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How do we faithfully lead when old solutions no longer work? How do we evolve our faith community and culture for times like these? We are living in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. The challenges we face today are immense, and faith communities are where many go to make sense of such times.… Read More


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photo by Rev. Rick Danielson During worship on March 29, 2017, Rev. Rick Danielson and the congregation of Community UCC in Boulder formally honored Rev. Dr. Pete Terpenning with the title of “Pastor Emeritus.” Pete, who is still an active member of the church, served as the congregation’s pastor from 2001-2013. During Pete’s leadership, the… Read More


Iliff Open House

Our partner seminary in Denver, Iliff School of Theology, is having an Open House for prospective students tomorrow (Wednesday), the 26th of April. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Iliff’s culture, coursework, and/or areas of study, please share! From the event website: We welcome prospective students to the Iliff… Read More


Erin Gilmore

Love of the Rocky Mountain Conference and its people. Knowledge of and passion for church vitality. A heart for relationship building. Authenticity and integrity. ​A quiet but powerful spiritual presence. These are but a few of the qualities that persuaded the Associate Conference Minister Search Committee to recommend Reverend Erin Gilmore as the new Associate… Read More


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Photo credit: Rob Carlson Congregations Alive! 3 began last Thursday afternoon, and concluded Saturday afternoon, with more than 160 registrants gathered to learn, connect, and worship. Thursday began with a much-lauded Opening Worship with Rev. Lee Anne Bryce. Afterward, guests participated in Boundary Training offered by Rev. Dr. Tracey Dawson (UCC Parker Hilltop), multiple workshops led by clergy… Read More


bruce-mackenzie

Wednesday evening, we received notification from Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman (First Cong. Boulder) about the passing of Rev. W. Bruce MacKenzie earlier this week. Rev. MacKenzie was the Pastor Emeritus of First Congregational UCC in Boulder, and a well-known and well-loved figure in the Rocky Mountain Conference. He will be greatly missed, and we extend our… Read More


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We are pleased to announce an extremely exciting offer from Ministry Designs, the United Church of Christ’s web-design partner. From January 1 to February 15, 2017, Ministry Designs will design a FREE website for ANY UCC church, including yours.  Many of our churches are looking to improve their websites, and some churches don’t have a… Read More