We are reading through the Bible together in a year!
Join us on this journey together. Some of us are afraid of the Bible because it’s been used as a weapon against us. Others are intimidated by the Bible, and struggle to understand what it’s talking about sometimes.
So we are going to do this together – and help each other out as we read our sacred text. We start September 1, 2020 and will end on August 31, 2021. Each day has a main reading, as well as something from Psalms and Proverbs. We begin in Genesis and will read through to Revelation. The whole plan is listed above in PDF form. We have created a Facebook Group where we can share questions and reflections throughout the year. Click on the link above and request to join the group.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world in 2020. Many people are suffering due to the virus itself, either from being sick or being on the frontline of helping people who might be or are sick. Even more people are suffering due to the economic crisis that has followed in the wake of the virus. Our mantra throughout this pandemic is: You Are Not Alone. We offer our community as spiritual companions through the suffering, uncertainty, and fear during these difficult times.
Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity–to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.
Your financial gift helps us share the power of community, compassion and care with those in need in the Pikes Peak Region.
Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week
The events of Christ’s Passion, which take place during the last week of Jesus’ life, often don’t receive enough time in our worship and study. These stories are important to our faith journey and our identity as followers of Jesus. And yet we often move too quickly from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with little time to take in the dramatic story of that last week. Throughout the six weeks of Lent we will “freeze-frame” moments in Holy Week so we might put ourselves in the picture, thereby “Entering the Passion of Jesus.” How might taking a closer look at the ancient story open us to deeper conviction for our role in its ongoing message? Enter into the story and experiences of Jesus in a different way this year during Lent.
This Group will meet from 7-8 pm on Monday evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6 We will meet ONLINE with Zoom
Have questions or would you like more information? Contact Pastor Alycia at pastor [at] ppmcc.org
A limited number of books will be available for purchase for $9 each from Pastor Alycia or you may purchase the book online or as an e-book from Amazon.com.
Anyone can use Zoom with a smartphone, tablet or computer. Another option is to call in to each week’s meeting with a phone number. Check out how Zoom works, or test your settings here.
In his book, “Evolution of the Word,” Marcus Borg has offered us a version of the New Testament printed in chronological order by when it was actually written. I have revised our reading schedule and included a link to it. It will be a different way to read the New Testament. I hope it will offer us new insights and help us better understand the development of the earliest Christian communities and theologies.
After our recent experience reading the Hebrew Bible, I have decided to re-arrange the order in which we read the New Testament. The order in which the books are printed in our Bibles is not based on when they were actually written. That got rather confusing as we made our way through the Hebrew Bible. So I thought we might try something a little different. There is broad scholarly consensus about when (approximately) various books of the New Testament were written. In his book, “Evolution of the Word,” Marcus Borg has offered us a version of the New Testament printed in chronological order. I have revised our reading schedule and here is a link to it. It will be a different way to read the New Testament. I hope it will offer us new insights and help us better understand the development of the earliest Christian communities and theologies.
This is a great time to consider joining us for our weekly Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6 pm MST on Zoom. My sister, Anna-Lisa Hunter, is a pastor in Wisconsin, and we join with her church for a joint Bible study together. It has been a rich space for spiritual reflection and growth. Join us any week, even if you haven’t been able to do the reading.
Each week we offer 20 free tickets to join us for in-person worship in our Sanctuary (does not include the volunteers helping each week). We ask people to wear masks, socially distance (yes, that means no hugging, unfortunately), and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. You can reserve tickets for everyone in your household at one time.
There are protocols we must follow to protect against spreading COVID-19, and we need help with volunteers to make in-person worship a reality. If we do not have enough volunteers, we will not be open for in-person worship on a given Sunday. We will make the determination by the Sunday before if we have enough volunteers.
For those who are not ready to return to in-person activities yet, we understand. We will continue to offer live-streaming of all worship services as we currently do. As we ease into this process, we will offer more capacity as we feel comfortable doing so.
If you wish to volunteer to help make in-person worship possible, please email our Office Administrator, Lindsay Gant, for more information.
Stay safe, get vaccinated when you are eligible, and stay in touch.
Watch the video below for a How-To from Pastor Alycia.