Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado

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. 


go to Frontera de Cristo's website

Day Labor Outreach

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.

For more info contact Donna Ferrey, Monica Coffman or John Cousins

Mission Opportunities

Mission Opportunities


15th Annual "Empty Bowls" March 17

Everyone's favorite "Empty Bowls" event, to support OUR Center's food programs, returns to Longmont High School on

Saturday, March 17, 2018. 

  • Sponsorships start at $500 and include tickets and recognition.
  • Individual tickets are $20 each ($25 the day of the event).  
  • Purchase your sponsorship or tickets here: Empty Bowls 2018

Want to be creative and contribute to this awesome cause?  Paint a bowl for Empty Bowls for only $12 at Crackpots in downtown Longmont!  You may also schedule a bowl-painting party at Crackpots (recommended for 6 or more guests) - great for family outings, scout groups, church groups, service clubs, or as company team-building!  Call 303-776-2211 or use Crackpots' easy online system: http://www.ecrackpots.com/parties/empty-bowls


Offer the Gift of Your Time - Volunteer at the OUR Center

OUR Center needs over 300 volunteers EVERY week to ensure basic needs services are provided!  We currently have openings for 75 volunteers in our Community Cafe, Community Closet, Community Market, and more!  If you have time and would like to create new relationships and give back to your community, we will gladly match your skills and interests to our needs.  Plus, you'll have fun and feel rewarded!  For volunteer opportunities, contact Steve McLaughlin, Director of Volunteer Services, at 303-772-5529 ext. 235 or steve@ourcenter.org.  For more info go to www.ourcenter.org/volunteer


Aspen Center

Your tax-deductible gift to Aspen Center not only supports quality, affordable child care, school readiness programs, and healthy development of our children, but may also result in 50% back on your Colorado taxes! Consult your tax adviser or call us at 303-772-5529 for more information.  Aspen Center for Child Development is the only 5-star rated preschool in Boulder County, per Colorado Shines, the state rating agency.

Call Aspen Center at 303-772-4320 for more information.

 

OUR Wish List

We experience the generosity of the holiday season by receiving larger-than-usual food donations for our Community Cafe and Market programs.  However, these donations are often depleted early in the year due to the demand for healthy food for low-income families and individuals in our area.  We have served 35% more households in our Market than in 2016.

 

We would appreciate you remembering OUR Center needs year-round, and maybe add a product or two to your next shopping trip.

 

Food donations may be delivered to 220 Collyer St. in Longmont, 8 am - 5 pm weekdays or 11:30 am - 1 pm weekends & major holidays.  (Please take food to receiving door on south side of building.  Clothing & toiletries are accepted at the east side receiving door.  On weekends, enter through the front door.)


We especially need:

  • canned protein items (tuna, chicken, ham)
  • low sodium canned soups/stew/chili
  • low sugar cereal
  • canned low-sugar fruit
  • low sugar granola bars
  • toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste (large & small), shampoo, conditioner, razors, small deodorant, mouthwash

For more information or help on conducting a food drive, call our office at 303-772-5529 or email.

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Columbine Elementary School

Classroom Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer in a classroom working one-on-one with a student or with groups, please contact Donna Ferrey by email or at 303-776-6833.

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OUR Center Lunches

2018 Dates

March 11, 2018

May 13, 2018

July 8, 2018

September 9, 2018

November 11, 2018

If you would like to help, please click here to sign up. For more information contact

Chris Edwards or Carol Edwards.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

“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.


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Response

Members of PDA’s National Response Team are currently in Texas and the Gulf region, assessing damage, providing aid, and offering spiritual and emotional care for those impacted by the devastating winds and floods of Harvey. Even in the midst of that aftermath, PDA is working with its partners to provide relief to those in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and reaching out to networks in its path.

Give today to help Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

bring hope & healing to families impacted by

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.


For those who wish to support PDA's emergency response and recovery efforts:

If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

PO Box 643700

Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700

  • To make donations for Harvey relief designate DR000169-Harvey on your check. 
  • To make donations for Irma relief designate DR000194 on your check.  

You may also call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone.

For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.

Please join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the deep human needs left in the wake of these storms.