Posts by Wendy Rigby

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Counting Blessings and Bucks: Church Treasurer Wanted

by Wendy Rigby

When Steve Tice sings and plays bass in local groups like Magic Dragon or Random and True, he gets to tell stories with music. But Steve has another gig we may not associate with storytelling. He’s the church treasurer. “The treasurer tells the story of the church, in numbers.” says Susan Porr, EPUMC’s new finance […]

EPUMC offers drive-through ashes to the community for Ash Wednesday 2024

by Wendy Rigby

On Wednesday, Feb. 14th, Pastor Ann Lantz put ashes on believers’ foreheads during a drive-through imposition of ashes for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a season of spiritual preparation for Easter. During Lent, many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial, and spiritual discipline.  

EPUMC offers drive-through ashes for Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2024)

by Wendy Rigby

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, and spiritual discipline. Ashes on the forehead demonstrates an awareness of mortality and an intent to repent. In observance of Ash Wednesday, Estes Park United Methodist Church will have drive-through ashes available […]

EPUMC makes Christmas a little brighter

by Wendy Rigby

As a part of Estes Park United Methodist Church’s efforts to support programs that help local youth, this year EPUMC will be the signature sponsor of the “Spark Holiday Joy” event by Partners. At this activity, youth receive a give card to shop for presents for their loved ones during the holiday season. The youth […]

Give a holiday gift to help AIDS orphans

by Wendy Rigby

Estes Park United Methodist Church is teaming up with church members and the Estes Valley community to raise money this holiday season to help AIDS orphans in Africa. The project helps build homes for relatives raising children whose parents have died of AIDS. Each house costs only $3,000. Last year, EPUMC raised enough money to […]

Estes Park United Methodist Church to host free classical concert

by Wendy Rigby

On Oct. 29 at 2 p.m., the Emerald Lake Chamber Players will present the Piano Quintet in A major, aka “Die Forelle,” by Franz Schubert. Colloquially known as the “Trout Quintet,” the piece is centered by a familiar melody made popular through its use in the 1969 film “The Trout.” Curiously, Samsung chose this theme […]