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We are a vibrant family of faith rooted in God's Word, gathering together to worship, and equipped to share the love of Christ with the world.  We are a caring community that is passionate about serving others and growing closer to Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior, the source of our compassion and acceptance and the drive behind our desire to share God’s love.  

Welcome to our  Sunday Worship Service 

at 10:00 a.m.  June 23, 2024. 

 This service will be available for in-person or livestream worship.   

 

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Online Worship Service

A Message from Pastor Richard

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“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,”- Matthew 25:35 

 

On my Monday Sabbath, I drove with family over Loveland Pass. I really enjoy showing family the beauty of Colorado. That they are so amazed by the majesty of the Rocky Mountains that it reminds me of how blessed I am to live here. This reminds me, too, of how I felt when I first saw these mountains. Pausing to look at this beautiful creation still leaves me in awe, even after living here for 2 years.  

 

While I was showing family around, I reflected on the EChO (Evergreen Christian Outreach) shelter season and the scripture above. Last Friday, I was blessed to give a presentation on the shelter to the Rotary Club of Evergreen. I spoke about my personal experience and how this shelter has changed my life for the better. So many of the guests have touched me in some way. By hosting the shelter at our church, we are doing real Gospel ministry here at Church of the Hills. It makes so much sense that our church building is used to house those experiencing homelessness. We’re living the scripture “I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” that hangs above our sanctuary door.  

 

This shelter program would be great even if it helped those experiencing homelessness in the short term. But the shelter program does so much more.  Before my presentation, I was given statistics by Tim Clancy, who is the shelter manager. We had 50 guests over the shelter season, which lasted from October 1-May 15. That’s 228 nights in a row. 25 or 50% of those guests now have permanent housing! This is incredible! Not only does this shelter help in the short term. EChO works with each of these guests to give them long-term help in the form of permanent housing. I’m not sure how this compares to the work other shelters do, but I know that 50% is a very high number.  

 

This week, I give thanks to God for the EChO shelter. They not only do real Gospel ministry by helping those experiencing homelessness in the short term. EChO has produced real results that show this program works for the long-term. And I give thanks to God for our church. It’s you that decided to open our doors to welcome those experiencing homelessness into our building.  

 

May the Love of God be with you all, 



Pastor Richard  

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We are hiring a Director of Music. With the Pastor and the Worship Committee, the Music Director will plan, organize, and carry out a program of music for Church of the Hills which will enhance and enrich the spiritual and worship life of the congregation.  The Director will be working with staff members, an accompanist, choir, bell choir and musical soloists and groups.  This is a part-time position, estimated to require approximately 10 hours per week.  This link will take you to the full job description.  If interested in applying, please send a letter of interest to Judy Jensen at jensen815@aol.com.

 

Director of Music Position 

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Love in Action

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RESILIENCE 1220

re·sil·ience /rəˈzilēəns/
the capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Love In Action is excited to continue our partnership with Resilience 1220,  a vital, quickly growing, local organization that empowers young people and their families in our mountain communities to build resilience, strength, and the tools to master life's challenges. What does Resilience 1220 do to make this partnership more and more important to Church of the Hills and the Love In Action outreach each year?

Resilience1220 provides free counseling services to youth ages 12-20 in the mountain communities west of Denver. Through individual counseling, support groups and community outreach, they work to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental-health issues young adults face, and to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resiliency in their lives. Counseling sessions with Resilience1220 teach stress-reduction techniques, tools to ask for and provide help, validation, a place to sort through belief systems, and a non-judgmental place (for clients) to share their feelings. Resilience1220 fosters an environment of mutual respect in which staff, clients, and volunteers can feel valued. They seek to serve all members of our community, without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or identity, abilities, political affiliation, or education. They are open to all and see diversity as a source of strength.

“Love in Action” is the Church of the Hills mission team.  The primary goal of the Love in Action Team is to serve the needs of others locally, nationally and internationally. The people of Church of the Hills are blessed with unique gifts; although the size of our congregation is smaller, sharing these gifts remains a vital part of our outreach ministry.

The “Love in Action” Committee will guide us to be Christ’s faithful Witnesses. As such, we will share a deep life of service, and participate in God’s mission to care for the needs of the sick, the poor, and the lonely to establish Christ’s just, loving, and peaceable rule in the world. 

 

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