EMERGENCY SHELTER PROGRAM
Emergency Shelter Program (ESP) is an interfaith ministry emphasis which  provides shelter for people without homes during severe weather.
 
Church of the Hills is one of eight supporting congregations that are involved in the development of this ministry.  Pastor Chuck, along with Steve Nelson and Bruce Evashevski, are on the planning team.  
 
For more information, go to: www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org/esp
 
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SHAWL MINISTRY
This ministry started in January, 2007.  More than 175 shawls have been distributed in our congregation and community and to loved ones who live in various part of the country. 

Money is raised to support the ministry by making items which can be sold at the Alternative Gift Fair, however donations are lovingly accepted.

Knitters are known as the MOUNTAIN PEARLS and consist of as many members who do not belong to Church of the Hills as those that do.

 

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY PATHWAYS
Mountain Community Pathways (MCP) is a Program Approved Support Agency for people with developmental disabilities and participants of various Medicaid waiver programs (Elderly, Blind, and Disabled). Themountaincommunitypathways office and day program services are located at Church of the Hills in lower level rooms. MCP offers a day habilitation program Monday through Friday for young adults with developmental disabilities. They also offer non-medical transportation, volunteer opportunities, host home placement, and apartment living for people with developmental disabilities. More services are planned for the future.
 
Church of the Hills supports this ministry financially and with disciples in service.
 
 
ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR
Without ever leaving Evergreen, volunteers and shoppers are missionaries to the world!  Partnered with 5 other Evergreen churches, we work with over 50 non-profit organizations (both local and global) by providing booths for them to sell their products, as a means to raise funds for their organizations.
 
Church of the Hills supports this ministry emphasis both financially and with disciples in service.
 
For more information about the Alternative Gift Fair, please visit www.gifttwice.org.
 
 
AT HOME EVERGREEN
This is an interfaith effort to provide affordable housing in the Evergreen area.  Numerous members from Church of the Hills are involved in the development of this ministry.  Bruce Evashevski and Steve Nelson are members of the planning team and welcome questions about this ministry.
 
EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN OUTREACH
Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) offers goods and services to local families in need. In addition to items like groceries, food and clothing, EChO offers short-term assistance, mentoring and prayer support.
 
Church of the Hills has always consistently supported Evergreen Christian Outreach not only through donations of food, but contributions of cash and volunteer hours.
 
EChO is much more than a food bank. It not only provides food for the clients, but Evergreen Christian Outreach also assists with rent or mortgages, utilities, gas, auto repair, insurance, phone bills, medications, child care and a variety of educational opportunities. There is a job center to help the unemployed to become self-sufficient and the under-employed to get higher paying jobs. EChO offers a variety of workshops including interviewing, resume’ writing, and budgeting.
 
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Church of the Hills contributes financial assistance quarterly and donates food and other needed items regularly. 
 
 
MEAN STREET MINISTRY
Mean Street. You ask, ” Why call it ‘Mean’?”  The Webster Dictionary defines mean as low in quality, value, or importance; paltry; poor; … You get the picture? The little, old motels up and down east and west Colfax are being occupied by our working homeless with two or more families per room. These are our struggling families that we provide a meal of burritos one day a week….east Colfax get theirs on Monday night and west Colfax get theirs on Tuesday night. It is not much, but the street ministers that deliver the burritos pray with these people, see if they need formula or diapers for their babies, more groceries, or any other resources or help we can guide them to. Our main purpose is to let these people know God loves them and has not forgotten them and that all these willing hands want to help too. 
 
This is an organization that needs your help also, so join us Monday mornings in the parlor of COTH from 9:30-10:30 to help make the burritos, or see where else you can get involved.  Be God’s hands.
 
Mean Street Ministry is a multi-faceted organization and multi-denominational Christian outreach ministry, reaching out to the poor and disconnected in the Denver Metro Area through its street ministry, mentoring program and work skills training program.  Mean Street deploys 40 to 50 disciples each week to give out around 340 meals, and various other essential items such as diapers, formula, books, food, bus tokens, and clothing across the Denver metro area. Church of the Hills also supports this ministry emphasis financially.