“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
1 Peter 4:8-9
WHAT IS NEIGHBORLY?
Neighborly is our monthly focus to help spread the love and generosity of Jesus in tangible, impactful ways to those around us, across the street and across the world. Each month we focus on a different area of need, finding ways that any and all can be involved in making our communities stronger.
GREELEY FOCUSMAY FOCUS – Hope House
This month, we’re learning partnering with the Hope House organization.
Teenage women who have become mothers have a chance here to continue their education and develop life skills while childcare is provided. The hope is to one day have a residential program where young ladies and their children can live while learning. Hope House has multiple resource connections throughout the community to give their moms the best chances at succeeding with their life goals. We have some unique serving opportunities to partner with them. Opportunities:
• Purchase and return diapers of any size and/or baby wipes
• Volunteer to provide childcare for kids while their moms take classes
• Sign up to be a tutor for GED classes
• Provide a meal for a mom and child Ready to get involved?
Volunteer applications can be found at the Hope House website: hopehousenorthernco.org, they can use just about any skills that you have!
WINDSOR FOCUSWINDSOR FOOD BANK
Join us in gathering items for our local food bank, who can’t keep up with the demand for the following items. Bring any or all of these, and weekly we will be dropping them off to serve local families in need.
PAST PROJECTSMISSION GIFT TREE (ALL CAMPUSES) – In December, you provided gifts for over 200 children in our community! Beyond purchasing gifts, you served by sorting and distributing gifts out to families in Greeley and Windsor. VETERAN’S DAY THANK YOU (ALL CAMPUSES) – On Sunday, November 13, you wrote cards to veterans in our community. More than 200 were written and distributed, including 60 from our youth group! THANKSGIVING MEALS – Throughout November we gathered meals for families in need throughout northern Colorado. In total, we gathered over 275 meals between our campuses, distributed to local agencies including: DHS, ABC, COC and Ann K Heiman. HOMELESS KITS – We created kits in the lobby of the church to extend help and care to the homeless community. We’ve heard some amazing stories of how you took the time to not just hand out a bag, but to meet someone new and value their story. More kits are available at the Neighborly Table or upon request. BACKPACK DRIVE – We were able to send 147 backpacks to the Police Department, Guadalupe Shelter, Transitional House, Weld County Social Services, and our Community Outreach Center. Well done!
WANT TO JOIN THE TEAM?
Our Neighborly Challenge is that every person at Generations practices hospitality in thoughtful and creative ways within their circle of influence. In their neighborhood. At church. At work. In the community. And in our world.
If you are passionate about serving, missions, or just being a great neighbor we would love to have you join the team. Just hit the button below to let us know you are interested and we will follow up.