La Foret Conference & Retreat Center

Gifted to the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1942 by the estate of Alice Bemis Taylor and now its own 501c3, La Foret is an extraordinary retreat center in Black Forest, Colorado. Minutes from downtown Colorado Springs and nestled in the woods at the base of Pikes Peak, La Foret serves as a spiritual and natural respite for faith communities, weddings parties, corporate teambuilding events, festival-goers, and more. Currently, La Foret is the core of the RMCUCC’s outdoor ministry, and we look forward to many more years in the future.

Visit the La Foret Website 

 

Archway Housing and Services

Twenty-four years ago, members of the Rocky Mountain Conference recognized a serious need for affordable housing in the Metro Denver area—and thus, Archway Housing and Services (formerly Rocky Mountain HDC) was founded.

Today, Archway provides quality housing in 563 units whose residents include more than 1,000 families and children. As of July 2018, there are 10 total Archway facilities (eight in the Denver area and two in Fountain), and two more being developed (both in Lakewood, CO). Archway’s continued dedication and growth truly underscores the importance and need for affordable, quality housing in Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain Conference is honored to be in partnership with Archway, and we are proud that Archway’s ministry makes us a leader in affordable housing among regional United Church of Christ conferences.

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Endowment Fund of the RMC

The Endowment Fund is a nonprofit, 501c3 affiliate of the Rocky Mountain Conference. At the local church level, conference level, and national UCC level, comprehensive stewardship incorporates all types of giving, consisting of:  

  • Annual giving from individuals and churches for support of the RMC  
  • Capital giving for the one-time purpose of specifically identified capital improvement or new programs  
  • Special offerings
  • Appeals for mission and service purposes  
  • Memorial giving made in memory of a family member or friend upon their death  
  • Planned giving through bequests in wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities, assignment of life insurance, transfers of property and current gifts

Planned Giving is essential to complement and support multiple types of giving by providing education, management processes, and the establishment and management of an endowment fund.

View the Endowment Fund’s New Informational Tri-Fold Brochure (May, 2017).

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