The Purpose of FMC Outreach

The Outreach Commission is the branch of the Leadership Council that facilitates the church’s vision with regard to various outreach functions at the local, conference, church-wide and global level. It supports and fulfills the church’s mission to follow Jesus Christ and his teachings; to walk in compassion with those who suffer; to seek truth; to wage peace and freedom through truth, love and action and to promote wholeness of life and joyful, abundant living for everyone.

This drawing shows the many ways folks at FMC are involved in outreach.

Getting Involved in Outreach

Interested in learning more about FMC member outreach efforts or becoming involved? Please see the list below for the organizations people at FMC support through their involvement. If you would like to speak to someone from FMC who is connected with one of the programs listed below, please contact Dan Wessner, Outreach Coordinator.

Efforts with Local Focus

First Mennonite Church Assistance Program

First Mennonite Church funds and operates the First Mennonite Church Assistance Program which offers rent and utility assistance for individuals and families living within the following boundaries: north of Exposition Avenue, west of Federal Blvd., east of Downing Street and south of Colfax Avenue. The Assistance Program office is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 AM, unless otherwise posted. The phone number is 303-892-1039. Staffing for this program is provided by FMC volunteers.

Outreach Grants

In 2015, the Outreach Commission awarded grants to the following groups:

VORP Youth Leadership
Project Worthmore ESL classes for refugees
FMC ESL classes for Head Start
Casa de Paz
Food Rescue

DOOR (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection), a program of Mennonite Mission Network:
Family Promise:
Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp:
Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP):

Efforts with Global Focus

Ten Thousand Villages:
Mennonite Central Committee:
Mennonite Mission Network:
Women Bridging Borders:

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