Scripture: Luke 24:44-53
Sermon: Finding God in Today’s World #2; Repentance, Forgiveness and Joy
Scripture:1 Kings 17:8-24; Luke 7:1-10
Sermon: The Power of Words
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
Charge Conference Sunday, June 5
A charge conference has been called by our district superintendent, Sione Tukutau, for June 5th at 11:15 after fellowship time. It should be very a very short meeting with only one agenda item which is the changing of our pastor’s compensation package.
It is hoped that all members will attend.
Encountering the Stranger Symposium
Pastor Mike will be one of the guest presenters at the “Encountering the Stranger” Symposium at the Jewish Community Center, 435 West Main Street, June 5-8, 2016. This illustrious gathering of renowned scholars, clergy, artists and theologians, representing the Abrahamic traditions, will examine this phenomenon in terms of past, present and future encounters with the “stranger.” The symposium, which seeks to give new meaning to interfaith dialogue, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The full schedule and registration information is available here or by calling 970-544-3770.
Kenya Projects Update – April 2016
The Aspen Community Church’s projects in Meru and Samburu, Kenya are continuing to do well in 2016, with great news to share about clean water projects in both regions. Phase 2 of our three-year partnership with Rotary is now complete, with 29 schools receiving clean water systems in the past year, and Phase 3 will begin in mid-summer. In addition, during our January 2016 team trip, two schools in Meru and two in Samburu were identified as needing additional assistance, which has also been completed in the past month.
Progress also continues on the new School Administration Block building, including a computer lab, at Thuura High School, where we helped build a new library in 2012. Funds raised have also helped provide assistance to Bishop Catherine's street children program in Meru, as well as high school scholarship funds.
Plans are already in the works for another team trip in January 2017. Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to contact Debbie Welden for more information.
Summer Recital Series
ACC has announced its summer organ recital series which will kick off July 11 with Stephen Hamilton. On July 25 Kurt Schakel will perform, and Joe Galema returns for the final recital in the series on August 8.
MAA Spotlight Recital Concerts
The Aspen Music Festival returns this summer to ACC for their Spotlight recitals beginning Thursday, July 7. In addition to the Thursday and Friday recitals at 12:00 noon, they have also added Saturday recitals this year. It’s shaping up to be a great summer of music at ACC!