In Our Community - Parker and Beyond, Colorado, World Wide
Puerto Rico food-less food drive - Our partner church in Puerto Rico, Sion Lutheran Church, provides bags of groceries to the needy and meals twice a week for anyone who needs them, serving 700-800 meals each week and costing $850 per month. If you would like to partner in this outreach, please look for the envelopes labeled Food-less Food Drive for Sion Lutheran Church, put your last name and giving number on the envelope and place it in the collection plate or the box outside of the office.
FUNDRAISING FUN! - There's still time...every Sunday through 5/19 (excluding Mother’s Day) the Parker Texas Roadhouse restaurant will donate 10% of the JOY receipts from 11a - 9:30p. Flyer or photo of flyer is suggested (available in the narthex OR click HERE.) There are 5 more Sundays to dine out, so keep up the good work. Get in touch with those friends you haven’t seen in a while and meet them for dinner!
Praying Hands Ranch
Praying Hands Ranches is a Christian, Non-Denominational organization, and a member of PATH International, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. PHR is committed to meeting the needs of mentally, emotionally and physically challenged children, adults, troubled youth and disabled veterans in a ranch environment therapeutic center.
Joshua Station, a program of Mile High Ministries, is a faith-based community helping people make the transformation from homelessness to healthy stable housing. Joshua Station provides clean, safe, affordable housing and supportive services to twenty-six families. We help out by sponsoring a new family each year and supplying everything they need in their new home at Joshua Station.
Colorado Supporting Our Troops is an organization who’s mission is to show gratitude to our troops by sending boxes monthly to various units, filled with donated and purchased items that they need. We rely on donations to support our troops on a consistent basis. Some of the items send are: Gatorade, baby wipes, white socks, snacks, toiletries, granola, Kool Aid, jerky, sunscreen, blankets, letters and cards. We have a collection box in the Narthex. Please consider donating some items for these young men and women to show them our support.
We are very blessed to have such a wonderful network of trails in and around the Parker area and we are equally blessed to be called to take care of them. We meet once a month on a different trail in Parker to enjoy God’s creation and the fellowship of others while working to make Parker a better place to live.
The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.
Every month we gather needed items to help out our sisters and their families during their time of need.
Winter Shelter Network
The winter shelter network is a group of churches in Doublas County, Colorado working along side local community partners to provide shelter for single women and women with children who reside in our community.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. – Matthew 25:35
By providing immediate relief to those who are hungry, we meet basic needs and recognize the universal human right to food. But ending hunger is about more than food. By connecting people with the resources they need to produce food and gain access to clean water, education, health care and sources of income, long-term, sustainable change can be accomplished.
At Joy we are committed to supporting our brothers and sisters around the world through Lutheran World Hunger and Relief. Annually, we host drives and collect monies to support this ministry and throughout the year as needs arise.
The Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.
One Sunday a month is designated as Parker Task Force Sunday, when you can bring in your non-perishable food item donations to help our neighbors here in Parker.