Rituals of Life

“In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life.”
- Barbara Brown Taylor, An Alter in the World: A Geography of Faith

We at the Kirk believe that one of the many roles of the church is to mark significant moments in life with a ritual – a moment of intentionally and prayerfully acknowledging God’s presence and seeking God’s guidance and blessing. God is with us always but sacred rituals allow us to create a space for God in the midst of the changes of our lives. For with every change there is both celebration of what is and what will be and grief for what was. It is a time to call upon God and the community in recognition that we do not move through life alone.


We see weddings as a ministry of our church that extend beyond the “big day.” Prior to officiating a wedding, Rev. Selena will meet with the couple on three separate occasions for premarital counseling. This time will aid the couple in identifying strengths and areas of growth in their relationship and provide them with tools for the navigating the ups and downs of marriage.

Wedding cost breakdown 

All wedding fees include a rehearsal the day before and the building space reserved two hours before and after the service for pictures.

If you would like to tour our sanctuary or have more questions about weddings at the Kirk contact us at (303) 777-0343 to speak with our office manager and to schedule a time for a tour.

Funerals and Memorial Garden

It was the practice of Celtic Christian monks that when one among them died they did not bury the monk in some far off place. Instead they celebrated his life where he lived and he was buried on the monastery grounds, where he encountered God and to remind the living that death is not to be feared, but embraced as a part of life.

The Memorial Garden at the Kirk provides a such a reminder – it is a place where some have chosen to be buried – and a space for all to reflect on life, death, faith and growth.

One need not be buried in the Memorial Garden to celebrate life at a funeral or memorial service. If you would like to make your final plans or are looking for a sacred space to remember a loved one – please call our office for more information.

If you would like more information about the memorial garden please contact the church office at (303) 777-0343

Animal Blessing

Every fall, we have a blessing of the animals. This year, our annual animal blessing will take place on Sunday, September 25 at 10 a.m. in our courtyard as a part of our Worship service. Join us as we sing, pray, hear scripture and a sermon - and bless our animals. Bring your dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters.... any animal that is safe around other animals and a group of people. If your animal would rather stay home, bring a picture and we will bless them from afar. We will also have a table of remembrance. You may bring in a photo of an animal that you've loved and lost. We will remember them and honor these scared relationships during our service.  

Blessing of the Backpacks

As our children, youth, teachers and support staff prepare to return to school we bless their backpacks in a variety of ways that they may know God’s presence and call in the adventure of learning.

This year our backpack blessing included gifts and prayers to serve as reminders throughout the year.

A rubberband : Dear God help me be flexible

A bandaid: God may I be a part of the healing of others and of the world

Chalk: May I remember that learning is fun and sometimes messy!

Playdo: God help me to be creative and always see more than what is in front of me

Erasers: Thank you God for the mistakes I will make

Magnifying Glass: Help me O God to be curious about the world around me

Pencil Sharpener: God help me to be the best version of myself

Backpack – O God our backpacks hold all of these supplies and prayers, so you hold us. Go with us. Give us comfort enough to be courageous in our learning and our loving. Amen.