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Weekly News: Pastor Jim

February 14  First Sunday of Lent Scripture Readings:    Psalm 91:1-4, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13 Sermon:   God is More Than a Lucky Charm As human beings we long for security; we loved to be sheltered, warmed, embraced.  With beautiful imagery, Psalm 91 assures the faithful that security is in God:  “You who live in the shelter of […]


Music: Feb. 14th

Feb. 14, 2016 Beloved Let Us Love One Another / William Dailey Today’s anthem  takes its text from  JOHN 4: 7-11, and celebrates God’s Love and Protection of us, and our Love of each other.  Asking “If God so loved us, should we not love each other?”

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Christian Education Schedule

Feb. 14th: Decorate “Cookie Valentines” provided by Women’s Fellowship Feb. 21: Christian Education Fellowship Sunday. Youth and kids together for Sunday School and afterwards for fellowship lunch to plan our Springs Activities. Please advise if you can attend to Russ and Sharon Grossman. March 20th: Palm Sunday: During Sunday School and into coffee hour, the kids […]

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Sunday School Update

Greetings All, A fun time for all this Sunday as Women’s Fellowship is providing cookies to decorate on Valentine’s Day for the children. We still need someone to lead Sunday School on Valentine’s Day. Please reply and we really appreciate your help Also, we are planning on having a youth luncheon the next Sunday on […]

Note From Membership Chair, Sharon Astle

Fellowship in Small Groups Four Groups of 7 to 8 CCC people will experience casual fellowship over food thru April 30th via Dinners Out, Lunches Out, Dinners In Homes, Lunches In Homes.  Participants signed up in Singles or Duos.  Random drawings selected an initial leader in each group.  Leaders for initial contact are Jean Gabardi […]


Women’s Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30, Lower Level

Note From Coordinator, Linda Baker Hi Ladies—Last week, Linda & Linda made it to page 23 of What Paul Meant?  by Garry Wills. We’ll see where we start this week…. Linda O has her hip replacement today….so send prayers her way! Blessings to you all! L   :  )

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Results Are In! Souper Bowl Sunday

Here is the email we reported to Rev. Gage: Hello Rev. Gage, The Manitou Community Congregational Church (CCC) is reporting our totals for the Souper Bowl competition. While we got off to a bit of slow start, thanks in part to crummy weather, we finished on a strong note and a total refocus of our […]


Our Neighbors Thank you

This Week: Dry Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Spam Next Week, Feb. 15th: Beans, Rice-a-Roni, Canned Potatoes Each Friday individuals and families referred from Westside CARES come to our church for help. This pantry has been helping the community since 1982. In addition to the food necessary, they are offered a bible. Perhaps the bible can also […]



February Events: Feb. 2: Boy Scout Court of Honor, 6 p.m. Feb. 6: Manitou Library Program, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Feb. 10: Ash Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Feb. 12: AARP Safe Driver Training, 8:15 a.m. Feb. 12 – 13: Restorative Justice, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March Events March 2: Women’s Fellowship Quilting 9 – […]


Weekly News: Pastor Jim

February 7 Scripture Readings:    Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36 Sermon:  Worship in the Mountains:  Beyond the Everyday On February 7th, I will give the final sermon in a series of four based on gospel readings about the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.  When we go up into the mountains, we go beyond the realm of everyday experience.  […]


Worship Service Music

Like A Might Stream……let Justice Roll! John Jacobson & Moses Hogan This week another anthem full of syncopated rhythms. This anthem celebrates both Black History month in the tradition of an uplifting, hopeful  Spiritual, AND the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday which begins Lent, when our music will become more reflective in slower tempos. Please […]

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Souper Sunday Competition: Let’s Win This!

Souper Bowl Sunday RMCUCC Churches Competing Most Food Donated We have declared a goal for each of us to contribute your height in food using 6 feet tall as general standard for all.  It was noted last Sunday that already we have: Mary Henson at 9’1″ and Thomas at 6’4″ (his actual height!), and Jean […]

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You Missed the Burrito Bash? Oh No!

Snow Did Not Stop the Burrito Bash Another Fun Event of Food, Fellowship, Friends Together we raised $555. that will go into the church budget. All food was donated and all decorations were donated. Thanks going out to Brad Gibson, Sharon Haas, Mary Henson, Jane Hart for their generosity and work at the event. The […]


A Pilgrim’s Progress

“When I get to be 25, I’ll finally be through with school.”   by Rhoda Cordry I was 22 and graduated from college. I began to suspect how ignorant I was. What was all that schooling for anyway? I was told that the education was the goal. At 35 I began to see other worlds […]


RSS UCC Daily Devotional

  • Can You Keep a Secret? February 13, 2016
    Vince Amlin Here's the secret about secrets.
  • Only the Pure In Heart February 12, 2016
    Kenneth L. Samuel I grew up in a church where it was of utmost importance to keep the differences between the sacred and the secular very clear.  
  • You Don't Need More Storage Space February 11, 2016
    Lillian Daniel You don't need more storage. You need less stuff.
  • You Won't Despise a Broken Heart! February 10, 2016
    Richard L. Floyd The ashes of Ash Wednesday remind us of our mortality; the one prerequisite for resurrection is death, something we will all face in time.
  • Look Back in Wonder February 9, 2016
    Talitha Arnold When you hike the Grand Canyon, you're walking through literally billions of years of time and almost every eco-system on the planet, down to the center of the earth and back.
  • The Importance of Being with Friends February 8, 2016
    Lillian Daniel There was a story a while back about a guy on Facebook who had about 900 friends, and he invited them all to a party.
  • Transfiguration February 7, 2016
    Anthony B. Robinson Holy ground is not safe. It is full of mystery and magic and power. We aren't in control here on the mountain.

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