At Grace UMC in Cheyenne, Wyoming, we have a small group called Bar+Church, which is simply a time to gather, talk about life, faith, and fellowship at Black Tooth Brewery. Black Tooth offers a once-a-month Community Pint Night, where they donate $1 from each pint sold to a nonprofit that is active in the community. Grace and Bar+Church partnered with Black Tooth to raise money for their Utilities Assistance Fund. Grace offers $100 each week to help towards utilities or rent for someone in need. Our pint night raised $214 the night of the event with an additional $1,000 contribution from a local business that wanted to help above and beyond the pint night. Those who gathered at Black Tooth for a pint were from the church and community and together we were able to raise money, fellowship, and hold sacred space for all who attended.
Submitted by Rev. Zach Bechtold
How are you connecting with your community this summer? The Community Engagement team of the Mountain Sky Conference encourages you to pick a project, volunteer in mission, start a new group, work on leadership development – the possibilities are endless. Then, sometime between today and September 1, tell us about it! Selected stories will be celebrated via Mountain Sky communication vehicles such as Ministry Crossroads. As we continue to build our connection, we celebrate the ways that faith communities are engaged. By sharing how you are involved, you inspire others and share knowledge with those communities that have the same challenges and opportunities as you! Check out our link for more details and feel free to share across the Conference