How do we faithfully lead when old solutions no longer work? How do we evolve our faith community and culture for times like these? We are living in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. The challenges we face today are immense, and faith communities are where many go to make sense of such times.… Read More

Please see the 30-Day Notice for Annual Celebration—June 8-11, 2017 in Cheyenne, WY. The 30-Day Notice includes: Theme and Scripture Venue & Lodging Information, Including Maps Final Agenda All Items to be Voted On Standing Rules & Consent Agenda Proposed Budget … And More!… Read More

photo by Rev. Rick Danielson During worship on March 29, 2017, Rev. Rick Danielson and the congregation of Community UCC in Boulder formally honored Rev. Dr. Pete Terpenning with the title of “Pastor Emeritus.” Pete, who is still an active member of the church, served as the congregation’s pastor from 2001-2013. During Pete’s leadership, the… Read More

Dear Friends in Christ, On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Conference, United Church of Christ, and, in fact, a much wider sweep of the United Church of Christ than just our three-state area, let me affirm our unconditional support for the ministry and rightful call to episcopacy of The Bishop Karen Oliveto.  We stand alongside… Read More

Our partner seminary in Denver, Iliff School of Theology, is having an Open House for prospective students tomorrow (Wednesday), the 26th of April. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Iliff’s culture, coursework, and/or areas of study, please share! From the event website: We welcome prospective students to the Iliff… Read More

Creede Community Church, member-church the Southeastern Association in Creede, CO, has a new Lead Pastor! On Sunday, January 19, the church voted to call Rev. Sarah B. Linn to Creede, CO to be their minister. The process took much discernment, grace, and patience, and it has led to fruition! Rev. Linn will begin her tenure on May 1,… Read More

The First Congregational Church of Eastlake (Denver Metro) is offering a Healing Service on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The service will take place at the church (directions); Pastor Linda Crump-Bertrum will preside. The service is open to anyone regardless of their church affiliation—they need not be members of the Eastlake Church to attend. At… Read More

From June 8-11, 2017, we’ll gather in Cheyenne, Wyoming to continue our growth and to practice joyful presence, global community, and the prophetic teachings of Jesus. We’ll be hosted by the wonderful Platte Valley Association, and the meeting’s Design Team is putting the finishing touches on the theme as we speak. Reserve your spot today!… Read More

Love of the Rocky Mountain Conference and its people. Knowledge of and passion for church vitality. A heart for relationship building. Authenticity and integrity. ​A quiet but powerful spiritual presence. These are but a few of the qualities that persuaded the Associate Conference Minister Search Committee to recommend Reverend Erin Gilmore as the new Associate… Read More

Photo credit: Rob Carlson Congregations Alive! 3 began last Thursday afternoon, and concluded Saturday afternoon, with more than 160 registrants gathered to learn, connect, and worship. Thursday began with a much-lauded Opening Worship with Rev. Lee Anne Bryce. Afterward, guests participated in Boundary Training offered by Rev. Dr. Tracey Dawson (UCC Parker Hilltop), multiple workshops led by clergy… Read More

The second installment comes from Rev. Curt Preston of Lakewood United Church of Christ in Lakewood, Colorado. It is as pertinent now as it was then, and will remain meaningful to us as long as we are faced with struggles, setbacks, fear, and division. So, please read and ponder Rev. Curt Preston’s sermon, “God’s Mission, Our… Read More

JoAnne Bogart, an organizer for Congregations Alive! 3, let us know that the registration deadline for the event has been extended to January 24th at midnight! The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 4 at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood (Denver). Get your registration completed by Tuesday, January 24. CampBrain will stop… Read More

The RMC is doing a little early Spring Cleaning! We have several items in our Conference Office that we no longer have room for, such as a couch, filing cabinets, pictures, chairs, desks, etc. We would love to donate these items to churches to use for their offices, camp spaces, youth rooms, and more. If you are… Read More

On Friday, April 7, Berkeley Community UCC in Denver will host “In the Flesh and Beyond,” an art show that asks artists to contemplate their own vision of Jesus. The Head Juror is Cecily Cullen, Curator and Managing Director at the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art. The submission deadline is March 11,… Read More

Wednesday evening, we received notification from Rev. Christina Braudaway-Bauman (First Cong. Boulder) about the passing of Rev. W. Bruce MacKenzie earlier this week. Rev. MacKenzie was the Pastor Emeritus of First Congregational UCC in Boulder, and a well-known and well-loved figure in the Rocky Mountain Conference. He will be greatly missed, and we extend our… Read More

We are pleased to announce an extremely exciting offer from Ministry Designs, the United Church of Christ’s web-design partner. From January 1 to February 15, 2017, Ministry Designs will design a FREE website for ANY UCC church, including yours.  Many of our churches are looking to improve their websites, and some churches don’t have a… Read More

Beginning Friday, December 23 and ending Tuesday, January 3, the Rocky Mountain Conference Office will be closed for the holidays. All phone calls and emails will be answered upon our return. In case of emergency only, please call Conference Minister Rev. Sue Artt at 303.968.9776. For all other issues, please email us at connect@rmcucc.org; we’ll… Read More

After a very contentious event in early November, we shared a few sermons from RMC pastors that really hit the nail on the head. Or gave us hope. Or made us laugh. Or affirmed our anxieties and sadness. Then, we heard back: “The sermons you shared were so powerful. I wish there was some way to… Read More

To everyone in the Rocky Mountain Conference: You are cordially invited to attend General Synod 2017 in Baltimore! This year’s theme: Make Glad! Read Rev. John C. Dorhauer’s Welcome Letter All churches are invited to send visitors to Synod; attendees do NOT have to be elected RMC Conference Delegates. The RMC’s delegates are listed below.… Read More

On November 12, the Colorado Council of Churches released an ecumenical statement on hunger and homelessness in recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. The Rocky Mountain Conference is proud to have signed the statement, along with several other local denominational conferences and churches. While this statement comes from a Colorado-based organization, we know… Read More

Congregations Alive! 3, which will take place Thursday, February 2 to Saturday, February 4, 2017, is now accepting registrations online! The early-bird registration special will end at midnight on December 15. This biennial event (and third in this series) will again be held at First Plymouth Congregational UCC in Englewood—our most generous and welcoming host church! This… Read More

It has been an extraordinarily contentious and drawn-out election season, and theoretically, it ended last Tuesday evening. But we have seen that our nation’s true test has only begun. We are a diverse Conference in a diverse country, and the people of Rocky Mountain have likely felt just about every emotion possible in just a… Read More

Below is a prayer offered by Rev. Tamara Boynton during the Conference-wide Prayer Call held on November 9, 2016. Click here to print or download a PDF version.   O Holy One, We are a divided country, torn in two every four years when we realize the extent of our differences and the passions of… Read More

On Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  there will be a Regional Gathering of Latinx¹ in the Rocky Mountain Conference held at Wash Park UCC in Denver. The meeting is the result of an electronic survey conducted earlier this year by the UCC’s Latinax Leadership Transition Team, in which Latinas and Latinos of… Read More

The UCC Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors has recently announced the release of an updated publication “Any Body, Every Body, Christ’s Body: A Guide for Congregations, Association, and Congregations for Becoming Accessible to All.” Becoming Accessible to All (A2A) is a response to the growing need for churches to become accessible for all persons with… Read More

Does Advent get a jump on you instead of you getting a jump on it? Do you feel so frazzled from fall programming and stewardship campaigns that it’s hard to be excited about Advent themes of expectation and anticipation of new life and light? Is it tough to find that stillness within yourself as you prompt others to do… Read More

The members of Columbine United Church will head to Nicaragua the week of January 14–28, 2017 for their exciting Mission/Work Trip: If you’re interested in joining them, there’s room for four more participants! CUC’s Water Mission Committee works with the El Porvenir nonprofit on projects to improve sanitation and reforestation, and to bring safe drinking water to the people of Nicaragua. El… Read More

Until we prioritize the urgency of building positive relationships within and among people of all races and cultures, we’ll continue to experience hatred, despair, death, and ignorance in our communities. Along with being an issue of ethics, it’s literally a matter of life and death, as we see over and over again. The answer seems to… Read More

UCC Longmont and Mind & Soul invite you to attend the From Privilege to Promise Symposium on October 15 and 16, 2016. Attendees will enjoy dynamic and inspiring presentations from international and local voices on inclusivity and diversity, with opportunities to learn how to move toward greater understanding and active involvement. View, download, and/or print the event flier.… Read More

At Annual Meeting 2016 in Salt Lake City, UCC Parker Hilltop (Parker, CO) was honored for achieving the national UCC’s Accessible 2 All (A2A) designation. At that time, they were only the fourth UCC church in the nation to earn this designation—another one of the four being First Congregational UCC in Boulder. On Saturday, October… Read More

On September 28 at 7 p.m., the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado will host a discussion on minimum wage featuring Tex Sample, an economic-justice speaker, author, and professor emeritus. The session, titled The Faith-Based Case for Raising the Minimum Wage, will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss policies supporting and surrounding minimum-wage laws from a spiritual… Read More

Rev. Tamara is back from her much-needed few weeks of self care, and is ready to ROCK! And by that, we mean she is excited to tell us about a successful summer of youth ministry, the upcoming Fall Spirit Spark Retreat (Jr. & Sr. High), and more. Watch the video here! … Read More

Black Forest, Colo. — On Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m., the Rev. Sue Artt was installed as Conference Minister of the Rocky Mountain Conference in a ceremony held at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. The Installation, which follows Rev. Artt’s unanimous election as Conference Minister in June 2016 during our Annual Meeting in Salt… Read More

From Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6, campers grades 6-12 will explore faith, love, global/local issues, and so much more at La Foret Retreat Center for the Fall Spirit Spark Retreat. Youth from all over the Rocky Mountain Conference will come together for a powerful weekend led by experienced youth ministers and other youth. Time… Read More

In Spring of 2017, Berkeley Community Church (Denver) will host an art show, “In the Flesh and Beyond,” and invite all artists to consider submitting their work! Read on for more details, and view/download/print the show flier here.   IN THE FLESH AND BEYOND: Artists Contemplate Their Own Vision of Jesus An art show sponsored… Read More

Watch the latest RMC Scoop to learn about Rev. Sue Artt’s Installation as Conference Minister on August 20, our super-awesome camp season, soon-to-be-removed trees, and more!  … Read More

Recently, Parkview Congregational Church in Aurora, CO voted to call Rev. Corbin Tobey-Davis as their Lead Pastor and Rev. Kari Collins as their Co-Pastor. This exciting news follows the announcement of current Lead Pastor Rev. Stephen W. Hoffman’s retirement. Rev. Hoffman began faithfully serving Parkview in 1993 while studying at Iliff School of Theology, and was… Read More

Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent, pastor at First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs, has been selected for the 2016 Inclusion Award for his leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ rights! From the Colorado Springs Independent Article: “I think a huge theme of the gospel is radical inclusion. I believe Jesus was radically inclusive in his time. He… Read More

Salt Lake City, Utah – On Friday, June 10, 2016, the voting membership of the Rocky Mountain Conference elected the Rev. Sue Artt as their Settled Conference Minister. The vote took place at the Rocky Mountain Conference’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. After the vote, Rev. Dr. Gayle Engel of the National Setting provided powerful… Read More

Want to combine your love of bargain-shopping with a fun event for the whole family? On Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., come to the Mother of All Yard Sales, where we’ll have secondhand stuff of all kinds, antiques, sizzling hot dogs, good hot coffee, snacks, a mega raffle, and music by… Read More

Once again, the AM Design Team has created a “Worship in a Box” Service for churches to use during Annual Meeting. It is our gift to you! The Worship Service materials can be downloaded her: Worship Script Children’s Sermon Message / Sermon Worship Bulletin Our intention with the “Worship in a Box” is to allow… Read More

Since last year’s Annual Meeting in June of 2015, the Conference has been in a time of transition, discernment, and progress. In particular, there has been quite a bit of discussion and reflection about our Conference Minister search process, which culminated in February with the Search Committee and Board of Directors’ joint nomination of the… Read More

Each year, we have an opportunity to step out of our local church setting and radically connect with other RMCUCC church members and clergy. One way we experience “conference” is by volunteering to serve each other as members of Conference leadership teams. These teams include (but are not limited to): The Board of Directors and… Read More

We’ve put together everything you’ll need for Annual Meeting in our comprehensive Program Guide, which includes: Schedule / Grand Agenda Meeting Logistics (Registration, Packing List, Travel, & Lodging Info) Important Contacts Boundary Training Info “Worship in a Box” for churches whose pastors will be at Annual Meeting Items to be Voted On (Budget, Conference Minister, Nominations,… Read More

As part of the James W. White Lecture Series, Bishop Yvette Flunder will visit First Congregational UCC in Colorado Springs April 29 – May 1. In particular, Bishop Flunder preaches a radically inclusive message, and is “aimed at getting everyone — gay, straight, black, white, immigrant and native — at the table.” Bishop Flunder is… Read More

On April 29th, 2016 at 11:00 am, Archway Housing and Services/Archway Investment Corporation will break ground on 40 West Residences, a new affordable housing development located at the intersection of Gray and Colfax, at 5830 West Colfax in Lakewood. Located near the “Gateway” to Lakewood, 40 West Residences is sited on the busiest transit corridor in Colorado, Colfax… Read More

The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) and the United Church of Christ invite you to be a part of an emerging movement in the Metro Denver Area! Come learn what role YOUR church can play in building the beloved community, both inside and outside of the church walls. Interested? Check out the flier for more details!… Read More

To keep up with the latest Rocky Mountain Conference business including votes, proposals, financials, objectives, and more, just read and download BoD Meeting Minutes from our Resources Page. Looking for older minutes that aren’t posted? Just let us know!… Read More

There’s still time: Register for the RMC Conference-Wide Women’s Retreat today! The weekend, which features keynote speaker Rev. Jane Vennard, will be a place for women of all kinds to gather and share wisdom, love, and laughter. You can learn more on the event page. We’ll see you there!… Read More

You are now able to register for Annual Meeting 2016: Blooming in the Desert… Annual Meeting 2016 will take place June 9-12 in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah campus. Clergy, lay-leaders, delegates, and all members of churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference are welcome to attend. We are shaping the Church of the Future, and we… Read More

Our first CMIR with Rev. Sue Artt was so well received in Salt Lake City, we decided to do it again! This time, Rev. Tamara Boynton will be In Residence in Wyoming from March 10-13. Specifically, Tamara will be: Available to folks in Laramie, Douglas, and Casper on Thursday and Friday; Joining the Intermountain Association Clergywomen for their… Read More

Rev. Tamara Boynton talks NYE, Spring Retreats, Summer Camps, and the new RMCUCC website in this week’s RMC Scoop! If you haven’t registered for camp yet, do it today on our Camps & Events page…… Read More

“Dear Friends: It is with a bit of a heavy heart, but also a heart deep with gratitude for the work of this faithful servant, that I share with you the attached letter announcing Ben Guess’ resignation as Executive Minister for LCM. As you will read, Ben has accepted a new position that he feels… Read More

Late last year, something magical happened: UCC and Disciples of Christ youth in the RMC gathered together to build friendships, faith, and fun. Check out our latest blog about this joint Youth Fellowship, written by Robbie Carlson of First Congregational UCC, Loveland.… Read More

Rev. Sue Artt speaks about celebrating Rev. Martie McMane’s retirement from First Congregational in Boulder, Rev. Clare Twomey’s installation at Vista Grande in CO Springs, and more…… Read More