• Order of Worship for January 17, 2021
    Welcome to Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs! This week continues our six-weeks worship series: “Follow Me!”Today we are discussing Anything Good? as we look at whether we can still hear God calling us to follow. We are on Facebook Live at 10am! Let us know you’re watching and share prayer requests in the comments.Continue Reading
  • New Worship Series for a New Year — Follow Me!
    This worship series for our new year is calling for a new or renewed commitment to the path of discipleship, inviting both new and long-term members of the church to reaffirm and take up the challenge of new growth and new depth. We are called to follow Jesus, who went down into the waters ofContinue Reading
  • Welcome to Manitou Community Church! Today is the First Sunday of Christmas!
    This week we will again be worshipping online only. We are on Facebook Live at 10am! Let us know you’re watching and share prayer requests in the comments. Click the link below to follow along with our full Order of Worship. Order of Worship December 27, 2020Continue Reading
  • Two Opportunities for Christmas Eve worship
    O little town of Bethlehem,how still we see you lie!Above your deep and dreamless sleepthe silent stars go by;Yet in your dark streets shines forththe everlasting light,The hopes and fears of all the yearsare met in you tonight. For so many of us, over the years, a Christmas Eve candlelight worship service is the perfectContinue Reading
  • Order of Worship December 20, 2020
    This week’s worship features Mary’s Song found in Luke 1:46-55.Continue Reading
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight on the Library Lawn
    Our congregation is organizing a community-wide Christmas Eve Candlelight worship service outdoors on the Library Lawn on December 24th at 5:30pm. Lasting about 30 minutes with Christmas Carols and the traditional Christmas scripture from Luke’s gospel, everyone is invited to follow all the “social-distancing protocols” and to dress warmly. Join us for this new outdoorsContinue Reading
  • Looking for Ways to Help?
    As we continue operating as a faith community under the restrictions of the COVID pandemic, our church communications become even more important and is something that all of us need to give our utmost attention to maintaining in the most feasible manner. There are four areas we all need to pay attention to. Can you help? Click to find out more.Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship, December 13, 2020
    Welcome to Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs! Today is the Sixth Sunday of (Expanded) ADVENT. Click the link below to follow along with our fullOrder of Worship:Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship November 29, 2020
    Here’s some tips for preparing ourselves for our online Advent worship.Continue Reading
  • God’s Promise From the Stump of a Tree
    Where are the stumps in our lives today that, seemingly dead and needing to be destroyed, are hopes for our future? In the midst of this pandemic and polarized place we live, is there still any hope? That, my friends, is the ultimate question, faith folks have been asking during Advent for hundreds of years. Join us on Sunday as we worship together and let’s see where God will take us…Continue Reading
  • Reading with Robyn: “I Like Myself”
    This week’s “Reading with Robyn” is a great book by Karen Beaumont, “I Like Myself!” Illustrated by David Catrow. Karen wrote this book wishing every child the magic of self-acceptance and love.Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship Nov 15, 2020
    Welcome! Today is the second week of our extended Advent season! This week we will again be worshipping online only. We are on Facebook Live at 10am! Let us know you’re watching and share prayer requests in the comments.Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship
    Welcome! We are so glad you are here! Today we begin an extended Advent season! We are fully virtual once again, so join us on Facebook! Please follow along with our full Order of Worship: Order of Worship – November 8, 2020Continue Reading
  • Worship “At-Home” Again
    As COVID cases in El Paso County and around Colorado continue to escalate, our church leaders have decided that we should follow “Safer at Home” practices. As such, our worship beginning this Sunday, November 8 will be online only. Pastor Gaye and I will be leading our virtual worship live from our home beginning at 10am and you can join in through the church’s Facebook page or view the video later during the week from our website.Continue Reading
  • A Prayer for the Election
    Early in my ministry, I served in Tampa, alongside the author of this prayer for the election and I share it with you with her permission. Read full prayer:Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship November 1, 2020
    Welcome to Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs! Today is All Saints Day! This week we will have a limited number of worshipers in the sanctuary, and we’ll be worshipping online as always. We are on Facebook Live at 10am! Let us know you’re watching and share prayer requests in the comments. Want to come in person next week? Make a reservation online at Facebook.com/ManitouChurchContinue Reading
  • All Saints Sunday
    For all the saints, who from their labors rest,Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.Alleluia, Alleluia! Did you remember that Halloween is “All Hallowed Eve” before “All Saints Day” on November 1? And this year, it falls on a SUNDAY! If you have lost a friend or lovedContinue Reading
  • Order of Worship October 25, 2020
    This week it’s super cold outside, so we’ll be worshipping online! We are on Facebook Live at 10am! Let us know you’re watching and share prayer requests in the comments. Next month we’ll see you in person! Click here for the Order of Worship to follow along at home!Continue Reading
  • Let Your Life be about Life!
    From death to life, from fear to blessing, from despair to hope … this is what we have been about in this series. In this final worship experience we will hear testimony to the “Leading Causes of Life” that we have witnessed and small or big ways in which we have refocused in order to let our lives be about life. We will pray for these life-giving practices to “go viral”–infecting our communities so that there is more connection, more meaning, more action, more blessing, and more hope.Continue Reading
  • Thanksgiving Gift Card Drive
    It is not too late to add your contribution to help provide Thanksgiving Dinners for our neighbors in need. Simply send your gift card / check to the Church marked “Thanksgiving Baskets.”Continue Reading