1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Sermon: “With Everything, Love”
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
Our next All Church Potluck will be held on February 9 at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. And guess what! February 9th is also Fat Tuesday, more popularly known as Mardi Gras. Sign up for a dish to bring during Fellowship Hour following Sunday worship. All are invited, even if you can’t bring a dish. This should be a fun time for fellowship and partying in preparation for Lent.
Saturday Spiritual Quest
Our informal worship service “Saturday Spiritual Quest” meets each Saturday at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Sessions will combine worship, discussion, meditative readings and reflection based on the scriptures that will be used the next morning. Attendees will have a hand in shaping the ongoing format.
It is hoped that this will provide a worship alternative for those who plan to hit the slopes on Sunday mornings, as well as an opportunity to broaden our spiritual insights.
At our Council meeting this week we discussed how we might better meet the needs of children who occasionally attend our Sunday morning services. The result of our conversation was to be prepared to provide a Children’s Moment each Sunday, fitting it into the worship only in the event children are present. This would involve giving a brief homily geared specifically for preschool or early elementary children, one that would make them feel special and part of the worship experience. The children would then be invited to go downstairs for an informal Sunday school class for the remainder of the worship.
For this to work, we need a few volunteers who would be on call, maybe one Sunday a month. If we are not favored with children one week, that volunteer can use the lesson they prepared for their next week on call. If anyone would not feel comfortable doing the children’s sermon, but just the Sunday school lesson downstairs, I will be glad to partner with them for the children’s sermon whenever they sign up.
If you think you might like to minister to our children in this way, please contact me at email@example.com or 509-699-8918, or Leslie Desmond at 734 395-1954.
We are looking forward to using these Children’s Moments to be more welcoming to all the children and their parents who participate in our worship services.
Grace and peace,
Organ Recital with James Welch
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 19, 2016 at 6:00pm, when James Welch returns to perform an organ concert at ACC. Welch is University Organist of Santa Clara University and organist of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, California. He has performed internationally, including Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, National Cathedral in Washington DC, and the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. He has also performed and taught in Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. Don't miss this evening of masterful organ music by one of our country's leading organists.