First Plymouth Congregational Church has an active Outreach Ministry reaching out to the greater community and educating the congregation in ways to help others. The Outreach Ministry receives nominations for the “Share-the-Plate” program from parishioners and the wider community. Each Sunday the worship service hosts a “Moment for Mission” segment where a representative of the recipient organization speaks to the needs and successes of their organization. 80% of the funds collected during the service for “Share-the-Plate” flow through the church to the organization. The remaining 20% is retained in the Outreach Ministry fund for future educational programs and other outreach purposes.
The Share-the-Plate recipient for April 2017 is:
Denver Inner City Parish (“The Parish”) welcomes and empowers people in need through support, determination and community. They have been consistently renewing and enhancing lives since 1960.
The overarching problem that the Denver Inner City Parish works to solve is that there is a growing number of working families living in poverty in Colorado who cannot meet their basic needs, therefore the cycle of poverty remains prevalent in our communities.
Their ultimate goal is to strengthen Denver’s working poor community members so they become more self-sufficient and are equipped with the skills to break the cycle of poverty in their families, neighborhoods and communities.
Programs offered encompass hunger relief and nutrition, education and youth development, individual empowerment, and community enrichment. Read more about their impact on the greater community here.
Some of the Former Recipients:
The Action Center
Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Colfax Community Network
Denver Inner City Parish
Friends of Man
Loaves and Fishes
New Foundations: Alternatives to Violence
Reach Out And Read Colorado
Second Chance Center