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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


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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


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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


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Each year, the UCC holds its World Communion Sunday on the first Sunday in October. On this day—which is Sunday, October 7 this year—all UCC churches are encouraged to hold their “Neighbors In Need” offering, and we hope your church joins in! Below, you’ll find more information on what NIN supports + free materials (both printed/mailed and… 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


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Registration is now open for Fall Jr/Sr-High Retreat at La Foret, Nov. 2–4, 2018! From November 2–4, 2018 at La Foret, Junior and Senior High campers from across the Rocky Mountain Conference will converge in the Black Forest, creating a radically loving, sacred, and joyful community at our Fall Spirit-Spark Retreat. ALL youth grades 6-12… Read More


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Archway Housing Executive Director Joyce Alms-Ransford was recently interviewed on KOA Talk Radio’s “Front Range Focus” segment—listen here! During their 15-minute conversation, Joyce tells host Susan Witkin about Archway’s history (including its genesis from and affiliation with the RMC), the housing and services they currently provide in the Metro Denver area, and the dire need for affordable housing in Denver and… Read More


Spring Retreat 2017

If you’ve registered your youth (or yourself) for camp this summer, we can’t wait to see you at La Foret! If you haven’t, there’s still time: Tomorrow—Friday, June 1—will be the last day to register for camp at the Early-Bird Rates. After that time, prices will increase slightly, and spaces will fill up quickly. To learn more and register… Read More