Local Mission Opportunities

Alternatives Pregnancy Center
Arvada Covenant Food Pantry
Arvada West Community Partnership
Grandparents Program
Growing Home
Hope House of Colorado
Inter-Church ARMS
Inner City Ministries
International Students
Missions Sewing and Work Group
Operation Christmas Child
Refugee Support Ministries
RFKC - Royal Family KIDS Camp
RFKC Kings Team
Theodora House
Whiz Kids
World of Global Friends

Urban Church Partners
    Westside Christian Fellowship

Health Support
    Project C.U.R.E.
    9Health Fair




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Alternatives Pregnancy Center

www.youhavealternatives.org External link or www.apcdenver.org External link

If you have a heart for a supportive Christian ministry in the Denver area which offers an alternative to abortion, please consider this opportunity. They offer abstinence training, pregnancy consultation, a 24-hour help line, pre and post-natal support, adoption resources, medical/legal referrals, post abortion counseling, etc. There are currently five locations within the Denver metro area.

Walk for Alternatives 2009 A new Success-oriented Adult Mentoring (SAM) program links adult mentors with 15-29 year-old single parents to help them make life-giving choices as they face the unique challenges of adult transition. Male and female adult mentors are needed. You can share your wisdom, love and care as a mentor to help a vulnerable young adult discover the path to success. Mentor training is provided.

For more information, call Kara Bohannon at (303) 502-4253, or e-mail her at kbowords@yahoo.com. You can also, contact Alternatives directly at (303) 295-2288 or go to the above website.

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Arvada Covenant Food Pantry

For our surrounding community, the church operates a food-bank for needy individuals and families. Up to half a dozen families and individuals are served each week from this service. Donations of non-perishable food are always appreciated.

For more information, contact the Benevolence Assistance Team by calling the church office at (303) 422-1235.

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Arvada West Community Partnership

Arvada Covenant Church has "adopted" a local high school in the community, Arvada West High School. The goal of the outreach/partnership is to show appreciation and support to the local high school teachers, students and parents. Church members volunteer in many different programs ranging from volunteering in the Library to hosting/serving teacher appreciation lunches.

For more information, contact Ginny Hoskins at (303) 277-0764 or you can call the church office at (303) 422-1235.

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Grandparents Program

Arvada Covenant Church members volunteer to be "grandparents" to small children. This is done in conjunction with the Colorado Homeless Families organization.

For more information, contact Pastor Bill Merritt at or call the church office at (303) 422-1235 x212.

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Growing Home

www.growinghome.org External link

Through a unique partnership with churches and communities of faith, the Interfaith Hospitality Network provides shelter, meals and support services to families experiencing homelessness in Arvada for an entire week at our church three times a year. Each family is provided with overnight accommodations, a hot evening meal, a cold breakfast, a packed lunch and a loving, warm atmosphere. Over 60% of those we shelter are children. Many caring volunteers doing a wide variety of jobs have made this ministry possible since 2001. We need help in setting up, staying overnight, preparing a hot meal and being a friend.

The weeks we will be hosting in 2014 are May 18-25, July 6-13, August 10-17, and December 21-28. If you would like to volunteer during one or more of these weeks, please click HERE and fill out the information on the spreadsheet. Thank you!

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Hope House of Colorado

www.hopehouseofcolorado.org External link

Hope House of Colorado is located in Arvada and is a Christian organization which works to empower teenage moms to break unhealthy, often generational cycles offering teen moms and their children hope for a brighter future by providing the resources, education and support they need to build strong, healthy and loving homes for their children. Hope House now serves 50 teen moms from Brighton to Colorado Springs, runs a mentoring program, and has a GED lab in place. Volunteers can help by providing transportation to school or appointments, babysitting children, taking a resident on an outing, teaching life-skills, etc.

For more information, go to the above website.

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Inter-Church ARMS

Arvada Resources for Ministry and Services
The Eccumenical Emergency Fund helps with various financial needs for people in Arvada.

For more information, call the church office at (303) 422-1235 or Inter-Church ARMS administrative office at (303) 456-4892.

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Inner City Ministries

Small groups of people from Arvada Covenant periodically visit the homeless and disadvantaged in Arvada and the Denver inner city. This may involve handing out sandwiches in a park, visiting the Denver Rescue Mission, or just talking to someone at a McDonalds on East Colfax.

For more information, contact Pastor Bill Merritt at bmerritt@arvadacovenant.org or in the church office at 303-422-1235 x212.

Call Lou Kionka at 303-810-0665 if you have items you'd like to donate to individuals in the Arvada area.

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International Students / InterFACE Ministries

Since 1987, Trudy and Terry Thomson have ministered to international students and their families at the Colorado School of Mines under InterFACE Ministries, a faith-based missionary organization located on 150 colleges campuses across the USA.

International Students Terry and Trudy's ministry has been to more than 450 international students from approximately 70 countries attending CSM. The programs in which Arvada Covenant participates include ESL classes (English as a second language) for the wives of international students; 'Discover America' activities which help students adjust to and enjoy our culture through tours, social and religious events; individual and group Bible studies; and conversation partners. There is also a "Garage Giveaway" of household items and furniture for incoming students each August before school starts. Contact Kathy Robertson at 303-736-9677 if you wish to be involved in the Giveaway.

If you would like more information on becoming a conversation partner, contact terr-trudy@comcast.net.

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Missions Sewing and Work Group

This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 9:00 to noon, in the Arvada Covenant Memorial Lounge. More hands are greatly needed to work from home or church for sewing projects.

The Missions Sewing Group is requesting your assistance in the following ways:
  • Good clean sheets are used in making rolled bandages
  • Fabric scraps can be used for making quilts
  • Used eye glasses are saved and sent to Mexico
  • Labels from all Campbell products and cancelled stamps of any kind are saved and sent to the Tennyson Center for Children and Families
For more information, call Adelle Dixon at (303) 403-2246 or Leone Eha at (303) 554-9607.

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Operation Christmas Child

www.samaritanspurse.org External link

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas-Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift. In 2006, Arvada Covenant Church became an official Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child. In 2013 we received 2,223 boxes at Arvada Covenant Church and approximately 1470 were from members of our congregation! The simple gift of a Christmas Shoebox has brought hope and salvation all over the world. We are grateful to be a part of the great ministry of Samaritan's Purse.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, go to the above website. You can also contact Lisa Bernhardt at kandlbernhardt@hotmail.com or the church office at (303) 422-1235.

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Burmese Family

Refugee Support Ministries

The Denver metro area has many refugees from foreign countries that have relocated from their homelands. These people are from a culture which is very different than our own and it is a very difficult transition for them when they move here. In conjunction with other organizations, we work to help to welcome those people, befriend them, and help them become established in this new culture. Currently, we are working with the people of Burma (Myanmar), specifically the Karen, Karenni and Chin people.

If you would like information about working with the Burmese, contact Scott Boykin at (720) 480-0822.



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RFKC - Royal Family KIDS Camp

www.arvada.royalfamilykids.org External link

Camp Dates: June 16-20, 2014

Arvada Covenant participates in this national organization by sending local foster kids ages 7 to 11 for a week of summer camp near Estes Park. The overall goal is to create positive memories for abused children. Arvada Covenant provides numerous volunteers so that each child can be given personal attention during the camps. The program is extensive and includes fund raising, training of volunteers, plus the week-long camp. Approximately 80-100 volunteers are required every year. Notices for volunteers are put in the church bulletins and further information can be obtained on Arvada Covenant's website or the above website.

In 2013 RFKC had 80 campers and 90 volunteers representing 12 churches. This year's camp will be June 16-20, 2014.

A tea party in May, a golf tournament in June and a spring silent auction serve as fund raisers for the camp. For more information on how you may be one of the volunteers, contact Miki or Will LeVette at 720-233-5657.

This camp can be life-changing for campers and volunteers. Click here to read a story of what camp to mean to a child.

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RFKC Kings Team

kingsteamcamp.org External link

2012 Camp Dates - One week in July

King's Team Camp is a one-week residential summer camp designed for graduates (ages 12-15) of the Royal Family Kids' Camps. 2009 was the 5th year and there were 30 teenagers and 18 adult volunteers. Teens will be paired with an adult counselor. All counselors and staff are volunteers who have been carefully screened and trained to work with teens and teen-life issues.

Girl Mountain Climbing These teens will build relationships with adults, and other teens and experience God's creation in a safe and wholesome environment at a camp near Estes Park. This results in a host of positive memories while building confidence and self-esteem.

While at camp, the teens will receive individual attention and also participate in team-building activities, such as: swimming, hiking, challenge course, ropes course, rock climbing, rappelling, horseback riding, crafts, birthday party, Bible study, personal devotions, singing.

King's Team Camp is a one-week residential summer camp designed for graduates (ages 12-15) of the Royal Family Kids' Camps. Teens are paired with an adult counselor. All counselors and staff are volunteers who have been carefully screened to work with teens and teen-life issues.

For more information, visit the above website or call Eliese Espinoza at 303-588-9299.

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Theodora House

Once a month, a group from Arvada Covenant brings dinner to eat with women living at Theodora House which is a shelter for 30-35 homeless women located in northwest Denver. The group looks for opportunities to pray for and share the Gospel with the women. Stories are exchanged, and, twice a year, gift bags are given. A social worker is assigned to each woman to help her find housing and employment.

We go to Theodora House the fourth Friday of the month to provide dinner and fellowship. If you're interested we'd love to have you join us. We meet at Arvada Covenant at 5 PM.

For more information, contact Terrie Viarrial at (303) 467-2558 or Scott Boykin at (720) 480-0822.

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Whiz Kids

www.whizkidstutoring.com External link

Do you enjoy teaching and working with kids, grades one through five? Whiz Kids just might be the volunteer opportunity you are looking for. Whiz Kids pairs at-risk kids with caring volunteers who tutor and mentor them in the spirit of Christ. Tutoring takes place at Arvada sites one day per week depending on the site, October through April. These relationships improve self-esteem and foster a sense of accomplishment among the students we serve. Whiz Kids is instrumental in providing extra literacy and math help to struggling students and has seen improved reading scores through the tutor/student relationship. Tutoring not only makes a difference; it's also fun!

For more information, contact Nancy Linnenberger at (303) 424-2559 or for more information on the organization contact Angie Kinney at (303) 669-7339 or go to the above web-site. As Whiz Kids takes place at many sites within the Denver Metro area, be sure to state that you want the Arvada area.

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World of Global Friends

Are you interested in learning about trafficking and other hardships around the world? Then come to our meetings of World of Global Friends.

Our goal is to become INFORMED as a speaker PRESENTS his ministry. Once informed we desire to become INTERCESSORS by PRAYING for that ministry. Finally, we want to become INVOLVED and PARTNER with that work.

We meet the first Thursday of the month in the Arvada Covenant Church Sustad Chapel from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Cathy Wilson at 303-989-7725

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Urban Church Partners



Westside Christian Fellowship
Mark Lopez, Pastor and Executive Director.

Westside Christian Fellowship Church and Community Builders has worked diligently to improve their neighborhood and people's lives in southwest Denver. The Westside Learning Center is a K-6th grade inner-city charter school for high risk children in west Denver started by Westside Christian Church with support from Arvada Covenant. Their motto is, "Where everybody is somebody because Jesus Christ is Lord."

At Westside Learning Center, children are taught to show respect for their peers and teachers and are committed to a rigorous core curriculum of learning. They engage the Word of God through chapel and are held responsible for their choices in an "excuse free" environment.

For more information, contact Gary Palmer at (303) 931-7750 or gary@canyondesigns.net.

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Health Support



Project C.U.R.E. Logo Project C.U.R.E.
www.projectcure.org External link

Project Cure is an organization located in Centennial, Colorado that makes a difference in global healthcare by helping to sort, package and inventory and load donated medical supplies and equipment for delivery to developing countries. Volunteers are needed to help work in the warehouse on a part-time basis.

For more information, contact Dave or Millie Truitt at (303) 466-3225, or Ed or Gail Holroyd at (303) 279-5395.

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9Health Fair Logo 9Health Fair
www.9healthfair.org External link

The 9Health Fair encourages all people to take charge of their own health by providing free and low-cost screenings annually throughout Colorado. Arvada Covenant Church has hosted a health fair since 2005 with a total participation of more than 5,000 people. Each 9Health Fair is completely staffed by volunteers, both medical and non-medical.

The 2014 fair will be on Monday, April 28, from 7:00 am to noon. You can register online to skip filling out the registration form and the cashier on the day of the fair. To find out what screenings are being offered, use the 9Health Fair website at 9Healthfair.org and search for Arvada. Join us and "own your health"!

For more information or if you would like to volunteer, contact Linda Camblin at camblintl@msn.com or go to the above website.



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