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Dear RMC, Thank you so much for an incredible time at Embracing the Spirit of Joy and Light: Annual Celebration 2019 in Grand Junction. On Friday we received an exhilarating presentation from our keynote speaker, John Dominic Crossan. We passionately shared ideas during the Open Space conversations. We ate together and danced the night away during… Read More


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It is hard to have important conversations with people you disagree with, in our current culture, increasingly so. Rev. Curt Preston and Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt of Lakewood UCC have put together a guide for facilitating a “Listening Well, Leaning In” conversation in your church. The theory behind their approach is that when people are… Read More


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The Office of Professional Formation at Iliff School of Theology is seeking applications for Internship Seminar Instructors for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position description, qualifications, and application deadline can be found here. The hiring process for Internship Seminar Instructors is being conducted in conjunction with the hiring process for Identity, Power, and Vocation in… Read More


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Greetings Rocky Mountain Conference Members, The Board of Directors is calling forward two new Board positions designed to focus on key initiatives for the Conference.  To that end, we are looking for a New Ministry Development Board Member and Chairperson (who will start up a New Ministry Development Team) and a Funding Team Board Member… Read More


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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