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On Sunday, June 16, 2019, several UCC churches gathered to march in Denver’s Pridefest Parade. Joining together for the sixth consecutive year, we had our largest turnout yet and were a part of the largest Pridefest in Denver’s history! Our contingent included people from Park Hill UCC, Mountain View United Church, Wheat Ridge UCC, Kirk of Bonnie… Read More


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Members from two of our Metro Denver churches participated in the Denver-area Youth Climate Strike at the Colorado State Capitol in early May. Youth throughout the world have been holding ongoing strikes to call for strong action on the climate crisis, and Denver youth have been part of this movement! The Youth Climate Strike took place on… 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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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


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This past Wednesday, Dec. 12, First Plymouth Congregational UCC and First Universalist Unitarian (both in Englewood, CO) hosted their Candlelight Vigil to Remember All Victims of Gun Violence to honor the thousands of people killed or wounded in America each year due to improper use of guns. Daryl Schreiber, our current Executive Admin (and new Manager… Read More


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Dear Beloved Churches of the RMC:   Incredibly, 2018 is almost over. How did this happen? And, what does 2019 have in store for us? Although we have some ideas, we can’t answer that definitively We can say, however, that we were able to do some pretty amazing things together in 2018. Outdoor ministry, “In… Read More