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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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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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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


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To the beloved Pastors, Churches, and Leaders of the Rocky Mountain Conference: When someone asks us what it is that we do as the church, it’s difficult to offer a response that tells the whole story. The truth is, we do so much—for ourselves and others—that it’s hard to keep track. Further, we often aren’t able… Read More


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


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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As members of the United Church of Christ, we are committed to getting each and every church on track to becoming Accessible to All (A2A). In fact, we’ve passed resolutions affirming this at both the Conference and National level. We’re also committed to guiding churches through the process; you don’t have to do it alone! The UCC’s… 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


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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