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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Kids’ Sunday school

Kids Sunday school, Fall/Winter 2023
Worship & Wonder for K-3rd grade meets every Sunday, using the Godly Play storytelling model.
NEW this Fall: Engage and Explore class (for 4th-6th grade) meets about every other Sunday right now. We’d like to expand the number of Sundays they meet by adding more volunteer teachers in January. The weeks there is no class for 4-6th grade, the kids will remain in the worship service with their family. (Some quiet activity materials will be on hand for use in their seats.) Here’s the list of remaining dates this class will meet through 2023: 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17.

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Advent Devotionals

Sunday Nov. 26-Dec. — Advent Devotionals
We’ll have an Advent Devotional available at the end of November. It’s “Advent in Full Color” which offers poems, meditations, scripture readings and practices for use alone or with your family. In addition, the “Full Color” comes into play because it’s a coloring book for YOU to color. You can pick up a printed copy starting on November 26, or ask that a digital copy be emailed to you for printing at home. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost.

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Blessing Box Needs

Blessing Box (a.k.a. Little Free Food Pantry)
Blessing BoxThe Blessing Box (the free little pantry on a south corner of our parking lot) is open for use 24/7. If you’d like to bring items to stock it, here’s a list of what’s most used, though other items are also welcome:
Canned food (with pop top lids if possible)
*Protein sources (chili, soups, ravioli, chicken/tuna)
*Fruits & veggies (please NO canned beans such as black, kidney, etc.)
*Pasta sauce
Pasta or instant/boxed rice (preferably not bags of rice)
Peanut butter or other nut butters
Granola bars (higher protein ones are best)
Crackers with peanut butter or cheese filling
Water bottles (8oz), juice boxes or shelf-stable milk

*Travel sized toothpaste
*Other travel sized toiletries and soap
*Toilet paper
*Feminine hygiene products
*Socks, hats, gloves (for cold weather months)

You’re invited to stop by to fill the box with a few items from time to time. Or take items as you need them. And monetary donations are welcome, too, through the giving page of our website. Thank you!

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Supporting First United through the King Soopers Community Rewards Program
Help support First United by connecting your King Soopers loyalty card to First United! There are no longer refillable cards to use. Now you go online to connect your loyalty card to the organization you want to receive a portion of the money you spend at King Soopers. Connect that and you’re set!
How to connect your loyalty card to First United Church of Arvada:
–Log into your King Soopers Account (www.kingsoopers.com)
–Under “Valued Customer” in the upper right hand corner, go to “My Account”
–Sign into your account (or create an account for your loyalty card)
–On the “Account Summary” page, click on “Community Rewards” in the left column.
–“Enroll” in First United Church of Arvada, which is organization DL310.
ALSO…The “Community Rewards” page where you “Enroll” is where you see how much you’ve contributed to First United each quarter.

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Common Earth Community Garden News

Common Earth Community Garden logo

For more information or to volunteer…email CommonEarthCommGarden@gmail.com . Or simply check the website!

Mission: Common Earth Community Garden is established to grow and distribute vegetables, provide a source of wholesome food to local food banks, provide nutritional and cultural education for youth, a place of fellowship for multi-generational families, and outreach to our diverse neighbors on this shared common earth.

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Keep up with First United on Facebook

Facebook Like pictureSure, you can click the Facebook icon on any page of this website, but we just thought we’d point out what you can have delivered to¬†your news feed when you “Like” us:¬†Pictures and videos of what we’ve been doing, interesting articles, reminders about upcoming events…First United Facebook Page.

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