Readings for Sunday December 21
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Luke 1:47-55 (UMH 199)
Christmas Eve Service
December 24th at 7 pm
Psalm 96 (UMH 815)
December 25, 2014
Psalm 98 (UMH 818)
Hebrews 1:1–4 (5–12)
Call to Worship:
Luke 1:50–55 (UMH 199)
Las Posadas: The Difficult Journey to Christmas
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates #213
O Come, All Ye Faithful #234
Love Came Down at Christmas #242
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 Previous Sermons
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.
A Progressive United Methodist Congregation
Excitement is building for this year’s Kenya team trip! The seven-member team, including our own Pastor Mike Nickerson, will depart from Denver on December 31st, led by Debbie Welden of the ACC and Rich Fisher of Fort Collins FUMC. We’re thrilled to have two CSU students on the team, as well as two other members –from Fort Collins and from Punta Gorda, Florida.
As with any undertaking of this scope, we couldn’t do it without help and support from so many people. Grateful thanks to everyone who has donated to this year’s projects, which include ongoing clean water systems for schools in Meru and Samburu, as well as the two women’s villages of Unity and Umoja in Samburu. Work has already begun on a new school library for Rwanyange Primary School, where the first clean water system was installed in 2010.
The team will carry extra suitcases again this year, filled with gifts and supplies. If you would like to help with this, donations of school supplies, soccer balls (deflated) and pumps, educational games, small toys, etc. can be dropped off in the ACC office. If possible, bringing them sooner rather than later will be helpful – for packing planning.
Suggested school supplies include pens, pencils, markers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, calculators, notebook paper, construction paper, and small composition books (the small, thin ones – not the spiral notebooks). Soft fabrics like flannel and toweling will also be appreciated. Thanks for your help!
|Open House 4:30-7:00pm
Sunday December 14th
|“It’s A Wonderful Life”, Hudson Reed Ensemble December 12 and 13 7:00pm|
“Winter Solstice Concert” with Jan Garrett and J.D. Martin and Friends, December 21 at 6:00pm. Featuring songs from their new holiday CD, “All These Gifts,” carols and candle lighting
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