Local Commitments


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Did you know that at least 500 Kids are Homeless in Douglas County?

The members of Parker United Methodist Church have stepped up in faith to help. Every Wednesday night through Thursday morning from November the first Wednesday in November to the last Wednesday in March, we are opening our doors to homeless single women, homeless Moms and their children. They will be sleeping on cots in our warm Church building. We will feed them dinner. We will provide a continental breakfast. We will provide supplies so they can pack a sack lunch. Though most of the teams are assembled, we can always use extra volunteers and donations, both supplies and financial. Please prayerfully consider becoming a part of this wonderful ministry!
Project Leader Contact Information:
Steve Kascht: 720-934-3670 or email Steve. For more information visit www.wintershelternetwork.org[/tab]

[tab title=”Parker Task Force”]

Parker-Task-Force-buildingThe Parker Task Force is dedicated to providing individuals and families in our community with food, limited financial assistance and other support services to help them become self-sufficient. These services will be delivered with compassion, dignity and respect by our 100% volunteer staff.

PTF has a food bank among the services that it provides. All non-perishable food is donated through local food drives by churches, schools, businesses, social organizations, grocery stores, and by donations from individuals within the community. PTF purchases perishable food from financial donations. For more information visit www.parkertaskforce.org[/tab]

[tab title=”DENUM Food Bank”]DenUM-logoDenver Urban Ministries (DenUM) meets people in crisis in outreach services, develops self-sufficiency through job services, strengthens the community through advocacy, and fosters awareness and growth through urban education. Parker United Methodist Church donates food to the food pantry and provides financial support. For more information, visit www.denum.org[/tab]

[tab title=”Praying Hands Ranch”]Md_2-FrontviewPraying Hands Ranch is a non-denominational Christian, nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization that provides clients an opportunity to grow mentally, physically and emotionally strong while gaining self-esteem, becoming independent, learning to care for others. Clients learn to be courageous enough to overcome some fears and achieve a better quality of life overall. Parker UMC annually assists in work projects and provides financial support. For more information, visit www.prayinghadsranch.org.[/tab]
[tab title=”Vacation Bible School”]2013VBSWe open our congregation to over 250 children from the Parker community each summer. Vacation Bible School offers opportunities for Christian education, recreation, creative learning and fellowship to the children. Each year over 100 adult volunteers donate their time to help make this a successful week of learning and fun! If you’d like to learn more about our VBS email Noelle Allison, our Director of Children and Family Ministries. [/tab]
[tab title=”Turkeys & Toys”]TurkeysAndToys-FacebookDid you know that right here in Parker many families struggle to provide food for their families? The holidays can be particularly hard. Turkeys & Toys provides holiday meals and gifts for low income families in cooperation with Parker Task Force.[/tab]
[tab title=”Thanksgiving Dinners”]FamiliesInNeed-ThanksgivingThrough your generous financial gifts we are able to provide many families with gift cards to local grocery stores (King Soopers, Safeway, Walmart, etc.) to buy the ingredients for holiday meals. We do this in cooperation with Parker Task Force.[/tab]
[tab title=”Warren Village”]warren_village_logo_taglineWarren Village has pursued the mission of awakening the potential in those who need support and direction in life. Warren Village exists so that low income, single parent families can achieve sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. Learn more at www.warrenvillage.org.[/tab]

[tab title=”Youth for Christ”]

YouthForChrist-logoWhy Campus Life?

Campus Life is the best way to reach teens in their world.  It gives us a strategic way to pursue every young person at local schools in communities all over the Denver area.

What is Campus Life?

Campus Life seeks to engage young people as life-long followers of Jesus Christ. Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices and establish a solid foundation for life. Campus Life is a place for students to have fun, make friends and talk about what matters. Campus Life provides a balanced approach – physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually – to give teens the skills and hope they need to live in a turbulent world.

How Does Campus Life Work?

CL staff and adult volunteers build relationships through the balanced practice of six Relational Ministry Action’s:

  • Contacting – going into the world of young people in order to initiate new relationships
  • Building Times – spending time in shared activities with young people in order to build new relationships and model Christ-like behavior (includes trips and events)
  • Appointments – meeting one on one to provide individual attention and focus on a young person’s specific need
  • Small Groups – a structured interactive meeting with 2-12 young people
  • Clubs – a weekly large group meeting of more than 25 students that’s high energy, safe, and friendly to any student, no matter where they are at in their faith journey
  • Student Leadership – Christian students who are committed to personal growth and influencing of the people around them for Christ.

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Volunteer
  • Donate to help expand Campus Life ministry in Denver.
  • Donate to one of our Campus Life ministry sites.

For a list of Youth for Christ local campuses, visit denver.yfc.net[/tab]
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