A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION SINCE 1889
This Sunday at Althea Center
What does Engaged Spirituality mean? The words form an integral part of the name of our beloved Althea Center, but how do you live them?
Discover more about one way on December 4th with Affirmative Prayer: A Dynamic Discussion led by Coni Carter with the Althea Prayer Partners.
Think about why you pray, why you don’t pray. Are you desperate, scared, embarrassed? Do you beg or beseech, fearful of religious dictates rooted in old habits of thinking and believing that no longer fulfill you?
In service to the Althea Community, come hear your Prayer Partners yak about Affirmative Prayer in a rousing discussion and demonstration about bringing joy and healing and connection into your life. Help us demonstrate to a butt in every seat. Your fellow Altheans will do all we can to make sure you leave service feeling good about yourself, feeling good about life, and with tools to help you during challenging times for the rest of your life.
Everyone has access to the divine energy within to create a more fulfilling life, to engage spiritually with your divine energy. What are you creating with yours? See you December 4th!
Tom Faber and Kris Sapp will join us this Sunday as our Featured Musicians.
All are welcome. Stay for our community lunch directly afterward and the decorating of Althea's holiday tree!
Althea's Sunday Gatherings are live-streamed to Facebook and recordings available on Althea's YouTube! If you can't be with us in person, you can still be with us online!
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Althea Center Classes & Events
Discover more about our upcoming classes and events on Althea's Classes page!
We Invite you to Althea Center's Holiday Banquet Gala, Winters Gift!
An evening for holiday magic and community connection. Serving both cocktails and mocktails before dinner. Chef Tom Flautt will be cooking up a special Prime Rib dinner and promises a delicious vegetarian option as well. The 5280 Theater Company is providing entertainment for the evening. Put on your favorite holiday outfit and feel the warmth and spirit of this festive winter's night!
Tickets will be on sale through Tuesday December 6th in order to give the Chef a headcount in advance. Any net proceeds will go toward Althea's 100 Year Fundraiser to renovate the Sanctuary.
All are welcome to join Althea Center's Community Connections each Thursday! This group helps us stay connected to one another and share openly.
Led by Kathy Humphreys
NEW Zoom Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 880 6919 0258
Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality is turning 100!
We're asking 1,000 supporters to each donate $100
and help us reach our goal!
$100 x 1,000 = $100,000
Help us raise $100,000 for the restoration & preservation
of our 100 year-old Sanctuary!
Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality is proud to celebrate 100 years of believing in the human capacity for enlightenment, and our primary intention is to elevate the spiritual awareness of our entire human community for freedom of all beings and the betterment of the world. The Althea Center leads, hosts, and facilitates inspiring experiences, engaging programs, and public events that foster diversity, integrity, and an inclusive approach to spiritual practice and mystical awakening.
More recent Althea programs and community involvements have included the Women’s Homelessness Initiative and Mariposa, its LGBTQ+ program. In addition to the many classes and other offerings for its members and the public, the Althea Center is currently home to three non-profits: St. Francis Center, Sisters of Color United for Education, and Spirit of the Sun. These non-profits each address needs in our community such as homelessness, food insecurity, indigenous/native youth and elders, and community health and education. The Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality does not discriminate when offering sacred space and freely open our doors to identities usually cast out of many mainstream religious places, such as community-based group meetings (gender, sexual orientation, generational, etc.), Alcoholics Anonymous, occult/moon rituals, yoga, therapists for LGBTQ+ individuals, midwifery/doula training, etc.
OUR SANCTUARY IS 100 YEARS OLD AND IT SHOWS!
The Althea Center needs the help of the larger community to continue its effort to restore and preserve its beautiful landmark building. Donations of $100 are requested from 1,000 individuals and businesses to repair and revitalize the sanctuary and other parts of the interior, which are suffering from years of accumulated water damage, aging, and other challenges.
In 2017, Althea members contributed $80,000 for a capital campaign in order to qualify for $250,000 in state historic preservation funds to repair the 1922 building’s roof and skylights. Then, in 2019, Althea members again stepped forward in response to a second capital campaign, raising about $70,000 to qualify for another $200,000 in state historical funds to repair the exterior terra cotta detail and some additional roof areas of the 1922 building, as well as to resurface the roof of the 1955 addition.
Now that the structure’s roofs, skylights and exterior have been repaired and the building is safe from future water damage, it’s time to focus on the needed repairs to the interior, which do not qualify for historic preservation funds. Thus the $100 x 1,000 = $100,000 Campaign on the occasion of the building’s 100th year! And this time around, we need the community’s help!
The Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality, for decades known as the First Divine Science Church of Denver, has been a foundational part of the greater Capitol Hill community for 100 years. Over the past century, it has been a spiritual home for thousands, who have come from all walks of life and religious/spiritual backgrounds. This historic building was the Mother Church of the Divine Science denomination and also housed its divinity school, the Colorado College of Divine Science, which was incorporated back in 1898.
Celebrate our 100 year anniversary with the gift of your donation for the restoration & preservation
of our 100 year-old Sanctuary!
at our Sunday services.
"Service is the Loving Energy of our Interconnection made visible.
Be generous with the world and the world will become
beautiful and abundant for you."