We were honored this month to welcome several of our volunteers and their friends to join us for brunch to celebrate the work done through Volunteers in Action over the past year. We enjoyed live music, delicious food, and friendly company as we were able to spend time together. Thank you to all of our volunteers and friends for joining us in this celebration!
If you want to know what being a deacon is all about, are wondering about your responsibilities, or want to brush up on your skills, this workshop is for you. Come and meet other new deacons to talk about how to be effective in your new role.
Topics we will cover:
- What being a deacon is all about.
- Leading the church in service in this time and place.
- Benevolence tools to help people grow and change.
What do previous attendees have to say?
- “Covered a lot in a good period of time. Has made me excited about being a deacon.”
- “I will encourage the other new deacons at my church to attend the next one.”
- “This was very insightful and helpful!”
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Where: Third Christian Reformed Church
2400 S Ash St
Denver, CO 80222
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-713-9144
Canterbury Gardens is a low-income assisted living facility in Aurora. Each month, the Volunteers in Action office staff visits residents at Canterbury Gardens that don’t get many visitors. We’ve developed special relationships with these individuals, sharing in their hobbies and interests over the years. Often at facilities like Canterbury Gardens, residents are simply seeking friendship; someone to share with, someone to listen to their life stories, someone to laugh with, someone to hold their hands and pray with them. Joan, one of our friends at Canterbury Gardens, loves to color with bright pencils & markers, it’s very therapeutic for her. These brightly colored pictures hang all around her residence, showing off her artistic expression. If you have any adult style coloring books, pencils, markers, or sharpeners, we can share them with several of the folks that we visit at Canterbury Gardens. Please call 303-713-9144 for more information on donating art supplies for our friends, we can assure that they will be appreciated!
Please plan to join us for our 5th annual Denver Faith & Justice Conference where we will explore our theme of Reframing Power: The conference will be held at the Temple Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 am to 5 pm. Visit www.DFJC.org for more information and how to register.
Dignity: Our inherent value and worth because we are all created in the image of God.
Embracing: Willingly accept and respect dignity in each other because we are all made in the image of God.
The 2012 Denver Faith and Justice Conference challenged us to be restorers of the dignity that is in every human being. It also challenged us to have Dignified Dialogues with each other about important matters that we all agree are important but may disagree in about specific action steps to address.
Over 250 people attended this conference and discussed issues such as how do we love our New Neighbors in the face of urban gentrification, the suburbanization of poverty, and the homeless camping ban. Our challenge, as Denver Councilman, Albus Brooks, identified is: What are you going to do with this at the end of this day?
Micah 6:8 says, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Let us continue to strive to put this requirement into action.