A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION SINCE 1889
The Althea Board of Trustees invites all active members to be present for our
Annual General Meeting!
Come and learn about how Althea is thriving organizationally!
The agenda will include:
1. Reports and reflections from the Board of Trustees for 2022.
2. Bylaws amendments presented and voted on.
3. Updates on general business of our beloved Althea Center.
**If you are not yet a member, but are still eager to learn about Althea's community, operations, and achievements over the past year, you are more than welcome to join us!
This Sunday at Althea Center
Join us on March 19th as Rev Dr clare hammoor explores the joy of resurrection.
As the March Equinox approaches, the Northern Hemisphere begins to shift toward spring. Images of bulbs blooming and sunlight streaming into the evening give us hope on these cold days. Within the promise of spring is a deep lesson: the joy of this collective resurrection requires more of us than the isolated sorrows of winter. Join Rev Dr clare hammoor on Sunday, March 19th, for a talk exploring this learning through his work co-creating purpose and joy with people who are buried behind prison walls.
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 Dr clare hammoor to explore our Sunday message further.
We need lunch volunteers, specifically Lunch Prep at 9am and Lunch Cleanup at 12:15. If this calls to you, please talk to Sarma on Sunday or email: email@example.com
Featured Speaker: Rev Dr clare hammoor
Rev Dr clare hammoor is a collaborative minister and theatre-maker committed to justice and joy through ritual and play. His ministry includes over a decade of work with people who are incarcerated. clare holds a masters and doctorate in applied theatre from New York University, is an Advanced Integrated Energy Therapist, and is an ordained interfaith minister through The New Seminary.
Featured Musician: Danny Goodman
Danny Goodman is an arts educator in Aurora, CO. He received his MFA from the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theater, and has performed across the U.S. and abroad. He enjoys sharing his passion for theater and music with young people and witnessing students take creative ownership of their own stories. He and his wife also love to explore the outdoors with their young family.
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'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.
Join Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality on Sunday, March 26th, for a celebratory New Member Ceremony!
On Sunday, March 26th, our newest members will have the opportunity to become official Altheans! Whether you are a member or a supporting non-member, this will be a special ceremony and we hope you will join us.
Althea’s fundamental philosophy is Oneness. We believe that "God is All" and everyone is a unique expression of the All. With love in our hearts, we accept, respect, and embrace each and every member of our eclectic community.
Being a member means that we accept this philosophy and that we wish to be more involved in supporting our spiritual home. We give our energy to that which supports us! Members consistently give back to the center in multiple ways. Volunteering, monetary donations (so that we can keep the doors of love and Oneness open for future generations), and sharing our talents are just a few ways members keep our community thriving. Also, we are there for each other by acknowledging the Divine in one another always.
The more involved we are with our community the more we feel ownership. Being a member means we are invested in taking care of and preserving our spiritual home; after all, it is ours!
All are welcome -- see you on Sunday, March 26th, for a celebratory ceremony of Althea's newest members!
Althea Center Classes & Events
Discover more about our upcoming classes and events on Althea's Classes page!
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 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."