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


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


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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


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Over the last several months, the Best Practices “So-That” team (Cory Kibler and David Bristow, with support from Judy Baillie and Martha Jones) has worked to create a platform that can help churches share their experience and wisdom with one another. This has manifested as an open-source Resource Repository, just published to our website. Now… 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


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September is National Preparedness Month, and the UCC’s Disaster Ministries has compiled a fantastic resource that outlines 12 ways your church can help local and national disaster survivors as they rebuild and recover:   12 Ways You Can Help Disaster Survivors Recover Through UCC Disaster Ministries Organize a U.S. disaster recovery work team. Just a week… Read More


Online Giving

Hello, faithful members of the RMC! It’s now easier than ever to support our Conference’s shared ministries! Just visit our “Give” Page or download the Tithe.ly app for your device—it only takes a minute to give, and it makes a HUGE difference. You can designate gifts how you’d like, and even set up a recurring donation. After you… Read More