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Help Share Christmas!

by Manitou UCC

DEADLINE is Sunday, Dec 16 The Westside CARES Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program matches families in need of a little extra help this holiday season with adopters from around our community. While this program is not designed to satisfy every wish and need of the 60 participating families, it goes a long way toward easing the anxiety […]

UCC’s ADVENT Podcast for a Just World Now Available

by Rev. Dr. Glenn Bosley-Mitchell

A compelling United Church of Christ resource for communities of faith building a just world for all is making its second season debut this Advent Season with a look at resilience through the lens of Advent. Podcast For A Just World ( began a new four-episode series last week, titled, ‘Resilience in the Time of […]

Women’s Fellowship hosts Christmas Party

by Manitou UCC

All women of the church and their guests are invited to a Christmas Party on Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 pm in the Community Hall. Please bring goodies to share (drinks provided) and a wrapped gift for the “White Elephant” gift exchange. A business meeting will precede the gift exchange

Celebrating 200 years of Silent Night

by Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell

Our worship focus for this Second Sunday of Advent is “Glories stream from heaven afar” The shepherds got quite a wake-up call that night when the sky lit up “like a Christmas tree” (so to speak). Awe at the transformative glory of what God can do in our lives is the focus this week. Glories […]

SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Eve

by Manitou UCC

Join us Monday, December 24, for several opportunities to Celebrate Christmas together!! 6:00 p.m.—We hope you will enjoy Christmas with Santa at the Town Clock! This is a happy time for kids and adults alike! 7:00 p.m.—Join us in the Sanctuary for a Christmas Eve Concert featuring our Sanctuary Choir, our Handbell Choir, soloists and […]

Explore becoming a New Member

by Manitou UCC

Thinking about becoming an official member of the church? Plan to come to a New Member Exploration this week led by Pastor Gaye. These conversations will be held on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30pm or Sunday, December 9 (after worship). Come to either session or talk to Pastor Gaye about your interest.

Suggest Content for Church News!

by Manitou UCC

For five awesome years, Jean Gabardi faithfully prepared and emailed to our congregation, a weekly news email. Thanks Jean for all your creativity and diligence. Now, we need others to step forward and create content to share within our community of faith.  Both Reverend Glenn and Clark Mitchell are familiar with our church’s website (we […]

We need a creative decorating of the Altar for Thanksgiving Sunday

by Manitou UCC

Hi Church, If anyone is creative and would like to take a stab at decorating the sanctuary, especially an Altar Table for this coming Sunday (November 18) for Thanksgiving Sunday. A fruitful Cornucopia would be especially thoughtful. Any volunteers? Let Rev Glenn know this week (719-650-0200) or P.S. Keep Pastor Gaye in your prayers […]