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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Honing our perceptions


“The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.” – Willa Cather

 

 
Photos by Dan Jorgensen

Standing at the heart of the unincorporated village of Jefferson, Colorado, is the Community Church (which doubles as an elementary school), where Sunday morning services have been held for well over 100 years – and denominations do not matter.  All are welcome. 

At an elevation of 9,501 feet at the foot of Kenosha Pass, Jefferson is at the north end of South Park, and said to be the inspiration for the animated television show of the same name.   And despite the show’s irreverence, the setting for its community church is anything but.  As one local resident wrote, “It may not matter, but it does seem like we’re just a bit closer to Heaven when we worship up here.”  

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