touchstones-159x300All congregations within the Pacific Western Region are now eligible to receive worship resources that were previously available only to smaller congregations. Touchstones Journal is published monthly as a joint ministry project of the Pacific Western Region of the UUA and First Universalist Church of Denver. The journal follows First Universalist’s theme-based ministry, exploring each theme in depth. Along with the journal, subscribers receive a packet of worship resources and a discussion guide.

Last year, Touchstones resources were distributed to smaller congregations at no charge, thanks to a grant from the Mountain Desert District. Recipients describe Touchstones as “wonderful,” “fabulous,” and “invaluable.” Samples are available below for your review.

As a subscriber, each month you will receive electronically:

  • the eight-page Touchstones Journal as a PDF, to share with your congregation’s leadership, worship committee, RE team, or even your entire congregation.
  • an extensive Worship Resource Packet as a Word document, offering diverse materials meant to hep you plan two worship services
  • a Discussion Guide on the monthly theme, for use by small groups.

Individuals can also subscribe to the Contemplations e-letter produced by First Universalist of Denver, which is sent on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. There is no charge for this e-letter.

The annual subscription rate for Touchstones Journal and resources is $240 (September through August) and is available directly through Mountain Desert District. Every subscription gets all issues, there are no ‘pro-rated’ subscriptions.

To subscribe your congregation for twelve issues, August through July, send a check payable to Touchstones to:

Touchstones Consulting, 7408 E. Long Circle, Centennial, CO 80112

Include the name and address of your congregation, and the name of the person and the email address to whom the journal and accompanying materials are to be sent.

For more information, please contact Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland at

A printable flyer with more information is available: Touchstones Subscriptions

Click these links for sample materials (from August 2013):

For more information, contact