Saturday worship service at 5:30pm
February 19, 2017
Scriptures: John 3:1–10
Sermon: Our Birth and Our Growth
February 26, 2017
Scriptures: Matthew 17:1–9
Sermon: Speaking from Experience
A Church for the World
The Aspen Community Church’s outreach and work in Kenya is now in its eighth year – an amazing effort in partnership with other churches and Rotary International – currently providing clean water to thousands of students and teachers at more than 40 schools. Read about Kenya PEAK.
A gathering place for musicians to rehearse and perform, groups to meet, yoga, AA and NA meetings and a place for those needing to find support. See our calendar of events.
Contact the Church and Rev. Mike Nickerson at 970.925.1571
The Aspen Community Church building was built in 1890 and has been the home of a Presbyterian congregation, then a federated congregation in the 20’s and became a Methodist congregation in the 30’s. It has served many generations of people in Aspen.
Recognizing the outstanding acoustics of the sanctuary, John Denver and the Dickens Carolers recorded their Christmas album here. For so many Aspen families, the Community Church has been a special place to worship, celebrate and grow in faith. Read about our history.
A Progressive United Methodist Congregation
Organist James Welch Returns to
Aspen Community Church
Organist James Welch will be performing a recital at Aspen Community Church on Friday, February 24, 2016, at 6:00pm. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated.
Welch is University Organist of Santa Clara University and organist of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, California. He has performed internationally, including Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, National Cathedral in Washington DC, and the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. He has also performed and taught in Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. His travels, studies and performances on historical and modern instruments throughout the world have given him a sure command of many styles of music. Critics in this country and abroad have praised his technical facility, solid musicianship, and creative programming.
More information about Dr. Welch can be found on his web site welchorganist.com.
Felix Hell to Perform Organ Recital at
Aspen Community Church
Felix Hell will perform at the church on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:00 pm. Admission is free but donation are greatly appreciated.
A native of Germany, Felix Hell is one of the most sought after concert organists in the world. He has been featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in more than 850 concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is known for his diverse and innovative programming, drawing upon a repertoire encompassing five centuries. He has also received global recognition for his marathon performances of the entire organ works of J.S. Bach, which encompass about 250 compositions and close to 20 hours of performance time. With his project “Music Across America” he travels with his own touring organ, performing organ concertos and recitals in spaces that do not house pipe organs, liberating the instrument from its historic confines.
Mr. Hell studied at the Juilliard School in New York, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. In 2007, he received Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Outstanding Graduate Award. More information can be found at FelixHell.com.
Special Aspen Screening of the Film Faithkeepers
Presenting partners Aspen Jewish Community Center-Chabad of Aspen, the Aspen Jewish Congregation and the Clarion Project have announced an exclusive one night only Aspen presentation of the film, Faithkeepers. The screening of the film, which is co-sponsored by Aspen Community Church, will take place on Thursday March 2 at 6:00 pm at Paepcke Auditorium, 1000 N. 3rd Street in Aspen.
Faithkeepers is a new documentary from director, Micah Smith, and examines the sensitive and compelling stories of Christians and other minorities facing persecution and genocide in the Middle East today. Following the screening of the film there will be a Q & A with producer, Paula Kweskin, Clarion Project’s Legal and Human Rights Analyst, Huffington Post columnist, Jennifer Breedon, and Clarion’s Executive Director, Richard Green.
Tickets are $10 and are available at AspenShowTIx.com, in person at the Wheeler Opera House or at Paepcke Auditorium on the night of the show. To view a trailer of the film click here.
As a sponsor, we have a limited number of complimentary tickets to the screening. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
Welcome Dory Light
We are very excited to announce that Dory Light will be the new music director and accompanist for Aspen Community Church. Please see her bio and photo below. We are very fortunate to welcome someone with her talent and experience to our staff. She will begin on Sunday ,February 26, and there will be a special reception in her honor during the fellowship hour following the service.
Dory Light was raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she studied piano, voice, organ, and choral conducting. A sought after accompanist on both piano and organ, choral vocalist, and voice coach, Dory freelanced in the Philadelphia area. She was the principal organist at Paoli Presbyterian Church and professional vocalist for the Philadelphia Oratorio Society. She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Main Line Symphony and Allentown Symphony. She also performed at the Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, and the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Dory moved to Colorado in 2002 where she established LightHouse Studio, a private music studio where she teaches voice and piano to students throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. You have probably seen Dory singing with the Aspen Choral Society, various churches in the area and playing in the pit for Aspen Community Theatre. She also has worked with a number of school productions, directing music for Colorado Mountain College and various children’s theatre productions in the area.
Dory lives with her husband, David; her son, Kyle; and her husky/lab, Cyrus, in Glenwood Springs.