Where does your monthly connectional giving go?

by Mike Elgin

October 31, 2017 Submitted by the Rev. Kirsten Barlow and Noreen Keleshian Rocky Mountain Conference Council on Finance and Administration On behalf of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A), we thank each of our churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference for your faithfulness in your monthly connectional giving.As of Sept. 30, the conference […]

Teddy Bears for Estes Park Medical Center

by Mike Elgin

Fun and Fellowship at Friendly Stitchers last week.  These ladies finished teddy bears for Estes Park Medical Center and packed health kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Great work, Ladies!!!

An Open Table: How the United Methodist Church Understands Communion

by Mike Elgin

During a Confirmation Class, the pastor asked a group of mostly 13- and 14-year-old students to name some things Christians—and specifically United Methodists—do that most other people do not. One of the girls raised her hand and said with a smile, “We dunk our bread in grape juice.” Yes, that is different. The sacrament of […]

Another Successful for Crop Walk!

by Mike Elgin

We’re happy to announce that we received $1025 (not including online donations) for Crop Walk this year.  Thanks so much to all of the contributors and walkers for their support.  Half of local donations remain in the Estes Valley in the form of a donation to Crossroads Ministry.

The New Jim Crow – Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Mike Elgin

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander is not just about what the subtitle says, “Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”, though that’s an important subject for us all now. It’s about the fact that we still have a seriously evil caste system, and how that came about. To quote just a few appraisals of […]

Crop Walk

by Mike Elgin

Please join us on Sept 17th for the Estes Park CROP WALK.  Every year, thousands of volunteers walk around Lake Estes to raise money in support of Church World Service to help address hunger across our country.  Look for the Crop Walk table during Fellowship time after Worship to sign up or make a donation.

Reconciling Ministry Anniversary

by Mike Elgin

You are invited to join us on September 17th for our Reconciling Anniversary Sunday ! We are celebrating our first anniversary as a Reconciling Congregation at Estes Park UMC and our second year as an Open Hearts Reconciling Community with the overall theme of “Visioning an Inclusive Church.”   We have a Reconciling Ministries Network […]

Women’s Devotional Group: The Distance Between Us

by Mike Elgin

In the month of September, the Woman’s Devotional Group will be studying the same book the Public Library’s patrons will be studying under the program called the One Book, One Valley. The book is “The Distance Between Us” by Reyna Grande. This is a memoir about a child living in Mexico and migrating into the […]

UMCOR Responds to Harvey

by Mike Elgin

By Mary Andreolli* UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. We will continue to update this page and UMCOR social media as we receive new information. VIDEO: JENNIFER SILVER 5 Things You Can Do 1. […]