Join Us for Worship

Sunday Service at 9:30am
in the Sanctuary

Office Hours
10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesdays by appointment
Office is closed on Fridays.

Scripture Readings

March 18, 2018
5th Sunday in Lent
: Exodus 33:9-23
Sermon: Embracing Contradictions
Guest Preacher: Bo Persiko 

March 25, 2018
Palm Sunday / 6th Sunday in Lent

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34 / Mark 11:1-11
Sermon: God’s Continuing Promises: A Look To The Future. What happens to us when we really believe someone else’s promise? Come hear what Jeremiah believed would happen.

Good Friday, March 30, 2018 7:30pm
Good Friday Tenebrae Service

April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday

Scripture: John 20:1-18
Sermon: They Have Taken Him
We have heard the story so many times that it is hard to experience the truth of the resurrection. Come Easter Sunday and see that first Sunday through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.

April 8, 2018
Second Sunday of Easter

Scripture: John 20:19031
Sermon: To Believe in Life
How do you approach life; cynical, suspicious or with hope and faith? Come join us as we will look at believing what we cannot see or touch.

Worship Committee:
We are looking for members who would like to be part of planning our worship experiences here at Aspen Community Church. Please give prayerful consideration and let Pastor Mike or Jon Busch know of your interest. Thank you.

Let us know your special days so that we may celebrate with you.

Worship Liturgist
Are you comfortable reading in public? Will you consider being a liturgist for our worship service on Sunday mornings? Sign up during Fellowship Hour after the service.

Fellowship Host
Every Sunday we have light refreshments after the service. Would you be willing to provide some finger foods or sweets? Nothing elaborate is necessary. All will be greatly appreciated. Sign up during Fellowship Hour after the service.

Want to get our E-Newlsetter?
Give the church office your email address. It’s that simple.

Have A Favorite Hymn?
Contact the church office to program your favorite hymn in a service. Hymns need to be found in the red United Methodist Hymnal or the black In Faith We Sing hymnal.

Large print hymnals are available and located by the sanctuary doors.


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 Church for the Community

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



A Church Rich with History

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.

Welcome to Aspen Community Church

A Progressive
United Methodist Congregation
with a commitment to community and
outreach, a love of music, learning,
and worship.

Joint Good Friday Tenebrae Service with
St. Mary Catholic Church

Come join our brothers and sisters from St. Mary Catholic in a joint Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, March 30, at 7:30pm. The word "tenebrae" comes from the Latin meaning "darkness." The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus' burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus' death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, sometimes with a final candle, the Christ candle, carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus. A loud noise may also sound symbolizing the closing of Jesus' tomb. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ's death and await the coming Resurrection.

Organ Addition

Through a generous donation, there will be one new rank of pipes installed in our organ. We only need an additional $650 to add a second new rank of pipes, making Aspen Community Church’s organ the largest organ on the Western Slope. If you would like to contribute to the organ expansion, please contact the church office at or call 970-925-1571. Many thanks!

Daily Encouragement During Lent Thru Texts

The Mountain Sky Area is trying new things this Lent open to everyone to connect in new ways. One is daily text reminders right to your phone. All you have to do is text Lent2018 to 797979 to sign up. The aim is to give everyone encouraging daily reminders of God’s love and our call to share that love. We hope you take advantage of this experiment. It’s just a SMS Text Message, so you don’t even need a smart phone. Any phone with text capabilities will work.

You can read more about it HERE.