November 6, 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
 Ecojustice110
Total 26,260
   
 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 13 Host:  Debbie
  • 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:  “Grateful for Fossil Fuels but Time to Move On.” 

Joys and Concerns:

  • The memorial service for Cheryl’s parents will be 11:00 Saturday, November 12, at South Broadway Christian Church. 
  • Cheryl begins her new position as interim regional minister for the Central Rocky Mountain Region on November 21.   
  • Henry, the husband of Cheryl’s friend, Mary Beth, died of cancer.  Please hold Mary Beth and Henry’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Janet’s father had a stroke two days ago.  He is recovering well.
  • Max’s friend, June, passed out and fell during the church service this morning.  She is doing well now.
  • Richard will celebrate 70 years of ordination on November 14!
  • Lisa’s friend, Joy, is having trouble with her knees and is in a lot of pain.
  • Judy’s friend, Diana Flahive, began hosting a support group for women who are caregivers for their husbands.
  • Cheryl is excited that Evergreen had 20 people in worship today, more than they’ve had since she’s been with them.
  • Sherrill’s caregiver is currently living in her car, as she cannot live with her father.
  • Thinking of the outcome of the election this week and the future of our democracy.  
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