"Gods Work, Our Hands"
"Gods Work, Our Hands"
As Christians, we are the body of Christ in the world, and just as our own bodies have many parts, each with their own functions that work together, we also work together, using our God-given talents for the greater good of the world.
We firmly believe that strong relationships build strong communities. Doing more than we could by ourselves, we partner with other groups to make the world a better place.
These are some of the many organizations whose good works we support with donations or by active particiption and ministry:
Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. We believe that every individual is a person of worth. Together Mosaic staff members, volunteers and the people we support work as partners. We are passionate about opportunities and partnerships that create meaningful lives, in caring communities, giving a voice to the needs of the people we serve
Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp is an outreach ministry of the Rocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Rainbow Trail is a year round ministry that offers an extensive summer camping program that includes on-site programs for all ages as well as Compass Points outdoor adventure program for Junior High and Senior High youth, and Bridging Borders mission trips designed for Senior High youth.In addition, Rainbow Trail offers retreating opportunities for the other nine months of the year including sponsored confirmation retreats, men’s Fly Fishing retreats, church worker training events, and family weekends amongst other retreat opportunities.
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach is the collaborative effort of many churches and individuals offering emergency services to people in need with the help of over 500 volunteers.
Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty.
Marillac Clinic welcomes underserved people and provides compassionate, innovative, and essential health care. Marillac Clinic takes a leadership role to promote access to quality health care for all.
Children and their family members who have experienced the death of a loved one can support each other in their grief journey thanks to Forget-Me-Not, a grief support group offered by HopeWest. Forget-Me-Not is free and open to children ages 5–18 and their family members.HopeWest is a hospice, palliative care organization, counseling program, and social program providing support to people in their homes, hospitals, and assisted living residences – regardless of age or illness- because of its unique partnerships throughout the health care continuum.
Children who come into the care of the county often times come with few or no belongings, and without warning. Everything that is familiar to them gets left behind. They are frightened and feeling like their lives are beyond their control.
Kinship families take children on a moment’s notice. These families are often grandparents who have a limited or fixed income. They may need to purchase clothing, beds, mattresses, dressers, food, and many other items. The Bear Necessities Closet, is a tremendous help to the families also, helping to alleviate some of the expense of taking in a child on short notice. These children are invited to “shop” for some personal items in the Bear Necessities Closet.
HomewardBound of the Grand Valley has provides over 49,000 shelter nights and over 105,000 meals annually since 2013 to needy individuals and families.
Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. In most cases, local church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.
We also partner with other local churches to create events and programming. These can include Youth Group, Vacation Bible School and Inter-church Worship Services for holidays and special events. We also partner with other faith based organizations to combine resources for outreach and ministry. This is one of the ways that we live out Christ's commandment to Love One Another.