A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION SINCE 1889
This Sunday at Althea Center
Join us this Sunday, Jan 29, as Rev. Elzia Sekou explores a new approach to life.
Throughout history the Cave has represented or been seen as a symbol of everything from the underworld, the unconscious, the womb of creation as well as a sacred retreat where we seek healing, refuge and a place to commune with the Divine. During this talk, we will explore the transformative properties of the cave and its comparison to the past few years as we seek to be reborn into a new way of living.
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.
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. 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 holds a B.S. degree in Management from Florida A&M University and a Master’s in Management Information Systems from the City College of NY. He’s a strong advocate for community building and has been active in servicing the community by sitting on several boards, participating as a member of the Denver Juvenile Drug Court and conducting Rites of Passage Programs.
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: Matthew Quiggley
Matthew Quiggley is a local musician who is currently a chef and yoga instructor at Althea. Singing and playing guitar since he was ten Matthew is currently working on a a spiritual album of twenty two songs dedicated to universal love and peace. The album is being released one song at a time, so currently three songs are available on all online music applications. In addition he plays his songs, which he calls songs of devotion, during his yoga nidra classes at Althea, or what he likes to call yoga with pillows.
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.
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
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."