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 Fort Collins Congregation
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone (970) 482-9206

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2013
   July 19, 2013: The annual congregation picnic was held in City Park. Good weather, great food, homemade icecream and fun entertainment made for a wonderful picnic. Thanks to the Fultons and Miners and all their helpers for making this a special event.

 
 May 19, 2013: The congregation shared in three ordinations during the morning worship service. Donna Clark was ordained to the office of Teacher by Rich Kohlman and Dick Foster; Shari Smith was ordained a Priest by Vera Entwistle and Sharon Troyer; Marilyn Garner was ordained an Elder by Gary Jones and Debbie Jones. (if anyone has pictures to share, please send to Jon Mendenhall)

 

 Sunday, May 19 - in the Coloradoan:
Rick and Kay Bunch were featured in the Sunday paper regarding the congregation PET project.

Click here for the article.


Photo by John Weese

 April 13-21: The World Conference and USA National Conference was held in Independence, MO.
Visit the links below for information, videos, pictures, etc. (found this photo of Rich there - click it for larger image)

http://www.cofchrist.org/wc2013/

http://www.cofchrist.org/usaConf/

As a WCN congregation we rejoice in the outcome of the USA National Conference.

2012


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 September 9, 2012: The congregation recognized decades of service for eight “Golden Girls” on Sunday evening. The eight women were picked up by limousine and escorted into the church to a standing ovation. During the ceremony each “Golden Girl” received a dozen roses as their numerous contributions to the congregation were read by master of ceremonies Rick Bunch. Don and Joyce Worthington planned the recognition service. In addition to congregation members, family and friends of the eight honorees attended the celebration.

 

 August 26, 2012: Shelton Thomas was baptized by Rick Bunch and Confirmed by Shirley Remmenga and Rick Bunch during the worship service on Sunday, August 26th.

WELCOME to Community of Christ Shelton!

 
 July 29, 2012: Three special young ladies were baptized and confirmed during the worship service on Sunday, July 29.

Oceana, Bianca and Juliette became offical members of Community of Christ.

WELCOME!
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click here for album on facebook

2011

December 18, 2011: Thanks to Sharon Fulton and her willing band of helpers, this year's Children's Christmas Program was a huge success! The Activity Center was full of joy filled persons. Nancy Miller and her group of helpers also provided great cookies and treats afterwards..
click here for pictures.

December 11, 2011: The Annual Holiday Dinner was held at the church this evening. With many helpers Marilyn Garner and Nancy Miller prepared a wonderful holiday meal. A large crowd enjoyed not only a great meal but singing Christmas carols and being treated to the youth singing Away in a Manger. click here for pictures

 
 November 20, 2011: A farewell reception for Gary & Peggy Gordier was held after church. Their new address in Austin can be found in the online directory. Thanks to Joyce Worthington there are numerous pictures of the event - click here for pictures.
You can also click on the slide show to the left to see larger pictures.

 
 June 19, 2011: Avis Varra, sister of Marcia Wood and long time member of our congregation passed away at the Windsor Health Care Center. She was 88. A memorial celebration for life will be held at the farm home for family. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 27th, at Grandview Cemetery.
Obituary

 
 March 31, 2011: Luella Foster celebrated her 95th birthday with a receiption at Rigden Farms where she resides. Friends from the congregation and Rigden Farms enjoyed the celebration. Congratulations Luella!

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 March 29, 2011: Marcia Wood, long time and faithful member of our congregation, passed away at age 92. Services are at Allnutt on Drake Monday, April 4, at 10 a.m. Coloradoan Obit

 
 February 25-27: Congregational Retreat: Read the March 2011 Communicator (link above) for information about the retreat.
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February 5th * Sad News 

We are sorry to have to announce that Gary Clark passed away this morning around 7:30 a.m. His family was with him in the hospital. He has been dealing with a number of health issues in the last few years and recently was readmitted to the hospital. Arrangements are pending. Please remember his wife Donna, their children Jared and Shauna, and the grandchildren Madison and Bianca in your praying and caring.

Also, tomorrow, Sunday, February 6, there will be a farewell reception immediately following church in the Fellowship Hall for Robin Higgins, Eric Bouch, and Jon Higgins. They will be moving to Ohio on February 11 to look for work there. Our prayers go with them in their journey.

Note: Pictures are from the 2003 & 2005 picnics

 
Lindsay Melsen
 January 30th * 5th Sunday Forum

Following the Pancake Breakfast, Lindsay Melsen from Lambda Community Center, facilitated a workshop on "Building an Inclusive Community". The workshop explored our biases and reservations about all different types of people. Our fears, language and living out our Covenant of Welcome were topics of the morning.
Following the workship the WEAVERS committee provided a short devotion/worship service.

2010

December 19th Business Meeting to consider a resolution regarding
a Night Shelter for the Homeless.
Click here for the resolution.

Christmas 2010 at the Fort Collins Congregation:
Click here for pictures from the Dec 12th Worship Service and the Holiday Dinner later that day.
Click here to view a video of the Children's Bell Choir taken during the Dec. 12th morning worship service.
Click here for pictures from the Dec. 19th Christmas Program. (some more)
   October 10th - The Second Sunday Social was the Annual Harvest Festival. As you can see from Pastor Sharon's pictures (click here) the costumes were fabulous and the pumpkin carving enjoyed by all.

 If you have pictures, please
send to Jon for the website
 
 September 19th - Five Children were Baptized and Confirmed. Welcome as members of Community of Christ Awtumn, Logan , Alec, Emmaline, and
Gabriel
. Click here for the order of service.

 
 July 11th - Church Picnic: This year's annual church picnic was held at City Park. Click here for pictures taken by Joyce Worthington.

 
 June 5th - Pride in the Park: Our congregation was offered a booth by Lambda Community Center at this year's Pride in the Park event. The WEAVERS committee prepared a brochure to distribute and volunteered to staff the booth. Click on the picture for a larger image.

 
 May 16th - Special Presentation: Pastor Sharon Troyer presented Debbie Jones a signature quilt from the congregation as thanks for her service as counselor to the Pastor. The quilt was designed and made by Judy Scott, Judy Wallace-Petty, and Kay Adams. Click on the picture for a larger image. Click here for a picture of the quilters.

 
 May 8th Mother's Day Brunch: Pastor Sharon provided pictures of the Mother's Day Brunch at the church. click here
In addition Joyce Worthington captured the traditional Mother's Day Flowers" at church on Sunday, May 9th. click here..

 
 
April 11th: The Second Sunday Social this month was a Cakewalk and Karaoke night. Pizza, Drinks, and Salad were provided. Proceeds from the Cakewalk ($136) went toward the Youth Camperships. Click here for Karaoke photos, courtesy of Joyce Worthington.

 
 March 30th: Volunteer Recognition at the Winter Day Shelter.
Community of Christ, Catholic Charities Northern staff, and volunteers at the Winter Day Shelter were recognized with cake and punch. Click on the picture to the left for a larger image or click here for more photos.

 
 March 10th: Homeless Gear Distribution
At the Winter Day Shelter on March 10th, Ken John, Coordinator of Homeless Gear, along with volunteers from our congregation conducted a major distribution of gear for the homeless. Click here for more photos taken by Joyce Worthington.

 
 January 3rd: Prayer Shawl Presentation
During the worship service on January 3rd, Julie Foster shared about the Prayer Shawl Group ministry that meets the second Wednesday of each month. Betty Jones was then presented with a prayer shawl by Julie and the two other receipients of prayer shawls, Sharon Troyer and Marilyn Garner. Click on the picture on the left for a larger image.

 

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