Summer’s long days and ample sunshine afford Castle Pines North’s (CPN) faith community opportunities to serve the community and look forward to the coming school year. Here is how area churches have spent the summer, and what they have coming up:
Castle Pines Community Church
Meets at Buffalo Ridge Elementary School;
The summer schedule, Memorial Day through Labor Day, has worship service, children’s programs, and nursery at 9:30 a.m. In September, a regular schedule resumes with Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and worship services at 10:30.
Kids Rock! is a new program offered by CPCC, which gives third through fifth graders the chance to learn new music every other Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Participants will also team up with the Student Ministry Worship Band to add instrumental music to their vocals.
CPCC is offering several other new programs for children, ages five and older. For more information, contact Emily Hibpshman at 720-891-9980.
Christ the King Presbyterian Church
Meets at DCS Montessori School;
Family worship begins each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and includes Kid’s Church.
In July, CKPC youth ministry traveled to impoverished areas in Jacksonville, Florida, to help residents with exterior home painting and repairs.
CKPC offers a weekly mens Bible Study group at the Castle Creek Bakery every Friday morning from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. “Additionally, we have an ongoing Bible exploration on the Life of Jesus from the book of Mark,” said the church’s pastor, Dan Weidman. “The group meets in the Tech Center from 6:45 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. every Wednesday.” For more information on study groups, visit the church’s website.
God’s Grace Community Church
Meets at 9535B Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree.
Sunday worship at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
It’s been a summer of service at God’s Grace. Youth and adults traveled to Booneville, Mississippi, to serve in the community painting, doing yard work, cleaning houses and serving children ages seven and older in the Corinth, Mississippi, “Project Attention” program.
In July, youth from sixth through ninth grade traveled to Rapid City, South Dakota, and made a difference in the lives of the young and old with other church groups on a Youth Works Mission week.
Solid Life Christian Center
Meets at Timber Trail Elementary;
Solid Life Christian Center members Tim Colander (left) and Alfred Farias man the grill at CPN’s Independence Day Celebration. Solid Life provided concessions for the event to raise money for their youth missions trip to help flood victims in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo by Lisa Crockett)
Sunday services begin at 10 a.m.; classes for children are provided.
After a summer youth missions trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to help with reconstruction efforts, Solid Life is helping students of all ages get off to a good start for the coming school year. The church’s annual Back to School Prayer Rally is open to students of all ages and aims to give students and teachers a prayerful focus to their studies.
“The greatest back to school gift we can give our children isn’t found in a mall, the school supply aisle or at an online store,” said SLCC Pastor, Russ Stutzman. “Prayer yields the biggest dividend of anything we can invest in, and the best way to prepare for the challenging days ahead is to start the school year out in prayer.”
The Back to School Prayer Rally will be held at Timber Trail Elementary at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 17. All CPN residents are welcome.
“The highlight of this special evening will be a graduation-style procession of teachers and students, from babes in arms to those on the cusp of college, receiving prayers,” said Stutzman.
Find more details at www.SolidLifeChristianCenter.org or by calling 303-799-3914.