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THE HISTORIC COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
OF MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO

A United Church of Christ

 


OF THE HISTORIC COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 
IN MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO

A United Church of Christ
Rocky Mountain Conference

FEBRUARY 2000

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER

In Service to His Church,

Rev. David L. Hunting

 


   

 


SAINTS OF THE CHURCH

Thank you to all the following people, who helped take down the Advent decorations in the sanctuary.  This month we pay special tribute to our Sunday School teachers and assistants... who so faithfully share their time and talent with our children...



CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN

You’ve heard it talked about for more than a year now.  The opportunities for comments and suggestions have been welcomed and received.  There have been special congregational meetings called and articles written in the church newsletter.  Our architects have worked hard and listened to input from any and all who have had constructive ideas to share.  Final blueprints have been drawn.  Financial expertise has been sought and solicited.  Now the time has come to put our money where our faith is!

Beginning at the end of this month and continuing toward the first Sunday of May 2000, your church will be involved in a major Capital Development Campaign to raise the need monies to help finance our Restoration and Building Fund.  The professional services of the United Church of Christ’s Capital Development Team have been retained.  With their help, we will be challenged and respond to raising the needed monies to protect and preserve this old church that is so precious and important to this generation and the next.  The dates the United Church of Christ Development Team will be with us in Manitou are as follows:

January 25th - 27th February 26th - 29th March 25th - 27th May 1st - 8th

At the conclusion of this Capital Drive Campaign, we will assess the financial success of the project.  Based up the monies pledged over a three-year period, along with any historic grants received, investment utilized or loans obtained, the restoration and building of the church will commence sometime this summer.  Information will be made available in a timely and responsible way to the congregation on Sunday mornings, publications and letters and specially called meetings.  One person perhaps said it best recently after church… “We are going to have a great year to celebrate!”  With that kind of positive thinking and faithful attention to the process we now undertake… great things will happen, and the continued good work of this church will move forward toward a bright future!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jane Hart & Tony DeLollis - Co-Chairpersons

 


 

TRANSITIONS & PASSAGES

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS  

3   Katie O’Brien, Stewart Tresouthick  
7   Toni Stewart
8   Patsy Woods
9   Cathy Karr
10  Loretta Holladay
11  Jere Traficanti
13  Lou Carpenter
14  Robert Smith
15  Georgia Edmondson
18  Dean VanGundy
19  Jeannie Bennett, Whitney Frase,
 
Jackeline Noriega
21  Dana Seibert
23  Keith Elsberry, Richard Paglow
24  Linda Baker
27      Andy Wells
28      Stefanie Ekerholm
30      Bob Decker
31      Jane Hart, Rod Reed

JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES

Alice & Phil Barnett, 13 years on the 2nd
Audrey & Morris Deul 47 years on the 6th
Debbie & Bob Jackson, 18 years on the9th
Barbara & Lou Carpenter, 30 years on the 9th
Pam & Robert Smith, 28 years on the 14th
Peggy & Jim Colman 46 years on the 22nd
Kim & Barry Beard, 16 years on the 27th


Celebrating
Holly & Jeremy Scott on the birth of their daughter, REBECCA FAITH SCOTT on December 15th.  She is the granddaughter of Robin Leiweke.

In the balance of life... our sympathy and prayerful support is extended to the following families this month:

Maxine Garansson & her family in the death of her sister, FERN McCORMICK, of Colorado Springs on December 10th.

Becky & Terry Rich and family in the death of Becky’s mother, BETTE McGEE of Florida on December 25th.

 


MISSIONS AND STEWARDSHIP

 

 

FROM THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BOARD

Thank you to these good people who have volunteered to be aides in Sunday School during the month of January.  If you would like to be a helper for a Sunday in February or March, please call Ann Rodgers at 685-9305.  There is no preparation required to be an aide to our dedicated teachers – just your supportive presence, an encouraging word, or help with a craft. You can choose to help with Elementary or Middle School. 

      

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT!!!


YOUTH GROUP NEWS

(Activities are at church unless otherwise stated.)

Trevin Bensko-Wecks... he can be reached at the following e-mail address tbenskowex@aol.com 


PER CAPITA DUES ARE DUE

Each and every year all members of our church are asked to pay their “per capita” dues of $10 per individual member.  For example:  if you are a couple your per capita dues would be $20, if your family is a couple with two children who have been confirmed your “per capita” would be $40, if you are a couple with 3 small children it is $20. 

Break-down of distribution of Per Capita dues:

       $5.00 is sent to the United Church of Christ’s Rocky Mountain Conference Office in Denver to help maintain their office, offer programs, help with new church starts, etc. 

      $.25 goes to the Southeastern Association of the Rocky Mountain Conference (this includes all UCC churches in the southern part of Colorado).

      $.75 – to the Mission efforts of our local Church

      $4.00 – Westside CARES – assists with programs for the ecumenical outreach of Westside churches.

 So that you will be current with your “per capita” dues, please send in your check and the bottom part of this form as soon as possible (or put it in the collection plate on Sundays).  If you have a question as to how many people for which you should pay “per capita”, call the church office.  Notices will be sent out soon to those persons who have not yet paid “per capita” dues.  Please help us by getting yours in soon.  Thank you!

 

Share Your Prayers

Use the space provided below to share a joy or concern us.
They will be lifted up in prayer during our Sunday morning worship.


 

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