Readings for this Sunday November 16 are:
The week of February 15 is Aspen Community Church's week for Clark's Market Cash Savers program. ACC will receive a donation for every Cash Saver stamp submitted. Please start to save up your Cash Saver stamps, and remember, you must now ask for them when you check out.
Pastor Mike's Reruns
In case you missed them, here's the link to
Mike's previous sermons.
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
Fourth-generation Aspen resident, Tony Vagneur was baptised at the church as was his father. Mary and Jim Hayes were married here 58 years ago. 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.
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Countdown to Kenya
In less than three months, our 2014 Kenya team will be on their way to Meru and Samburu, Kenya! The departure date is December 31st – a great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Debbie Welden of the ACC and Rich Fisher of Fort Collins FUMC are once again leading the efforts, and our own Pastor Mike Nickerson will join the team this year.
Our recent Kenya benefit successfully raised almost $4,000 to go toward this year’s projects, which include the ongoing clean water systems for a number of schools, and a new school library for Rwanyange Primary School, where the first clean water system was installed in 2010.
And we’re pleased to announce that Debbie just returned from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she met with and gave presentations to Mesa View United Methodist Church, a new partner in our efforts, who donated to the projects last year and will be raising funds again this year in support of the clean water projects.
Last but not least, we are excited to let you know that plans are under way for this year’s UMC Global Ministries “GivingTuesday.” On Tuesday, December 2, United Methodists once again are invited to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season by participating in UMC “GvingTuesday.” Every gift made online on December 2, 2014 through The Advance (where our clean water projects are listed) will be matched, up to $1 million. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in this exciting opportunity!
Coming Up in the Next Few Months
Mike and Ti will be hosting a Parsonage Open House - check back for dates!
Giving Tuesday: December 2nd, 2014. UMC Global Ministries is once again offering a dollar for dollar match for gifts made to "Advance" projects listed on their website (up to one million dollars). Our Kenya Clean Water project is one of the Advance projects. If you haven't yet given to the Kenya fund this year, please make your donation prior to November 30th, so that we can get the donation in early on December 2nd. Thanks!
Christmas Eve Service - December 24th at 7 pm
Kenya Team Trip: December 31 - January 19
Recital Series at Aspen Community Church
January 15, Gail Archer, organ recital
January 22, Roaring Fork Chamber Players
February 14, James Welch, organ
March 17, Bryan Dunnewald, organ
April 2, Kevin Kaukl, piano
May 5, Nathan Stewart, organ