Sacred Service

Supporting Family Promise of Greater Denver

Family Promise: Preventing Homelessness One Family at a Time

We just completed another successful host week for Family Promise. 
Your contributions provided safe, private shelter, meals, and quarters and supplies for laundry for 4 families. Thank you!
 
Family Promise has expanded their program by leasing an 11-bedroom home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Take a virtual tour of the house HERE
This allows them to serve an additional 2-4 families (up to 16 individuals) in the newly leased space.
They will also still continue sheltering the usual 8 families in the hotel until at least the end of the year
 
This is an opportunity for us to step up and serve in a new way. This new site will not be supported by host congregations on a rotating basis, as we are accustomed to, but needs our support year round. 
 
Starting in October, there will be a weekly slot for grocery shopping and delivery and daily volunteer slots available for folks who are willing to prepare a meal and deliver it to the home at 6:00 pm, as well as an evening host to receive and serve the dinner, and an overnight host to spend the night.
 
Check out the opennings HERE
 
Contact Christina Botzum at cbotzum@outlook.com  or (303) 434-3896 to volunteer or with questions. 
 
 
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The Child Rescue Foundation's
2020 Teddy Bear & Blanket Project
 
The Child Rescue Foundation designed the Teddy Bear Project in 1999 as a way to reach children in crisis with a symbol of unconditional love. 
Each year, we help to collect plush animals of any size, shape, color and profession to spread love and smiles to children who otherwise wouldn't have a special friend to comfort and love them.
Last year a Blanket Drive was added and will continue this year; any kind, homemade or store bought, as another symbol of comfort and love for kids in crisis.
 
This year we are encouraging all donors to donate more new animals, and plush animals with the tags on. New is better, but slightly used animals are accepted.
Items with ANY tears, missing parts, dirt or smudges cannot go through at all this year.
 
Over 176,000 plush animals have been donated to date and Child Rescue Foundation has been awarded the Presidents Point of Light Award
for these efforts. Let's help reach the goal of 10,000 plush animals for children in crisis this year!!
 
Drop your items off here at USCD- until November 1, 2020.
There will be a collection tub outside of the double doors facing University. (Main sanctuary entry doors).
 
There is also a creative option for raising money for the project by selling some of the collectible bears that have been donated. 
More information here.
 
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Feed the Homeless

Typically meets on the last Saturday of the month
9:00am
 
"What you do to the least of them you do to me." - Jesus
The purpose of the Feed the Homeless project is to give those less fortunate food for the body and to help feed their souls by seeing in them what God already sees—a beautiful worthy human being.
The group usually  meets the last Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. at the church to prepare sandwiches and put together
toiletry bags. Everyone is invited to help prepare food, donate items or money  and/or come downtown to help distribute the items. Any help given is always appreciated. 
 
For more information, contact Becky.
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Welcoming Team

Our welcoming system is more than a program, it is a consciousness that is held within our entire spiritual community! Serving as a welcoming greeter on Sunday mornings is also an easy way to get to know others in our community. 
 
Questions, or to sign-up for our next Welcome Team Orientation, contact Trish@unitydenver.org
 
 
Current welcome team volunteers can sign-up via sign-up genius, here.

 

Over 176,000 plush animals have been donated to date and Child Rescue Foundation has been awarded the Presidents Point of Light Award for these efforts.