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Read for the Stars

by Dayna Cooper

As part of our Vacation Bible School mission project this summer, we’ll be having a book dive for Westside Cares! One of the greatest ways we serve God is by serving our community! Bring in your gently used children’s books any Sunday before worship or during the week of VBS. Make some room on your […]

Sound of Music Sing Along!

by Manitou UCC

A ONE NIGHT ONLY musical event! Friday, June 28 at 6pm we’ll be having a viewing of the Sound of Music with Sing Along participation! It’s a movie night, so of course light refreshments will be provided. ALL are welcome! Bring the whole family!

5th Sunday Potluck

by Manitou UCC

Join us as we share food and fellowship on Sunday, June 30th for a delicious potluck lunch! Bring your favorite summer dish to share. Potluck begins right after our 10am worship service in the Community Hall. See you there!

Vacation Bible School: REGISTER NOW

by Dayna Cooper

Join us for Vacation Bible School as we explore where God’s power can take you! Galaxy voyagers journey from their space outpost on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they’ll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them! VBS will run July 8-12th from […]

VBS Needs Your Help!

by Dayna Cooper

We are looking for donations from you to make our Mission to Mars a success. It is gonna take a lot of creativity to turn our sanctuary into a spaceship! You can help by bringing in the following items to the church office by Sunday, June 23rd: Space Decorations: Lava lamps, white Christmas tree lights, […]

On the Way – June

by Manitou UCC

Check out our newest edition of the Community Church Newsletter “On The Way!“ In this month’s edition you can find out about Bible Study opportunities, upcoming church and community events, and all the exciting things happening this summer for kids! *If you would like to submit information for our newsletter(s) or Bulletins, please email Afleming@ManitouChurch.org […]

So why do you think church attendance is dying?

As we struggle with and explore what a 21stCentury church community looks like, it’s important to listen to what others might have to say. I recently ran across an article written by one of the church leadership folks I follow, Rev. Carey Nieuwhof (here’s a link to read it). I found it rather pertinent to what […]

Doubting Thomas–When Christ Shows Up!

by Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell

Sunday’s bible reading (click here to read it) begins with scared disciples in a locked room. We can imagine them sweating profusely and can even see some occasionally checking the doorknob to see that it was locked. Other disciples might have been looking out of a peephole or a window because of the fact they […]

The Damascus Road Novel

I pondered what he had said. “I must pray to God?” “No,” he said. “You must learn to pray throughGod.” In the years after Christ’s crucifixion, Paul of Tarsus, a prosperous tentmaker and Jewish scholar, took it upon himself to persecute the small groups of his followers that sprung up. But on the road to Damascus, […]