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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  

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Historical Tidbit: “I ring for God, home and native land”

by Manitou UCC

It was 1888 and time to add a bell… The belfry was added atop the entrance and a bell installed in 1888. The bell was brought over the prairie in a Conestoga wagon from the Maryland McShane Bell Foundry (Glen Burnie, Maryland, established: 1856), trademark 1888, bell number 705, and bears the inscription, “I ring […]

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 […]

A Pilgrim’s Progress

by Manitou UCC

“When I get to be 25, I’ll finally be through with school.”   by Rhoda Cordry I was 22 and graduated from college. I began to suspect how ignorant I was. What was all that schooling for anyway? I was told that the education was the goal. At 35 I began to see other worlds […]

My Journey of Faith

by Manitou UCC

My parents grew up during the depression in the Texas panhandle, moved to Manitou in ’46, opened their business, and raised myself and my two sisters in the apartment behind our Osburn’s Gift Shop. Growing up in downtown Manitou created fun memories for us and brought us to worship at this church. While Mom and […]