Join Us for Worship

If you would like to join us on Sundays at 9:30am, please contact the church with your email address. We will forward you the links for our worship service.

Phone: 970.925.1571
Email: office@aspencommunitychurch,org

Hey Folks .... Just a friendly reminder ....
The needs and ministries of Aspen Community Church continue on. Your donations make that possible. You can give thru our website or drop a check in the mail as well.

Many thanks for your continued support of Aspen Community Church.

Jerry Herships
Pastor/Love Monger
Aspen Community Church

Aspen Community Church
200 East Bleeker St.
Aspen, CO 81611

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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. Jerry Herships 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.

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 24, 2020

Morning Has Broken
Tune: Bunessan

Dory Light, audio only

Morning has broken like the first morning;
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God's recreation of the new day!

Hebrews 10:24-25

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 
25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Jerry's Message

Previous Week's Prayer Concerns and Joys
* Continued prayers of healing and recovery for Heather.
* Prayers for John Buck, Jim, George and Lisa.
* Thanksgiving and gratitude for Dr. Dave and Dr. Abbie.
* Prayers for all those recovering from COVID-19 and all other illnesses or injuries. May you all continue moving toward the best possible version of yourselves. 
* Prayers as always for all our healthcare workers and those essential workers that are continuing showing up to make our lives easier. Thank you, God. 
* Prayers for our leaders…may they all put aside politics during this pandemic and lead with love and compassion. 
* Prayers for all those that are in the job market…may they find work soon. 
* Prayers for everyone suffering in these tough times…may we all focus on the good, look for meaning in our lives and find peace knowing that God is working right now, as I speak, to create the best possible life for you. 
* God also hears all the prayers that are on our hearts. Know that God hears our unspoken prayer as well and is working towards a best possible outcome.

I Love to Tell the Story
Tune: Hankey

Dory Light, audio only

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.
I love to tell the story because i know 'tis true;
if satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
I love to tell the story, 'twill be my theme in glory,
to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story; 'tis pleasant to repeat
what seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
the message of salvation from God's own holy Word.

I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like to rest,
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
'twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.


What a Friend We Have in Jesus
arr. Phillip Keveren

Dory Light, audio only

Aspen Community Church’s Latest Updates: Coronavirus

Dear Aspen Community Church,

I just got off a conference call with the Governor along with faith leaders from all around the state of Colorado. The purpose of this call was to gather as much information as possible about this virus and to work together to figure out next steps. 

This morning in the Aspen Times, Jill Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, asked the most vulnerable populations of our community (anyone over 60 years of age), not to attend social gatherings. 

She went on to say that the state is focused on slowing the spread through strategies like social distancing to both avoid social disruption and keep Colorado medical systems from being overwhelmed with a high number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations all at once.

It is a time for us to come together in spirit for our wider community and in so doing...NOT come together physically.

We will be gathering together again in the not too distant future but for now, as of today, we are going to suspend all activities at Aspen Community Church. 

This is a temporary situation and we will weather this storm. We will keep you all updated through future emails. 

This is for the health and well being of not just this faith community, but for the wider Aspen community as well.

The Chinese character for “crisis” means both “danger” AND “a changing point” or “a point where things happen or change”.

This will be an opportunity for Aspen Community Church to change how people view Christians and Christianity. 

This event will provide us with an excellent opportunity to be Christ in the world. This will be our time to model what it is to live like Jesus every day of the week, not just Sunday. 

I encourage you all to check on each other, call, text, FaceTime and email each other. Show compassion and concern for each other and to keep all our government officials in your prayers. Pray for those on the front lines of this fight; the first responders, the health care workers and all the researchers battling this virus.

Regarding being together in spirit, I have set up a YouTube channel. I will be broadcasting a message from that channel. I will be sending you a future email with a link. After the email is opened, you will be able to access the video at any time. I’m encouraging us to all access it together (in our homes) Sunday morning at 9:30. All that will have to happen is; you will get the email, in it will be a link, put your cursor on the link and click it. It will take you to my smiling face and a short message for the week. 

My hope is that you will send me prayer requests throughout the week to and, like on Sunday, I’ll read those out loud. We will then have a short moment of silence and end with the Lord’s Prayer. I then encourage you to raid your own fridge. I would also like to remind you the camera adds ten pounds. 

I’m sure this will be clunky at first. But we will get to the other side.

Prayer and compassion will be the order of the day for Aspen Community Church. I am certain there are some that are saddened by this news, maybe even angry. I share in both those emotions. I ask that you rise above those feeling, as I am trying to do, and meet this challenge head on. I ask that you be willing to engage your faith in a whole new way and on a whole new level.

I am so thankful for the people of this community and know we will get through this as we have everything else in our 130 year history. Together.

This too shall pass.

With love and all good things,

Pastor/Chief Love Monger
Aspen Community Church
Aspen, CO 


Pastor Jerry Herships on the Front Page of
The Aspen Times

Link: New Aspen pastor welcomes all to his flock

Aspen Daily News – Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Aspen Times – Thursday, February 27, 2020


Pastor Jerry’s Sermons

If you would like a copy of Pastor Jerry’s sermon, please contact him at and he will be more than glad to forward you a copy.


News from Kenya – The New School

Greetings from Kenya, and grateful thanks to all of you and others who have helped to provide the new school!

We had the official opening of the school, and these pictures show some of the festivities including pictures with the students,  parents, workmen, and our team. My partners here wanted to honor me by naming the school after me, in spite of my protests. The name of the community is Kisima, which means fountains, an appropriate name for providing fountains of knowledge for the children of this community. There will be many more pictures to share in future, but thought you would enjoy these.

Asante Sana to everyone, from our friends in Kenya!


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