Scripture: Luke 10:1-12
Sermon: Traveling Light
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
Professional Sunday School/Childcare Now Available for Summer Season
Thanks to a gift from Mike and Ti Nickerson, we will now have professional childcare available during our Sunday morning service through at least this summer. Our new childcare provider, Kristin, was Kate Bird’s roommate at DU. She is staying with the Birds this summer while working at ACES as part of her master’s degree in education program. As a student teacher this year she has previously cleared all background checks. Please welcome Kristin and help spread the word about this exciting new offering at ACC.
Kenya Projects Update – Summer 2016
The ACC’s ongoing Kenya projects continue this summer, and our Kenyan partner Isaac Soita of Running Water International is hard at work on Phase 3 of our projects through the three-year partnership with Rotary, installing more than 70 clean water systems at schools in Meru and Samburu, Kenya.
Another major goal this year is to assist Thuura High School in Meru complete their new school administration building, including a new computer lab. In 2012 we successfully partnered with this school to build a school library, and the new computer lab will provided much-needed resources to help the students in their academic pursuits. Our partners at Thuura, including Lawrence Mathiu and principal Ken Gitonga, are planning a major fundraiser in Meru this coming fall. Donations to the ACC Kenya fund this summer will help with the computer lab component of the building.
A January 2017 team trip is currently being planned. Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to contact Debbie Welden for more information.
Summer Recital Series
ACC has announced its summer organ recital series which will kick off July 11 with Stephen Hamilton. On July 25 Kurt Schakel will perform, and Joe Galema returns for the final recital in the series on August 8.
MAA Spotlight Recital Concerts
The Aspen Music Festival returns this summer to ACC for their Spotlight recitals beginning Thursday, July 7. In addition to the Thursday and Friday recitals at 12:00 noon, they have also added Saturday recitals this year. It’s shaping up to be a great summer of music at ACC!