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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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    September drive for food items and/or cash.
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    September drive for food items and/or cash. 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.
  • Inter-Church ARMS – Annual collection of funds. Inter-Church ARMS is a 35-year-old Arvada based charitable organization that donates financial aid to pay emergency grocery, rent, utility, and medical bills for people in need. The Rev. James Koob, our former minister, was instrumental in starting this organization composed of five churches in the Arvada area.
  • Youth Mission Trip – For a week every summer our youth, accompanied by adults, devote their time and energy to serving at the La Puente Home in Alamosa, Colorado, a homeless shelter in the San Luis Valley.

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.