Here are a few of the ways that Hope currently reaches out to the community:
- We developed Hope Park, a quiet open space on the SE corner of Grant St. and Colorado Ave. The park is on church property but available for public use, making it a great connection point with the community. Neighbors enjoy having a place to read, walk dogs, relax, run, and play. The park is also very convenient for Hope events such as outdoor meetings, BBQs, and games for kids.
- Hope is one of many area churches that partners with the Community Ministries Food Bank to provide food for those in need.
- Our annual Easter Egg Hunt in Platt Park is a big attraction, drawing many children and families from the community. The egg hunt is an opportunity to share our time and resources to create a fun event for kids.
- Every Summer children for the neighborhood seem magnetically drawn to Hope’s week-long, high energy, themed day camp. Here kids can have a great time, be themselves and learn from a friendly and caring group of volunteers in full costume. (More information about children’s ministry can be found under Families.)
- We partner with numerous other churches, the Mayor’s office and the Denver Rescue Mission to provide funds, transitional assistance, and a mentoring team to minister to homeless families and senior citizens.
- We also maintain a designated fund in order to assist those around us who are in need of various things such as food, clothing, toiletries, etc.
- Urban Peak is a nearby shelter for homeless teens. Our Youth Group serves a delicious, nutritious breakfast at the facility once a month.
If you would like any further information about the ways in which Hope Community Church serves the community, please contact Jay Oertli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The S.H.A.P.E. inventory is a useful tool to help you identify your spiritual gifts and the ways you are uniquely equipped to serve others. (“S.H.A.P.E.” stands for spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experience.) The Hope community was first introduced to this tool in October of 2014, but if you missed that particular service you can access it anytime here.
If you are interested in volunteering, please see Ways to Serve.