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Historical Tidbit

by Manitou UCC

Congregational News, Colorado Springs, September 1880: The new stone church was occupied August 15th. The building is not plastered but it will be comfortable for the winter. Nothing can exceed the heart of the mountain view from the door and front window. The seats are a little mixed in style. There are pews, stained and […]

Auto-pay: Is It For You?

by Manitou UCC

Just a reminder that your weekly offering can be set on “auto-pay” through your bank. This is a great way to streamline your life without the hassle of a checkbook. For the church information to make this possible, see Rich Baker. “Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.” H. D. Thoreau  

Community Project: Evans Hospital Fetal Demise Blankets etc…

by Manitou UCC

Hello Knitters/Sewers in the church, Maybe you can pass this on to the people who might be interested, the women’s group or sewing/knitting groups. The patterns recommend a 4mm yarn or thinner because heavy yarn makes the baby look too tiny and it distresses some of the parents. Evans Army/Community Hospital asked if we’d make […]

Historical Tidbit: Late 1800’s

by Manitou UCC

  1895-1901: Entry regarding the Missionary Tea, date not exact, “Of course everything was a sixes and seven’s*. They had to put up with canned tongue and the etcetera’s which held out.” Be sure to call the church office for your last minute tickets for the Mission Board Annual Tea event, this Saturday, May 20th. […]

Scholarship Letter: Nick Brennan

by Manitou UCC

To the Frank B. and Salome E. Scholarship Board, I would like to thank you, again, for helping me achieve my dreams with your generous scholarship contributing to my education. I absolutely could not be doing what I am doing without you! I hope all is well with you, as I am doing very well […]

Core Values and Bedrock Beliefs: Final Product.

by Manitou UCC

The members of the Transition Team are very pleased with your responses to Interim Pastor Reid’s sermon presentations on the values and beliefs, the discussion sessions following sermons, and the working session that many of you attended. Thank you for all your helpful input, fine-tuning, and creative thinking. Below you will read the finished product of these efforts. Thank you to all. This […]

Our UCC History

by Manitou UCC

La Amistad: Schooner On the first floor of the UCC Denomination’s headquarters building in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, you will find the Amistad Chapel, named after La Amistad, the schooner that held an uprising at sea of slaves bound for Cuba in 1839. There was a subsequent trial that led to all the slaves on board […]

Got Your Scrip Card? Make a Difference!

by Manitou UCC

These wonderful, easy cards contribute an amount to our church each time you buy groceries! Have you got yours yet? 5% back to our church after threshold. Also Jane was the project manager for the garage sale in 2016. If you still need a receipt for your contribution to this event, please see Jane. Jane […]

Sharing …

by Manitou UCC

To the Members of the Frank E. and Salome B. Smith Scholarship Committee, I extend my warmest thanks to you for selecting me as a recipient of your award. I am so grateful to have your support as I continue my study of English at Haverford College. Thank you also for the generous care package […]

Historical Tidbit: Parsonage aka the Church Office

by Manitou UCC

The original parsonage was built in 1883-1885 and was replaced in 1900. This original parsonage was moved behind the church, used as a rental, and later became part of the Fellowship Hall. The new parsonage named “Community House” was built as an 8-room frame construction during the pastorate of a Methodist minister, Rev. Frances Hayes […]