A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION SINCE 1889
This Sunday at Althea Center
Awakening to Who You Really Are with Rev. Elzia Sekou
Now more than ever we are asking ourselves, "Who am I really?" and "Why am I here?" There is an internal yearning to answer these questions. Join Rev. Elzia Sekou this Sunday, June 11th, as he explores these questions and more on what it mean to be "Awoke." How do you know if you are "Awake" and what’s required to wake up if you are not? Now is the time to Awaken to our True Selves and become aware of our Divine nature and purpose in life.
All are welcome. Stay for our community lunch directly afterwards! We'll also have an in-person Deep Dive at 12:30 pm with Rev. Elzia Sekou to explore the Sunday message further.
If you are unable to physically attend, we will also live-stream our gathering on our Facebook page starting at 10:30am MT. Make sure you turn on notifications for Althea on Facebook so you can be notified as soon as we go live. During the gathering, we invite you to submit your prayers, comments, and feedback.
Featured Speaker: Rev. Elzia Sekou
Rev. Elzia Sekou is the Sr. Minister at CSL Denver and a current member of the CSL Ministerial Counsel. Professionally, Rev. Elzia serves as the Lead Application Engineer at LTCI Partners LLC/NFP, focusing on IT strategy, process improvements and system transformation. Additionally, Rev. Elzia serves on NFP’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Advisory Board and as the Co-leader of The Black Professionals – Business Resource Group.
He is a former college professor, past chair of Cultural Diversity and Human Relations Commission for the city of Lakewood CO, a Special Focus/ Young Adult minister at Mile Hi Church and was former Islamic Imam. He is an avid student of ancient wisdom traditions focusing on Ancient Egypt (Kemet), Islam & The Tao.
He’s a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and has lived in 5 states and Australia giving him a unique perspective on relationship building and cultural differences. His motto is “ Don’t go where there’s a path, go where there is no path and leave a trail.
Featured Musician: David Churchill
David Churchill started playing piano at the tender age of 10. His dad had an old upright piano in his basement. He took lessons for only 2 years, studying classical music.
He performed a concert the Mile Hi Church of Religious Science, Lakewood, Colorado in 1995. Produced, and performed his own concert, held at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, on November 18, 1994. Has performed at the Unity Church in Boulder. Played blues with Randy McAllister and performed in a jazz combo at Broadway Music school, 2009.
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Althea Center's Children's Corner!
Althea Center's Children's Corner is ready to welcome your little ones so that you can fully be part of the gathering.
Located in the back of the sanctuary, with books, paper, markers, and stuffed animals! During our Sunday gatherings, children can hear/see what is going on in the sanctuary and parents can see their children and have easy access if the need arises.
A full Children's Program is still in the future, but we hope we are making it easier for the whole family to enjoy Althea.
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
Community Connections will not meet the last Thursday of the month.
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."