In Our Community - Parker, Colorado and World Wide
Winter Shelter Network
The Winter Shelter Network is a collective of churches serving homeless women and women with children in Douglas County by providing a temporary safe shelter where they receive rest, meals, and connection during the winter months. This involves many volunteers and we would love for you to join us in this wonderful life-changing mission. The volunteer positions include: set up of cots and dinner settings, cooking dinner for the guests and evening volunteers; evening hosts who provide a listening ear and companionship to the guests; overnight hosts here during the night to offer assistance if needed; breakfast set up; clean-up which involves bagging up bedding, cleaning, and folding cots among other things; laundering of blankets; providing lunch and breakfast foods for the guests.
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.
Puerto Rico - Save the Date
As most of you know, our congregation has partnered with Sion Lutheran Church in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Our intent is to assist them with recovery from Hurricane Maria, help support their community outreach programs, and show God’s love through our friendship with them. In doing so, we are developing a bond that we hope will strengthen and grow over the years. We have had several fund raisers thus far, and have been able to send funds to support their community meals programs. We are also raising funds to help defray the cost of our Servant Trip planned for March 2020, in which we intend to refinish their sanctuary pews, replace a roof, and do other physical work as needed. Our children have offered their pocket and piggy back change, our women have made prayer bracelets, and we have signed and sent post cards, all of which met with considerable gratitude. We welcome all participation in these efforts, and invite anyone interested to join us on our mission trip.
Lutheran Family Services
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is a faith based, non-profit human services agency providing adoption, foster care, older adult & caregiver, prevention, and refugee services since 1948. Theybprovide help and support to children and families during their most challenging times regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age. At LFSRM, they believe that all people, from the newborn to the most elderly, are valued members of our community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
God's work. Our hands.
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.