Parker UCC had the opportunity to be a part of this ministry that cares for the active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ through participation in the Christmas Fund Offering.
Our gifts to the Christmas Fund assisted pastors and provided for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums and will help provide Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks next December to low-income retirees.
This a special collection during the month of December which we closed and blessed on Sunday, December 23rd.
You may still donate online at:
Christmas is for kids….and there is a kid in all of us! Once again PUCC had a chance to help make a child happy for Christmas. As in the past we supported the Buckley Air Force Base Officers’ Wives in their annual Angel Tree Program which is to supply gifts to those dependent children of active duty personnel who are not able to afford Christmas gifts for their children.
This has been one of the most rewarding programs we have done over the years. Every year we have received a list of the children whose parent is deployed or in a situation where their financial situation will not allow them to buy Christmas gifts for their children. With the length of this war it is not hard to see why after multiple deployments some are having a hard time making ends meet.
Thank you for making this such a wonderful program every year!!
Parker United Church of Christ compiled complete Thanksgiving dinners that families could prepare at home, packaged in baskets/tubs/boxes for a family of 4-6.
What we put in the basket/box/tub - a complete Thanksgiving dinner - for example:
Frozen turkey Aluminum turkey pan Canned Vegetables
2 sticks of butter Stuffing Can of Sweet Potatoes
Pie/dessert Gravy, packets or jars Can of Cranberry Sauce
Dinner Rolls Box of flavored gelatin with a can of fruit
Bag of potatoes or box of instant mashed
God has blessed our church with enough to share.
This year we will donate to struggling families through the Parker Task Force. We pray that it fills spirits as well as bellies.
Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home is one of the Rocky Mountain region's leading treatment centers and K-12 schools for emotionally and crisis-affected children and youth, particularly those suffering from abuse and neglect.
They serve children ranging in age from 5-18 and are dedicated to ensuring that these amazing kids having the fighting chance they deserve at a satisfying and fulfilling life. The Tennyson Center provides competent and caring treatment, educational and advocacy services in an environment that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based.
Parker UCC is in mission with The Tennyson Center for Children by participating in their Dress-A-Child program. Many children come to Tennyson Center wearing clothes that are torn, tattered and one or two sizes too small. Parker came through big time we purchased:
|7 Girl's Shirts
|4 pair of Girl's Jeans
|4 pair of Boxer Shorts
|3 Boy's Shirts
|2 pair of Boy's Jeans
|2 pair of Boy's Khakis
|2 pair of Cargo Pants
That will help a few boys and girls have some new clothes for the new school year - well done PUCC!
Sophias and the youth spearheaded this 2012 winter mission project.
We helped the homeless by collecting coats or blankets.
We also collected socks, nice clean socks are always a welcome comfort.
The morning of this mission we blessed the blankets and socks, so that they would warm and help those that recieved them. We then made 75 sack lunches. The lunches included 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grapes, a soft drink and a few items they could save for later like power bars, cookies, etc. We took the items downtown and handed them out. It was just in time for it snowed that evening. The men and women were very appreciative and kind and we felt blessed to help them. It is funny how these missions give back to us as well...
This is a very powerful ministry; it has had a wonderful impact on our congregation as well as our youth. As always Parker UCC seems to go above and beyond, as we gave out too many blankets and socks too count as well as the 75 lunches.
Thank you to everyone!!