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Colorado Flood Victims: How You Can Help

In the last few days we experienced a historic and destructive flood, and so many people have been asking how they can help.

Here are some ways that we as the Body of Christ can shine light in the community:

Pray!

Pray for those affected by the floods, that not only would their needs be met and their hearts comforted, but that as a result of this time of crisis, they would remember how fragile life is and how temporary and fleeting possessions and the things of this world are, that they would turn to the Lord and find hope in the Gospel that goes beyond the circumstances and material things of this life. 

Serve!

Jesus said: "Let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16). We encourage you to serve people in our community in the name of the Lord. There are many ways to do that, starting with helping those in our congregation whose homes were affected, to helping neighbors or friends who were affected.As a church, we are working closely with Longmont EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and Convoy of Hope Christian disaster relief ministry to help in recovery efforts, which will begin in the next few days and continue probably for the next few months. We will be looking to put together work teams to be able to go in and help with repairs and clean up. If anyone has special skills, please let us know, so we can help you meet those specific needs. For a list of current volunteer opportunities click here. If you would like to volunteer at the Recovery Center in Longmont click here to sign up.

Give!

We have started a fund, called "Colorado Relief". You can give to that fund online here. In speaking with the EOC, they are going to help direct us to use these funds to help particular families meet important and specific needs. This is a good option if you would like to help people in our community and aren't sure how, as this will go directly to helping flood victims in our area, without any of it going to overhead.As of now, there are no particular material needs that we or the EOC or the Red Cross have, so we encourage you to give to the relief fund and we use those monies for hurting families as they come to our attention through these organizations we are partnering with.

This Sunday

This Sunday we will not be having church services as usual because of the flooding in our area, but we do ask you to join us in serving our community in the name of Jesus. God has put us here in this place at this time, so that we can be His hands and feet to our hurting community.

Our church building, the St. Vrain Memorial Building, is being used as an evacuation center for those displaced by the floods. I spent the day down there providing pastoral care and every corner of the building is occupied with evacuees. There are 130 families living there right now, around 200 people sleeping on cots, and this will be the case until Monday at least. 

I have been in touch with the Boulder County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), who is currently running the evacuation centers at the Memorial Building and Niwot High School. I am working with them to find the best way that our congregation can serve our community, as surely there will be many great needs in the days and weeks to come.

For now, please continue to check back on The City for more details, as we receive them, on how we can best serve – perhaps even this weekend.

Please be in prayer for Longmont and our surrounding communities. If you have a need, please let us know on The City or by emailing us at

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