“The greatest among you will be your servant” ~ Matthew 23:11
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There have been many amazing people that would *love* to help in this difficult season! If you don’t need it, please let us know if you have a friend or neighbor in need. Now is a time to BE the church!
Be the Church: COVID-19 RESPONSE
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A huge thanks to all those who have been joining us in our outreach efforts – God continues to work through FOC in amazing ways as our church family displays His love to those in our community!
Outreach Team September Impact
Tri-Lakes Cares District 38 Weekend Snack Pack Program
Thank you so much to everyone for contributing to the Snack Pack Drive for Tri-Lakes Cares and the kiddos in District 38. We collected and donated more than 500 pounds of weekend snacks! The Outreach Team will be putting together the Snack Packs on the following dates: November 17, January 19, March 2, & April 20. Please contact Julie Curtiss - if you can volunteer during any of those days!
Upcoming Outreach Opportunities
Welcome Babies Drive in Support of Life Network // October 4-18
This drive is a congregation-wide opportunity to collect baby items for Life Network's pregnancy center in Colorado Springs. Over the past year, this wonderful organization has saved over 259 babies, inspired 86 decisions for Christ, and influenced 89% of their ultrasound patients to choose life! We'll have a table available in the Worship Center for you to drop off donations. Please visit Life Network's webpage for the list of needed items. Thank you so much for supporting this important ministry!
Fall Festival // October 24 from 3-5:30 pm
Family of Christ is hosting a modified version of our Fall Festival with the help of the Outreach Team! This event provides the opportunity for kiddos to "trick or treat" and participate in other fun activities around Halloween. Our Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 24 from 3-5:30 pm. (If the weather is inclement, the event will be moved to October 31.) We will absolutely follow all CDC recommendations for health and safety, so the event may look a little different than in past years. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the following:
Trunk or Treat - we hope to find 50 families to pass out candy from the trunks of their cars. Individually wrapped candy will be provided by FOC and purchased/collected in advance so it can be packed safely.
Volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and supervising/running activities.
Volunteers to provide assistance with managing the timing and flow of event attendees.
If you are interested in helping with the Fall Festival, please contact the Church Office -
Do you have a green thumb or need someone with a green thumb?
The Men’s Ministry has several men who are willing to help those who need it with yard work/gardening, especially as we prepare for winter. If you are interested in helping OR if you know of someone who needs help, please reach out to Marlene Schulze - .
Senior Notecard Project
We will be sending encouraging notecards to residents at Bethesda assisted living facility. As you may know, many residents at assisted living facilities have been unable to either leave their facilities or receive visitors since March. Many are feeling very isolated and alone – and would really appreciate receiving cards and notes in the mail. If you’re interested in helping write cards, please contact Julie Curtiss or NancyJo Houk.
Ronald McDonald House Meal Preparation
Ronald McDonald House has reopened and will be seeking volunteers to assist with meal preparation for the residents. More to come shortly ….
Please contact either Julie Curtiss - or NancyJo Houk - if you know of a need we might be able to help with.
During the 2020 budget discussions for Family of Christ, a percentage of the giving received by FOC was allocated to support Mission/Outreach. The management of the funds and overall program was assigned to the FOC Board of Elders (BOE). The BOE appointed a small subcommittee of three Elders to lead the Mission/Outreach Program. The BOE has established 3 areas of focus:
Local Missions/Outreach – Organizations within our local geographical area
Rocky Mountain District/Missouri Synod – Mission/Outreach opportunities within the greater Rocky Mountain District or LCMS as a whole
National/International missions – Any other Mission/Outreach opportunities that do not fit within the previous two categories
With that in mind, the BOE needs your help. We know of many great Mission/Outreach opportunities out there but do not want to limit our potential mission partners just because we don’t know about them. As such, we have set up a form where you can fill out a form and provide the BOE with great background information about any Mission/Outreach opportunity that you are passionate about. If you have an opportunity you would like to recommend, please complete the Mission/Outreach Program form.
Please reach out to your Elder if you have any questions about our Mission/Outreach Program.