Join Us for Worship at 9:30 a.m.
on Sundays in the Sanctuary

September 21, 2014
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Call to Worship:
Psalm 78 1–4(UMH 799)

Exodus 16:2–15
Matthew 20:1–16

Working in God’s Country

God of Grace and God of Glory  #577
Spirit of the Living God  #393
O Jesus, I Have Promised  #396

Pastor Mike's Reruns

In case you missed them, here's the link to
Mike's previous sermons.

Message from Pastor Mike

We are privileged to be able to partner with you at Aspen Community Church and look forward to our ministry together.

With the remodeling of the parsonage almost complete, Ti and I are finally feeling more settled. We now can focus on more important and enjoyable activities.

We can hardly get over the delightful Aspen weather we've experienced since we arrived on July 2. Even the rainy days bring their mysterious mist and fog over the mountains.

Our first 'Brown Bag and Bible' study was last Tuesday at noon. Co-teaching with Paula Zurcher will be great fun for me, as she is a wonderful Bible teacher and adds much to our discussions. We will be studying Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts throughout the year. There's still time to join us if you would like discuss the Bible on Tuesdays at noon.

We're also looking forward to many celebrations within our congregation. The party for raising funds for the Kenya missiontrip looks to be a wonderful event on October 1 and then on October 4 we are looking forward to the blessing of the animals. Our two dogs, Wesley and Lacey, will enjoy being on our wonderful terrace with all the other animals. See the  photo ofthem at an earlier blessing of the animals.

Have a good week.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Mike

A Church for the Community

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



A Church Rich with History

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
with a commitment to community and outreach, and a love of music, learning, and worship

Brown Bags and the Bible - Tuesday, September 16, at 12:00 noon, marks the first of our weekly Bible study classes, "Brown Bags and the Bible." The class, lead by Paula Zurcher and Pastor Mike, is scheduled to run until next spring (32 weeks) and will study the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Attendees may bring a "brown bag" lunch to eat during the class.

A Recommended Community Event on September 25th - click to see full version

Jerome flyer



Save the Date: Wednesday, October 1st. We're planning a fall fundraiser in preparation for the upcoming team trip to Meru and Samburu, Kenya, December 31 - January 19. An fun evening of music, food and drink, story-telling, and more is planned, with proceeds going to support our ongoing clean water projects, a new library at Rwanyange Primary School, and other projects. Special entertainment provided by popular local musician Jackson Emmer and friends. More details to follow!


Mark your calendars! We will have a blessing of the animals on Saturday, October 4th on our terrace. All participants will receive a photograph with their animal. All species welcome!


Jane Keener-Quiat


Our annual charge conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 at 10:00am. Everyone is welcomed to attend. Only members may vote.