Welcome to Columbine United Church!

Discover what church can be

CUC is an open, welcoming community. Democrat or Republican, gay or straight, cowboy or tech-hipster, traditional or contemporary, young or young-at-heart, or somewhere outside any of these labels – you will find CUC to be a place with open arms, ready to embrace you just as you are. We strive to be a place where real life meets an everyday faith that makes sense and makes a difference.

Feel and experience the energy and community at CUC – the connection that families are finding in our children and youth ministries, the meaning individuals are discovering through our worship, service and mission projects, and the friendships that transform life in our small groups and Christian education classes!

Our vision is that all who seek a relationship with God will come to Columbine United Church and find light, love and friends for their spiritual journey. We invite you to come as you are to the CUC community. One that accepts, nurtures, listens and inspires. One that offers many opportunities to explore and celebrate growing healthy relationships with God, self and others that are shaped by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Embracing the spirit of this vision encourages a life bright with purpose, participation, fellowship and giving. It is a life abundant with the adventure of growing together in faith.

At Columbine United Church, we celebrate the presence of God through lively and inspirational music, creative liturgy, meaningful prayer, and dynamic preaching. Worship is the expression of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Through worship, we not only come into God’s presence, but we also contemplate what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

All are invited to our Sunday worship services! Those who are full of faith, as well as those who question their doubts and beliefs, will find a worship sanctuary at CUC.

Our traditional worship at 8:00 AM combines hymns, the organ, choirs and soloists, and a formal liturgy. The Adult Christian Education hour at 9:10 AM typically relates directly to the sermon for the week and is led by one of our pastors.

At our contemporary worship at 10:00 AM, the music is upbeat and lively, led by “The Band”. Children’s Sunday School and Nursery care are offered during the Contemporary worship.

Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00 a.m Traditional Worship
9:10 a.m. Adult Christian Education
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship

What to expect on Sunday Mornings?

The Parking Lot

Enter our parking lot off Christensen Lane. We provide ample parking on site, and overflow parking is available, when needed, next door at Wilder Elementary. For our guests, we’ve reserved several spots identified with signs reading “Visitor Parking,” near our main doors. Handicapped accessible spots are also located near the main entrance. 

Entering the Building

Enter through the main doors, on the north side of the building. Through those glass doors you’ll find a warm hand to shake and bright smiles all around. We call that space “the Lobby,” and it’s a great spot to chat with current friends and friends-to-be.

Finding Where Everyone Goes

If you have infants or toddlers, check out our Nursery, to the right of the main doors in the building. For children between preschool through 5th grades, follow the stairs down to our fantastic Children, Youth & Families level. Greeters at the bottom of the stairs will help you find and settle your kids into an age-appropriate class. If you have teenagers, they meet on the main level at the back of the the sanctuary to worship together at the 10am service. Ushers will greet you at the doors and provide you with a bulletin before entering the sanctuary.

Getting the 411 on CUC

You’ll see a variety of types of dress at CUC on Sunday mornings, but most will be dressed casually. In the bulletin, you’ll find information about CUC and announcements that relate to our church community. If you need assistance with anything, be sure to check back in with our ushers. They are there to help you!

Worship

If you are wondering when to stand up, sit down, sing, pray or listen, just follow the people around you. We are a casual group, so do not feel any pressure that you have to know what you are doing – you’re free to be yourself. Truly, it’s the only way we know how to worship.

Breakfast

Straight through the Lobby is our kitchen and dining area, Biel Hall. Each Sunday we offer a delicious continental breakfast! Come in and enjoy a muffin, danish, bagel or just a (complimentary) cup of coffee over conversation with others at CUC. We ask for $1 per item you take, to cover the expense of providing breakfast, but let your first meal be on the house, as our welcome to you.

Columbine United Church is intentional about their words and feels like home for me and my family.

 

– Megan

New Member Class

CUC schedules two new member classes each year, usually one in the spring and one in the fall. We coordinate the dates with the pastors. We maintain a list of prospective new members taken from attendance records and invite interested individuals to attend the scheduled class. After the class, we coordinate a time to formally join the church. We distribute the interests of each new member to all the committees at church so that they can be involved in our outreach.