Exploring Migration: A Faith Journey
September 9 – November 4
This 8-week program, Exploring Migration: A Faith Journey, invites participants to formulate a personal response to the 21st-century reality of migration inspired by their Christian beliefs.
We will explore some of the central questions related to the reality of migration on a global level and in the U.S. context. The sessions provide historical, biblical, and theological perspectives and suggest ways participants can take action in their own context.
Session will be held Mondays September 9- November 4 from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm at MPB in the RCIA room . Cost is $50 and registration is limited. Financial support available. For registration information and questions contact Ann Zimmer. Additional information: https://tinyurl.com/JMflyerW19 or https://justfaith.org/exploring-migration-faith-journey/ (register through Ann)
Ending Homelessness One Family At A Time …
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 Sept 8-15, 2019. They need help unloading beds and luggage, setting up rooms on Sept 8 which takes about 1.5 hours and then take down and loading beds and luggage on Sept 15. 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 email@example.com for more information and sign up to help.
Register Now – MPB Parish Children’s Choir!
Come put your faith into action by serving at Mass and discover your unique voice and talent! MPB Children’s Choir is open to all parish children, of any school, grades 2-6 (7th grade and higher are very welcome as helpers or they can join the Adult Music Ministry). We sing once a month at alternating Masses and we rehearse every other week on Mondays at 6:30pm. You may register for Sept-Dec and/or Jan-May. Do both or “one semester”. Most intermediate level instrumentalists are also welcome. Our 1st rehearsal is Monday, 9/9/19, at 6:30pm in the church. Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/mpbchchoir or email Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You Are Amazing: Another Great School Supply Drive
By the numbers: Over…. 375 packages of pencils, 565 spiral notebooks, 200 boxes of tissues, 210 reams of papers…. For over an estimated $9,000 worth of school supplies that are helping area children start their school year off ready to learn.
Thank you to all who took the extra steps to gather and donate school supplies to our 4 area schools; Annunciation, Guardian Angels, St Rose of Lima, and St Therese, along with Birthline, Clothes to Kids and Sacred Heart House. And a thank you to all the Family to Family volunteers who gathered, sorted and delivered the school supplies.
Justice Matters Supports Those at the ICE Detention Center in Aurora
Thank you to many of the MPB Justice Matters Ministry members, along with members from 1st Plymouth for gathering to show their support for those being held in detention. The vigil was an informative gathering to gain ways to advocate for those who are seeking better lives.
Spanish Books Needed:
Justice Matters Ministry is collecting new and lightly loved Spanish language books for school aged children in Guatemala. There will be a box in the RCIA room for donations or contact Ann. The drive ends August 30. Thank you!
Clothes to Kids Needs Your Lightly Loved Children’s Clothes!
Clothes To Kids of Denver provides new and quality used clothing to students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area, free of charge. As you sift and sort through your closets and find lightly loved school aged clothes for kids that are no longer needed, consider brightening up another child’s start to the school year. Clothes to Kids is just a few blocks away at Yale and Colo next to the Chez Artiste Theatre at 2890 S. Colorado Blvd. and conveniently have a 24/7 collection bin outside. Find out more about Clothes to Kids at https://www.clothestokidsdenver.org/
Thursday August 29
Leaving MPB at 8:30 am returning at 12:00 Noon
At Project C.U.R.E we will sort donated medical supplies that are delivered to more than 130 developing countries.
Project C.U.R.E. delivers 40-foot semi-trailer-sized cargo containers carrying medical donations to under-resourced hospitals, clinics and community health centers in developing countries. Project C.U.R.E. collaborates with community partners in each country to develop a high-level understanding of the scope of need. Their thorough, on-site assessment process ensures that every container delivered will meet the specific needs of the recipient hospital or clinic, equipping the medical staff with life-saving tools to improve diagnosis, treatment and care.
To volunteer and for more information, contact Mike Boyd at email@example.com.
WOO in the Park!
Join the Women’s Outreach Organization for a casual gathering in Observatory Park!
Thursday, August 8 at 6:15 pm.
Bring a picnic dinner and a chair or blanket and make and renew friendships.
We’ll meet north of Warren on the Fillmore Street side.
Bring a friend and join in community!
In case of inclement weather, check in with Ann firstname.lastname@example.org
Vigil at the Aurora GEO Detention Center
Hosted by AFSC & Coloradans For Immigrant Rights and Colorado People’s Alliance
Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
3130 Oakland St, Aurora, CO 80010-1502
Supporters gather each quarter to stand together for our neighbors and our families and against detention and deportation.
The spirit of this vigil is to lift the stories and experience of real people struggling to overcome the extreme consequences of ensnarement in our immigration and criminal justice systems. All people are important to the fabric of our community and deserve our support. Our immigration system treats people cruelly and unfairly, both inside detention centers and through deportation that rips families and communities apart.
MPB Justice Matters Ministry is organizing a group to join in support. Meet at MPB at 5:00 pm and carpool leaves at 5:15 pm. We’ll gather along with members of our neighbors at First Plymouth to reflect on our experiences back at MPB after the vigil. Contact Ann if you’re interested in participating.
Sunday Lunch Seniors Thank You!
Thanks to the many families and individual who come together to make lunches for our seniors in need. We serve over 200 seniors weekly by making sack lunches when other food services aren’t available. Join in, we meet every Sunday after am 9:00 Mass in the school cafeteria. For more info and sign up https://tinyurl.com/SLPAug19