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Updated COVID-19 Protocols for Pikes Peak MCC

Effective July 19, 2021

The Board of Directors met on Monday, July 19, 2021 and updated our COVID-19 protocols. We continue to monitor positivity rates and the Delta variant in our area. We will respond as needed to any new variants that show up in El Paso County. Our priority is to respect and protect the most vulnerable among us. We will continue to offer livestreaming of worship and other programs.

Here is what we approved, effective immediately:

  • Masks will continue to be required for everyone, except small children. Anyone in the building must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We do not and will not require proof of vaccination to attend anything in-person at our building. We understand that some people are immunocompromised and cannot tolerate the vaccine. As of this date, children under age 12 cannot yet be vaccinated. Because we will not require proof of vaccination to enter our facility, we ask that everyone wear masks while on the premises.
  • We will no longer limit the number of people who can attend worship on Sunday mornings. No need to reserve free tickets in advance. You can just show up.
  • We will continue check-in and registration for each event in the building. We will check each person/household in with name, email, and phone number for contact tracing purposes if someone who attended an event in our building later tests positive for COVID-19.
  • We request that everyone practice social distancing while in the building.
  • We will continue our practice of individual cup communion. We also will continue to ask people to make online donations instead of having a physical offering during each worship service.
  • We will again allow people to create and use their nametags with gender pronoun pins. You may take it with you and bring it back each week or hang it on a hook at the top of the front stairs before you leave.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entering the building, and periodically while in the building. Washing your hands is even better.
  • We will not have a hospitality station that offers coffee, tea or water. Please bring your own water bottle to drink from while you are in the building.
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Read Through the Bible in Year

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.

Here’s the Bible translations Pastor Alycia recommends:
Common English Bible, The Message, New Revised Standard Version, or The Inclusive Bible

You can read from the Common English Bible (CEB), The Message, or the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) on biblegateway.com for FREE! They also have a free audio version of The Message.

Join us anytime during the year, and don’t beat yourself up if you fall behind. Simply start again on whatever day it is. This is an invitation to deeper connection to God and spiritual community.

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#GivingTuesdayNow for COVID-19 Support

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.

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2020 Lenten Study Group with Pastor Alycia

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.

Register Online Here

Pre-Order Lenten Devotional Book

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is March 2, 2022. I (Pastor Alycia) am so looking forward to our Lenten series that we begin that day! It is based on a brand-new book being released on February 15 by Kate Bowler called “Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection.” We are offering an opportunity to order the book to pick up at church by Sunday, February 27 (BEFORE Lent starts). If you would like to order a physical copy of the book for $15 through the church, please complete this form by February 22.

Here are links to pre-order the e-book yourself (before February 15):

Amazon Kindle Store     Barnes & Noble

Questions or would like more information? Email Pastor Alycia here.

Be You. With Us. As a Member!

Curious about what Pikes Peak MCC is all about?

Wondering how to take the next step in connecting with people at Pikes Peak MCC?

Come to our next New Member Class on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 11:30. We will offer this class as a hybrid version, with an online Zoom option and an in-person option. In this class, you can learn about the history of Pikes Peak MCC, what we’re about, how to help serve our church and community, and what it means to be a part of this spiritual community.

Please register online here to let us know you are coming.

If you have any questions, please email Pastor Alycia.

Drawn In: Living the Creative Life with God

We spend too much time being “driven” rather than “drawn in.” We focus on what we “should” do rather than what we feel excited and compelled to do in our lives, in this world. During this series, we will connect with our inherent creativity and nurture this foundational aspect of being human, giving us renewed energy for passionate work, delightful play, and creative problem solving to make this world a better place for all.

Sunday mornings at 10 am | Jan 16 – Feb 20, 2022 | Pikes Peak MCC in Colorado Springs, CO