News & Events for June

Important Construction Updates

 

Day to Serve – Dig in and Serve! Thursday, June 27th

Looking for a way to reach out and serve others? Come join MPB teacher leader, Cathy Shilling, as we dig in at Earthlinks, Thursday, June 27 9:00 am-12:00pm. This is a great family service project so feel free to bring the kids!

EarthLinks is an innovative, urban nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, that provides a work program for people who are homeless and low-income to learn skills and create Earth-friendly products that sustain people and the planet. They are a community of people who are currently experiencing or who have previously known homelessness. Together, let’s care for each other and for Earth. Sign up and more information https://tinyurl.com/day2servejune19

 

(Becoming more fully alive after 50)  We are kicking off the summer with a PICNIC at Observatory Park!  Join us on Wednesday, June 26th, at 5:30pm.  Bring your own picnic dinner and a lawn chair.  We will provide drinks.  Look for us on the west side of the park (Fillmore St) between Warren and Evans.   PLAN TO JOIN US!!  We’ll have updates on other upcoming 2ndHalf events!

Just Faith Ministries – Jack Jezreel Be Inspired! June 17th

Pope Francis invites us to be “missionary disciples” who seek out those in our world who have been abandoned and suffer. How do we take the first step?

Come be inspired by Jack Jezreel, founder of JustFaith Ministries. Just Faith Ministries, through their programs, challenges participants to explore contemporary social issues while building community. MPB recently participated in Just Faith, Exploring Migration module which was highly rated by MPB participants. We’ll be offering another session in the Fall.

Jack will be presenting Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church. The event is free. Register at justfaith.org/denver-workshop. More info https://tinyurl.com/JustFaithDenver Questions: Contact Nancy Rosenberg nancyrosenberg09@gmail.com

Creation Care presents: Let’s Ride! June 23rd

Are you wanting to get on your bike and ride? Want to get some exercise and also help our Denver air? Not sure what to do if you need a quick bike repair? Are you concerned about where you can safely ride? Got a new bike and don’t know what to do with your old one? We’ve got the answers! Join Denver area biking specialists and Creation Care team as they invite you to “On the Road to Cleaner Air” Part 2 Bike Event “Let’s Ride”

Sunday, June 23rd 12:15-2:15

In the MPB Parking Lot / RCIA Room

Learn:

  • simple bike repair & tune-up skills
  • safer routes to where you want to go on Denver area streets
  • health benefits of biking

Do:

  • take a guided round trip ride to Observatory Park
  • donate used bikes to charity (June 23rd 12:15-2:15 ONLY)
  • sign up for our “Drive Less Challenge”
  • ENJOY A FAMILY FUN DAY!

Bring your bike to MPB and join in community to learn about bike safety, bike repair, health benefits and at the same time do your part to clean up the Denver air. For more information: https://tinyurl.com/MPBLetsRide

Or grab a flier in the Gathering Space.

Questions: contact Lisa Penley lisa.penley@rocketmail.com

It’s time again for our Annual WOO Dinner

Take the night off from cooking and dishes! Mark your calendar! 

Come join us at our annual WOO (Women’s Outreach Organization) dinner on Thursday,  June 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Citron Bistro 3535 S Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80237   Please RSVP here (by June 3) or email Lynn Stambaugh lynnstambaugh4@gmail.com, so we can get a head count.  Come gather and enjoy and connect with friends! All Ladies are invited!

Ending Homelessness One Family At A Time …

FamilyPromiseOfGreaterDenver.org

Volunteer Opportunities with Family Promise formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network

MPB has a long history of hospitality with Interfaith Hospitality Network. IHN is now “Family Promise”. We are partnering with Grace United Methodist to support families in need. Grace is located at 4905 E Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80222 and is a little over a mile from MPB. Although we will not actually “host” the families on campus, we now have the opportunity to continue our support to this ministry.

Grace will be hosting the families from June 16-22, 2019.  They need help unloading beds and luggage, setting up rooms on June16  which takes about 1.5 hours and then take down and loading beds and luggage on June 22 .  Their greatest need is for van drivers from Grace to the day site and back in the afternoon Monday through Friday during the week. This takes about 2.5 hours per day. There is also a need to provide meals and side dishes for the guests. Please e-mail Carol Greenwald at carol.greenwald@ucdenver.edu for more information and sign up to help.

Road to Cleaner Air

Phil Von Hake from the CO Dept of Health and Environment shared at the Creation Connections gathering important information regarding air quality and how to reduce our carbon footprint. Colorado has many initiatives in process to reduce our air pollutants. His presentation can be accessed following this link: https://tinyurl.com/MPBCleanAir

Want to know what you can do? Take the Creation Care 6 week challenge! Contact Lisa Penley for more information. lisa.penley@rocketmail.com

Day 2 Serve Serves Many! 

Thank you so much to the MPB school staff and community for sharing your time and talents in order to serve those on the margins through MPB Day 2 Serve Ministry.

Many people benefitted from your monthly service this year. This ministry served at 8 agencies; Earthlinks (2x), Project Cure, Food 4 Thought (2x), Metro Caring, Denver Santa Shop, and Birthline.

Approximately 80+ volunteers served throughout the year. Our final Day to Serve this year will be At Earthlinks on June 27. More info and sign up: https://tinyurl.com/day2servejune19

Annual WOO Dinner

June 6

Come join us at our annual WOO (Women’s Outreach Organization) dinner on Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Citron Bistro 3535 S Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80237 Please RSVP https://tinyurl.com/WOOdinner2019 by June 3 or email Lynn Stambaugh lynnstambaugh4@gmail.com, so we can get a head count. Come gather and enjoy and connect with friends! All Ladies are invited!

Thank You for Welcoming the Refugees

55 refugees from various Central American Countries arrived in the early morning hours on May 13. Three area churches hosted these men, women and children while arrangements could be made for them to unite with sponsors and family members across the country. Many Justice Matters Ministry and other MPB community members reached out to make them feel supported and welcomed through donations of clothing, food, toiletries, money and companionship. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ.

Social Outreach Committee Funding

Through your generosity in weekly giving , the social outreach committee was able to review applications and approve funding requests from various charitable organizations. During the 18-19 fiscal year, 25 agencies have been supported. The MPB website will have a list of all agencies funded with links to explore their work and how you can connect to serve further.

Thank you for your generosity!

The following agencies have been funded this 4th quarter as follows:

St Francis Center: $2,000

Fr Woody’s Haven of Hope : $2,000

Sacred Heart House: $2,000

Colorado Vincentian Volunteers: $2,000

Dry Bones: $2,000

CASA Child Advocacy: $1,300