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Our location:
7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Upcoming Events in Detail

Upcoming Construction

Upcoming Construction
The City will be working on our church parking lot for the next several weeks. Thank you for your patience!
NOTE on accessing First United: Simms Street, south of West 72nd Avenue will be closed as soon as October 9 for approximately two weeks. This will mean you’ll have to access First United by coming from the south on Simms during that time period.
Additional street info: As soon as October 9, a traffic shift will begin on W 72nd Avenue. Traffic will remain open in both directions on 72nd, but travel lanes may shift day to day as construction locations change through the end of this phase of the project.

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Book Club Sept

Friday Oct 6, 2pm–Book Club: The Thursday Murder Club
Book ClubThe October book is The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Discussion for that will be Friday Oct. 6, 2pm at a church member’s house. Books are available for check-out from the church. (Check Welcome Table on Sunday mornings.) Please contact the church office for more information.

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CROP Hunger Walk

Saturday Oct. 7–CROP Hunger Walk
First United Church of Arvada’s CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday, October 7 at La Foret Conference Center in Black Forest, CO (near Colorado Springs). This is part of our Family Retreat weekend. First United is associated with the Foothills CROP Hunger Walk and participating area churches will also walk this weekend. The walks are a vehicle for people of faith (of all ages and abilities) to raise monies that help provide food and water, as well as other resources to empower people to meet their own needs, such as garden tools, seeds, and small animals.

CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall mission of Church World Service (CWS) to fight hunger around the world. Additionally, each local CROP Hunger Walk can share up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community. CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs, a process CWS has learned through some 68 years of working in partnership around the world.

The local organizations that Foothills CROP Hunger Walk will be sharing with are Love INC of Littleton, The Action Center, Community Table in Arvada, and Sharing with Sheridan Food Pantry.

To give a monetary donation, make a check out to First United Church of Arvada with “CROP Walk” in the memo line, or choose”CROP Hunger Walk” in the “Give” section of our website. Collection will occur through Sunday Oct. 8.

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Sunday Oct 29, 6pm–Southeast Asia Slide Presentation
Byron Flateland will be sharing slides of his and Jill’s trip to southeast Asia, on Sunday, October 29 at 6pm in the church sanctuary, followed by snacks in the Fireside Room.  Admission: a food donation for Community Table.  (See Community Table’s guidelines for giving food.)

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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 this semester: Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, 11/12, 11/19 (or 11/26), 12/3, 12/17.

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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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