January 28, 2018

Hosting: Sandra

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
June Disciples Mission Fund – Pentecost 335
July LGBTQ+ Alliance 420
July Lutheran Social Services – kids packs 475
August Courage Classic – to benefit Children’s Hospital 565
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 Homelessness Initiative – There have been some issues with wasted food. If the women don’t have lunch, then they can’t eat as much as they’d like for dinner. Our next time to help is March 17.
  • Colorado Village Coalition – Tiny Homes
  • January Offering – Post Christmas for Tennyson Center / Colorado Village Collaboration – Timy Home
  • February – Donations for Doretta’s birthday will be a part of Fireside’s donations. They do not have to be new items. Gently used is fine.

 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.


  • 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. Please read as much of Part 1 as possible for our discussion.
  • We don’t have a host for 2/11.


  • Sandra provided a meal of 3 cups of Ramen noodles, green beans, and/or corn. This is what many people who live with food scarcity eat although many don’t have any fruits or vegetable in their diets. We were asked to not have anything else to eat until breakfast and to think about how we felt physically and mentally then try to imagine how we’d be able to function with this as an everyday diet. Our discussion was around how we listen to and tell our own stories about poverty and homelessness. Do we judge people by their choices? Pain as a child can’t be unlearned as an adult. Some people have not (cannot?) mature into generosity and grace. People don’t deserve a helping hand…. “None of us know….” Responses to hearing stories.

 Joys and Concerns:

  • Doretta is tolerating chemo. The concern is that she has to have it at all.
  • Sherrill’s surgery went ok and is at home. Her sister, Diane, is with her until Sunday.
  • Prayers for Debbie’s family regarding her father’s death and funeral.
  • Kim made it to Kentucky, but had car trouble along the way.
  • Tory’s sister has been responding, but is sounding good.
  • Cheryl and Doretta’s neightbor, Tom, has early onset Alzheimer’s and is in decline. He is 52.
  • Evergreen CC – prayers for the family with a difficult death anniversary.
  • Evergreen CC – Evergreen High School is trying to find ways to engage parents and student around GLBTQ issues. Evergreen CC is willing to be an off-shoot site.
  • Concern re Camille and loneliness.
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