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Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
-Matthew 11:28-30

"You must restlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” The writer Dallas Willard said those words to John Ortberg, then, one of the pastors of a large church in Chicago Illinois. It was the response to his question “What do I need to do to become the me I want to be?"
Famous psychologist Carl Jung said this, “Hurry is not of the devil, hurry is the devil. Hurry involves excessive haste, or a state of urgency. It is associated with words such as hurl, huddle, hurly-burly and hurricane. It is defined as a, “state of frantic effort one falls into in response to inadequacy, fear and guilt.” The simple essence of hurry is too much to do. 

Can you hear the echo of the love chapter of Corinthians, “love is patient.” Over the next few weeks we will seek to look at how we can live a life of following Jesus. How do we eliminate hurry from our lives? 

Please mark your calendar for the, "Lift Every Voice: A Conversation about Grace and Racial Reconciliation" event happening at our Downtown Campus on Oct. 19th at 6:30pm & at our Amity Campus on Oct. 21st at 6:30pm. 

Grace and peace.
Rev Dr. Duane A. Anders (he, him, his)

PS: Pastor Ben & I will be leading a class (in-person and on Zoom) beginning Wednesday, October 27th at 6:30pm for 4 weeks during this topic. To sign-up, please email Carrie Dubert.

Children's Ministry Update 
Downtown Campus

We invite all Children's Church teachers as well as any who are interested in serving our kids to join me on Sunday, October 17th at 11 a.m. for a lunch meeting. Please email Pastor Stacie you are planning to join us.

Children's Church is open at 10am for nursery - kindergarten. We are still looking for at least 4 more to be in the preschool/kinder rotation. So, please let us know if you'd like to serve. We will continue to recruit for 1st-6th grade teachers and hope to reopen those classrooms soon as well. Please let us know if you'd like to serve in those areas as well. 

We will continue to require masks for all teachers and children, along with adhering to safety protocols.

Pumpkin Patch
Open Daily  •  Downtown Campus  

Bring the whole family to the Pumpkin Patch! We will be open daily. We will have children's story time, pumpkin recipe books, photo booth are more. Questions? Email Laura Thomson.

Lift Every Voice - A Conversation about Grace & Racial Reconciliation 
October 19th 6:30pm  •  Downtown Campus  
October 21st  6:30pm  • Amity Campus 

Save the date for an incredible event called "Lift Every Voice: A Conversation about Grace and Racial Reconciliation" The speakers are Ryan and Ashley Gage. Ryan is the Worship Director at College Church of the Nazarene. Ashley is the Connections Pastor at College Church of the Nazarene and the Associate Chapline at Northwest Nazarene University. They have four wonderful kids. They will be leading their first discussion at our Downtown Campus on October 19th, at 6:30pm. Then again at our Amity Campus on October 21st at 6:30pm. 

Tasting the Notes - An Evening of Wine and Music
Downtown Campus  • October 22nd  • 5pm 

Join us in the pumpkin patch at 5pm for a glass of wine from Coiled Winery or purchase a bottle to take home...and for the perfect pairing, plan to attend the concert at 7:30pm featuring ensembles from The Cathedral varietal and blend. Every glass of wine purchased, $1 goes towards Turn on the Water. Every bottle purchased, $5 is donated. We hope to see you there!

Coffee & Conversation
Downtown Campus
Sunday, October 24th •  12pm  • Bishops Lounge

Come enjoy coffee with Pastor Duane and discover what the Cathedral of the Rockies is all about. This casual gathering is a great way to get to know our pastor and how you can better connect to the life of the church.

Community Harvest Palooza
October 23 • 10am-2pm • Amity Campus

TRUNKS NEEDED for our Harvest Palooza Trunk-or-Treat contest on Oct 23rd! The best decorated trunk will win a prize! Round up your family and put your creative minds together for this fun & festive competition! Entry deadline is Oct. 21. Email to enter!

We invite you, your family and friends to the Community Harvest Palooza at our Amity Campus on October 23rd from 10am-2pm. We will have food trucks, live music, free pumpkins & pumpkin painting for the kids and free trunk or treating. We can't wait to see you there! Let us know if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at the event. Masks encouraged!

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2022 - Informational Meeting
October 24th 4:45pm  •  Downtown Campus

A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life. 

In the Fall of 2022, Pastor Duane will lead a Holy Land Pilgrimage to walk where Jesus walked. We will be having an informational meeting on October 24th at 4:45pm & November 21st at 4:45pm

For more information, please email us at

4-Week Class on the Antidote to Hurry
Beginning Wed., October 27th • 6:30pm •  Downtown Campus 

“... Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”
- Dallas Williard

Join Pastor Duane & Pastor Ben as they spend 4 weeks discussing the antidote to hurry: Silence, Sabbath Simplicity, Slowing. No book required. To sign up for this class, please email Carrie Dubert. We will also be offering this class via Zoom. Stay tuned on how to access that. 

Support for Interfaith Sanctuary New Shelter

The City of Boise is accepting public comment on the Conditional Use Permit only through October 28th. So time is running out for each of us offer a positive voice to the city to give approval for Interfaith’s new shelter on State St. Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition has provided an example letter to assist each of us in submitting our testimonial in support of the new shelter. The example letter also includes emails and mailing addresses for Boise’s Planning and Zoning, City Council Members, and Mayor.

Care Team Ministry - Volunteers

Our Care Team is an important Ministry that offers support to our congregation.  If you would like more information about how you can become a part of this vital Ministry, please contact Jerri at

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