• Open and Affirming Webinars
    Webinars on becoming anOpen and Affirming Congregation As our congregation explores the opportunity and feasibility of becoming an “Open and Affirming” congregation within the UCC, these online webinars would be valuable resources for our examining these issues. We have purchased a congregational “season pass” for our participation. You can watch these webinars at home, orContinue Reading
  • Pet Blessing Sunday on the church lawn
    Many churches offer a “Blessing of the Animals” service on and around the Feast Day of St Francis, (October 4). It may seem surprising that animals can be blessed, but in the same way that we say “God bless you” when someone sneezes, when we say Grace before meals to bless our food, we canContinue Reading
  • Breathe and Push through my grief….
    As we continue exploring “See No Stranger” our author, Valarie Kaur writes in chapter 8 titled “push.” “When I was finally ready to love myself, I had to learn how to breathe and push through my grief, rage, and trauma. On the other side, I found what seemed utterly impossible before: healing, forgiveness, and evenContinue Reading
  • Reimagine our world under Revolutionary Love!
    As we continue exploring “See No Stranger” our author, Valarie Kaur writes in chapter 6 titled “reimagine.” “… the longer I spent listening to the stories of marginalized people, tending to their wounds, the more I heard a deeper longing–for a future where we were all safe and secure in our bodies, free to pursueContinue Reading
  • Breathe.
    As we continue exploring “See No Stranger” our author, Valarie Kaur writes in chapter 7 titled “breathe.” “I have been made to believe that overwork was the only way to make a difference. I had come to measure my sense of worth by how much I produced, how well I responded, and how quickly. IContinue Reading
  • Encountering the Stranger
    Candace Woods, our guest preacher and pastor for the month of August writes: As a part of our Revolutionary Love series this August, you’re invited to help us decorate the altar with mementos/symbols of moments where you had an encounter with a stranger or with love that left you changed. Do you have a souvenirContinue Reading
  • Come study Revolutionary Love with us, Wednesdays at 6pm MT!
    Valarie Kaur was our keynote speaker at our Rocky Mountain UCC Annual Celebration and will be one of the keynote speakers at our United Church of Christ General Synod this July. Her work is not only revolutionary but speaks to the heart of Jesus’ teachings with a focus on radical love that encompasses others, ourContinue Reading
  • We often wonder where is God? Samuel does too!
    Our scripture reading for this coming Sunday is 1 Samuel 3. There must have been days when the young Samuel wondered what his mother had gotten him into. He had spent virtually his whole childhood assisting in the temple at Shiloh, training to become a full-time servant of God, loyally waiting on the priestly familyContinue Reading
  • Pentecost Sunday – May 23
    Ezekiel has a vision of a valley full of bones receiving life breath, sinew, and flesh after encountering the word of God. When they arise, they receive Spirit and they dance! As Easter people we celebrate the Spirit that continues to give life and breath to our dry bones. We dare to dance in theContinue Reading
  • Ascension Sunday, May 16
    Our scripture readings for this coming Sunday are found in Psalms 47:1-6 and in Luke 24:44-53. As Jesus prepares to leave the disciples, he opens their minds and blesses them. The result after he ascends is their return to Jerusalem with great joy and a desire for continually worshiping and blessing God in the temple.  What happens when theContinue Reading
  • Join us for worship on May 9 “in-side” or on Facebook….
    We are worshiping in-person inside our Sanctuary. We will also be live-streaming from the church sanctuary this week, so join us on Facebook on Sunday at 10 am (and then later our worship can be found on our church’s website). A printout [Click Here] of our worship details can be seen on our church’s websiteContinue Reading
  • Join us for “In-Person” worship in May
    We will have folks worshiping with us “in-person” this Sunday as we re-open our sanctuary during May for “in-person” worship. If you feel adventuresome, come Sunday and join us. We will still be practicing all the safe, social distancing protocols, so wear your mask and come early enough to get your temps checked and signContinue Reading
  • It’s the Dip!
    Our scripture readings for this coming Sunday-May 2 are found in Psalms 22:25-31 and in Acts 8:26-39. We are a resurrection people! Those who seek new life – new beginnings.And we, the church, must be a place of knowing and growing and accepting love.We hear today the question asked by the Ethiopian eunuch: “Here is water. WhatContinue Reading
  • Easter 4: “The Dance of Love”
    Easter is the unstoppable, unpredictable expression of God’s love for humankind! The call of Jesus is to live fully in the power of that love – alive in each of us.  We learn about that divine love as it is embodied in the person and ministry of Jesus, the one who is compared to a goodContinue Reading
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  • Disbelieving or Dancing?
    This Sunday acknowledges that sometimes we are unsure about our steps in this world. For the disciples, even “while in their joy” at seeing Jesus after the resurrection, they were still “disbelieving and wondering.”  We are reminded that even though we may not know our next steps, we can be sure they will come becauseContinue Reading
  • Dare to Dance Again – Easter 2
    This is the Easter Season! Easter is not just one day of proclaiming that life and love are more powerful than death and hatred, but a whole “week of weeks,” as we call it–seven more weeks of daring to dance our dances with hope and passion. So let us continue our praise!  Dancing requires thatContinue Reading
  • Look Up Umbrella video
    Here is the video that Pastor Gaye talked about during our Easter Worship.It was created by an artist, Elizabeth Turk at the Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a senior living facility in California. She created the umbrellas designs and spoke with the residents about the pandemic and what they had done to keep their spirits up,Continue Reading
  • Easter Worship in the Park
    Join us for our Easter Sunday worship in the Park at 10am in the Fields Park of Manitou Springs (it’s the park just west of the tennis courts/skateboard park). Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and join your church friends and neighbors for our Easter Celebration. We still encourage folks to wear masks and followContinue Reading
  • Order of Worship for Sunday, March 21, 2021
    We continue our Lenten “season of recovery” as we focus on health as essential to our spiritual lives. The demands of following Jesus are great. He shows us that sometimes we must make extraordinary efforts to move in a new direction. As we consider the health of humanity, we cannot ignore the need to heal the very planetContinue Reading