We are reaching out in intentional ways to the hurting and dark places of our local community. We desire to see our church mobilized to share the Good News of the Gospel with our neighbors, in our workplace and through organized opportunities prepared by the church throughout the year.
WAYS TO SERVE LOCALLY
The following paragraphs provide ways that you, your Growth Group (G2) or your family can serve locally. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please email Kathy Rinta, at email@example.com.
2017 Local Outreach Item Collection
Help us create reusable fabric feminine hygiene kits to give DAYS of school back to girls by donating the following items:
•Ziploc Brand Freezer Bags (gallon size—no sliders please)
•Brief Style Cotton Panties (girls size 10-16 or womens size 5-7)
•Gift Cards to Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Walmart or Amazon
•Cotton Quilting Fabric and Cotton Flannel (dark colored with geometric, floral or botanical prints to best hide stains)
•Polyester Thread (dark colored) and Straight Sewing Pins (Long)
•Sharpies, Small Binder Clips (1/2 inch) , Large Safety Pins (about 2 inches)
•Rotary Cutter and Extra Blades (45mm) and Self-healing Rotary Mat
•Thin, Inexpensive Colorful Washcloths
Please turn in your donation to the lobby by May 14.
Help us provide care for the teachers and staff at Summit Ridge Middle School by donating the following items:
•Grocery Store or Costco/Sam’s Club Gift Cards to provide lunch to the staff a few times a year.
For the Teacher Gift Bags:
•$5 Coffee Gift Cards
•Energy Bars, Trail Mix, or Nut Mix
•Fun Band-aids, Chap Stick, Tylenol or Advil, and Tissues
•Post-it Notes, Highlighters, Sharpies, and Dry Erase Markers
•Bulletin Board Push Pins
•Candy or Chocolate
Please turn in your donations to the lobby by May 14.
Mark your calendars for another Day to Serve! It will be on June 3 and we will have two shifts available, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We want to serve those in our neighborhoods, our community and our church family. As we love others, we will see some of their needs. As a Brand New You, Jesus empowers us to help bear one another’s burdens. This is a great opportunity for us to do just that. To find out more, click here.
Mean Street Ministry is focused on serving the working poor along West and East Colfax Avenue. We are dedicated to bringing the love of Christ to those who feel disconnected from family, community and God. We elevate the poor, heal the broken and provide a safe environment for lay Christians to be the hands and feet of Jesus. They are located at 1380 Ammons Street, Lakewood, CO 80214. To find out how to get involved, click here.
What if not having feminine hygiene supplies meant DAYS without school? DAYS of isolation? Days for Girls is intent on giving those girls days back by providing reusable and sustainable hygiene kits that last 2-4 years, giving her back up to 240 days of opportunity. Join us for monthly maker days and click here to find out more!
Hands of the Carpenter is passionate about serving single mothers and widows in need. Hands provides HOPE… beginning with automobile repair and maintenance to support their desire for economic self-sufficiency. Six times a year they host car clinics. Come to inspect and work on cars, wash cars, or help the children of the women that are served with crafts while they wait. To find out more and to get involved, click here.
FBC Adopts Summit Ridge Middle School
We are working with other churches in South Jefferson County to “adopt” schools in our area. We want to provide care for the teachers and staff through food and care packages.
On March 17, we were able to serve lunch to the teachers and staff on their in-service day. Find out more at our table on Local Outreach Sunday, April 30.
Open Door Ministries’ mission is to show mercy, build community, and make disciples for Christ in urban Denver as an outreach of Open Door Fellowship Church. They exist to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. The Family Room is a place where people in the ODM community can fellowship and where the homeless can more easily access our resources and facilities. The Family Room is largely dependent upon donations to keep it supplied as we offer hospitality and a safe place for homeless and all persons in our ministry. Another key part of the Family Room is empowering people in our community to give back. To learn more about the Family Room and other opportunities to serve at Open Door Ministries, click here.
The Severe Weather Shelter Network providing emergency, overnight shelter in churches in Jefferson County and surrounding areas for people living on the streets. The general criteria for a cold weather night is 32º with moisture in the air and 20º on a dry night. Click here to find out ways to get involved.