At Heart of the Rockies Christian Church, you will find people who accept you as you are and challenge you to become all that you can be. Beyond nourishing worship and other activities within the church, our life includes opportunities for meaningful work in and around our community. We work at embracing Jesus’ call to self-sacrifice: trusting God’s steadfast love, discovering our gifts, and sharing together with God in something of enormous consequence: the shaping of life toward a world of justice and wholeness.
The Outreach Team (leader is Sherri Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org) has three donation bins in the lobby. One bin is for the Tennyson Center, and you may check the sign above that bin for the Center’s current supply needs–the list changes monthly. A second bin is reserved for Laurel Elementary and we collect school supplies and healthy snacks in that bin during the school year. The third bin is available for occasional donation drives for various outreach projects.
You are invited to share in these opportunities and more with us.
Harvest of the Heart Community Garden: Next to our church building is a garden full of plots, waiting for gardeners to use to provide sustainable agricultural crops for themselves and for others. Click here for more information.
Equal Exchange: The Disciples of Christ Coffee Project, a partnership between the Christian Church Disciples Home Missions, Week of Compassion and Equal Exchange, is a way for our congregation to join hands with small farming communities across the world by purchasing and using fairly traded coffee, tea, chocolate and snacks. Click here for more information.
Faith Family Hospitality: Heart of the Rockies serves as a host for homeless families as part of a city-wide network of twenty congregations called Faith Family Hospitality. Five to six times a year, trained volunteers from the church set up living spaces in our buildings, provide meals and rides, and accompany homeless families through conversation and attentive care. For more information, click here.
Kids At Heart: Kids at Heart is a program of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that supports and recruits foster, adoptive and respite families and their children in Larimer County. For more information, click here.
Laurel Elementary: Heart of the Rockies was one of founding Fort Collins faith communities that worked with the Poudre School District to create Faith Volunteers in Poudre Schools. Heart of the Rockies is paired with Laurel Elementary School, where volunteers provide services to the staff and students during the school year. Find out more here.
Rehabilitation Nursing Center of the Rockies: One Sunday morning a month, a team leaves from our worship service to bring love, worship and communion to the residents of Rehabilitation Nursing Center of the Rockies. Designed with the residents’ needs in mine, the service includes lots of music, prayer, a brief word of encouragement from the Scriptures and the sharing of the Lord’s Supper. Our Nursing Center team welcomes new folks who have a gift for music, an understanding of seniors and/or simply a willingness to serve. To find out more and to serve, contact Betsy Davis-Noland at 206-1719.
Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home: Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home has grown to become one of the Rocky Mountain region’s leading treatment centers and K-12 schools for emotionally and crisis-affected children and youth, particularly those suffering from abuse and neglect. Heart of the Rockies supports CCH/TCCF with prayer, offerings, pledges giving during the annual fundraising dinner, and monthly collections of supplies for children and teachers. Click here for more information.
Homeless Gear: A large group of Heart of the Rockies members and friends volunteered to help with the Children in Need event, serving homeless families in our community. To offer further help to Homeless Gear, a local agency that serves this audience, collecting supplies is a critical need. Items needed most include backpacks, sleeping bags, blankets, coats, hoodies, gloves, jeans, boots and tennis shoes, socks, underwear (new), full size hygiene items, diapers and wipes. Mens and childrens clothing especially needed! For a more complete list of needed items, visit http://homelessgear.org/needs/.