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Community Outreach 

Evergreen Shelter Program

Evergreen Shelter Program (ESP), part of Evergreen Christian Outreach, is an interfaith ministry which provides shelter, meals, showers and laundry service for people without homes.  It is located on the lower level of the church. Church of the Hills is one of the supporting congregations that have been  involved in the development of this ministry. 

 

This is a great opportunity to provide a warm welcome, a safe shelter out of the cold, and a path forward. For more information, or to volunteer, contact tim@evergreenchristianoutreach.org

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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 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.

 

The first Monday of every month is our food drive- CHURCH OF THE HILLS parking lot (28628 S. Buffalo Park Rd. ) – 9 to 10 AM.  Please bag or box items for easy delivery. Call the Church at 303-674-6641 if you have questions. You can deliver directly to the ECHO Food Bank, The Place – 27886 Meadow Drive (corner of Highway 74 and Meadow Drive).

Cross Cultural Covenant Community
 
Cross Cultural Covenant Community is committed to creating a stronger connection between believers from different cultural backgrounds. They accomplish this through joint worship services, fellowship opportunities and education opportunities.  Cross Cultural Covenant Community provides college scholarships and liaisons for students that would otherwise face financial challenges in furthering their education. They host ESL and citizenship classes throughout the year.  During seasons of the year, they offer medical services, children’s programs, and other opportunities for fellowship, learning, and self-development.

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The English language/Citizenship Ministry at Iglesia Presbiteriana de Valverde started in September of 2008. Support comes from the Cross-Cultural Covenant Community church members and, during the last two years, from a grant from Montview P.C.  The program is free and open to the Hispanic community. 

COTH joined the Cross Cultural Covenant Community in 2017.  We have several members who volunteer on Saturdays and assist with ESL (English as a Second Language) classes.  There are many ways a person can get involved in this ongoing program. Participating Churches: First of Littleton, Shepherd of the Hills, Iglesia Presbiteriana de Valverde, Vietnamese Presbyterian Fellowship, Grace and Church of the Hills

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Building Use
 
An important and ongoing mission of COTH is opening our doors to the community. Diverse groups and individuals have used our building, some free of charge, for meetings, classes, recitals, meals, etc.   The groups now include: Alcoholics Anonymous, scout troops, and the new group People Comforters.  People Comforters members make beautiful quilts and other items for people in need, including those served by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department.

If you would like to help the Building and Grounds Commitee, please send an email to peggy@churchofthehills.com or call 303-674-6641

Shawl Ministry

 

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.  The knitters make shawls and blankets for people who need comfort or who are celebrating special events.  This ministry has distributed for free more than 175 shawls in our congregation, the community and to loved ones who live in various parts of the country.

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Resilience1220

 

Resilience1220 provides free counseling services to youth ages 12-20 in the mountain communities west of Denver. Through counseling, support groups, and community outreach, we work to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental health issues young adults face, and to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resiliency in their lives.

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

 

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT) provides resources to raise awareness of human trafficking in Colorado as well as provide help for individuals experiencing human trafficking. LCHT manages Colorado’s Human Trafficking Hotline and connects survivors to resources. Training programs are available to raise awareness. To further address the problem, LCHT also conducts research to determine potential solutions that lead to long-term change.

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Kid's Closet

 

Kid's Closet (formerly known as Mother’s Closet) is located in Evergreen, CO, serving the community by offering discounted prices on gently used clothing and equipment for baby’s, children up to size 16 and soon-to-be and new mothers.

Global Outreach

Pura Vida Ministries

 

Pura Vida Ministries is working to promote health and education in the Quiché department of Guatemala.  The mission of Pura Vida is to facilitate the sharing of First World resources with Third World communities in a meaningful, respectful, and long-term way.  Its primary focus is on providing educational opportunities for children in rural villages through scholarships, tutoring, and support of local schools.  COTH has supported in various ways the educational work of Pura Vida in Guatemala since 2014: by contributing to the unsponsored student fund so critical to their on-going work, by individuals sponsoring  students so that they can get an education,  by funding the many supplies that are needed for an English Camp, by coming to a work session to compile materials.

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Sponsorship of students involves sending funds for your student's education and related costs to attend school.  In addition, correspondence between the sponsors and the students allows each to get better acquainted and to know how both are doing. A sponsor who goes to Guatemala gets to have a personal visit with sponsored students and members of their families.  The website has more information about sponsoring a student or signing up as a volunteer for the English camp. 

Samaritan's Purse

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) provides shoebox gifts to children in need around the world. These shoeboxes serve as a tangible way to share God’s love. OCC partners with local churches to share the Gospel with children who have never heard it. OCC is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Alternative Gift Fair

COTH has continued to support this fair which is a remarkable and far reaching annual event. The two-day fair hosts 45-50 non-profit organizations which represent programs throughout the world including the U.S., Haiti, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. The money collected and awareness raised at this event improves countless lives worldwide. Come in November to buy your gifts! 

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Into Your Hands Africa

Into Your Hands Africa (IYHA) aims to empower children and families in rural Uganda to rise above the constraints of poverty through education and business development.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crises and catastrophic events. 

Special PCUSA Offerings

 

Since COTH is a connectional church, a portion of our mission budget is allocated to the Presbytery of Denver, the Synod of the Rocky Mountains, and the PCUSA General Assembly to support a multitude of Church wide (local and international) mission projects.  The Love in Action Team coordinates three PCUSA special offerings annually, as well as regularly donates to PCUSA Missions and Denver Presbytery.

  • One Great Hour of Sharing: Promoted and received during the season of Lent.

  • Pentecost Offering: Promoted and received on Pentecost Sunday. 40% designated by COTH to develop and support youth programs in our community.

  • Peace & Global Witness Offering: Promoted during A season of Peace (September) and received on World Communion Sunday (the first Sunday in October). 25% designated by COTH to support peacemaking and reconciliation in our community.

  • Denver Presbytery: Resilience 1220 is the recipient of COTH’s percentage of monies we collect during special offerings.

Opportunities for COTH to Serve You
Scholarship Opportunity Available

 
If a friend, member or employee would like to pursue continuing education or to attend a camp or retreat that would be beneficial to the Church, a $500 scholarship is available through the Love in Action committee. A generous donor has provided funds for these opportunities. If you are interested, please contact Peggy Farnham at peggy@churchofthehills.com or fill out the application, which sets forth eligibility requirements, at this link: