One of our early bishops taught that the church is the only institution in the world that exists primarily for the benefit of those who are not its members. We strive to be God's hands in the community, working alongside our neighbors to serve, and to improve the quality of life for all. We actively partner with local organizations to provide real material resources. We collaborate with civic and religious leaders to address systemic needs like affordable housing. We offer our campus as a community center, hosting support groups, music lessons and exercise classes. We welcome overnight guests, providing shelter to families transitioning from homelessness. See below what we're doing and how you can participate.
with our hands
The Women's Gathering meets on Thursdays from 1-3 pm in Maglaras Hall to knit and crochet hats, scarves, mittens, afghans and more for newborns, those who are ill, and those in need of warmth. All are welcome to join us! Please contact Dotti Moyer for more information.
Holy Comforter is a host site to help families in transition to home security. We host families four times per year, which includes housing them at the church, cooking meals for them, and spending time getting to know them. Please contact Leslie Wilmot for information about upcoming weeks.
St. Francis Center
Our St. Francis Team takes monthly service trips to the St. Francis Center, a day shelter in downtown Denver for men and women who are homeless on the 3rd Sunday of each month. They leave the church parking lot at 7:30 am and return about 12:30 pm. Please contact Kaitlyn Lawrence for more information.
with our resources
FISH (Feeding Families and Fueling Hope) is a local organization that boasts a thriving food pantry, offers transportation assistance, rent ad utility assistance, and other services to those in need. Many Holy Comforter members are active volunteers at FISH, and twice a year we hold food in-gatherings to fill empty shelves. To learn more about volunteering with Holy Comforter members at FISH, please contact Jackson Dreiling.
A Precious Child
A Precious Child is a local organization dedicated to providing opportunities and resources to children in need to empower them to achieve their full potential. Several Holy Comforter members are active volunteers, and groups from Holy Comforter volunteer annually to stuff backpacks for students in need. Collection bins are available to the right of the east entrance to the church to gather children’s clothing and toys, and yellow bins signal annual collections for school supplies and Christmas gifts. Please contact Jackson Dreiling to learn more.
Asset-Based Community Development
Holy Comforter takes its responsibility as a community member seriously; and, is embarking upon a process of collaboration with community partners, residents and the wider faith community to build up our entire community together. Please contact Jackson Dreiling to learn more.
Workshops: Wednesday, August 28 & Wednesday, September 4 @ 6-8pm, Holy Comforter