We are so looking forward to your contributions to the auctions. Ideas for contributions: Twice Loved Art! Van Briggle Pottery Jewelry Trips or overnight stays (Thank you Dan & Gail Stuart for The Loft!!!) Gift Certificates Local Entertainment …to name but a few…! Call Jane Hart or Mary Henson or Maribeth Penninger or Pastors GayeContinue Reading

The Frank E. and Salome B. Smith Scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 school year were honored in church June 3. The students and their respective colleges are as follows: Nicholas Brennan, the University of Colorado in Boulder; Josh Elkington, Colorado State University in Ft. Collins; Phillip Reid, Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania; Cassidy Arndt, Fort LewisContinue Reading

June 21, 1981: Sunday order of worship, Community Congregational Church. “In the year 1877, Rev. R. T. Cross, Pastor of the Congregational Church a Colorado Springs, began preaching also at Manitou, Holding services on Sabbath afternoon in the school house on Ute Avenue. During the two years that followed several persons from Manitou were receivedContinue Reading

 The Community Congregational Church has many historical documents that need to be preserved. Jean Gabardi has volunteered to get this project started. She estimates the start up cost to be close to $300.00. Besides needing archival plastic enclosures, we will need acid-free archival boxes. All the items will need to be scanned, categorized and then digitized.Continue Reading

Your Lids for Children Cancer Treatments! This is a cancer treatment fundraiser for children in Mexico. Our own Nancy Lindley is a  sun-bird to this area of Mexico and a strong supporter of this valuable project. All plastic lids (mayonnaise, margarine, water and soda bottles, milk jugs tops, etc.) are welcome and it would beContinue Reading

Documents dating back to the beginnings of our church. Our collection of documents have been looked at by many and are the worse for wear. Additionally, many of us might have various documents dating WAY BACK that we have kept and filed for a “later day.” That day has come. At Executive Council it wasContinue Reading

My parents grew up during the depression in the Texas panhandle, moved to Manitou in ’46, opened their business, and raised myself and my two sisters in the apartment behind our Osburn’s Gift Shop. Growing up in downtown Manitou created fun memories for us and brought us to worship at this church. While Mom andContinue Reading