How We Serve
First Plymouth is committed to serving people outside our doors, in our own neighborhood and around the world. We are engaged in many meaningful outreach projects that are making real differences in people’s lives. Please click on the links below to find out more about these ministries and how you can become involved.
CanDo Sunday – The 3rd Sunday of each month we collect food and toiletry items for people in need in the Denver area.
Denver Inner City Parish – Co-founded by First Plymouth more than 50 years ago, DICP is working to educate and enhance the lives of people living in or near poverty in Denver.
Family Promise – Family Promise provides weekly homes for homeless families at thirteen churches throughout the central Denver area and thirteen in Lakewood. First Plymouth has partnered with Living Hope Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) to support these families four weeks each year. The families stay at CBC and First Plymouth members go there to prepare dinners, to provide children’s activities, to drive the van to take them to and from the daysite, to stay overnight and to help with breakfast. We launder linens after their visits and donate supplies to make the guests comfortable during their time at CBC.
Habitat for Humanity – The Loaves and Fishes Coalition, of which First Plymouth is a part, completed its 17th build in 2015. Join us!
The Rwanda Outreach Project – Since 2006, First Plymouth has sponsored children in the Kanombe Village in Rwanda to support their education and help this small village rise out of poverty.
Kentucky Circle Village – Kentucky Circle Village has been part of the outreach mission of First Plymouth for more than 50 years. It was established in 1959 to meet the growing housing needs of seniors with limited incomes and remains an important part of the affordable housing movement in the Denver metropolitan area.
LOFT – Living Our Faith Together – Each month LOFT invites people to participate in service projects that are all ages friendly.
Lotsa Helping Hands – Provides logistical support for church members in need as identified by Web of Care leaders, ministers, and pastoral care staff.
Share the Plate – Each month an organization is chosen to be the recipient of the Share the Plate offering that is collected during that month’s Worship Services.
Web of Care Ministry – Web of Care is a lay-led and lay-driven congregational care ministry that intentionally creates an ongoing support structure for the entire congregation, not just select groups or ages or needs. The ministry proactively focuses on regular and routine connections throughout the year and across the life cycle so that joys and concerns can be celebrated and attended to, and relationships are deepened across the congregation. The Web of Care works collaboratively with our Pastoral Care staff and ministers, as well as the Lotsa Helping Hands Care Ministry.
Women’s Homeless Initiative – First Plymouth and 6th Avenue UCC together support the Women’s Homelessness Initiative (WHI), sponsored by the Capitol Hill Urban Ministries. WHI provides safe overnight housing for homeless women in the Denver area. Every night of the week 20-25 homeless women are provided a good meal and warm safe place to sleep. Denver area churches open their buildings to provide for these women. The First Plymouth team is responsible for Saturday nights in February, April, June and August.
World Gift Market – Every November, First Plymouth Church hosts an alternative gift market featuring vendors who sell fair trade, eco-friendly products. Purchasing these unique, handcrafted items supports local non-profit organizations and indigenous artisans from around the world who are passionate about sustaining people and the earth.