November 13, 2022

Hosting:  Debbie on ZOOM.us

MonthProjectOffering
JanuaryMarshall Fire Relief Support (Week of Compassion and Other)   825
JanuaryFireside Legacy Fund – Over and Above115
JanuaryFireside Legacy Fund – Scheduled Giving/Total Deposits – (As of June 30)2640
FebruaryDisciples Mission Fund – Week of Compassion (Feb 20 & 27)  700
MarchUkraine Humanitarian Support2946
AprilDisciples Mission Fund – Easter (April 10 & 17)525
AprilProject Angel Heart – Dining Out for Life (April 28)679
MayDisciples Mission Fund – Pentecost (May 29 & June 5)300
JuneGun Violence Prevention/Education880
JulyColorado Village Collaborative – Over and Above500
 Colorado Village Collaborative – Scheduled Giving – (As of June 30)520
AugustDisciples Mission Fund Giving Day100
AugustLGBTQ+ Alliance1405
AugustAurora Public Schools’ Educator Emporium325
SeptemberAlzheimer’s Association (Walk Sept 17) 820
OctoberDisciples Mission Fund – Reconciliation (September 25 & October 2)535
October/DecTennyson Center1152
NovemberDisciples Mission Fund – Thanksgiving225
DecemberDisciples Mission Fund – Christmas 
 Max Dash Support for Janet and Gregory100
 WHI/CHUM Collection Items1978
 Anti-Racism Support (As of June 30)6760
 Food Bank (As of June 30)2060
 Interfaith Alliance60
 Ecojustice160
Total 26,310
   
 Fireside Legacy Fund Total – CC Foundation$15,102.91

Ongoing Mission and Service Projects:

  • Any contribution to support those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
  • Any contribution to support anti-racism pro-reconciliation efforts.
  • Items for WHI/CHUM.

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 to 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 religious groups, women, LGBTQ+, and more
  • to remain committed to the poor, the hungry, the homeless, people with mental health issues, the uneducated, the powerless, and the afraid

Calendar:

  • Our Zoom Socials will continue as desired every Wednesday at 6:00.
  • November 20 Host:  Debbie
  • November 27, 1st Sunday of Advent:  Host:  Sherrill      Communion:  Sherrill
  • December 4, 2nd Sunday of Advent:  Host:  Cheryl      Communion:  Cheryl
  • December 11, 3rd Sunday of Advent:  Host:  Lisa      Communion:  Judy
  • December 18, 4th Sunday of Advent:  In person at the Gerkin home.  671 Olathe Way, Aurora 80011
  • December 25 – Merry Christmas!

Discussion:

  • Debbie led us in a discussion of a short video by Katharine Hayhoe: “There Can Be a Better Future.” 

Joys and Concerns:

  • A few of us were honored to share in the celebration of life for Cheryl’s parents yesterday, along with the wonderful meal served afterward at SOBO.  Cheryl is grateful for all the love. 
  • Cheryl begins her new position as interim regional minister for the Central Rocky Mountain Region on November 21.   
  • Richard celebrates 70 years of ordination on November 14!
  • Tory is celebrating Cookie’s birthday today.
  • Prayers for Jasmine who lost her grandmother a few days ago and cannot return for the funeral.
  • Cos lifted up Ukraine, as they appear to be taking back their country.  Prayers for them as they move ahead in the days to come.
  • We are all celebrating and feeling hopeful following the election.  
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