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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Upcoming Events in Detail

Meeting Online

Worshipping Online for Now
First United Church of Arvada is holding Worship services and many other gatherings online for now. To join our Zoom Worship services, fill out this form. Or…if you’d like to get our weekly email blast, or other information about First United, fill out the “Contact Us” form.

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UCC Webinars

In this time of distancing, the National setting of the UCC is offering connection through various Webinars each week. The full calendar with registration information is here.

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Scholarship Open

Memorial Scholarship 2021–taking applications through May 16 2021
Download the application for full details. Applications are due in the church office by Sunday, May 16, 2021. The Scholarship will be awarded on May 23, 2021.

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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. Thanks to everyone for keeping it stocked!
Here’s a list of specific items we need at this time:
*Individually packaged crackers (ex. peanut butter or cheese filled)
*Granola bars and other individual snacks
*Fruit cups or pop-top cans of fruit
*Protein: cans (packets) of tuna & chicken, peanut or other nut butter, cans of baked beans
*Canned soups, chilis, pasta meals (ravioli, spaghetti, etc.)
*Canned veggies (peas, carrots, mixed, corn, green beans) – Please no “plain” beans (kidney, black, pinto, etc.)
*Instant rice packages or meals (that don’t need much cooking or added ingredients)
*Pasta and sauce, ramen packages
*Milk: dried, canned or boxed
*Toilet paper rolls, travel kleenex packs
*Toothbrushes & toothpaste (travel)
*Soap & travel shampoo (conditioner does not “move” very well)
*Disposable razors
*Deodorant (travel size)
*Feminine Hygiene Products
*Hats, gloves, socks
*Water bottles (8oz) and juice boxes

Some important things to remember:
*Pop-top cans if possible – remember some who use our box do not have a stocked kitchen!
*No expired food
*No plain beans (black, pinto, kidney, etc.) – we are going for more “whole” meal options and not so much single ingredients

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. Thank you!

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Gift Cards through First United’s Scrip program
Looking for gift cards to give as a gift, eating out or just to use for your own personal shopping (think Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Chipotle, Panera, etc.), then why not purchase then through our Scrip program instead of at the grocery store? For each purchase, FUCA get a percentage of the total purchased (percentages are determined by vendors and differ between vendors)! It is a great and easy way to shop for things you would already purchase and earn money for FUCA a the same time! Scrip orders are due by 9am on the 15th of each month. Please send all orders to the church office, either via mail or email. For more information on the program, contact the church office.

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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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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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