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 March 2017 is:
The Outreach Ministry has identified Bayaud Enterprises as the recipient for Share-The-Plate for the month of March. Bayaud Enterprises offers multiple programs for people experiencing barriers to employment due to mental illness, criminal history, homelessness or physical disabilities.
By offering community resource navigation support, workforce training, job search training and job placement services, Bayaud Enterprises fulfills their mission “to create Hope, Opportunity, and Choice, with work as the means through which people with disabilities and other barriers to employement can more fully participate in the mainstream of life.”
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