The Purpose of FMC Outreach
The Outreach Commission is the branch of the Leadership Council that facilitates the church’s vision with regard to various outreach functions at the local, conference, church-wide and global level. It supports and fulfills the church’s mission to follow Jesus Christ and his teachings; to walk in compassion with those who suffer; to seek truth; to wage peace and freedom through truth, love and action and to promote wholeness of life and joyful, abundant living for everyone.
Getting Involved in Outreach
Interested in learning more about FMC member outreach efforts or becoming involved? Please see the list below for the organizations people at FMC support through their involvement. If you would like to speak to someone from FMC who is connected with one of the programs listed below, please contact Debbie Reed, Outreach Coordinator.
Efforts with Local Focus
First Mennonite Church Assistance Program
Assistant Program phone: 303-892-1039
First Mennonite Church funds and operates the First Mennonite Church Assistance Program which offers rent and utility assistance for individuals and families living within the following boundaries: between Colfax Ave (north) and Exposition Ave (south) and Sheridan Blvd (west) and Downing St (east). Follow this link for a map.
The Assistance Program office is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 AM, unless otherwise posted. The phone number is 303-892-1039. Staffing for this program is provided by FMC volunteers.
To apply for rent or utility help, please bring:
- Your picture ID
- For utility help: our utility bill or shut-off notice
- For rent help: demand for payment/eviction notice AND your landlord’s contact information
In 2018, the Outreach Commission awarded grants to the following groups:
Casa de Paz
Colorado Village Collaborative
DOOR (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection)
Father Woody’s Haven of Hope
Family Promise of Greater Denver
His Love Fellowship
Denver Catholic Worker House
Colorado Circles for Change
The Sun Valley Youth Center
Efforts with Global Focus
Mennonite Central Committee: mcc.org/about/purpose
Mennonite Mission Network: www.mennonitemission.net
Women Bridging Borders: womenbridgingborders.com/