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Flatirons in the Community

In The Community

Jesus, who said that he is the light of the world, also described us, his friends and followers, as the light of the world. He goes on to tell us to let our light shine so that people will see our good works and glorify God. In another place in the Bible, Paul writes,

"For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" (Ephesians 2:10)

Jesus talked a lot about His love for those who are poor, hurting, broken and forgotten. Because Flatirons exists to bring the awesome life of Christ to a lost and broken world we choose to serve and love those in our community simply because God loves them.

Listed below are a few of our friends and partnerships that exist in our local community. If you would like to know more about opportunities to serve in our community as they develop please contact Andy Wineman.

Andy Wineman | Local Community Connections
Office | 303-664-5524
Email | andy_wineman@flatironschurch.com

 

 

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Missing Easter

Today is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter and a couple days ago I was in danger of missing Easter.  Along with all the busyness of a normal week, in “church world” Easter is a really busy time.  Even though I consider Easter to be the most important event of all time, my week was gaining speed and I was about to miss Easter and that would be a shame.

The solution was to read Mark chapters 14-16, thank God for all He has done and keep thinking about it as this weekend arrives and we celebrate Easter. [continue reading]

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 11:23 am

 

 

 

Outside the Walls

You have heard about flatirons people serving in our community and around the world and maybe you wondered why we do that or how to get involved? Jim Burgen explains why we move outside the walls of flatirons, Ron Barnes shares about our involvement with international partners and Andy Wineman details our involvement with local community partners. Watch Jim's video above.

More Video from Outside the Walls

Andy Wineman - Local Community Partners (watch video here)

Ron Barnes - International Community Partners (watch video here)

 

 

Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries is embracing broken and hurting people in urban Denver with the heart and hands of Jesus. ODM provides hope through a host of programs and residential facilities. Flatirons is also working with ODM to develop a job readiness and training program called Work For The Door that is enabling participants to be successful in finding and maintaining meaningful employment.

Flatirons Friends of ODM Team
Flatirons Friends of Open Door Ministries exists to connect people from Flatirons with one another and with opportunities to serve at ODM. There's always room for new friends with a passion for serving and being a part of community transformation. For more information about current volunteer opportunities and our next gathering contact Amanda Brown.

 

 

Sister Carmen Community Center

Flatirons has a very close relationship with the Sister Carmen Community Center in Lafayette as they assist people in East Boulder County with food, utilities, rent/mortgage, transportation, clothing, case management and programs for helping to break the cycles of poverty.

For more information about the Sister Carmen Community Center and a list of their current needs visit sistercarmen.org or call 303-665-4342.

Friends of Sister Carmen Team
Flatirons Friends of Sister Carmen, exists to connect Flatirons folks with opportunities to serve and with each other. We enjoy getting together about every other month to enjoy a meal, share stories, celebrate our work together at Sister Carmen and hear about new service opportunities. There's always room for new friends interested in serving our community through Sister Carmen. For more information about current volunteer opportunities and our next gathering contact Jane Houck and see more on facebook.

 

 

Sister Carmen Food Drive

Sister Carmen Food Drive

Way to go Flatirons! Your generosity and care for our community is amazing. You brought in 243,870 pounds of food last weekend. That is 12 semi-trucks full of food that will help countless families in our community in the coming months. God is so good and he is using all of us together to help our neighbors and people in our community that are hurting, broken and needing hope. Thank you.

Flatirons’ relationship with the Sister Carmen Community Center (sistercarmen.org) began when our student ministries decided that they wanted to make a difference in our community and launched our annual food drive. This is our seventh year of collecting food for Sister Carmen to help our neighbors in East Boulder County. Sister Carmen is one of our closest community partners and together we are working to break cycles of poverty and transform our community.

 

 

In the story of the Good Samaritan, what if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? Click here to go to our Neighboring page.

 

 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity

Flatirons and Habitat for humanity are working to build decent and affordable housing.  We are partnering with two local Habitat affiliates (Flatirons and St. Vrain) to help people that are working their way out of poverty. Go to our Habitat page and find out about our Habitat team, sign up for a build day and discover other ways to be involved.

 

 

Alicia Sanchez International School

Sanchez and Flatirons, both located in Lafayette, have been in partnership for many years. Sanchez continues to offer excellent educational opportunities for students and their parents and has a vision for community transformation and development. For a preview of what Sanchez is doing in the community, watch the video above.

Friends of Sanchez Team
The Friends of Sanchez team is made up of volunteers from flatirons with a passion for serving and being a part of community transformation. The Friends of Sanchez team meets once a month for planning and organizing around the needs of Sanchez Elementary. Email Heather at hdjacks@gmail.com to add your name to the Friends of Sanchez Team.

For more information see our Friends of Sanchez Team FAQ.

 

 

Colorado Heart Gallery

The Colorado Heart Gallery brings to life, through the power of pictures, children who are currently waiting for an adoptive family in Colorado foster care. For more information about the Colorado Heart Gallery visit adoptcoloradokids.org.

 

 

Crayons to Calculators - Backpack Drive 2013

Thank you Flatirons! You donated 2,488 backpacks for kids in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts. Your generosity and desire to help our local community seems to know no bounds. Of all the benefits for kids and their families the two greatest may be the sense of dignity it provides for kids and how it helps them be prepared for school when they start in the fall. Thank you for caring and being so compassionate.

 

 

iEmpathize

iEmpathize

Flatirons has been in partnership with an organization called iEmpathize (iE) since it first formed in 2009. iE’s main focus is the eradication of sex trafficking and child sex exploitation.  The organization is global in nature but based locally in Boulder, Colorado.  iE hosts many events in our local community that provide ways for people to engage with their work.  Flatirons has sent teams in the past to come alongside iE in their work to end sex trafficking and aid in the recovery of victims in Mexico City, specifically.  Flatirons also hosts a group called Friends of iEmpathize, for individuals who have the desire to partner with the organization on a more long-term basis.

For information about iEmpathize and how to help, visit iempathize.org

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.

 

 

Perspectives

Perspectives

Perspectives is a 15 week course that flatirons has hosted in the past.  The course examines the big picture of what God has been doing over the past thousands of years. But it is much more than that. The course is also designed to help us find our place in the Story God has been writing – really to help us get closer to seeing things from God’s perspective and joining with Him where He is at work.

There are currently no Perspectives classes being offered at flatirons.  To find a class nearby visit: perspectives.org

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.