Create Meaning Denver - Upcoming & Ongoing Gatherings

We offer people in the Denver/Boulder area opportunities to connect with others in community, grow spiritually, and engage in the world to make it a better place. Currently, we are offering the following courses. Please click on the title for details and to register. And we invite you to visit other parts of the website for online resources.
Living the 7 Principles Through Compassionate CommunicationThis event has been cancelled.
Rhythm Spirit Drum Circle. Every 2nd Friday, 7-8:30PM. First Universalist Church of Denver. 

Percussion for fun, communication and expression, with two Health Rythms facilitators.



Exploring the Enneagram Coming this fall. Golden.

Learn about the nine Personality Types and the spiritual foundation of the Enneagram system


Families Rediscovering Earth, Rediscovering Each Other. Coming this fall!
How can art and stories help us understand our world and each other? 
Gaia: A Window to Earth, A Window to Ourselves. Coming this fall!

Explore how society has co-evolved with Earth and how we are seamlessly linked to the living processes around us.

SoulCollage®. This course has been rescheduled for January!

SoulCollage® is a fun, engaging, deep and illuminating process that is all at once a form of creative play, self-care and personal reflection. 


Ongoing gatherings
Living Well with Mental Health Issues.  Parker.
Meditation.  Southeast Denver
Divorce Support Group.  Southeast Denver.
The Conversation ProjectPostponed.

Join this two-session workshop on how to have a conversation about end of life concerns, facilitated by trained Conversation Project coach, Ilene Kasper.

Recent Events
Young Adult "Our Whole Lives." Sundays, Oct 12th through Nov 16, 7PM-9PM, Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder.

The curriculum is designed to help young adults affirm and respect themselves as sexual persons (bodies, orientations, feelings, etc) and respect the sexuality of others... Registration and more information can be found here.

Art Journal Workshop. Tuesday evenings in October, (Oct. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), 7-8:30PM. First Universalist Church of Denver.

Are you looking for an innovative way to express and enhance your spiritual path? 


Reiki Level 1 Training. Postponed. First Universalist Church of Denver. 

Reiki 1 class is a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on experience offered by Reiki Master Dory Pinkham.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead: Celebrate and Remember. Saturday, Oct 25th, 1PM-3PM. Unitarian Universalist Church, Greeley. 

Activities include: *decorate sugar skulls *create papel picado (colorful cut paper) *gather and create objects for a picture- sized altar to honor your loved one *take home a recipe for Day of the Dead bread. All materials provided. Donations welcome. Join us! 


Death Cafe. Sunday, Oct. 26th, 3PM-4:30PM. First Universalist Church, Denver.

Death Café is a global movement started in Europe dedicated to taking death out of the closet and discussing it publicly. Facilitated by Anita Larson. Free event, no RSVP required. For more information:

Dances of Universal Peace. Tuesday, September 9th, 6:30-9:00PM. Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden, CO.

All are welcome to join in an evening of inspiring dances. Gayan Gregory Long, facilitating. $8 suggested donation.

Compassion in Action: Detention Center Visitation Training.  Saturday August 16. 

Become trained to make visits to people detained in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center

The Spiritual Practice of Compassionate Communication. Sunday July 27. Centennial.

Support people in cultivating compassion toward themselves, in their families and communities and in the world at large.

You Again Yoga Workshop. Saturday June 28. Southeast Denver.

Learn practical yoga and meditation techniques to helpyou shift from stuck to self-confident.

The Enneagram for Relationships: To See Ourselves as Others See Us Friday-Saturday June 6-7. NW Denver.

It is amazing how much better everyone else begins to look once we take an honest look at ourselves!


Workshop for Women: Having the Love of Your Life! Saturday May 10. Southeast Denver.

Through expanded experience of the pervasiveness of love in the world, participants recognize and strengthen their ability to love fully and be loved.

Please register in advance.  Some instructors require a minimum number of participants to offer a course.  If you have registered and we have to cancel a course, we will notify you 24 hours in advance. 
For each course, you will be able to register online and pay via credit card.  Some courses require a pre-payment.  Otherwise, you are also free to pay at the event with exact cash or a check made out to First Universalist/Create Meaning.  Purchase Gift Certificates here for individual courses.
No one will be turned away due to financial considerations. If tuition is a barrier, please tell us what you’re comfortable paying. Just email Amy Rowland, at   Also, if you are able, consider paying more than the course fee to help those who need financial assistance to attend.
Some of the courses are posted on Meetup so your friends can find us that way. 


Thanks to our generous hosting and sponsoring organizations.
To see classes offered previously, click here.