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New Children’s Space in the Sanctuary!

There is a new children’s space in the sanctuary under the choir loft and it is ready for occupancy starting in worship service, October 22nd! The space has materials designed to engage children and will allow children to stay with their parents during worship instead of having to go off to another room. Rev. Gaye […]

You Are Welcome Here!

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs 10 a.m., every Sunday 103 Pawnee Avenue, turn at stoplight downtown Manitou Springs A place where all are welcome! Plan to stay for coffee fellowship following the worship service.

Pastor Gaye’s Blurb

I cannot tell you just how happy I am to be your pastor!!! I love the people, the buildings, the city, the mountains, the weather, and Colorado in general. I love it so much that I could, and quite possibly have, shouted it to the rooftops!! I love it so much that I have found […]

Joel 2:28 Gatherings: Start Next Week!

“After that, I will pour out my Spirit on all humankind. Your daughters and sons will prophecy, your elders will have prophetic dreams, and your young people will see visions. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on those in servitude, women and men alike.” Those are the words of God, spoken […]

Bell Choir: October 22

The bell choir will be performing this Sunday.  I am guessing somewhere towards the beginning of the service so the choir can go up to the choir loft afterwards.  The selection is “Holy, Holy, Holy” by Reginald Heber. These are the ringers for October 22nd: Rhoda Cordry, Matt Hinkley, Nancy Lindley, Miss Mia Mavety, Warren […]

Advent Book Study with Pastor Gaye:

Tuesday evening, Nov 7th: 6:30-8:00 pm, or Wednesday, Nov 8th: at lunchtime, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m., we will be offering a 6-week Advent Book Study in the North Room of the Community Hall. We will be studying the amazing book by two of today’s top Jesus experts, Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan, entitled “The First Christmas.” […]

“George, never place a period where God places a comma.”

New UCC logo reflects, complements our Purpose, Vision, Mission Statements The new logo’s design and colors are intended to complement the graphic representation of “A Just World for All,” developed to illustrate new Purpose, Vision, and Mission Statements adopted by the national setting of the church last fall. The new logo retains an updated version of the […]

RMCUCC Youth Retreat-Registration Closes 10/23!!

This fall, November 3-5, campers from all over the Rocky Mountain Conference will join together in the Black Forest at La Foret, creating a radically loving, sacred, and joyful community. We encourage you to register ASAP, as registration will close Monday, October 23!  The Theme: Living for a Reason: Trust, Purpose, Hope. As we spend a weekend building […]

Pledge Update and Stewardship…Can We Talk?

4th Installment…. And now, for the 4th installment on stewardship from the pamphlet, “Are You Ready to Talk About Money In Your Church?” Jesus talked about money a good deal because… A. He grew up during the Great Depression. B. He got tired of talking about God all the time. C. He recognized that how […]

Executive Council, October: Summary

The Session was opened with a devotional: Wisdom Bites by Anthony Robinson from book, “God Is Still Speaking.” based on Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10. The following are the bullet points as summary from that session. For details feel free to contact Church Moderator, Deb Bornholdt. Pastor Gaye Report: Maribeth reported on the Diaconate Reorganization plan […]

Women’s Fellowship: Calendar Project and Quilt

Do you have a special cross or one that has been in your family for generations? Maybe you have one that has special significance to you. Women’s Fellowship (WF) is going to publish a 2018 calendar featuring crosses. If you have a cross that you would like to share with WF for their calendar, please […]

Westside CARES Newsletter

Why us? Why now? Why you? This is my favorite interview question, but it’s the kind of question that transcends professional transition. We can use it to illuminate our volunteer work, our philanthropy, our leisure time. It’s also a question that, in one form or another, I’ll be answering a lot over the coming months. […]

News from the Southeastern Association Fall Gathering

And, a good time was had by all! The Southeastern Association (SEA) had their annual Fall Gathering last Saturday, October 14th, at the Black Forest Community Congregational UCC Church. It was well-attended, with representatives from Parker, Pueblo, Green Mountain Falls, and 6 from our church, Linda Baker, Linda O’Riley, Will & Jan Hinkley, Pastor Gaye, and […]

Pocket Blessing

Be grateful for your life, every detail of it and your face will come to shine like a sun, and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.

Installation: Our Historical Milestone!

Well, after nearly 25 years since our last installation of a new minister, we installed Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell on October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m.! It was a momentous occasion and the ceremony was beautiful! Additionally, we welcomed Gaye and her husband, Rev. Dr. Glenn Bosley-Mitchell, as the newest members of the Community Congregational Church (CCC) of […]