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To the laity and clergy of the Mountain Sky Conference of The United Methodist Church, In light of the current health crisis created by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), I am recommending that all churches throughout our conference suspend all worship services and meetings through the end of March while we continue to monitor the transmission of this disease. This recommendation is not made lightly but after reviewing current medical news as well as the state and federal declarations of emergency. I continue to encourage you to consult with local public health departments to stay current on the latest developments in your area. Jesus says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). Just because the lights are off in your sanctuary should not dim the light of your congregation’s witness in your community. There are going to be many needs emerging as a result of this health crisis. While we must exercise social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus, we must not allow this to foster social isolation and break down our communities. The elderly will be especially vulnerable and are being encouraged to stay home. How can members care for the elderly and homebound in your community, providing groceries and other necessities? There are school age children whose schools have closed that will be in need of meals. How can you provide them with a regular meal? Some workers will have their income severely cut. How can you insure they don’t have to make the hard decision between buying food or paying the rent?
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” – Teresa of Avila

The cabinet, conference staff and I are committed to supporting you through this time. Director of Communications Charmaine Robledo has been providing numerous resources online.

We continue with Digital Devotions Monday-Friday at 6:30 a.m. as a way to remain spiritually together. I invite you to a Fireside Chat over Zoom this Monday evening, March 16, at 7 p.m. This will be a time for us to pray together, share together, and ask questions and share best practices.
Bishop, Karen Oliveto

   Welcome to our web site! Calhan UMC please bear with us as we are rebuilding our website.

   The church office is closed. You can leave us a message at [719-347-2319]. We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address: [calhanumc@hotmail.com].

   If you are not familiar with our churches and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

Blessings and peace,

Rev. Melinda Baber

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CALHAN UNITED   METHODIST                          CHURCH      

WORSHIP:  11:00 a.m.
Calhan is wheelchair accessible. We have a concrete ramp, handrails, accessible restroom, fellowship and Sanctuary. 




                          Tuesday May 19
                  "The Power Of Presence"

Thought for the Day:
I will set aside time for Christ today.
O God, teach us to recognize your presence, and help us to stay connected with you throughout this day. Amen.

                         Wednesday May 20                           
                         "On Assignment"

Thought for the day:
What is my mission statement
Dear Lord, thank you for entrusting us with assignments while we are here on earth. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

                          Thursday May 21                           
                  "Everyone's Gift Matters"

Thought for the day:
Today I will show my gratitude for the contributions of others to God's work.
Dear God, help us to see the value of others Christians and to commend them for their work. Amen.

                             Friday May 22
                   "Bold Encouragement"

Thought for the day:
To whom will I speak an encouraging word in Christ's name today?
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to reflect your nature in our actions toward others each day. We pray as you taught us, "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil" (Luke 11;2-4, KIV). Amen.

                             Saturday May 23
                      "Fear-Conquering Love"

Thought for the day:
Because of God's love for me, fear and worry do not have to rule my life.
Dear God, give us a deeper understanding of your love so that fear no longer rules our lives. Amen.

                                Sunday May 24
                                  "I Belong!"

Thought for the day:
I belong to Christ's family of faith.
Lord Jesus, thank you for making us a part of your family of faith. Help us to invite others to find in your family of faith Help us to invite others to find in you a real sense of being a family! Amen.

                                  Monday May 25
                                "Running Away"

Thought of the day:
How can I help bring others back to God?
Redeemer God, thank you for bringing us back when we run away. Thank you for the people you have placed in our lives who love us, watch over us, and protect us. Amen.

                                  Tuesday May 26
                            "Content Where I Am"

Thought of the day:
When I'm feeling discontented, I can turn to scripture for encouragement.
Dear God, thank you for the beauty of the world we live in. Help us to remember that heaven's joys will far surpass earthly ones. Amen.

                              Wednesday May 27                                                        
                            "A Change Of Heart"
Thought for the day:
Every day, God strengthens me for ministry to others.
Dear Father, remind us that through your power we can overcome all worldly hurdles to minister to others. Amen.

                                Thursday May 28                          
                          "God's Love Endures"

Thought for the day:
God fills me with hope and help me endure.
Dear God, comfort us when we face illness and pain. Give us a renewed sense of hope and faith in your love. Amen.

                                 Friday May 29
                            "Distracting Pride"

Thought of the day:
Today I will set down my burdens so I can welcome God's strengthen.
Dear God, help us to release our pride so that we may trust in your provision rather than our own. Amen.

                                  Saturday May 30
                                   "Best For Us"

Thought of the day:
God sees beyond what I want to what is best for me.
Dear Father, when we cry for unnecessary or harmful things, teach us to understand your discipline and embrace a love for your correction. Amen.

                               Sunday May 31                             
                            "Ourselves Or Others?"

Thought for the day:
To who is God calling me to be a neighbor today?
Dear God, help us to honor you by helping someone who needs what we can give. Amen.

                                Monday June 1                          
                             "I Am Still Here"

Thought for the day:
I am a child of God.
Dear God, help us to share the good news of Christ, knowing that even simple words of witness can make a difference in the lives of people we meet. Amen.