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Here's what's happening in August.
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This month marks two important anniversaries. On August 1, 1876, Colorado was officially granted statehood. Also, 400 years ago, enslaved West Africans arrived in Virginia by boat. Eventually, a small number of enslaved African Americans were brought to the Colorado territory in the 1850s and 1860s. Once freed, they and other black migrants became a vital part of communities across Colorado, often under difficult circumstances. Please take a moment to reflect upon what the Black Church has meant to the spiritual life of our state, and how we, as the Body of Christ, can work together for racial justice.

Have a blessed August!

Executive Director
Colorado Council of Churches

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Hot Topics
General News
Upcoming Events
Support the CCC!


Hot Topics

Happy 143rd birthday, Colorado!


We're so blessed to live in such a beautiful state. No wonder it's often called "God's Country!"

Thanks to all who supported our "Burnt Offering" Barbecue Benefit lunch at Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que. We raised $550!

The CCC in the Community

Adrian Miller will preach "The Welcome Table" (Luke 14:1-13) at St. Andrew Village in Aurora on Sunday, August 4th at 9 a.m.


General News

Affordable Housing




Please take a moment to review the latest e-newsletter from the Close to Home Colorado campaign. The Colorado Council of Churches is a proud member of the campaign, and we thank the many churches who have joined the campaign, and have given our storytellers an opportunity to share their experiences with homelessness.
 

Seeking congregations to shelter homeless families.


 

Family Promise of Greater Denver (FPGD) exists to serve families experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and supportive services on the path to self-sufficiency. Since 1997, faith communities have provided temporary homes for our neighbors, and Family Promise has a need for additional partnerships in 2018. Host congregations shelter families in Sunday school rooms, meeting rooms, and other spaces for a week at a time, usually 4-5 weeks per year. Volunteers provide meals, drive the Family Promise vans to transport guests, and surround families with compassion. In 2018, congregations supported 64 families with over 40,000 volunteer hours! Together, we can end homelessness, one family at a time. Please contact Allie Card at acard@familypromiseofgreaterdenv.org or 303-675-0713 Ext. 101 for more information.

Ecumenical Relations


Wondering about what's happening with our covenanting denominations? Here's a roundup of most recent communications:

American Baptist Churches in the Rocky Mountain Region

Ecumenical Catholic Communion

Episcopal Diocese of Colorado

Presbytery of Denver

Rocky Mountain Conference, United Church of Christ

Mountain Sky Conference, United Methodist Church

Rocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

If you would like to subscribe to the monthly newsletter of the Central Rocky Mountain Region Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), please click here.

Environment


Here are the latest newsletters from Eco-Justice Ministries, our affiliated partner and "go-to" resource for the latest information on the intersection of faith and environmental issues.

Click here for the latest blog posts from Conservation Colorado, another one of our affiliated partners.


Upcoming Events

Please join Peoples Presbyterian Church and the Colorado Council of Churches for a community screening and discussion of the last two episodes of When They See Us at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street in Denver, on August 7 and August 12, from 5:00 PM to 7:45 PM (each night).

When They See Us is a four-part miniseries based on the events in the late 1980s surrounding the wrongful conviction of four young men of color for the assault and rape of a woman who was jogging in New York City's Central Park. A different episode will be shown each week.

Introductory Video Workshop
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Office of the Bishop, Colorado Episcopal Church in Colorado
1300 Washington Street, Denver


Learn the basics of how to shoot a good video, no matter what kind of camera you are using. Spend time learning about lens, lighting, white balance, depth of field, and more. Work with a team to create your own video, and learn as you do it together. Utilize standard video editing tools on your PC or Mac to put together your video. No prior experience necessary.

We will eat lunch together nearby; paying separately.

Parking is available in the shared Saint John’s Cathedral lot as well as via street parking and the Saint John’s Cathedral Lot at Argonaut Liquor & Wine (Please follow lot directional signs for designated spaces).

Presenter: Jeff Riley, director of photography, Jeff Riley Cinematography, Denver.

Register online at caffeinatedchurch.org
The 2020 Census is fast approaching and the stakes are high. Colorado currently gets over 8 billion in federal dollars and an inaccurate census count will deny money for schools, roads, and transit to Colorado communities in every corner of the state.  It's critical to have an accurate count!  


Support the CCC!

We are currently recruiting dedicated and talented individuals to serve on any one of the following task forces: 

  • Interfaith Relation
  • Shine the Light
  • Voices for Justice

Upcoming meetings all being held at the CCC Office unless otherwise noted. Let us know if you would like to attend. 


Shine the Light--on summer hiatus.

To find out more about our task forces, please click here.

Support the CCC!

  • As a Covenanting Denomination, Congregation or Affiliated Partner Organization
The CCC does not have a set financial requirement for those in our covenanting relationship, but we have a donation range between $100 to $1,000 a year. The CCC asks that you give a donation that you believe is appropriate for the size of your denomination, congregation or organization.
  • As an Individual
The CCC welcomes individual donations, and you may do so in one of two ways:

Send a check payable to the "Colorado Council of Churches" by U.S. mail to:
Adrian Miller
Executive Director
Colorado Council of Churches
1140 W. 5th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
 
OR
 
By making an online donation via PayPal by clicking here.
 
 
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