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Sunday Service at 9:30am
in the Sanctuary

Office Hours
10am to 2pm
Wednesday by Appointment
Office is Closed on Fridays.

Scripture Readings

April 7, 2019
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Scripture: John 12:1-8
Sermon: Stingy or Extravagant
Hymns: For the Beauty of the Earth / Tune: Dix
  Sent Forth by God's Blessing / Tune: The Ash Grove
Prelude: Guide me Ever, Great Redeemer, arr. Dale Wood
Offertory: Glory Be To Jesus, arr. G. Winston Cassler
Postlude: God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens, arr. Wilbur Held
April 14, 2019
Litargy of the Palms
Scripture: Luke 19:28-40
Sermon: Hosanna! . . . or Not
April 21, 2019
Resurrection of the Lord
Scripture: John 20:1-18
Sermon: From Darkness to Light

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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 Congregation
with a commitment to community and
outreach, a love of music, learning,
and traditional worship.

Good Friday

Joint Good Friday Tenebrae Service with St. Mary Catholic Church

Friday, April 19 at 7:00pm

Come experience a Service of Darkness with hymns, special music, and candles as we recall how the Gospel of John tells what happened leading up to the crucifixion of our Lord. We will need readers for the service. Please speak with Pastor Mike if you are interested in being a reader or contact the church office at 970-925-1571.


General Conference News

April 3
These are the reasons I supported the constitutional amendments that gave more regional autonomy passed by the 2008 General Conference. Those amendments did not pass, mainly because of the same coalition that prevailed at the 2019GC. Please read, because these issues have been evident to some of us for over 10 years. Now that many more people are seeing the problems maybe together we can do something to fix it. Reasons to Consider a US Church

March 29 at 11:10 AM
This article gives me hope that voices of inclusion might ultimately be heard and accepted in our denomination and also some avenues as to how our congregation might be part of the resistance and overturning of the 2019 General Conference votes. Resistance toGC2019 Spreads

March 3
The United Methodist Church took a huge step backward at a specially called General Conference in February of this year. It reaffirmed and strengthened anti-gay language in our rule book which we call the Discipline. At Aspen Community Church, we categorically reject what was done. Out Mountain Sky Conference also is pushing back so that the fundamentalists do not take over our denomination. If you want to see how our annual conference leaders responded to the General Conference, you can watch this video of their “summit” from Hope UMC.


There will be much to do over the next months as Aspen Community Church reaffirms our commitment to be inclusive of all people. We reject any discrimination based on sexual orientation or any other of the many ways people are categorized and then pushed to the margins of our society. We welcome all people to join in our fellowship that attempts to display the love of all God’s children (every human on earth), something that was so clearly modeled by Christ who is truly the head of our church.
Pastor Mike

Also included is a message from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops.


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