Burns Memorial United Methodist Church


Mission Focus

April 2009

To maximize our effectiveness, the Mission Committee has decided to focus our efforts on five areas:

Clothing Give-Aways, Neighborhood Festivals

Focal dates: May 2, 2009; September 26, 2009 (Spring Project)

Contact persons: Deb Gunther (dgunther@tchd.org, 303-363-6891), Ken Berve (kgberve@yahoo.com, 720-422-3858)

Website address: N/A

General Description: Our congregations offer unused clothing outside in the church lawn, weather permitting and free food out in the large parking lot to our neighbors. This is an excellent way to reach out to our local community and build support among church members of all worshipping congregations.

Ecumenical Church Housing Organization (ECHO) - Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver

Focal date: June 29, 2009 (Summer Project)

Contact person: Jane Barber (janebarbercolo@yahoo.com, 303-341-6520)

Website address: http://www.habitatmetrodenver.org

General Description: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes in which people can live and grow into all that God intends. ECHO is an affiliation of local churches who work together to support Habitat for Humanity.

Aurora CROP Hunger WALK

Focal date: October 18, 2009 (Autumn Project)

Contact person: Kathi Moton (kmoton@jacesare.com, 303-367-1865)

Website address: http://www.churchworldservice.org

General Description: Sponsored by Church World Service, the Aurora CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger walk is neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting. Locally 25% of donations is given to Aurora Interchurch Task Force.

Warren Village Christmas Gifts

Focal date: Thanksgiving, Advent (Christmas Project)

Contact persons: Don and Janet Boylls (dlb0955@comcast.net, 303-365-9206)

Website address: http://www.warrenvillage.org

General Description: Warren Village exists so that low-income, single parent families achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. Safe and secure housing, combined with self-help services gives stranded families the opportunity to regroup and become valuable members of society. Donations of new toys and gifts are given to supply the Christmas shop, so that children can pick items for parents and parents can choose for their kids.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Focal date: One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday; March 22, 2009 (Late Winter Project)

Contact person: Yvonne Seperich (yasep@comcast.net, 720-998-0324)

Website address: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/

General Description: UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church, a worldwide denomination. Compelled by Christ, UMCOR responds to natural or human made disasters–those interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own.