ENGAGE!

by Mike Elgin

Welcome to Engage Issue No. 11, this first week of Lent. In this issue, you’ll discover how Global Ministries and UMCOR are working to bring health and wholeness to all people. You’ll learn about the Bwafwano Care Providers, who with the support of Global Ministries, relentlessly work to create an HIV-free generation in Zambia. You’ll also […]

Seeing Gray – New Book Study!

by Mike Elgin

New Book Study Beginning this Sunday – Adam Hamilton’s Seeing Gray (in a World of Black and White) – All are welcome to join us 11:00, upstairs! We have books available! You can read more about the book here: www.adamhamilton.org Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less […]

Celebrating 70 years of the The Advance: God’s love at work in visionary ideas

by Mike Elgin

Celebrating 70 years of The Advance: God’s love at work in visionary ideas Imagine No Malaria is one of the health initiatives that is supported by The Advance. It is also the kind of visionary, world-changing thinking that The Advance has supported for 70 years: Malaria has been eradicated in the United States since the 1950s; […]

Introducing Love Knots!

by Mike Elgin

Introducing Love Knots!Our yarn crafters group has a new name! We are the Love Knots. We knit, crochet, weave, or otherwise use our yarn to spread love in the Estes Valley. Right now, our focus is My Sister’s Place and our EPUMC Prayer Shawl project. Please feel free to join us every second Wednesday at […]

Administrative Assistant Opening

by Mike Elgin

The United Methodist Church of Estes Park is seeking applicants for an 18-hour per week position, with a flexible schedule, preferably Monday – Wednesday.  Salary is $11-13/hr, depending on experience.  Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher is necessary.  Previous experience with church administrative duties is a plus, but not required.  Resumes can be emailed […]

Update from our Missionary in Macedonia

by Mike Elgin

Giving Tuesday is an international movement designed to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. Following is a Giving Tuesday letter from Thomas Kemper, the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church: Thanksgiving has come and gone, but it’s not too late to give thanks […]

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 […]