Our mission Partners
We believe that an important purpose of faith is to give.
We highlight and collect money for advocacy and service organizations and community groups every Sunday through our Compassion in Action offering.
Each month we learn about the mission of a different group.
In 2019, our mission partners received $25,000.
In addition, we our Fair Trade Gift Market $21,500 for 20 non-profit organizations.
Plus, we contributed over $62,000 toward mission beyond our walls, including 400 socks for seniors, 50 backpacks and school supplies for children, weekly collection of items for the Park Hill Food Bank, monthly scholarships for 21 orphans in Ethiopia, the MS Walk, and items from the Giving Tree for Denver Inner City Parish.
Even through our COVID separation, we continue our mission partner program—including $9,000 in direct payments to individuals in need within the congregation and beyond through our Pastor's Discretionary Fund.
The COVID shutdown shifted our mission to the Women’s Homelessness Initiative from shelter to collecting resources such as water, clothing, and hygiene supplies to the homeless in Denver through such affiliated mission partners as the St. Francis Center and The Gathering Place.
Our Mission Partners include:
Started by Rev. Susan McKee, K4P has distributed blankets, shawls, baby caps, peace pals and more in Denver and around the world - 158,000 items in over 80 countries to date. Their offices are housed in our church.
The Denver Justice Project (DJP) works with historically marginalized communities to adderss systemic racism by transforming law enforcement and the structure of the criminal justice system through intersectional movement building, direct action, policy advocacy, and collaborative education.
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado promotes justice, religious liberty and interfaith understanding through building relationships in order to educate, advocate, and catalyze social change.
Working with documented and undocumented day laborers.
A day shelter for homeless men and women. We partner with their clients to provide women with shelter 26 nights per year in our building
An orphanage in Ethiopia started by one of our members. Members also provide monthly support to 20 children. Through the collection of pennies, we also provide Saturday meals.
Karis Community: Serving people struggling with persistent and severe mental health issues, including some of our family members and friends.
The mission of the Florence Project is to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and children facing immigration removal proceedings.
Founded in 1999, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety.
Senior Support Services is Denver's only day center for hungry and homeless seniors. The day center is a safe place to spend time, socialize with others, and participate in activities.
These are some of the over 20 groups and organizations that benefit from our financial participation, and we benefit from the organizations work to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
Other groups include:
Greater Park Hill Community Food Pantry
Saint Francis Center
Colfax Community Network (now closed)
Eco-Justice Ministries (now closed)
Denver Inner City Parish
Re-Member (Pine Ridge Reservation)
Women's Homelessness Initiative
UCC One Great Hour of Sharing*
UCC Strengthen the Church Offering*
UCC Neighbors in Need Offering*
UCC Christmas Fund*
UCC Our Churches Wider Mission*
And additional funds UCC Disaster Relief
*We are a "5 for 5 Congregation"