Monthly Archives: July 2012

Summer in the City

I know, it has been a long time since my last post! Thanks for all of you who have been asking me to write more. Great things going on this summer that deserve some ye ha over! First and foremost Jen and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary, it has been an amazing ride! In September we are heading to Italy to celebrate in style. Cannot wait to spend two weeks with her exploring the land; Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Calabria etc.

Summer in Golden has been great:


I had the great privilege of accompanying my daughter Courtney at the Golden Police Department Youth Academy where the students learned a lot about the role, work and mindset of law-enforcement. Courtney won the

top gun

award. Yes I am proud of that, watch out gentlemen! I am so honored to be a part of the Golden Police Department, they truly do a great job at involving this community in understanding the significant role they play in our city.

2012 Buffalo Bill Days

Another great year at BBDays! Saturday our chaplain team pulled out the BBQ and grilled up some good meat, thank you Custom Made Meals! Many from the congregations donated side dishes and desserts. It is such a blessing to serve the fine men and women at GPD!

Sunday morning we celebrated our 7th Annual Worship Service in the park! It was a great privilege to be the one who spoke this year! I spoke about “Seeking the peace of the City” from Jeremiah 29:4-14. Challenged the church to accept the circumstances of their lives and bloom where they are planted. We are designed by God to live in the midst of community and invest in the lives of those around us. Often times we find ourselves waiting for a better day, or when we have time, and that day or time never comes. God has plans for our lives and often times we feel like the people in Jeremiah’s day who are in bondage in Babylon. But the truth is God knows and has designed the very time and place where you live and invites you to be involved in the peace and prosperity of the city.

Mayor Marjorie Sloan shared with the church, the Cities decision to give us a matching grant of $2500.00 toward our September 8th neighborhood rehabilitation projects. We will be helping homeowners across our city that day with projects around their homes that focus on creating safe, warm and dry environments. This will be for those who would not otherwise be able to fix up their homes. If you would like to volunteer that day please send an email to Neighborhood Rehabilitation with your contact information and we will get you on the list. We need people of all skill levels. If you would like to donate a tax deductible gift you can mail a check to Community Faith in Action at 1224 Washington Ave. Unit 105 Golden, Co. 80401 and let us know it is for Neighborhood Rehab.

This years BBDays worship band was great, made up of youth and youth leaders from across our city, they did such a great job leading a very diverse group of people in worship of our God!

I am very excited for the future of Golden, and believe we as a community are being called into a new season of serving together. The kind of service that not only gives away fish to those in need, but also teaches people how to fish and find dignity in being a vital part of this city! Until next time, engage your community and practice the values of your faith by moving them into action!