The King's Team Community Group is once again growing vegetables at the home of Jack & Ginny Kelly. Vegetables are shared free of charge with anyone who wants to have them in the church parking lot Mondays at 4:30 p.m. during growing season. If you would like to help in the garden or with the distribution contact Marv Van Peursem.
- Kings' Team can use garden volunteers every Saturday morning @ 8:30 am to help in the garden, and beginning Monday, June 5 @ 4:30 pm to distribute free vegetables at the church. Contact Marv for details.
- "Grow A Row for the Hungry" - Add fresh vegetables from your garden to the Kings' Team distribution and OUR Center kitchen. For more information contact Marv.
A dedicated team distributes warm breakfast burritos every Tuesday morning to day workers at five Longmont locations. Join us for outreach! - This is a 30-45 minute commitment every Tuesday morning @ 5:30 am. We gather at CENTRALongmont, pray, split into teams, and deliver burritos/make new friends.
Help Make burritos! - This is a 2 hour commitment about every 6 weeks. We gather to cook, assemble burritos, and clean! We even have fun catching up on what's happening in our lives. We make about 250 burritos each time.
Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado are mission co-workers with the Presbyterian Border Ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico, where Mark has served since 1998. As US coordinator of the bi-national ministry, Frontera de Cristo, Mark is responsible, in partnership with Jocabed Gallegos, Mexican Coordinator of Frontera de Cristo, for the coordination of the six ministry areas of Frontera de Cristo. Miriam connects people and organizations across borders and serves as a liaison of Frontera de Cristo with the Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Recuperation (CRREDA in Spanish), DouglaPrieta Trabaja and the Lirio de los Valles Presbyterian Church. She works with DouglaPrieta to help the rehabilitation centers and families of the church, community and schools grow their own food, increasing their nutrition possibilities and connection to God’s creation and one another.
Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA)
Summer Concert Series @ 4th & Kimbark
Last Concert is Friday, August 25 - 6-9:15 pm
Once again this summer CENTRALongmont will hand out water and open our restrooms to the public during the LDDA concerts at 4th & Kimbark. We are looking for several volunteers to hand out water and man the restrooms for these concerts. This is a fun way to serve the Longmont community. If you would like to volunteer to help at one or more of these events, please email Donna Ferrey
HOPE (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement)
URGENT need for non-perishable meals - we are serving more than 100 people in crisis each night, surpassing our home-cooked soup angel supply. Contact Sarah for information on how to host a meal-build or donate these ingredients directly to the warehouse 2-6 pm Monday-Friday: Individually wrapped tuna packets, Vienna sausages, fruit & pudding cups, applesauce, protein bars, individual sized chips or crackers
Habitat for Humanity Global Village Paraguay
September 16-24, 2017
Did You Know? A volunteer team from Habitat for Humanity Paraguay came to Longmont to help us rebuild after the floods of 2013. Join us as we explore the rich culture of Paraguay and help build Paraguay's future with it's future leaders.
Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley will be taking 15-20 community members to the South American city of Asuncion, Paraguay to work alongside their Habitat partner in building homes and relationships. The base program cost for food, lodging, transportation, medical insurance, tools and materials is $1,300. Estimated airfare is $1,500 for an estimated total volunteer cost of $2,800. Scholarships and personal fundraising are available. For more information contact Julie Gallegos at Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley by email or at 303-682-2485 ext. 103.
AmeriCorps Housing Needed
Buddy Can You Spare a Room?
We are excited to host 5 AmeriCorps members next year, more than ever before! However, we have reached capacity in the house on Pratt where the current AmeriCorps members live. We are looking for housing for these inspiring young people who will be joining us from Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and California during their year of service. The AmeriCorps program has allowed St. Vrain Habitat to grow significantly and provides a life-changing opportunity for the members who participate.
Our AmeriCorps members earn a minimal living allowance, so they could pay up to $200/month. Utilities, food, other expenses could be negotiated on a case by case basis, depending on the situation. AmeriCorps members do qualify for and receive food stamps. Four of the members start at the beginning of September and finish at the end of July; the one VISTA AmeriCorps will serve 12 months from Mid-August 2017-Mid-August 2018. There are 4 male corps members and 1 female selected for next term; 4 of them are in their early 20s, one is in his 40s.
We are reaching out to you and your networks to help us address this new challenge. We are asking if you or anyone you know has a finished basement, carriage house, or extra bedroom that could be rented below market value for an AmeriCorps member or two? We recognize that many of the details will need to be ironed out between the housing provider and the AmeriCorps member. Please contact Nicole Stanek by email or call 303-682-2485 if you or anyone you know would be interested or have questions.
Round Pantry @ Westview
Current Needs are: Cereal, Boxed Meals (flavored rice or grains - preferably NOT macaroni & cheese, Canned Meals, Baby Food - Fruits and Vegetables (no cereal), Condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, salsa, etc.)
Items can be taken to Westview Presbyterian Church, 1500 Hover St., Longmont.
OUR Center Lunches
September 10, 2017
November 12, 2017
If you would like to help,If you would like to help, please
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.”—Psalm 46:1–2
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
- Focuses on the long-term recovery of disaster impacted communities
- Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
- Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
- Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response -- United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.
Stand with South Sudan
Nationwide famine and widespread violence with ethnic targeting in the world’s youngest country is resulting in the quiet death of South Sudan, and we are seeing it covered in very few news stories. The devastation is great. We must act now. Six million of our South Sudanese siblings, half of the country’s population, are struggling to find food and clean water, and 4 million have been displaced because of this complex disaster.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is funding large-scale emergency relief projects for South Sudanese displaced people and refugees, working through Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency, the humanitarian arm of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS). In addition to emergency relief projects, PDA is working to support livelihood and food security, peacebuilding and education for civil society. The ministries supported by the Peace & Global Witness Offering are providing ongoing advocacy and aid to those working for peace.
“We need your prayers and support in all ways, including advocacy,” said the Rev. Peter Gai Lual, PCOSS moderator. “It gives us strength and hope that we are standing as Christians together until we have peace.”
The needs for the response are great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP”—Give. Act. Pray.
GIVE: Financial support for famine relief efforts may be designated to DR000042. Gifts to support ongoing peacebuilding efforts may be designated to PG999999. Gifts may be made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which may be mailed to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
Write to members of Congress and the secretary of state to share your concern about the crisis in South Sudan. Find resources online from the Office of Public Witness.
PRAY: That in the heartbreak of all that has been lost by the people of South Sudan, our God of peace will, as Psalm 147 says, “Heal their broken hearts and bind up their wounds.” That the people will experience reconciliation and have courage to participate in peacebuilding, and that the government and those who are seeking to make a difference will be wise in their efforts to put an end to violence, allowing survivors to return to their homes, their fields and cattle, and their livelihoods. Click here for a prayer for South Sudan by the Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus, PDA coordinator.