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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Outreach


Outreach

Outreach can have many meanings: it can mean providing funds, providing items, volunteering our service in the community, or just conversation with the wider community.

The First United Church of Arvada is made up of very generous people who give their time, talent and treasure to follow their call to serve, both the church and the community at large. Many of our people spend much of their time in voluntary service.

Mission and Service – Local

Some examples are:

  • Gifts to our church with grateful hearts; and service on our boards and the various committees needed to fulfill the many obligations involved in running a church.
  •  —
    Twice a year collection of funds: Back to School and Christmas.
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    Christmas collection of toys and funds. August drive for school supplies.
  • Fund-raising and donation of school supplies for Humble Hearts School in Nairobi, Kenya’s first bilingual school for the deaf.
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    Fund-raising and volunteers for this “House of Peace” located near the immigrant detention center in Aurora, CO. It offers hospitality to people affected by immigrant detention.
  • Youth Mission/Service Trip – For a week every summer our youth, accompanied by adults, devote their time and energy to serving a place outside of the Denver Metro area. For many years the youth have served at La Puente Home in Alamosa, Colorado, a homeless shelter in the San Luis Valley. In 2013, the youth helped clean up and rebuild flood-affected areas of Northern Colorado. In 2018, they traveled to Pueblo, CO to help several organizations build spaces for children, youth & families in need.
  • First United is a participating member in Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence.

Mission and Service – National / International

We are a 5 for 5 church, which means that we support all five national UCC offerings:

We also support:
  • Just Peace Offering
  • Church World Service CROP Walk for Hunger
  • Heifer International, with gifts of livestock and training, gives families a hand up to help improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways.
  • Provides small loans of a few hundred dollars that change lives through micro financing.