December 17, 2017

Hosting: Debbie and Phil

Month Project Offering
January Tennyson Center – Operation Santa 386.93
February Disciples Mission Fund – Week of Compassion 565
March Ansar Food Pantry 351
April Disciples Mission Fund – Easter 270
April Dining Out For Life – Project Angel Heart – April 27 494.22
May CHARG Resource Center – food bank 335
May    
June Disciples Mission Fund – Pentecost 335
June    
July LGBTQ+ Alliance 420
July Lutheran Social Services – kids packs 475
August Courage Classic – to benefit Children’s Hospital 565
August    
September Disciples Mission Fund – Reconciliation 170
September Red Cross 100
October Tennyson Center – Denver Dinner 6400
October Ansar Food Pantry 75
November Women’s Homeless Initiative – South Broadway CC 90
November Disciples Mission Fund – Thanksgiving 245
December Disciples Mission Fund – Christmas 460
December Colorado Village Collaborative – Tiny Homes 415
  Colorado Village Collaborative – In-Kind 114
  CRMR Mountain Top Offering (ongoing) 1200
     
  Fireside Legacy Fund – CC Foundation Deposits + Distribution 2017 (ongoing)  
Total   13,466.15
     
  Fireside Legacy Fund Total – CC Foundation (ongoing) 4,522.20

Current Mission and Service Projects:

  • Women’s Homeless Initiative
  • Colorado Village Coalition – Tiny Homes

Our Mission First Goal:

  • to be a church that acts on God’s overwhelming call to respond with compassion to the vulnerable
  • to educate ourselves and others about our life with undocumented people, refugees and immigrants and provide assistance as much as possible
  • to address issues of health care, disabilities and special needs children
  • to work for Human Rights for all people, including Muslims, Jews, other minority religions, women, LGBTQ, etc.
  • to remain committed to the poor, the hungry, the homeless, people with mental health issues, the uneducated, the weak, and the afraid.

News:

  • We will begin a new focus on homelessness in January, both for study and for mission.
  • We have opportunities to partner with South Broadway Christian Church for the Women’s Homeless Initiative on the third Saturday of odd numbered months: January 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, September 15, November 17.
  • We will begin a book study of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Denny has volunteered to lead the discussion. Cheryl will check on prices and ordering options.
  • Our January 14 gathering will be at Lisa’s new home located at 8636 Mariposa in Thornton.
  • Our January 28 gathering will be at Sandra’s home. We will share potluck

Discussion:

  • Debbie led us in a discussion of the four themes of Advent, Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. We also lit the Christ Candle this evening.

Joys and Concerns:

  • Congratulations to Doretta’s granddaughter, Rebekah, who graduated from CU Denver this week!
  • Barbara’s mother passed away this week.
  • Congratulations to Sherrill who announced her engagement to Karen Nilsson! They plan to have a Holy Union.
  • Evergreen Christian Church will be hosting a Longest Night service. They will also be dedicating the fourth Sunday of every month to focus on mental health issues.
  • Doretta’s latest CAT scan revealed shadows on her liver. She will undergo a biopsy on January 2 to determine a definitive diagnosis and plan for treatment.
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