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Sunday Service at 9:30am
in the Sanctuary

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
10am to 2pm
Office is Closed on Fridays.

Scripture Readings

Trinity Sunday - June 16, 2019
First Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Preacher: Bo Persiko
Scripture: John 1:1-14
Sermon: Grace and Truth
Hymns: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (Tune: Nicaea)
  O'Word of God Incarnate (Tune: Munich)
  I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (Tune: Houston)
Prelude: Larghetto, from Dix Pièces en style libre, Op. 21, Charles Tournemire
Offertory: Adagio Non Troppo, Op. 14, No. 8, Alexandre-P.F. Boëly        
Postlude: Sortie in D, Léon Boeëllmann
June 23, 2019
Second Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Preacher: Bo Persiko
Scripture: Psalm 146:2-9
Sermon: This Life and the Next?
June 30, 2019
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: John 10:1-15
Sermon: Shepherds of Life
Hymns: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Tune:Hymn to Joy)
  The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Tune: St. Columba)
  Be Thou My Vision (Tune: Slane)
Prelude: Hearts Unfold Like Flowers, Alfred V. Fedak
Choral Anthem: Have You Not Known, K. Lee Scott
Offertory: For Good, Stephen Schwartz
Benediction: Gaelic Blessing, Gwyneth Walker
Postlude: Jupiter from The Planets, Gustav Holst

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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.


2019 Annual Conference & Pastor Vacation

Pastor Mike and Ti are at the Mountain Sky 2019 Annual Conference thru June 16. They will be staying in Billings thru June 24 on vacation. If you have church concerns, please contact the church office.


June 30—Pastor Mike’s Last Sunday as Preacher and
A Farewell Party for Mike and Ti

A farewell potluck party for Pastor Mike and Ti will be held on Sunday, June 30 immediately following our worship service. Please signup during Fellowship Hour.  If you cannot attend, feel free to send a farewell email or video to the church office and it will be shared at the party. Mark your calendars!


‘Free Aspen Community Church for Ministry and Mission’
Capital Campaign A Success!

In March 2018, our Church Council initiated a capital campaign to pay off the remainder of the church’s parsonage loan and provide a maintenance and improvement fund for the parsonage.  Thanks to the generous contributions of our members and friends, we raised $226,425, which completely freed us from debt and provided us with $30,632 for the fund. 

Because of your valued participation in this campaign to ‘Free Aspen Community Church for Ministry and Mission’, some important maintenance issues are already being addressed at the parsonage.  In addition, ACC is moving forward, unbound by financial encumbrance and with renewed energy for the ministries that bring so much life to our church family.  

Again, thank you!
Grace and peace, Pastor Mike

Join the Choir!

We rehearse at 8:30 on Sundays. Our first Sunday singing in the service is June 30. We also sing on July 7 and throughout the summer through to August 18. Feel free to talk with our music director, Dory Light, for more info. We’d love to have you join us!

Rev. Jerry Herships appointed pastor at
Aspen Community Church!

I'm very excited to announce that Rev. Jerry Herships will be your new pastor at ACC.  I've known Jerry for 10 years and, of all the pastors in the conference, I believe he is the best fit for our congregation.  

Rev. Herships’ bio is attached below, so I won't repeat it.   However, his bio and work history only tell part of his story.  What isn't reflected is Jerry’s creativity, his positive, personable, character and how strongly he is committed to ministry, all of which I feel will contribute mightily to the ongoing future of ACC.

While Jerry officially begins July 1, we have agreed to a transitional period for several weeks in July where I will be here to help make introductions and attempt to make our changeover as smooth as possible.

I'm sure all of you will welcome Jerry in the same kind and loving manner that you have me.

Grace and peace,



Aspen Community Church!

Jerry was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He received his B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Western Michigan University in 1986.

Following college, he moved to LA to seek fame & fortune. It didn’t work out exactly that way but he was lucky enough to work in television, radio & film. Jerry was a standup comic for more than 26 years. He performed in front of more than a million people before he was 25.

In 1989 he landed a writing contact with Jay Leno and was the house emcee at the Improv in Hollywood. He also learned comedy writing and performance at UCLA where he studied under Budd Friedman.

Jerry transitioned into ministry in 2004 when he moved to Denver to attend Iliff School of Theology. Jerry earned his Masters of Divinity at Iliff School of Theology 2007. That same year, Jerry was awarded The Ronald E. Sleeth Preaching Award. Following in 2009, Jerry was given the first ever Innovation in Ministry Award and in 2012 was asked by Iliff to be their Keynote Speaker at their Honors Convocation at Iliff Chapel.

Immediately following graduation, Jerry’s first appointment was to St. Andrew in Highlands Ranch, CO which was the largest United Methodist Church in the conference. There, Jerry began a young adult ministry that went on to become one of the biggest young adult ministries in Colorado. Shortly after this, he founded AfterHours ministry out of St. Andrew which would then go on to become AfterHours Denver, Jerry’s next appointment.

After the successfully founding of AfterHours Denver and its unique approach to church and ministry, Jerry was asked to be the Keynote speakers at the New Church Leadership Institute in Portland and was the Lead presenter at the National Church Developer Conference in Seattle. This led to Keynotes and presentations at conferences and conventions all over the country.

In the past few years, Jerry was honored to be invited to led the bi-yearly preaching workshops at the Fred Craddock Center in Cherry Log, GA. It was their largest attended seminar since Dr. Craddock’s passing. As a result of this, Jerry was invited by multiple Bishops to lead preaching seminars all over the country.

Jerry has been the preaching professor for License Local Pastor School for the past seven years and trained more than a 100 pastors from all across the country. He has been invited to speak and lecture at Iliff School of Theology, Wesley Seminary in Washington D.C. and Duke Divinity School.

Jerry has appeared in both The Denver Post and 5280 Magazines and has been on Colorado Public Radio as well as NPR. Most recently, Jerry was asked to appear on Colorado Public Television to discuss his work with the homeless and to promote his most recent book, Rogue Saints.

AfterHours Denver, the faith community Jerry founded in 2008, teams with community partners to feed 700 people a week, 365 days a year. To date they have fed more than a quarter million people.

Jerry has written two books: Last Call, from serving drinks to serving Jesus and Rogue Saints: Spirituality for Good Hearted Heathens. Both books were published by Westminster John Knox.

Jerry became a certified sommelier the same year he graduated from seminary (coincidence? Hmmm) He has an embarrassing number of hats and has a fondness for good bourbon and good food (cheeseburgers being at the top of the list.)

Jerry has been married for nearly 27 years to his amazing wife Laura. His son Hudson will be graduating in the spring of 2020 from Central Michigan University.

Jerry Herships
Chief Love Monger

Lead Spiritual Entrepreneur
AfterHours Denver (A Spiritual Action Committee)


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