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Connecting Our Community: September 8, 2018

by Manitou UCC

We are so looking forward to your contributions to the auctions. Ideas for contributions: Twice Loved Art! Van Briggle Pottery Jewelry Trips or overnight stays (Thank you Dan & Gail Stuart for The Loft!!!) Gift Certificates Local Entertainment …to name but a few…! Call Jane Hart or Mary Henson or Maribeth Penninger or Pastors Gaye […]

Scholarships! Our Legacy of Giving Continues

by Manitou UCC

The Frank E. and Salome B. Smith Scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 school year were honored in church June 3. The students and their respective colleges are as follows: Nicholas Brennan, the University of Colorado in Boulder; Josh Elkington, Colorado State University in Ft. Collins; Phillip Reid, Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania; Cassidy Arndt, Fort Lewis […]

Historical Sketch

by Manitou UCC

June 21, 1981: Sunday order of worship, Community Congregational Church. “In the year 1877, Rev. R. T. Cross, Pastor of the Congregational Church a Colorado Springs, began preaching also at Manitou, Holding services on Sabbath afternoon in the school house on Ute Avenue. During the two years that followed several persons from Manitou were received […]

Historical Document Preservation.

by Manitou UCC

 The Community Congregational Church has many historical documents that need to be preserved. Jean Gabardi has volunteered to get this project started. She estimates the start up cost to be close to $300.00. Besides needing archival plastic enclosures, we will need acid-free archival boxes. All the items will need to be scanned, categorized and then digitized. […]

Flip Ur Lids!

by Manitou UCC

Your Lids for Children Cancer Treatments! This is a cancer treatment fundraiser for children in Mexico. Our own Nancy Lindley is a  sun-bird to this area of Mexico and a strong supporter of this valuable project. All plastic lids (mayonnaise, margarine, water and soda bottles, milk jugs tops, etc.) are welcome and it would be […]

Preserving Our History

by Manitou UCC

Documents dating back to the beginnings of our church. Our collection of documents have been looked at by many and are the worse for wear. Additionally, many of us might have various documents dating WAY BACK that we have kept and filed for a “later day.” That day has come. At Executive Council it was […]

What is Women’s Fellowship?

by Manitou UCC

Did you know you are automatically a member of Women’s Fellowship if you attend the Community Congregational Church? Or if you help with any of our projects? This is an all-inclusive group of women of the church and community. This fellowship has been in existence many decades. We have gatherings and activities throughout the year, as […]

“George, never place a period where God places a comma.”

by Manitou UCC

New UCC logo reflects, complements our Purpose, Vision, Mission Statements The new logo’s design and colors are intended to complement the graphic representation of “A Just World for All,” developed to illustrate new Purpose, Vision, and Mission Statements adopted by the national setting of the church last fall. The new logo retains an updated version of the […]

Installation: Our Historical Milestone!

by Manitou UCC

Well, after nearly 25 years since our last installation of a new minister, we installed Rev. Gaye Bosley-Mitchell on October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m.! It was a momentous occasion and the ceremony was beautiful! Additionally, we welcomed Gaye and her husband, Rev. Dr. Glenn Bosley-Mitchell, as the newest members of the Community Congregational Church (CCC) of […]

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 […]