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


 

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 Pastor Jane Keenar-Quiat 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 Church Dedicated to Outreach

PEAK
Partnering in Education
& Aid for Kenya

Kenyan kids

Since 2008, ACC began a growing commitment to a collaborative partnership focused on impacting and improving the lives of the people of Kenya. Read more.

 


Read Pastor Jane's recent sermons.

May 25, 2014

April 20, 2014

 

A Progressive United Methodist Congregation
with a commitment to community and outreach, and a love of music, learning, and worship

Jane Keener-Quiat

Mike and Ti Nickerson

We are excited to introduce Rev. Dr. Michael Nickerson to Aspen Community Church.  He comes to us after being the interim Sr. Pastor at he First UMC, Wenatchee, WA.

Rev. Nickerson retired after 12 years as senior pastor of Parker United Methodist Church in Parker, CO on July 1, 2012.  Dr. Nickerson went to Parker after having served as President of United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, one of thirteen United Methodist Seminaries in the United States.  Previously he served as Senior Pastor at Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Phoenix.  Organized in 1870, Central is the oldest Protestant Congregation in Arizona. 

Dr. Nickerson began his ministry as the pastor of several United Methodist Churches in Michigan before being appointed to the position of Director of Research Design for the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville, Tennessee.  This board relates the United Methodist Church to its 103 colleges and 13 seminaries. 

In 1986, Dr. Nickerson was appointed to serve as the Program Director and Director of Congregational Development for the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church based in Phoenix, AZ.  During his five years as Director of Congregational Development he was responsible for the program that initiated 23 new churches in Arizona and southern Nevada. 

He graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts, received a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Urban Geography from Miami University of Ohio and a Ph. D. in Historical Geography from Syracuse University. 

Dr. Nickerson served eight years on the General Commission on Archives and History, on the Arizona State Department of Education's Values and Education Task Force and the Phoenix Citizens Committee for a Master Plan for South Mountain Park.  He has also taught summer graduate courses at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO.  He has worked as a consultant in strategic planning with several non-profit organizations.  Mike enjoys hiking with his wife Ti, music, and maps.

I know you will want to welcome Mike and Ti and introduce them to Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. I leave you in good hands. His first Sunday will be July 13 

May you be blessed by his ministry whether you live in Aspen full time or part time, or visit occasionally from across the nation.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jane