Risen Savior’s Continuing Mission for outreach is taken from the words of Acts and Isaiah
[Jesus] He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:7-8 ESV
“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10
Supporting individuals in the Broomfield area who are living in poverty or struggling with basic needs through organizations such as Salvation Army, Blessings of Warmth, FISH, Habitat for Humanity and Young Life
Blessings of Warmth
Risen Savior volunteers work together to create special blankets to bring comfort and joy to children who have been traumatized, neglected, or abused. The completed blankets are delivered to the children at Mount Saint Vincent where they receive the healing they need to go into a foster home.
Fish is the Broomfield food bank that provides assistance to those in need in our community. Risen Savior receives food donations regularly at the church, and volunteers assist at the location by sorting donations and meeting with clients.
Habitat for Humanity
Risen Savior has a team that works with the Flatirons Habitat for Humanity chapter to schedule volunteer construction build events for our congregation. These builds allow us to help individuals with lower income build a house for their eventual use with their own participation.
The Salvation Army exists to teach children, to fight poverty, and to share God’s love. Risen Savior partners with the Broomfield Salvation Army to help low-income families throughout the year with their special needs and to care for children through after school care and summer programs. Red Kettle Bell Ringers volunteer at area grocery and retail stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas to receive donations for those in need. In preparation for Christmas, Angel Trees are placed in local businesses to allow families to make specific requests. Our volunteers help at the Birch Street location to greet the parent or guardian to get specific information to fulfill the needs of the children. Before Christmas we greet the parents to deliver the gifts for their family. All donations and collections throughout the year supply the needs of our Broomfield Salvation Army location at 1080 Birch Street.
Young Life’s mission is to introduce unchurched high schoolers (Young Life), middle schoolers (WyldLife), special needs kids (Capernaum), and teenage moms (YoungLives) to Christ. Risen Savior is seeking volunteers in our local communities to connect and develop relationships with unchurched students so they know the “Good News” of the Gospel.
Supporting individuals in the Denver Metro area who are living in poverty or struggling with basic needs through organizations such as Denver Rescue Mission, Pack Away Hunger, Mile High Ministry, Sweet Dream in a Bag, Thanksgiving Baskets and Precious Child.
A Precious Child
A Precious Child is a “Broomfield-based nonprofit organization that aims to help displaced and disadvantaged children throughout the Denver Metro area.”
The congregation provides 100 Christmas gifts for the children involved in this program.
Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter is the Mission’s most well-known and most recognizable location. It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless and is an entry point for many of our New Life Program participants. The congregation can help monthly by feeding the homeless at the Lawrence Street Shelter. Volunteers are adults and children over 14, accompanied by an adult.
Mile High Ministries (“MHM”)
is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on poor and disenfranchised families in the downtown Denver area. MHM provides affordable housing and counseling to help families break the chains of poverty and become self-supporting, productive members of the Denver community.
Pack Away Hunger
8,000 children die every day of hunger related causes in the world; 13 million children in the United States don’t have regular access to food. Pack Away Hunger’s mission is to end malnutrition around the world. Two packing events are held to package meals. Each meal pack contains rice, soy, vegetables and a packet containing a blend of 21 vitamins/minerals that have been proven to alleviate and reverse the effect of malnutrition in young children. The congregation can help in two ways: 1. Contribute to the cost of the raw materials or 2. Participate in the packing events.
Sweet Dream in a Bag
Sweet dream in a bag is a public charity that gifts children, living in poverty, with a new bedding package. One packing event is help each year. Each packing event is folding a twin comforter, sheet set, fleece blanket, adding a soft pillow, small stuffed animal, toothbrush and toothpaste, and a personalized fun and positive booklet into a clear, zippered vinyl bag. The children usually reside in a temporary home or attend a head start school as their family is attempting to rebuild their lives. Sweet Dream’s passion is to offer the entire family acceptance, love, encouragement and hope. The congregation can support the program by contributing financially for the items to be included in the bag or participating in the event.
Thanksgiving Baskets are assembled in November to be distributed to families who are financially unable to purchase ingredients for Thanksgiving. The congregation helps to purchase the items and helps in distributing the food.