Blog Author: Morgan Fletcher

A Night with J. Dana Trent

On Wednesday, May 1 we will have the pleasure of hearing from author J. Dana Trent, author of "Between Two Trailers: A Memoir". Trent is a speaker, professor, award-winning spirituality author, and minister. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, she teaches world religions and critical thinking at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In the year where we are focusing on "It Is Well..." and how we are able to be well with God, Self, and Others, we will have a chance to hear from Trent's journey to her well-being and how to heal through barriers to our well-being brought about by others in our lives.

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"Between Two Trailers" is, "a powerful, unforgettable memoir about a girl who escapes her childhood as a preschool drug dealer in rural Indiana—only to find that no one can really “make it out” until they make peace with where their story began: home

Home, it turns out, is where the war is. It’s also where the healing begins.

Dana Trent is only a preschooler the first time she uses a razor blade to cut up weed and fill dime bags for her schizophrenic father, King. While King struggles with his unmedicated psychosis, Dana’s mother, the Lady, a cold and self-absorbed woman whose personality disorders rule the home, guards large bricks of drugs from the safety of their squalid trailer. But when the Lady impulsively plucks Dana from the Midwest and moves the two of them south, their fresh start results in homelessness and bankruptcy. In North Carolina, Dana becomes torn between her gritty midwestern past and her newfound desire to be a polite southern girl, struggling to reconcile her shame with an ache to figure out who she is, and where she belongs.

But the past is never far behind. After persevering through childhood and eventually graduating from Duke University, Dana imagines that her hidden Indiana life is finally behind her, only to realize that running from her upbringing has kept her from making peace with the people and places that shaped her. Ultimately, Dana finds that though love for family is universally complicated, there is no shame in survival, and for those who want it, there is always a path home." Read More…

Tags: Communications, Community Event, Top Story

An Update on Discernment & Lay Leadership Re-Structuring

Learn more about some outcomes of our discernment and re-structuring process. Read More…

Tags: Top Story, Communications, Discernment

Congregational Care Teams

Read about our congregational care teams work. Read More…

Tags: Top Story

Calvary COVID-19 Safety Measures

Per the public health order for Denver issued on November 23, 2021, by Mayor
Hancock, masks will be required for everyone ages 2+ at ALL indoor Calvary
events beginning, Wednesday, November 24. At this time, the order is in place
until January 3, 2022. Thank you for your compliance with this public health order as we seek to protect our congregation, the greater Denver community, and support hospitals and health care systems. If you forget your mask, please come to the church office to get a mask immediately upon entry to the building. Read More…

Tags: COVID-19 Update

Update to Calvary's COVID-19 Safety Measures

The past two weeks Calvary has had additional safety measures in place because of a positive COVID-19 case at a Calvary event on Oct. 25. We are now past the exposure time frame from that event, so those additional safety measures are lifted. The choir and congregational singing will resume this Sunday, Nov. 14, as will coffee hour. 
Our city and state continue to have very high numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and, as we know, breakthrough cases happen even among those who are vaccinated. So while no longer required, we do still strongly recommend that you wear a mask while at Calvary events, especially during worship or settings where you are sitting close to others for prolonged periods of time, and even in between sips of coffee during fellowship time. 
A few reminders as we head into the winter months, which are also cold/flu season:
If you forget your mask while at Calvary and would like one, we always have extras available in the church office or on the round table in the narthex on Sundays. 
Please place a red, yellow, or green sticker on your nametag or clothing on Sunday mornings to indicate your comfort level in interactions. Red = please keep six feet distance. Yellow = elbows only. Green = hugs/handshakes okay. Stickers are located on the round table in the narthex. 
Please refrain from coming to Calvary if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID-19 or any cold or flu symptoms. You may worship with us online and you may contact a pastor if you would like to engage with a small group via zoom; many groups have this capability.  
If you do test positive for COVID-19 and have been at a Calvary event in the week preceding your positive test, please notify the church office or a pastor immediately so that we can contact trace and notify Calvary members who might have been exposed as quickly as possible, and so that we can pray for you and support you as you need.
Calvary we are so grateful for your flexibility and cooperation as we all work together to keep our community as safe as possible during the pandemic. Thank you!

- Pastor Anne Read More…

A Word From Your Staff - Dr. David Farwig

It has been quite a while since I’ve reached out to you in this way, Calvary. Things have shifted for me quite a bit, as you know, taking on two roles, but especially in the pandemic, leading music has taken a uniquely challenging and rewarding path. Read More…

Tags: Handbells, Music Ministry

Remembering the Saints 2021

This past Sunday, November 7, we observed All Saints Day. During our 10:30 AM worship service, we invited people to share the names of those they are honoring or remember by writing them down on the card provided or in the live chat online. The following post captures all the names shared. Read More…

Update from David & Joyce Reed Global Coordinators of Spiritual Care, International Ministries

Update from the Reeds, each paragraph describes the variety and depth of resources we have been providing to cultivate health with global servants within our mission agency over the last several months. Read More…

Calvary’s Facing Racism Alum Field Trip Broadens Understanding Specific to Colorado’s History of Racism and How it Continues to Impact Current Day Injustices.

On October 24th, CBC’s Facing Racism Alumni Group carpooled to downtown Denver to visit three of many historical markers in Colorado’s history regarding racism. Thanks to technology, two of the members joined us via Zoom on Pastor Anne’s phone to come long on the tour virtually. Becky Whitaker introduced the idea to the group and organized the sites we would visit and learn from. Becky shared with the class about the Zinn Education Project ( and compiled three locations suggested from the website for our group to research and visit. Three members of the group, Susan Wirt, Natalie Ralston, and Diana McMahan took time to research beforehand, and then present at each stop. Excerpts from their presentations are included in this summary. Read More…

Tags: Discipleship, Partnership, Spiritual Practices; Missions

Ghosts, and Witches, and Spidermen. Oh my!

“Ghosts, and Witches, and Spiderman’s. Oh My!”
What a successful Trunk OR Treat it was this past Saturday, October 23rd. The Fall weather was “Spot On,” with the sun still shining as our wonderful volunteers began to arrive. We had twenty vehicles signed up to pass out candy. ... Read More…

Tags: Children's Ministry, Intergenerational, Community Event