Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

COVID-19 Updates

Keep connected to God & each other even while we’re apart.

Read about our re-entry plan here.

Pentecost Sunday
May 23 // 6:30-7 p.m.
Outdoor Vespers Service


Join us on the “back porch” behind the church building for an evening vespers service that will mark our return to in-person worship. You’re invited to wear red (or your favorite fiery color!) in the spirit of Pentecost, the day we celebrate the birthday of the church. Bring your own chair and wear a mask. (Extra chairs will be available.) We’ll also have an evening service on Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. before we return to our sanctuary on Sunday, June 6 at 10 a.m.

Returning to Our Sanctuary!
Sunday, June 6 // 10 a.m.


If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that we are the church no matter where or how we gather. It’s also been an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have a space that’s set apart for us to be together in worship and just how precious and holy that can be. You’ll continue to receive information about how we’ll strive to keep each other safe and healthy as we return to in-person worship in the sanctuary on Sunday, June 6 at 10 a.m. While some things will look and feel different, what remains the same is the God whom we worship. Online worship will continue to be available through a live-stream.

Sundays

Short Stories by Jesus
Education Hour (9-9:50 a.m.)

April 18 – May 23

New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine invites us to reconsider several parables of Jesus to discover how challenging they actually are when we hear them in their first-century Jewish context. She describes her interpretations as both fresh and fairly literal. Each week, we’ll dig in to a different parable. You’re welcome to purchase her book here or to simply bring your Bible with you each time we meet. Facilitated by Erin Tyler, Nathan Hall, and Melissa St. Clair.

The Parables of Jesus sermon series
April 18 – May 23

Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. The parables are not just about Jesus, though. They are also about us—and when read with an openness to that, can still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. This sermon series is inspired by Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine and The Parables of Jesus by Arland J. Hultgren.

Worship (10 a.m.)
Since we will not be worshipping together in-person until it is safe to do so, you are invited to participate in an online service via livestream on these Sundays at 10 a.m. You have two options for this:

Instead of streaming, you may also call in for audio only via a cell phone or land line using the toll-free number 1-844-854-2222. Access code: 838675.

Each Sunday afternoon, a video of that morning’s online service will be posted to our YouTube Channel. You can subscribe here


Fellowship Hour (after worship)
After worship, you’re invited to join us for a time of virtual friendship and conversation. Bring your own snacks! Create a Zoom account here. The Zoom app is free and accessible on your desktop or phone. 

Log in after worship here.

Tuesdays

Knitwits | 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (1:30 p.m.)
Knitwits are meeting at member’s homes, please watch the weekly newsletter for the location of the next meeting.

Wednesdays

Midweek Meditation (8 – 8:15 a.m.)
Join our pastoral staff online for a Midweek Meditation on Wednesday mornings for a brief devotional from and prayer together. You bring the request; we pray! A great way to stay connected and grounded during the week. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.

Wednesday Night Book Study (7 p.m.)
The Wednesday night book study group is now reading Reading Romans“, by Luke Timothy Johnson. We begin meeting at 7 p.m. New folks are always welcome to join this book study group. Contact Mark Turner (970.420.4142) if you’d like our conference call information to dial in.

Thursdays

Theology Thursdays (6:30 p.m.)
Gather with others–virtually and for an hour–as we share our thoughts and questions about a variety of topics, themes and scripture texts as suggested by participants. Contact the office (970-223-1230) for the Zoom link.

Other Ways to Stay Connected

Lavender Labyrinth at the Tylers
Come take a walk along the labyrinth, enjoy the view of the mountains, and just Be for a short time. No need to let us know ahead of time, just park along the labyrinth fence. Please be mindful of the property and stay within the labyrinth area. Read more here.

Connect with a Friend
We have friends in our congregation who would love snail mail during this time when we are not able to meet in person. Most of these adults do not have internet. Would your child like to send someone a picture or write a letter once a week to someone to share some love? Email Erin Tyler and we’ll get you connected.

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