Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies has many opportunities to get acquainted and enjoy fellowship. Activities are open to all in the community.
Many of them occur as we gather around the tables in the fellowship hall after Sunday worship or at special church dinners as well as in the homes of members and friends. A lot of fellowship in Scripture centers around the table. The Passover observance which was first observed immediately before the Exodus of the people from Egypt under the leadership of Moses centered around the family table. When Jesus broke bread with the disciples during the Passover meal, he transformed that meal into what we now call the Lord’s Supper or Communion. It was when Jesus broke bread with the disciples on the road to Emmaus that their eyes were opened and they recognized him.
Fellowship at first glance might look like a bunch of people sharing stories around the table with coffee, snacks, or a meal. Yet these are indeed opportunities for us to get to know each other and to recognize that Christ is indeed with us whenever two or three are gathered together in his name. We invite you to join us at the various fellowship opportunities that happen throughout the year.
Grace and Grub
Grace and Grub began in 2011 as a casual supper group that could follow whatever path it needed to connect members of the congregation to each other and newcomers to the congregation. It began with 8 members and in 2016 grew to more than 50 strong plus several summer residents who join us when they are here.
It is a very active group. We meet part of the year in homes in groups of about 8 people for a casual supper, short devotions, and lots of lively conversation. The host prepares the devotions and the entrée and the guests each bring part of the meal. Each February, the whole group plans, cooks, and serves a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday. The congregation and community are invited to this free meal. The fellowship hall is decorated for Mardi Gras and music enlivens the atmosphere. We do ask for donations and the money raised goes to Crossroads Ministry.
In May, we begin our summer picnics. That first one usually has everyone in jackets and huddling near the fire. We meet at Sprague Lake to roast hotdogs and make s’mores. The rest of the meal is potluck. People bring chairs and it is always a great relaxing evening. These picnics continue through August.
The group meets on the fourth Monday evening of each month except in December. Then the whole group gets together for a beautiful Christmas brunch on a Saturday morning.
Grace and Grub is always welcoming new members. If you have an interest or have questions, please contact Joy Holcomb at 586-9600 or fill out this inquiry form:
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Imagine yourself on stage in boots, cowboy hat, and frontier clothing. You’re in the midst of a fun-filled, family-friendly play set in the old west.
A villain walks onstage, and the audience boos and hisses and even throws popcorn at him.
The hero comes on and the audience erupts in cheers.
It’s the annual melodrama Back Pew Creations has been staging them at PCCR for ten years as a means of fulfilling the church’s outreach to the community.
Church members are invited to participate in the melodrama by being actors, stagehands, olio performers, or technicians. You develop some really close friendships during six weeks of rehearsals and five days of performances.
Over the years, the melodrama has raised approximately $55,000 which was donated to local charities such as Crossroads Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Lifelong Learning of Estes Valley, Restorative Justice, Salud Clinic, Victims’ Advocates, Partners, Learning Place, and EVICS. There will be no melodrama production during 2018, but it will return in 2019.
You feel the urge to amaze your friends and family with hidden talents crying to be set free? Call Ginger Wilkinson at 970-586-5275. She has the key to unlock the actor (or ham) inside each of us.
After-Church Fellowship, Dinners and Lunches
The church, through sponsorship by the Membership/Hospitality Committee, Presbyterian Women, Grace and Grub and other groups, hosts a number of events to enhance the membership and visitor experience by creating a welcoming and participatory atmosphere that will allow personal and spiritual growth within our church. They are held throughout the year, generally one each month, and include:
- Glezen Pot-luck dinner honoring one of our past members who established a fund for the event
- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper preceding the Lenten Season, sponsored by Grace and Grub
- Themed brunch to share Foundation update with the congregation
- Meals for out-of-town visiting groups, such as a visiting choir, youth group, or regional Presbytery meeting
- Pot-luck Palm Sunday Brunch
- Ladies High-Tea Party
- All Church Family picnic at the Lake Estes Marina
- Ice cream or pie social with an old-fashion hymn sing-along
- Pot-luck Soup Crock-pot Harvest Festival
- Dinner for Hanging of the Greens to prepare the church for the Advent Season
- Luncheon to recognize a significant anniversary or special occasion for a church member
All our members and visitors are welcome to participate in any of these events. In addition, every Sunday morning, 9:00-11:30am, one of the small groups within the church hosts coffee and snacks in the fellowship hall to encourage further fellowship and a welcoming atmosphere.