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Exciting news from the United Church of Christ Executive Board! In its March meeting in Cleveland, the Executive Board affirmed the nomination of the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson for the position of Associate General Minister of Global Engagement and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, the common overseas ministry of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples… Read More


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Congregations Alive! 4 was held February 7-9, 2019, at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood, Colorado. This past weekend I attended my first Congregations Alive! 4 (CA!4) event. Although I had heard of CA!4, I didn’t know what to expect going in. This event is part training, part education, and part inspiration. Workshops spanned an… Read More


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The Colorado Council of Churches (CCC) has announced it’s collaboration in a new campaign,  Faithful Tuesdays! As people of faith, we believe we are called to live into our principles by advocating for a just world for all. Faithful Tuesdays will be comprised of a diverse group of faith leaders, organizations, and community members who are committed to adding a deeper,… Read More


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Submitted by Robb Lapp, President – Archway Housing and Services, Inc.    Archway Housing and Services, Inc., a Mission Affiliate of the Rocky Mountain Conference UCC and 501(c)(3) non-profit, was started in 1997 as a mission of the Conference. Since then, we’ve created communities for marginalized and underserved people across Colorado. As of January 2019,… Read More


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Dear RMC Friends, The partial Federal Government shutdown is currently affecting thousands of Coloradans. We wish to express our desire for unity during this difficult time, and call for the essential functions of our government to be restored as expediently and fairly as possible. To that end, please read the following statement from Adrian Miller, Executive Director of the… Read More


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In a recent newsletter, we shared wonderful news of new ordinations (Logan Bennett; Wendy Kidd) and new arrivals (Rev. Nicole Lamarche to Community UCC—Boulder). This new energy shows no sign of slowing any time soon! Since then, we’ve welcomed three (!) new pastors to three of our beloved congregations; their installation dates and details will… Read More


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Dear Churches & Pastors of the RMC: Our church landscape is changing exponentially, and it can be difficult to follow the latest church best practices—let alone vet them and put them into practice! In 2019, how can our churches do their best work in being the church? In March, we hope to answer some of… Read More


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To the beloved people of the RMC on this day of Epiphany: Many philosophers, scientists, researchers, and theologians propose the notion that “what we focus on expands.” I am a longtime believer of this proposition, and if it is indeed true that what we focus on expands, then letting ourselves get too tied up in… Read More


Merry Christmas from the RMC

Dear beloved people of the Rocky Mountain Conference—UCC: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! As we reflect with gratitude on your incredible ministry in 2018, we share with you a letter & update from your RMC Staff. We hope you enjoy it—and share it with your congregations, if you feel so called Thank you for your ministry,… Read More


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Earlier this week, the planning team for Congregations Alive! 4 released the full workshop details and schedule; you can view and download the full Informational Packet here. CA!4 is scheduled for February 7–9, 2019 at First Plymouth Congregational in Englewood, CO. All in the RMC are invited to join us for this inspiring event that… Read More