Posts by Manitou UCC

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Historical Tidbit: “I ring for God, home and native land”

by Manitou UCC

It was 1888 and time to add a bell… The belfry was added atop the entrance and a bell installed in 1888. The bell was brought over the prairie in a Conestoga wagon from the Maryland McShane Bell Foundry (Glen Burnie, Maryland, established: 1856), trademark 1888, bell number 705, and bears the inscription, “I ring […]

Historical Tidbit

by Manitou UCC

Congregational News, Colorado Springs, September 1880 The new stone church was occupied August 15th. The building is not plastered but it will be comfortable for the winter. Nothing can exceed the heart of the mountain view from the door and front window. The seats are a little mixed in style. There are pews, stained and […]

A Pilgrim’s Progress

by Manitou UCC

“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 […]