NONPROFIT POURING INTO THE SUCCESS OF OTHER NONPROFITS
100 Percent of Special Offering at Broomfield Church Given to Three Nonprofits
Broomfield, Colorado, July 18, 2023.
Broomfield United Methodist Church (UMC), gave 100 percent of the special offering received for the 2023 Easter holiday to three nonprofits locally and internationally. Broomfield UMC holds two annual offerings, one at Easter and one at Christmas, in which all proceeds given in designation for the nonprofits, chosen by leadership, are divided and given evenly. For the 2023 Easter offering the three nonprofits chosen were: El Sembrador Pastocalle, a school and church located in Ecuador, Hope House Colorado located in Arvada, CO, and the new 1 for 100 initiative in Broomfield, CO. The total offering given for these organizations was $25,106 (culminating in $8,368 per nonprofit). This is the largest offering Broomfield UMC has seen in recent years. Check presentations for El Sembrador Pastocalle and Hope House are currently available on our website. The check presentation for 1 for 100 will be available later in July.
El Sembrador Pastocalle is where missionaries from Broomfield UMC, David and Shari Nelson, served for three months at the beginning of 2023. They worked with the children and faculty of the school to help with the creation of a new computer lab, fundraising scholarships and support for students and faculty, and the development of a new campus. The funds received from this offering will go a long way to secure the new computer lab, augment teacher salaries at the school, and repair the leaky roof, among other uses from this gift.
Hope House Colorado provides free self-sufficiency programs for teen moms. In 2003, they opened their residential house in Arvada to address the unmet needs of teen moms. Since its inception, Hope House has created a crisis call line, a GED program, a resource center, as well as an affiliate program. Last year they served over 240 moms and have recently broken ground for an early learning center that will serve over 100 kids per year. The money from this offering will go to support this new build project as well as operating funds to continue to support their ongoing work.
The new 1 for 100 Initiative in Broomfield is in answer to the rise of those experiencing homelessness. These funds will be used to help launch this initiative so that it can work to build a sustainable housing structure for those in crisis. This initiative is led by Marrton Dormish, the Minister of Presence, Justice, and Memory at The Refuge in Broomfield, CO. 1 for 100 can best be summed up in Marrton’s words, “If every Broomfield stakeholder contributed 1 percent of their annual income or revenue toward a local housing voucher program, our community could achieve full housing stability by 2025.”
ABOUT BROOMFIELD UMC:
Broomfield UMC was established in 1888 and is a nonprofit church within the Mountain Sky Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC). Broomfield UMC celebrates the image of Jesus in everyone and seeks to create space for everybody to discover their identity in Christ, grow in God’s love in community with each other, and to love all people as Jesus loves us – no strings attached. “We embrace every person. Your race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual/relational orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion, body shape, size and ability are beautiful to us. We want you here.” Guided by Pastor Don Bird, Broomfield UMC offers Contemporary Worship with an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter, and Traditional Worship as well as a time for community on Sunday mornings. Located in Broomfield, CO, Broomfield UMC is a church where everybody is celebrated and belongs. For more information about Broomfield UMC, please visit www.broomfieldumc.org