dish. RSVP by contacting Brandon Johnson (988-3295).

Doubting Thomas Breakfast
Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 7 am

  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. Come with your questions about faith, God, and life. Please RSVP by contacting Brandon Johnson (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