Community in Manitou Springs
Few things compare to the beauty of the towering and rugged Colorado Rocky Mountains. This is where you will find our community, nestled within the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs. We share a common life together based on the teachings of Yahshua, the son of God, actually doing the things that He commanded His disciples to do when He walked on the earth 2000 years ago. And, in a nutshell, what He commanded us to do is to love one another as He loved us. Not only is that a command, but it is deep in our hearts to do this. Our life is a life of self-sacrifice, where we are continually meeting the needs of those around us. Each of us that live here are fully devoting ALL of our time, energy, and possessions - everything - to seeing the reality of what is in our Creator's heart come about on the earth. Our community is a busy hive of many families and about 10 single people. Here we train our children at home, cook meals for one another, operate our Mate Factor cafe, and run our Community Foods natural and organic discount store. 24/6 is our motto at the Mate Factor. Specializing in yerba mate drinks, we also make a variety of delicious sandwiches, salads, and wraps. The only part of the week we are not open is when we stop to participate in our Sabbath. This is our set apart day to spend time with one another, our families and the sojourners among us. Our Sabbath starts with a vibrant celebration on Friday night. We break out our instruments and come together with singing, dancing and listening to one another express the deep things that are on our hearts. A special meal is enjoyed with one another and our guests. No strangers to having guests, we are earnestly seeking for those who have the same heart as we do. On a daily basis we gather together morning and evening to sing, speak and worship. Our meals are taken together. We work together to provide for each other. Coming to a common understanding is a priority in areas where we may have conflicts with one another. We know that it is our unity that will prove to the world that the Father sent His Son, Yahshua. We love to have guests, and ask that those who visit fully participate in our vibrant life with us. Everyone is needed and necessary. We warmly invite you to visit us here at the foot of Pike's Peak. Come and see a witness of the emerging culture that is once again sprouting worldwide. Please email or give us a call.