Share the Plate
The Outreach Ministry receives 100% of its funds from generous weekly donations via the “Share the Plate” program. Any offerings collected on Sundays not allocated as Pledges are given to Share the Plate, which funds the Outreach Ministry’s annual budget.
Each month, the Outreach Ministry selects a nonprofit organization, many of which First Plymouth has traditionally supported, to receive Share the Plate funding. Information about the organization is provided throughout the month, so that the congregation can know the benefits received by those served by these organizations. Volunteer opportunities are also available at the organizations so that we can see first hand how we are helping those in need.
Organizations who have been helped by Share the Plate include (click the links to learn more):
- Work Options for Women
- Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi, a community ministry of the United Church of Christ
- One Great Hour of Sharing, part of Our Church’s Wider Mission
- Denver Rescue Mission
- Haiti earthquake relief
- The Rwanda Outreach Project
- Habitat for Humanity via the Loaves and Fishes sponsor group of which First Plymouth is a member church
- Kentucky Circle Village
- La Puente
- Eco-Justice Ministries
- Family Homestead
- Urban Peak
- Global Partners, a cooperative effort of the UCC, Disciples of Christ and the Union of Evangelical Pentecostals of Venezuela
- Jeffco Action Center
Nominate the Plate
Thanks to your generosity, in its first six months Share the Plate resulted in approximately $14,000 of designated outreach support to 8 non-profit organizations globally, nationally, and in our local community. In addition, the Outreach Ministry made donations to the Denver Inner City Food Bank, the Youth Mission trip, purchased a membership to the Parish Resource Center, and responded to a request from Metro CareRing for a large quantity of beans and rice. We will continue to fund Outreach activities in this highly effective way and invite First Plymouth members to participate in nominating organizations to receive these offerings in the future. If you would like to nominate a non-profit organization to receive Share the Plate funds, please pick up a Nominate the Plate application at Mission Central or click here to print the application.