Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



We hope that you all are making plans to enjoy this holiday season with family and friends, creating many new memories with the people you love. We have some cool stuff to share with you, and maybe you can plan some of it into your family’s Christmas celebrations!


Let’s help Bob’s Atomic Burgers “Stuff the Store”!

On December 7 & 14 we are working with Bob’s Atomic Burgers this Christmas season in rallying folks in the Golden community to support two organizations we work very closely with:

(1)   The Golden Chaplaincy is group of Christian leaders who emotionally and spiritually support the policemen and women at Golden Police Department. The money  raised on the December 7th will go towards a Christmas Meal that the Chaplains provide to show appreciation for the Golden Police  Department.


(2)   The Golden Rescue Fund provides support for Golden individuals and families that find themselves in need of temporary financial assistance. The money raised on December 14th  will go towards providing meals & gifts for 2 special families in the Golden Community to celebrate Christmas.

So maybe you’d want to invite some neighbors and come grab a burger on December 7 and 14!  (10% of proceeds will benefit the organizations listed above)


Another opportunity to make you aware of is Colorado Gives Day…

Colorado Gives Day

What is “Colorado Gives Day”?

Colorado Gives Day is a 24-hour period to “Give where you live” by making online donations to the hundreds of non-profits (including Community Faith in Action) featured on Community First Foundation’s online giving resource,


How it’s gonna work:

On December 10th, you can go online to and use their search engine to find Community Faith in Action. Once you’re there, you can donate directly to CFIA or you can also choose to donate to our Neighborhood Rehab Project fund raiser where we have a $5,000 goal for the 8 jobs we have ready to go for the first of the year. You can also schedule your donation for December 10 at this website,  ahead of time so that you don’t have to remember to log on 🙂


What else can YOU do?

(1)   For each dollar that YOU give on December 10th, your donation will be increased through First Bank’s incentive fund! First Bank has donated $250,000 for this incentive fund that will leverage each donation made through on December 10.

(2)   TRIVIA! If you are active on Facebook and enjoy answering trivia questions, then YOU can help us win some extra cash! On December 2-6 at 8am and 1pm, First Bank’s Facebook page  will have Colorado Gives Day trivia questions. If you get the answer correct, you can win $1,000 for any non-profit that is featured on ! (HINT: a good place to find many of the answers for the trivia will be on the website

(3)   Luck of the Draw Prize! First Bank will also be holding a drawing to give out 18 prizes worth $5,000 for non-profit that receives a minimum of 30 donations on December 10th. So you can help us be eligible for this prize by providing a donation of any amount on December 10th!

(4)   Connect with us on Facebook  and “like” and “share” our pictures, notes, and links!

Colorado Gives… do YOU? 🙂


We also want to welcome two new board members: Don & Taryn Bellavance!


Don & Taryn with their two kids, Ben & Natalie

The Bellavance family has lived in Golden for about 10 years after moving here from Southern California. Taryn is a loan officer at Pinnacle Mortgage Group which she really enjoys because of the flexibility and the fact it’s more about people than it is about numbers. Don is part owner of Brand Evolutions in Golden where he enjoys doing the merchandising and building e-stores for athletic events all over the state.  An avid cyclist himself, he especially loves working creatively with race directors in making their events more successful. Ben is 20 and a sophomore at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs where he lives in a loft on a church property and is a Young Life leader.  Natalie is 17 and a senior at Golden High School.  She’s currently saving money for college working at Jamba Juice and lots of babysitting jobs. The family loves to ski, hike, and celebrate special occasions with dinner at Sushi Den, their favorite restaurant in Denver. Don and Taryn will be joining the board to help Community Faith in Action better tell the story of what God is doing in Golden.

Thanks for reading!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year from CFIA!

Merry Christmas!