October 28, 2018

Hosting: Debbie and Phil

Month Project Offering
January Tennyson Center – Operation Santa 284
January Women’s Homelessness Initiative – In-Kind 80
February Disciples Mission Fund – Week of Compassion 370
February Colorado Village Collaborative – In-Kind 376
March Colorado Village Collaborative – Cash 355
April Disciples Mission Fund – Easter 547
April Dining Out For Life 523
May Disciples Mission Fund – Pentecost 325
June Disciples Mission Fund – Week of Compassion – Keep Families Together 510
July LGBTQ+ Alliance 510
July Colorado Village Collaborative – Build Doretta’s Tiny Home 5645
July Courage Classic 600
August Fireside Legacy Fund Extra Offering – CC Foundation 300
August Alzheimer’s Walk 135
September Disciples Mission Fund – Reconciliation 200
October Tennyson Center – Denver Dinner 5900
November    
November Disciples Mission Fund – Thanksgiving  
December Disciples Mission Fund – Christmas  
December    
     
  CRMR Mountain Top Offering (ongoing) 1000
     
  Fireside Legacy Fund – CC Foundation Deposits (ongoing)  
Total   17,660
     
  Fireside Legacy Fund Total – CC Foundation (ongoing) 6,645.18

Current Mission and Service Projects:

  • Colorado Village Collaborative – Build Doretta’s Tiny Home

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:

  • Our November 11 gathering is at Sherrill’s house, 1601 Colorado Blvd.
  • Our November 25 gathering will likely be cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
  • Our December 9 gathering is at Sherrill’s house, 1601 Colorado Blvd.
  • Our December 23 gathering is at Debbie and Phil’s house, 671 Olathe Way, Aurora. We will share potluck.

Discussion:

  • Our guest speaker was Shelley McKittrick, the Homelessness Program Director for the City of Aurora. She described three tiers of support that Aurora offers: 1) support to pay rent and avoid eviction altogether; 2) support to bridge the gap between first time housing loss and permanent housing loss, including some emergency support; 3) support for those needing long-term assistance, including caseworkers. She believes a Tiny Homes project will be in Aurora in the near future. The work the City does is multifaceted and involves many partners. Besides money, their greatest need currently is blankets and pillows, hats, gloves, and socks. She will update her presentation and email it to us.

Joys and Concerns:

  • It was a joy to have Dora DeVan visiting with us today.
  • It was a joy to have Shelley McKittrick join us today.
  • Prayers for those experiencing homelessness or on the verge of being evicted.
  • Prayers for the work of Shelley McKittrick and others who work tirelessly to equip and empower those in need.
  • Elijah is feeling better. He goes back to school full time this week and has been assigned a full time parapro.
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