SEA Pastors

Right now, the RMC is quietly and radically making history. For the first time in the Rocky Mountain Conference, both of our Conference Ministers—Rev. Sue Artt (CM) and Rev. Erin Gilmore (ACM)—are women. Further, all but one church in the Southeastern Association are led by female pastors. This isn’t an isolated trend, either: As of… Read More


christmas party

From 1:30 to 4pm on Thursday, December 6 at the Conference Office (1140 W. 5th Ave in Denver), all in the RMC are invited to attend our Holiday Open House for fellowship, food & drink, and a joyful reminder of what makes our Conference so wonderfully unique. Guests will be able to meet the staff, catch up… Read More


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Hello, fellow time-observers of the RMC! This Sunday, November 4, please join us in going back in time one (1) hour at 2am to observe the end of Daylight Savings Time. Well, maybe don’t get up at 2am to go around changing clocks; we recommend changing them before bed on Saturday, November 3! That way, you… Read More


Children's Trust Rally

Yesterday afternoon, Rev. Amy Petré Hill of Mountain View United (Aurora, CO) joined Rev. Peter Sawtell and Rev. Allyson Sawtell of Wash Park UCC (Denver, CO) to participate in a rally supporting the “Our Children’s Trust” lawsuit, or Juliana vs. U.S.  The plaintiffs are youth from all over the country (including the RMC) who are suing… Read More


science mike

This November, Mike McHargue—also known as “Science Mike,” author of Finding God in the Waves and host of both The Liturgist and Ask Science Mike podcasts—will be at First Congregational Church in Greeley!  View Event Flier On Saturday, November 3, Science Mike will give two talks—at 10am and 2pm—focusing on contemplative spirituality in the Christian tradition. On… Read More


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As members of the United Church of Christ, we are committed to getting each and every church on track to becoming Accessible to All (A2A). In fact, we’ve passed resolutions affirming this at both the Conference and National level. We’re also committed to guiding churches through the process; you don’t have to do it alone! The UCC’s… Read More


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Last month, the “Sock It to ‘Em” Campaign—created and led by two amazing members of the RMC—received a national nonprofit award! Sue Lee and Phillis Shimamoto—founders of the Campaign that provides new socks for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness—were honored in Atlanta on September 15 with the Extraordinary People’s Best Nonprofit Award. While in Atlanta, Sue and Phillis… Read More


Jeff

Rev. Jeffrey Dodson, Lead Pastor at First Congregational UCC in Grand Junction and tireless champion for social justice, is being recognized by One Colorado for his advocacy work for the LBGTQ community! From the church’s email regarding this wonderful news: Rev. Jeffrey Dodson is one of four persons from the Western Slope to receive an… Read More


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Once again, Archway Housing & Services proves itself to be an unstoppable force in the critical mission to build affordable housing! Last Thursday, Sept. 13, Archway broke ground for The Flats at Two Creeks residences in Lakewood, CO. This planned 78-unit residence will be located just south of Archway’s 40 West Residences, which opened in 2017… Read More


Janet and Robb in 2005, on their anniversary.

Dear Rocky Mountain Conference Family: It is with a heavy heart that we tell you that our beloved Janet Lapp—member of Community UCC in Boulder, pillar of our shared ministry, and wife of Rev. Robb Lapp—passed away last night (Sept. 19) just before 8 pm. We received the news this morning in a message from Rev. JoAnne… Read More