Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 Power of Community Collaboration

There is so much to be thankful for in this community.  We have had the great privilege of being part of some of these projects and relationships.  It is our passion at Community Faith in Action to facilitate opportunities within Golden that start and begin to foster sustainable change.  We desire to see the lives of community members transformed as they serve and receive service. Thank you for being involved in so many tangible ways this year!

This fall we are celebrating several events and community projects that have required much community collaboration… here’s a few of them:


First off, the Snack-N-Wagon finished its first summer serving lunch to kids around Golden. It was a wonderful pilot year of learning, serving and watching an amazing group of volunteers step up to the call.  We are looking forward to what 2014 will have in store for the S-n-W!   We were also able to use the Snack-N-Wagon to deliver lunches to over 220 volunteers during the 3rd Annual Neighborhood Rehab Project Day of Service on September 7th!


We also had the 8th Annual Buffalo Bill Days Together Church Service in the park! We had folks representing 11 different churches and heard personal stories from community members about the impact  the Together Church of Golden has made on their lives and neighborhoods. There was a moment during the morning when the church together was singing out to our Lord in one BIG voice that, I began to think, “this has to be a bit like heaven”.  This was a great time of celebrating the unity of the Church in Golden and a sweet time of worship together.


The Together Church Community Garden in Golden was also a huge success! From this garden, we received over 600lbs of  vegetables this summer! There were volunteers that harvested each week and brought the veggies to the Christian Action Guild, Canyon Gate Apartments, and the Lewis Court Apartments. If you are interested in participating next year, contact Amanda Strouth at or Melinda Warner


And also our 3rd Annual Neighborhood Rehab Project was a HUGE success!! Over 220 of you showed up and this huge horde of orange tackled over 33 projects! One homeowner said, “How wonderful it is to watch faith in action! I wish to convey my utmost, sincere gratitude and deep appreciation to you, to my crew of “tools” and to all those involved with coordinating this amazing project” and another said, “This work on our roof was perfect timing! If we had waited even a few more days, there would have been so much damage from the recent heavy rains”.  It was such a great day of connecting relationally all the while meeting physical, tangible needs. If you want more of the story on what projects were done, click on the Neighborhood Rehab Project blog  or on the Facebook page for more pictures.


Oh and it would be worth your time to sit back for about 17 minutes and watch the Day of Service VIDEO Documentary, called  “Beyond the Projects”, do it you won’t regret!









There are also several things this fall that we are looking forward to:

The Gathering.

The meeting for Christian businessmen and women has started up and they are continuing to meet every second Thursday at 7:30am at Century 21 downtown Golden. Next meeting is on November 14. Feel free to contact Jeff Fox


Wednesday Night Live.

For many years each church in Golden has participated in their own education classes weekly, whether that is on Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings. This year, the Together Church of Golden wanted to collaborate and continue to build relationships and trust together by offering classes together once a week!  Wednesday Night Live has just recently started up and several churches in Golden are offering different programs and everyone is invited to participate in whatever class you are interested in.  Oh and be watching for the NEW site, it is coming and will highlight all the TC activity and opportunities!

AWANA – First Baptist Church begins Sept. 11, 6:30-8:00. Kids from age 3 to sixth grade. Call 303-279- 4605, go to or find them on Facebook.

Engaging the Old Testament – Hillside Community Church  (103 N. Ford St.) Sept. 4 – Dec. 18, 6:30-8:00. Contact Shawn Bowen at for more information.

Financial Peace University – Calvary Church (14th & Arapahoe) Sept. 4 – Nov. 7, 6:30-8:00.Cost is $100. Contact Mike Diener at or 303-525-9007.

Gospel of John, Part I – Calvary Church (14th & Arapahoe) Sept. 4 – Oct 9, 6:30-8:00. Contact Cathy Hitch at or 303-278-4436.

Gospel of John, Part II – Calvary Church (14th & Arapahoe) Oct 16 – Nov 20, 6:30-8:00.

Women’s Bible Study – Calvary Church (14th & Arapahoe) Sept. 11 – Nov. 20, 6:30-8:00.Contact Angela McLean at (303-989-1203) or Marissa Morris at (303-506-3282).

Contemplative Prayer Group – Calvary Church Sept 4 – Nov 20, 6:30-8:00. Contact John Wengrovius at 303-279-2188.

FaithLab: PRAYER – Faith Lutheran (17701 W. 16th Ave.) Oct. 9-23, 6:30-8:00. Call Judi at 303-279-5379.


Bell Middle School Prayer Group

There is a prayer group that meets every Friday morning to pray for the needs at Bell Middle School as well as community needs and events.  They meet in the education center at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church– the long 1-story building across the street from Bell. Here is a tentative schedule of what you can expect:

6:20 Arrive

6:25 Share prayer requests and prayers answered

6:30 Prayer time

6:55 Bell staff leaves, remaining parents and community folk can stay and pray if needed.

Anyone is welcome and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Amy Jones at 303-947-0805 or

Thanks for reading!! Let’s continue to be about the work of God’s Kingdom within our city.

CFIA Staff