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Visiting Pastors at
Chapel in the Pines

Our constitution established a visiting pastor program, a defining feature and mission of our church.
At Chapel in the Pines, we invite visiting pastors from various recognized Christian Denominations to lead our Sunday worship.  We strive for a balanced representation and look forward to scripture-based joyful messages of God’s everlasting faithfulness, love and grace.

Our music program is rich in both leadership and talent and we are striving to connect with and involve new members of all ages and Christian traditions.

Worship service at 11:00 a.m.  


At 9:30 a.m, there is an Adult Education (Forum) discussion in our Fellowship Hall that is often led by the visiting pastor.

Each Sunday, Communion is observed at the Chapel.
All are welcome who wish to share by faith.   
Communion follows after the sermon and a Communion hymn and before the benediction.  Each pastor is assisted in the distribution of the Elements by our Communion Assistants at the front of the church.  The order of worship is maintained by the Chapel.  The visiting pastor may choose to wear a robe and vestments if that is their custom.

There is a two-part-compensation for preaching at the Chapel. An honorarium of $150.00 per Sunday. The second part of the compensation is the use of our on-site cabin for up to five days (Thurs. - Tues.).

Our visiting pastors come from multiple states as well as various communities throughout Colorado and some have been coming for several years. 


If you know someone who might be interested in serving as a visiting pastor, please contact us at or call our main number at 970-881-3508.

Housing for Visiting Pastors

Chapel in the Pines provides an on-site cottage for visiting pastors and their immediate family when scheduled to provide leadership worship and the adult Christian forum discussion for that Sunday's worship service. 

Our  cottage is available at no charge for our visiting pastors (Additional guests may be invited only on a limited basis as water and septic system capacities are limited).  Check in as early as Thursday (noon) and check out by Tuesday (noon).

manse cottage cabin
Our Chapel cottage has two (2) bedrooms with queen beds, a full bath (shower) with hot and cold running water, a very comfortable furnished living room, a TV with satellite dish and VCR.  There is also a queen sofa bed. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with an electric range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishes, cooking utensils and silverware.  All linens are provided. 
The cottage is expected to be returned to its original order at the end of the stay (cleaned and all food and garbage removed). Departure instructions are posted in the cabin. If you find anything that needs to be corrected, please let us know as we want to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
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Area Temperatures:

The summer temperature range is in the 70’s and occasionally in the 80’s. Evenings are cool and the temperature usually drops to the 50’s and 60’s. In the winter, it can be cold, windy with some heavy snows. We try to make your stay as comfortable as possible and hope you find the experience rewarding as you stay in our Chapel cottage.

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