• 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
  • Order of Worship for Sunday March 14, 2021
    We continue our Lenten “season of recovery” as we focus on health as essential to our spiritual lives. Prolonged times of difficulty can impede our ability to stay creative. The picture of our lives is dulled and hope for a brighter future can fade. We need a touch of inspiration to awaken us from our sleep, as weContinue Reading
  • Order of Worship for Sunday March 7, 2021
    We continue our Lenten “season of recovery” as we focus on health as essential to our spiritual lives.Those who collect beach glass often become “archeologists”–seeking out any markings or clues as to the story of the original piece. It often takes much time to bring out the truth behind it.  This week we acknowledge the powerContinue Reading
  • Here’s how to follow along in Worship this Sunday, Feb. 28
    The words of Jesus we heard in this week’s healing story were “I will come…” When faced with a request, Jesus makes a move to seek out, to come to help one who was previously seen to be outside of help’s embrace. He moves outward to gather in and heal someone unlikely to have crossedContinue Reading
  • Order of Worship for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Ash Wednesday is a time of naming brokenness. As we enter the season of Lent, we commit to enter also into a season of healing and recovery that requires the naming of what has been shattered as a first step. We take “the yoke” of responsibility as disciples of Jesus to be the Body ofContinue Reading
  • Order of Worship for Sunday, February 14, 2021
    This is the one who calls us to follow. We can always ask which is the real Jesus? Is it the one who gets his hands dirty with the mud and spit of this world, or is it the one who stands on the mountain top and glows with a radiance divine? Well, of course,Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship for Sunday, February 7, 2021
    Let us celebrate service today, but not as another call to do more, to give more, to work harder or to fill our overburdened schedules with work. Yes, there is always a call to more service. But instead, let’s celebrate service by saying “thank you.”Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship for January 31, 2021
    We are people on a journey of transformation, and it isn’t always easy. Today, we acknowledge the hard work of becoming disciples and of setting aside the weight that clings so closely, of handing over the reins of our lives so that we can be led into wholeness. And so, we can proclaim wholeness to the broken world around us.Continue Reading
  • Order of Worship for January 24, 2021
    Welcome to Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs! This week continues our six-weeks worship series: “Follow Me!”Today we are discussing Follow Me! as we look at whether we will listen as God calls us to follow. Click the link below to follow along with our Order of WorshipContinue Reading
  • 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