Join Our Faith Family


Join Our Faith Family

Are you interested in joining our community of faith?

We are eager to get to know you better! We look forward to learning about your family or household, what gifts you have and are willing to share with the BFCC. Becoming a part of BFCC will more like a covenant.

Covenant means a spiritual promise to do church together- a committed relationship to and with the community.

It is our way of saying that you are a “member” of our church community. Being at BFCC will be more like a community than like a country club. It will be more like a gathering of shared values, deep conversations, shared meals and thoughtful rituals, than like a party you might attend. It is a place where you can share all of who you are, your dreams, your hopes, your challenges so that we can all do ministry together and find out where God is in all of our relationships.

This church is full of hard working, engaged people...We envision that if you are a part and feel like you belong, that it will be a reciprocal relationship. When you covenant with us (or become a member) we hope that you will participate in a variety of ways:

When you covenant to a church, you make an agreement:

  1. to gather in corporate worship on Sunday

  2. serve the ministries of the church to the best of your ability

  3. have awareness of our mission and vision

  4. financially contribute as you can.

If you are considering or already participating with BFCC, we hope you will covenant with us. We will announce our inquiry and orientation meetings and our membership Sundays when we make official our covenant together.

If you are interested in learning more about this process, please contact the church office (719) 495-2207 or contact Pastor Marta Fioriti, (719)306-4037 or


Forming Faith

Across Generations

Forming Faith

Across Generations

Multi-generational Faith Formation

Here are the experiences we offer for faith forming:  

  1. PRAYground (for pre-k-5th grades) in the back of the sanctuary every Sunday.  

  2. Multigenerational Worship, our hope is that young people will engage in the whole life of the corporate worship liturgy, music and ritual.  Parents, we encourage you to help your children be full participants.

  3. Faith Formation, children (1 year-5th grade) are invited after the Words of Wonder (about 10:20am) to attend Faith Formation on the lower level of Morast Hall. Please sign your children in as you enter the sanctuary. If your child is between 1-3 years of age, they will be invited to play on the playground or in the preschool. A changing table is available. Please note that we will offer Faith Formation on the 2nd-4th Sundays of the month.

  4. Adult only small group classes, meditation and contemplation groups, issue/topic based discussion groups or vespers

Forming Faith Across Generations

Stay tuned for upcoming monthly Multigenerational Faith Formation Programs…


Multigenerational Faith Formation

Once a month we will gather the whole church (children, youth & adults) to break bread together (pot-luck) as Jesus did with his people and engage together hands-on learning.

Multi-generational Worship

We  are unapologetically creating space for multi-generational faith learning. This means faith-learning for all people.


For Adults

For Adults


Adults Program

Our adult’s program offers a deeper, faith-enriching experience for those that are new to the church experience as well as those that are life-long practitioners.

Here are some of the options for Adult Faith Formation:

1. We believe faith is deepened in the whole worshiping community. Like children and youth, we encourage and invite adults to participate in our multi-generational programs. We believe this type of engagement and relationship building is transformational.

2. We offer contemplative small groups. These are scheduled almost once a month. Great thinkers such as Thomas Merton are discussed. Please call the church office for more details.

3. We also offer a gathering called Uncomfortable Conversations. Our hope is to bring together groups of folks with varying opinions and values to have important conversations in a safe space. We believe that this kind of relationship building is also transformational. Please call the church office for more details.


Music and Arts

Chancel CHoir

The choir is an integral part of worship, leading the congregation in song and sharing a variety of music for Sunday services. The choir rehearses on Monday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. All are welcome. No audition is required. Contact Mandy Todd ( for more information.


For Kids

For Kids



PRAYground is our Mid-Week Ministry on the first Wednesday of the month and perhaps a new idea called Faith Lab Centers during fellowship hour. It's not youth group and it's not Sunday school but it is faith learning.  As one wise women in the church said: "it's Jesus outside the box."


Camps and Retreats

Our church located about a mile east of La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, a ministry of the United Church of Christ and our partner in ministry. La Foret with the collaboration of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ offers a variety of programs for children, youth and adults throughout the year.

Every Fall and Spring there is a youth retreat (6th grade-12 grade). Every summer there are week long summer camps for children entering 2nd grade through youth finishing 12 grade. You can get more details at

BFCC heps supports these ministries by providing scholarships/sponsorships for children and youth to attend.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is held every summer for one week. It is open to all pre-K-5th graders, Monday-Friday. You are welcome!

For detailed information on this summer’s program you can access the link below or go to the home page and scroll all the way down to “events.” Don’t hesitate to call the church office if you need more information!

Registration Link for 2019 VBS:


First Step Preschool at Black Forest Community Church

First Step Preschool is a licensed, non-profit, developmentally appropriate preschool operated by Black Forest Community Church. Designed to support Kindergarten readiness, our learning environment encourages growth in social skills, language development, cognitive understanding and large and fine motor abilities. The educational setting encourages children’s spiritual awareness as students are exposed to God’s love in their everyday life in our loving accepting environment. With a balance of teacher-directed and child-directed activities we meet the State of Colorado Early Childhood Benchmarks with both direct instruction and learning centers such as science, dramatic play, math, blocks, computers and library. There is an abundance of sensory play, practical life situations and music students enjoying learning how they learn best: through play!




We’re a small church with a big heart! Learn more about some of the ministries, outreach programs and community activities we actively participate in:

La Puente

La Puente is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Colorado's San Luis Valley by providing food, shelter, and advocacy for the homeless and community members in crisis. La Puente endeavors to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently with dignity.

We believe homelessness and hunger are symptoms of a much deeper issue: Poverty. In rural southern Colorado, these issues are a daily reality for more than 20% of our population. Through client interaction, advocacy, policy awareness, and the support of our community, La Puente believes we have the tools to fight poverty and the stigmas surrounding homelessness and hunger!

Special Mission Offerings

United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings sponsor vital ministries that bring hope to people in the U.S. and around the world.  Our church has identified four areas where critical human needs exist: 

• in places lacking health and educational resources and/or where disaster has struck; 
• within systems of injustice which oppress daily life and opportunity; 
• in the lives of church leaders without sufficient resources to live with dignity; 
• in the nurture of youth and congregations just beginning their lives of faith.  

We believe these Special Mission Offerings collectively serve to lift people closer to the abundance and wholeness to which Jesus Christ has called us to work together to bring about.


Over the years, nature has taken its toll on this beautiful building. Critters have gnawed on the hand-hewn logs, and water has rotted the wood. The Black Forest Community Church members have faithfully attempted to maintain this historic site, but now, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!

This year, grant money has been bestowed for the restoration of the Log building, with the requirement of a 25% match, $5,500 of the total cost of $21,900, from the community. With these funds, the exterior of the "Old Log Church" will be restored to its original condition. Projects to include stripping paint, replacing chinking, and repairing wooden double-paned windows.