After 63 years of ministry in the southwest community of Denver, the congregation of Christ Congregational UCC at 2500 S. Sheridan Boulevard concluded their worship life together on March 31, 2019. They simultaneously gifted the Rocky Mountain Conference with their property which includes a functional building and a full square block of property. The Rocky Mountain Conference owes a debt… Read More

Sadly, we must announce that this month’s Refresh: RMC Confirmation Camp at La Foret has been canceled due to low registration. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Another Confirmation Camp is being planned for the Spring of 2020. You can check out our other fall Camps & Events here. Please contact Logan… Read More

First Plymouth Congregational Church is pleased to celebrate the calling of Rev. Jenny Shultz-Thomas as Senior Pastor. You are invited to a Service of Installation for Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas as Senior Pastor of First Plymouth Congregational Church on Sunday, October 20, at 3:00 pm, at 3501 S. Colorado Blvd. Englewood, CO. All Clergy, congregations, community… Read More

Mountain View United Church is offering Bystander Intervention Training on Tuesday, October 8th, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Bystander Intervention Training gives participants the tools and confidence to intervene, safely and effectively, when they witness harassment of a vulnerable person in a public place. Bystander Intervention Training is an integral component of the American Friends Service Committee’s Sanctuary… Read More

Join us at La Foret November 22-24 to hear Episcopal priest, healer, spiritual teacher, author, scholar of Celtic traditions, storyteller, and poet-seer, Fr. Brendan Ellis Williams, CSJC, for an immersive and experiential exploration of Gaelic and Welsh ancestral traditions. Together in the bonds of community, participants will explore deep-rooted threads of Celtic story, spirituality, theology, and… Read More

An Opportunity to experience the core of a UCC confirmation class in the community of a retreat setting. During your time at this retreat, you will meet new friends from around the conference, participate in a service project as a group plus many other fun surprises! Each church is responsible for bringing their own chaperones.… Read More

October 14-16, 2019 at La Foret, Colorado Springs We have a tendency to think about the early church as a pure and uncorrupted time before Christianity was changed by councils, schisms, and power. But the earliest Jesus-followers disagreed about as much as they agreed on, and their early attempts to understand Jesus’ life and death… Read More

Hayden Congregational UCC joyfully remembered 120 years of ministry to Christ with a wonderful celebration on August 24, 2019. Folks traveled from Iowa, Montrose, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Denver areas to join together in laughter, sharing of memories, learning more about the history of this congregation and, of course, enjoying delicious food through our… Read More

Mark your calendars for two special opportunities to talk with UCC Attorney Heather Kimmel here in the Conference Office. On Tuesday, September 10, Heather will be here in Rocky Mountain to meet with our Board of Directors and to share two special presentations with other members of the RMC: 11:00 am: Privilege, Confidentiality, and Mandatory… Read More

Get excited! Faith UCC in Windsor, CO,  is hosting it’s first-ever “Come Alive Tent Revival” on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, right on the Main Street lawn! This is an event that is open to our entire RMC community and all who would like to attend! The Revival is a time to come together for… Read More

Gotta love Pinedale! On Sunday, June 28, Pinedale Community UCC dedicated seven peace poles in a special ceremony. The ceremony was lovely with a lot of good liturgy and beautiful photos. And a special visitor to the church made his way onto the scene after the dedication. A story on Pinedale Community UCC and the peace poles will run… Read More

Greetings Rocky Mountain Conference and thank you for the opportunity to represent you at our 32nd General Synod. General Synods challenges us to be fully open and present to the body of Christ in all its glorious diversity and messiness. It challenges our perspectives and asks us to think and love more broadly and extravagantly and… Read More

Dancing Spirit Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching (Rev. Jackie Hibbard) and Eremos Consulting Group (Rev. Elizabeth Denham Thompson) are co-sponsoring 1-day retreats for caregivers like you to drop into horse presence and energy to heal and rejuvenate your soul to do your important ministry in the world. Invest in your own self-care day and receive… Read More

REGISTER NOW!    Do you want to create incredible videos for your church? Come learn the basics of how to shoot a good video, no matter what kind of camera you are using. Spend time learning about the lens, lighting, white balance, depth of field, and more. Work with a team to create your own video,… Read More

Dear Dr. Dobson, I read your July 2019 Newsletter this afternoon. The letter you wrote about your visit to the border. I was curious about your first-hand experience. I was curious for several reasons. One, being that I too am an ordained minister. I am pastoring a church in the Christian tradition. Two, I value… Read More

By Daryl Schreiber The United Church of Christ is truly a multiracial and multicultural church. The 32 General Synod kicked off with songs sung in English, Tagalog, and Spanish. Then drummers and dancers from the Indian Community School of Milwaukee set the scene as representatives of the UCC’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Ministries poured water into a… Read More

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Community Spirit UCC, Montrose participated in the 7th Annual Colorado West Pride Parade in Grand Junction, CO. For four Junes now,  our church has made the 65-mile drive to Grand Junction on a Sunday morning to have “worship in the street” as we join in the only Pride Parade in… Read More

The Rocky Mountain Conference office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday, and don’t forget to stay cool out there!… Read More

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

Healing Partisan Divides- A New Adult Retreat at La Foret Experience a simple yet powerful method of conversation that values relationship over issue in three discussion sessions. Connect and network with others who want to heal the partisan divide. Become a champion for understanding in your own life and communities with simple, actionable skills and… Read More

Dear RMC, Thank you so much for an incredible time at Embracing the Spirit of Joy and Light: Annual Celebration 2019 in Grand Junction. On Friday we received an exhilarating presentation from our keynote speaker, John Dominic Crossan. We passionately shared ideas during the Open Space conversations. We ate together and danced the night away during… Read More

The Rocky Mountain Conference office will be closed June 5-10 while we host Annual Celebration in Grand Junction. We hope to see you there! We will have limited access to phone and email while at Annual Celebration. We will return messages once we are back in the office on June 11.… Read More

It is hard to have important conversations with people you disagree with, in our current culture, increasingly so. Rev. Curt Preston and Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt of Lakewood UCC have put together a guide for facilitating a “Listening Well, Leaning In” conversation in your church. The theory behind their approach is that when people are… Read More

by Daryl Schreiber Late Sunday night, a bus of 55 asylum-seeking migrants, who had just been released in El Paso, pulled into Denver. First Plymouth Congregational UCC in Englewood sheltered 10 of these migrants and got them connected with their sponsors in the United States. They arrived at First Plymouth at about 3:00 am on Monday morning,… Read More

Rev. Chris Gilmore and Rev. Dr. Kari Collins of Sixth Avenue UCC, Rev. Dr. David Bahr of Park Hill UCC, and Rev. Curt Preston of Lakewood UCC are collaborating to offer a BorderLinks experiential learning opportunity for up to 20 people* from around the RMC. During this time, we will have the opportunity to: Participate… Read More

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

The Interfaith Network on Mental Illness (INMI) presents Life After Suicide: On the Journey with Pain, Loss, Resilience, and Faith.  Join us for a panel discussion by those who have experienced suicide loss. The panelists will speak from their unique faith tradition, along with their own reflections. Panelists include Rabbi Fred Green, Jane Anna Furguson, and… Read More

If you have registered for the Retirement Seminar on May 8, 2019, thank you!  We look forward to seeing you next week. Here are some details regarding this event:   Schedule: 8:00 – 9:00 am                    Registration and light continental breakfast 9:00 am                               Session begins promptly at 9:00… Read More

Christ Congregational in Denver is looking for a new home for some of their things. They have many communion items available, see a list here. All prices are negotiable. Contact Claudia Murphy for more information.… Read More

You are invited to Henderson Community Church’s 5th Annual Car Show! We welcome all and encourage you to invite your friends, family, and neighbors. While the cars are the stars of the show, there will also be a full range of activities for folks of all ages. There will be food, a bounce house, games, raffle prizes,… Read More

  The RMC has reserved a discounted room block at the Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and SpringHill Suites in downtown Grand Junction. These hotels are very conveniently located just across the street from Two Rivers Convention Center. Use the Online Group Booking Codes if you plan to book your room online. If booking over the phone,… Read More

Share the JOY and LIGHT this Annual Celebration through song! We will be having a conference-wide choir during our Saturday worship. The song we will be singing is called “Beyond All We Can Imagine,” by Pepper Choplin (SATB, Shawnee Press, # 35029919). You can find it here. If you are staying over for the Holmgren… Read More

Happy Easter Weekend from the Rocky Mountain Conference! Our office will be closed on Good Friday so that we may spend time with our loved ones. We wish you have a blessed holiday. May Easter bring your life color, brightness, joy and, of course, lots of chocolate eggs and bunnies! –Your RMC Staff… Read More

The Office of Professional Formation at Iliff School of Theology is seeking applications for Internship Seminar Instructors for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position description, qualifications, and application deadline can be found here. The hiring process for Internship Seminar Instructors is being conducted in conjunction with the hiring process for Identity, Power, and Vocation in… Read More

Ah, Spring Cleaning! Spring is the perfect time to clear away the clutter, dust off the cobwebs, and reorganize our things. Not just our physical things, but digital ones as well! We will be refreshing our email lists with a Spring List Cleaning! What does this mean for you, dear readers? This means you may… Read More

Greetings Rocky Mountain Conference Members, The Board of Directors is calling forward two new Board positions designed to focus on key initiatives for the Conference.  To that end, we are looking for a New Ministry Development Board Member and Chairperson (who will start up a New Ministry Development Team) and a Funding Team Board Member… Read More

We are closing the RMC office early today, Wednesday, April 10, in order to comply with CDOT’s recommendation to get home and off the roads before they worsen. We hope you are able to do the same. Depending on the conditions, we may open the office late on Thursday as well. As always, you may reach… Read More

Celebrate Our Radical Rocky Mountian Conference connectedness with our sister church in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado! From June 10 – 16, 2019, a work camp will be held to assist Gunnison Congregational Church, UCC (GCC) move into their newly purchased storefront location. Half of the building has been remodeled for their worship/multi-purpose space, offices, conference room, and restrooms.… Read More

Some of us have read his books. Some of us have heard him speak. Some of us perhaps have even traveled with him tracing the footsteps of Paul, or learning about the historical Jesus. This summer at Annual Celebration in Grand Junction we will all have the opportunity to experience the joy and light embodied… Read More

The Rocky Mountain Conference office will be closed on Wednesday, April 3. We are going on a day-long staff retreat in order to connect, reflect, and renew ourselves. Thank you for allowing us this space to recharge! We will be back in the office on Thursday. Please email us at admin@rmcucc.org or connect@rmcucc.org and we… Read More

Dear Women of the Rocky Mountain Conference: Often, the thing we need most—time to rest and reflect—is the last thing we allow ourselves. For many, downtime actually makes us uncomfortable, rather than relaxed! “How can I rest when there’s so much to be done?” If you’re familiar with that kind of inner scolding, you know… Read More

Are you trying to make a difference in how music and the arts are used in your church and community? Please consider attending the 13th Biennial National Conference of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association (UCCMA), following General Synod. This year’s conference will be hosted by First Congregational UCC in the vibrant community of… Read More

Please see the following statement from the Colorado Council of Churches regarding the recent tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”–Psalm 34:18 On behalf of our 13 Christian denominations and 850 churches in Colorado, we express our deepest condolences to the victims… Read More

Exciting news from the United Church of Christ Executive Board! In its March meeting in Cleveland, the Executive Board affirmed the nomination of the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson for the position of Associate General Minister of Global Engagement and Co-Executive of Global Ministries, the common overseas ministry of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples… Read More

Faith United Church of Christ and the Platte Valley Association of the Rocky Mountain Conference, United Church of Christ cordially Invites the churches of the Platte Valley Association represented by Delegates, Ministers, and visitors to join together in a service of Installation and celebration for The Reverend Tracey Perry as Pastor of Faith Church, 1020… Read More

Join Christ Congregational Church, Fort Morgan, for the 5th Annual Faith 5k Run or walk on Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am. This race benefits: Rising Up, who provides services for our communities neighbors offering a client choice food pantry. Their mission is to create innovative lasting solutions to fight homelessness, hunger & poverty in Morgan County.… Read More

Happy Snowy Wednesday! Due to the ongoing Winter Storm Watch across the front range, the RMC staff will be working remotely rather than in the Denver office today, Wednesday, March 13.  We will be available via email during our normal business hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please see this staff list for our email… Read More

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019   About the Camp Confirmation Camp is March 29-31, 2019. This is an opportunity for both youth and adults to experience the majority of a typical confirmation class in an engaging weekend retreat at the beautiful La Foret. During your time at this retreat, you will meet new friends from… Read More

Don’t forget to save the date for this FREE workshop on Saturday, March 30, 2019! 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… Read More

The United Church of Christ Racial Justice Ministry will host its first Book Discussion Webinar on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:00 am MT. You must register and proceed to the Racial Justice webpage to join the discussion. Book discussions are meant to stimulate new ideas for equipping yourself and others to act justly and dismantle systems of… Read More

Congregations Alive! 4 was held February 7-9, 2019, at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood, Colorado. This past weekend I attended my first Congregations Alive! 4 (CA!4) event. Although I had heard of CA!4, I didn’t know what to expect going in. This event is part training, part education, and part inspiration. Workshops spanned an… Read More

The RMC is taking a snow day on Wednesday, February 6. Our office will be closed, but we will be available via email. Contact us at daryl@rmcucc.org or connect@rmcucc.org. Stay warm and safe out there!… Read More

The Colorado Council of Churches (CCC) has announced it’s collaboration in a new campaign,  Faithful Tuesdays! As people of faith, we believe we are called to live into our principles by advocating for a just world for all. Faithful Tuesdays will be comprised of a diverse group of faith leaders, organizations, and community members who are committed to adding a deeper,… Read More

As you have probably heard by now, Cory Kibler, our Dir. of Communication Ministries, will be leaving the RMC at the end of this week. Cory and his family re-relocated to Lincoln, NE, in August 2018. Since then he has been working remotely, but now the time has come for him to move on to his next adventure! We… Read More

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

Hello Rocky Mountain Conference / Friends of La Foret, Our very first event of the year—Spring Youth Retreat—is now open for registration! Click here to register and view the event catalog. This retreat is open to all junior-high and high-school students. Let’s face it: the rest of the world doesn’t put a premium on taking time… Read More

Dear RMC Friends, The partial Federal Government shutdown is currently affecting thousands of Coloradans. We wish to express our desire for unity during this difficult time, and call for the essential functions of our government to be restored as expediently and fairly as possible. To that end, please read the following statement from Adrian Miller, Executive Director of the… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tomorrow (Dec. 6) from 1:30 to 4pm at the Conference Office (1140 W. 5th Ave in Denver), all in the RMC are invited to attend our Holiday Open House for fellowship, food & drink, and a joyful reminder of what makes our Conference so wonderfully unique. Guests will be able to meet the staff, catch up with Conference Minister… Read More

Please see the below letters regarding the hiring of Logan Bennett at La Foret. The first letter is from Larry McCulloch and Rev. Sue Artt; the second is from Logan.    Dear Friends of La Foret and the Rocky Mountain Conference, We are thrilled to announce that Logan Bennett has joined the La Foret staff… Read More

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

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

From 1:30 to 4pm on Thursday, December 6 at the Conference Office (1140 W. 5th Ave in Denver), all in the RMC are invited to attend our Holiday Open House for fellowship, food & drink, and a joyful reminder of what makes our Conference so wonderfully unique. Guests will be able to meet the staff, catch up… Read More

Hello, fellow time-observers of the RMC! This Sunday, November 4, please join us in going back in time one (1) hour at 2am to observe the end of Daylight Savings Time. Well, maybe don’t get up at 2am to go around changing clocks; we recommend changing them before bed on Saturday, November 3! That way, you… Read More

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

The Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ is now accepting applications for the position of Manager of Communications & Databases. This role, formerly “Director of Communications Ministries,” has been renamed to more accurately describe its responsibilities. Read the full job description and application instructions here. If you would like to apply, please… Read More

This November, Mike McHargue—also known as “Science Mike,” author of Finding God in the Waves and host of both The Liturgist and Ask Science Mike podcasts—will be at First Congregational Church in Greeley!  View Event Flier On Saturday, November 3, Science Mike will give two talks—at 10am and 2pm—focusing on contemplative spirituality in the Christian tradition. On… Read More

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

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

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

Rev. Jeffrey Dodson, Lead Pastor at First Congregational UCC in Grand Junction and tireless champion for social justice, is being recognized by One Colorado for his advocacy work for the LBGTQ community! From the church’s email regarding this wonderful news: Rev. Jeffrey Dodson is one of four persons from the Western Slope to receive an… Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

On Saturday, October 27th at 7pm, Archway Housing & Services will welcome singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer to First Plymouth Congregational Church in Englewood, CO! She’ll be joined by pianist Gary Walters for an evening of appetizers, wine, entertainment, good company, and support for a noble cause. Tickets start at just $30, but there are several donation levels available to individual and… Read More

The RMC Conference Office’s building will be closed today (Friday, August 10), but our staff is still available via 303.984.9118 (which will forward to remote staff) or connect@rmcucc.org. Thank you for understanding; we’ll be back in the physical office on Monday, August 13. Have a lovely Friday, RMC!… Read More

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

We are delighted to share the below update from Congregational UCC—Buena Vista on their “In the Mud” Community Garden project! This is a good time to remind our churches that the RMC is currently accepting “In the Mud” applications until August 17. If your church has exciting ideas on how to better its community, make sure… Read More

The body is a unit, though it is comprised of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.… — Corinthians 12:12 Right now, families—including young children—are being separated… Read More

Hi, RMC! Just a quick announcement that the RMC Office in Denver will be closed beginning tomorrow, June 6 through Monday, June 11, and will reopen Tuesday, June 12. Our 44th Annual Celebration is this week, and will run from Thursday, June 7 to Saturday, June 9. The RMC Staff will be heading to La Foret tomorrow,… Read More

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

We are pleased to introduce our new RMC Staff Lineup!   We figure the best way to introduce everyone is to point them out in the picture above and tell you about their role. We’ll also fill you in on their availability, so you’ll know when you can reach them or when they can return your… Read More

Dear Rocky Mountain Conference: The Conference Office in Denver seeks to hire a Contract Funding Associate to lead successful fundraising campaigns in 2018-19. Read the full job description, requirements, and application instructions here. The job is posted on our Employment Opportunities page, along with several other new and exciting opportunities from churches within the Conference. We… Read More

As Holy Week culminates, we want to wish you the most joyful and sacred of Easters! Sure, the chocolate and Easter-egg hunts are terrific… but the meaning behind this worship and celebration—the reawakening, reaffirmation, and renewal of our 2,000 year old faith—has power beyond measure. Whatever griefs and sorrows have held you over the last year,… Read More

RMC Youth: Do you already have plans for Spring Break? From March 25–30, 2018, Eli McCutchen and Brandon Duan from First Congregational Church in Boulder will lead up to 10 youth (grades 9–12) on a five-night backpacking trip through Utah’s Dark Canyon Wilderness! The theme of the trip is “Tested,” inspired by Jesus’s own journey into the… Read More

Dear Women of the RMC: Q: What did 50 UCC women love in 2017? A: The second-annual RMC-Wide Women’s Retreat! Whether you attended in 2016, 2017, or have yet to attend, we hope you can join us this year! Registration will be live by February 1 on the Women’s Retreat Page, but we wanted to make sure… Read More

Last year was an incredible year for our Conference. We saw new initiatives take shape, such as our “In the Mud” Grants and Ignite Leadership Program. We saw our churches feed the homeless, house the poor, partner with local outreach organizations, and provide life-changing ministries for youth and adults. In a year full of contention,… Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You, the people of the RMC, have done truly amazing work this year. As your Conference Staff, our goal is to make 2018 even more powerful and empowering for our churches! To make sure we hit the ground running in January, the Conference Office will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018.… Read More

Dear People of the RMC: Please read and share this letter from the Rocky Mountain Conference and Wheat Ridge UCC (Metropolitan Denver Association) regarding the anticipated protest from Westboro Baptist Church during Wheat Ridge UCC’s worship service this Sunday, December 17. Blessings, Cory Kibler Director of Communications Ministries Rocky Mountain Conference | UCC — on… Read More

Once again, RMCUCC churches prove to be a shining light in the world! A few weeks ago, St. Paul’s UCC in Laramie, WY presented Family Promise of Albany County (FPAC) with a donation of $1,000. These funds were disbursed to the church last September by the RMC, as part our “In the Mud” Grant Program. The funds were… Read More

Archway​ ​Housing​ ​and​ ​Services​, a Denver-based nonprofit and ministry of the Rocky​ ​Mountain​ ​Conference—United​ ​Church​ ​of​ ​Christ​ that provides affordable housing to low-income families, has opened its newest residence. The Grand Opening for 40​ ​West​ ​Residences​ (5830 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood) took place on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Before the ribbon cutting, guests were… Read More

Below is an invitation to join the RMC in dialogue, from Conference Minister Rev. Sue Artt and Associate Conference Minister Rev. Erin Gilmore.   As a part of our many “RMC Forward” initiatives to redesign church to flourish in the 21st Century, the RMC is proposing a new Conference-wide “Excellence in Ministry Team” to manage… Read More

Plymouth UCC in Ft. Collins, CO is once again hosting an incredible Lectureship as part of their Annual Visiting Scholar Lectureship Series. Wherever you are in the RMC, you are invited to attend! The details are below, and you can view, print, and download a colorful flyer for the event here. “Re-Reading the Bible for Life… Read More

Spaces are filling up, but there’s still time! To register your middle- or high-school youth for our Fall Spirit Spark Retreat at La Foret (Nov. 3-5), head on over to our CampBrain registration portal and submit the application by midnight tonight. We’d love to keep the registration open for longer, but we need to get… Read More

Blessings, Rocky Mountain Conference! Today, the Conference launches the inaugural session of its IGNITE Leadership Initiative, taking place Monday evening through Friday morning at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest, CO. The IGNITE Leadership Initiative is a new RMC program with the goal of developing strong church leaders in times such as these. The world… Read More

Dear People of the Rocky Mountain Conference: The RMC Staff is hosting an RMC-Wide Zoom Call this Thursday, October 5, at 3 p.m. (Mountain Time). The details of how to join this meeting are at the bottom of this post. We are referring to this Zoom Call as a “Whitewater” meeting. If life is a river, we are right now… Read More

Archway Housing & Services, an affordable-housing nonprofit founded by members of the RMC several years ago, is excited to invite members of the Conference to its Fall Fundraiser! On November 14, 2017, you are invited to join Archway at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center (Littleton, CO) to enjoy Seussical the Musical. Ticket sales for this… Read More

Submitted by Cory Kibler, Director of Communications Ministries for the RMC.   Here’s something you already know: The Rocky Mountain Conference is BIG. You can see this massive expanse of ministry for yourself when you take a look at our church map. There are tight clusters of churches up and down the front range in… Read More

Boulder, Col—On October 14 & 15, First Congregational Church UCC of Boulder will celebrate 30 years of their “Open and Affirming” (ONA) designation, with their multi-day “Still Standing on the Side of Love” event. The official designation, awarded by the UCC’s Open & Affirming Coalition, refers to the church’s full inclusion and affirmation of gays,… Read More

Yesterday, the UCC’s Council for Health & Human Services Ministries (CHHSM) published a wonderful story on Archway Housing & Services, a Denver-area affordable-housing organization affiliated with (and founded within) the RMCUCC. Read the full story here. In the article, writer Barb Powell discusses Archway’s mission of providing affordable housing in addition to programs and services designed… Read More

While the full details haven’t been released yet, we are pleased to announce that the RMC will once again take a group of our youth to the UCC’s Western Regional Youth Event (WRYE).  The actual event is scheduled for June 25-29, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Due to travel time on both ends, RMC youth will likely depart for… Read More

Please help us get the word out: Share this story today! Fall will be here before we know it, and when it arrives, we hope the youth of the RMC are registered for the Fall Spirit Spark Retreat at La Foret. To go directly to the registration page, please click here. The retreat, which takes… Read More

Hello, Rocky Mountain Conference! The Conference Office will be closed today (Wednesday, August 30) due to predicted baseball in the area, which includes a high chance of hot dogs, nachos, and scattered peanut shells. In other words, the office has combined all of its staff birthday celebrations into one event! We appreciate your understanding. We’ll be… Read More

A rock-painting project is helping Hayden UCC build a creative community. Hayden UCC in Hayden, CO has been getting creative by hosting rock-painting events that are open to the community. At the last event, a few Saturdays ago, members and non-members laughed, painted, made new friends, and shared God’s love through inspirational messages and pictures on their rocks. “The… Read More

The “Old Log Church,” part of Black Forest Community Church and a registered historical landmark, is in dire need of restoration. Please donate to BFCC’s GoFundMe page, and share this plea to help save the oldest church in the forest! In 1939, twenty dedicated, hard-working folks hand-built the Black Forest Community Log Church. This group included Edith… Read More

On Sunday, July 23rd, Union Congregational Church—UCC in Crested Butte, CO, celebrated 25 years with Rev. Tim Clark as their pastor! The congregation and Tim have grown together in many ways over that time.  The church has increased in size, as well as in its diversity of beliefs: It is a true “community church” that… Read More

The year has flown by—we’re already more than halfway done with 2017 (!!!)—and the second cycle of “In the Mud” Grants is upon us! As a refresher, these “In the Mud” Grants are the Conference’s new way of providing funds to churches to empower their local ministries. Until this year, the Conference distributed these funds directly… Read More

The United Church of Christ invites its churches to apply for ministry grants! This Grant Program, for “New Spiritual Communities and ReNewing Churches,” is open to all UCC churches. You can find the application here. The application process has been redesigned to be more relevant, based on feedback from UCC members. This year, the UCC will seek… Read More

A message from the RMC IGNITE Leadership Team: The IGNITE Team is very excited about the applications we have received thus far, and appreciate the level of thought and depth present in each. Already, we know that this initiative will be groundbreaking! To encourage more applications, the deadline has been extended to Friday, July 14, 2017. Worried… Read More

This 4th of July, we are especially grateful for our independence, and those veterans and leaders who have earned it for us. Because the UCC descends from Congregationalists who risked their lives to come to America on the Mayflower in the name of religious freedom, this holiday is uniquely integral to the way we practice our faith. We wish everyone a joyous (and… Read More

On Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m., Rev. Dr. Tracy L. Hughes will be installed as Pastor and Teacher of Mountain View United Church in Aurora, CO! The invitation, which comes from the Metropolitan Denver Association, can be viewed here. Mountain View United Church is an ecumenical church, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., the… Read More

As a Conference Staff, we’ve always traveled. The sheer size of our Conference—about 300,000 square miles—demands it.  With two full-time Conference Ministers, two full-time non-clergy staff, and one part-time Outdoor Ministry employee, it’s a challenge, but one that we recognize as the most important of our era. It’s a relatively unique challenge, too, at least… Read More

Dear People of the Rocky Mountain Conference: Beginning today, June 7, the RMC Staff not be working out of the Conference Office in Denver. Instead, we’ll be relocating to Cheyenne, WY for our Annual Celebration! We will then return to the Conference Office on Tuesday, June 13. If you need help or have questions, please… Read More

For more than 50 summers, the youth of the RMC have experienced powerful Spirit in the trees and meadows of Black Forest, CO. What is it about RMC summer camp at La Foret that creates such sacred friendships and lifelong faith? We offer vetted and trained staff, top-notch programming, and place the utmost importance on safety—but the… Read More

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