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Historical Tidbit

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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 […]

Connecting Our Community: It’s A Wrap

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A High 5 Haiku The goal has been met, Collective signs of relief, Faith, fellowship, fun.   The Connect Team: Jane Hart and Mary Henson: Co-chairs Steve Hart Brad Gibson Greg Baker Rich Baker Linda Baker Connie Torres (Catalog) Mary Snyder (Posters) Sue Jones Julie Wells Patsy Adams Ernie Adams Nancy Lindley Katherine Mosier Sharon […]

Note from Scholarship Recipient: Phillip Reid

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To the Members of the Frank E. and Salome B. Smith Scholarship Committee, I hope this finds you all in good spirits and enjoying a beautiful Colorado summer! While living in San Francisco these past couple of months, I have grown very homesick for the mountains and that refreshing alpine air. Luckily, I have the […]

Auto-pay: Is It For You?

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Just a reminder that your weekly offering can be set on “auto-pay” through your bank. This is a great way to streamline your life without the hassle of a checkbook. For the church information to make this possible, see Rich Baker. “Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.” H. D. Thoreau  

Women’s Fellowship WSCares Kids Corner: Update

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As many remember a few years ago, Women’s Fellowship designed and decorated the Children’s Corner at Westside CARES. Since then we have been providing a “Kid’s Kit” to the children of WSC neighbors who come to WSC for assistance. These bags consist of a snack, a drink, a coloring book and crayons. Several of the […]

Community Project: Evans Hospital Fetal Demise Blankets etc…

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Hello Knitters/Sewers in the church, Maybe you can pass this on to the people who might be interested, the women’s group or sewing/knitting groups. The patterns recommend a 4mm yarn or thinner because heavy yarn makes the baby look too tiny and it distresses some of the parents. Evans Army/Community Hospital asked if we’d make […]

Historical Tidbit: Late 1800’s

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  1895-1901: Entry regarding the Missionary Tea, date not exact, “Of course everything was a sixes and seven’s*. They had to put up with canned tongue and the etcetera’s which held out.” Be sure to call the church office for your last minute tickets for the Mission Board Annual Tea event, this Saturday, May 20th. […]

Scholarship Letter: Nick Brennan

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To the Frank B. and Salome E. Scholarship Board, I would like to thank you, again, for helping me achieve my dreams with your generous scholarship contributing to my education. I absolutely could not be doing what I am doing without you! I hope all is well with you, as I am doing very well […]

Core Values and Bedrock Beliefs: Final Product.

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The members of the Transition Team are very pleased with your responses to Interim Pastor Reid’s sermon presentations on the values and beliefs, the discussion sessions following sermons, and the working session that many of you attended. Thank you for all your helpful input, fine-tuning, and creative thinking. Below you will read the finished product of these efforts. Thank you to all. This […]

Our UCC History

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La Amistad: Schooner On the first floor of the UCC Denomination’s headquarters building in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, you will find the Amistad Chapel, named after La Amistad, the schooner that held an uprising at sea of slaves bound for Cuba in 1839. There was a subsequent trial that led to all the slaves on board […]