Be the Blessing 2016 – Archive

What is Be the Blessing?

Be the Blessing!

00 BTBOur 2016 Be The Blessing event was our 6th one! We had almost 400 volunteers out serving our community the weekend of June 4th and 5th. We visited Bethany home-centered members. We worked on projects at our two Lutheran camps – Sky Ranch and Rainbow Trail. We worked on a house for Habitat as well as in their ReStores and built planter boxes. We collected food at several King Soopers stores to restock pantries at Integrated Family Community Services and Denver Urban Matters. We also collected cleaning supplies at a King Soopers to make Cleaning Care bags for There With Care.

We did outdoor landscaping projects at CHARG Resource Center, Extreme Community Makeover and Urban Servant Corps. We prepared and served meals for The Delores Project and Denver Rescue Mission. We cleaned kennels and the yard at Freedom Service Dogs. We landscaped a memorial garden for parents who’ve lost a baby for Inner City Health. We shopped for kitchen items for Urban Peak and for welcome baskets for Lutheran Family Services. We decorated meal bags for Project Angel Heart and we delivered some meals too. We wrote letters for our active military personnel and veterans. We cleaned and stocked shelves for Metro Caring. We sorted medical supplies for Project C.U.R.E.

Altogether we served 20 agencies with 42 projects. We had nearly 100 youth serving – 44 from ages 1 to 10 and 54 from ages 11 to 17. All of the agencies are so grateful for your work! Thanks to everyone who served and thanks to the planning committee – Pastor Russ, Brenda Greenwald, Dave Nesslage, Al Youngdahl and Scott Zimmerman.

Projects

  • 00 BTBBelow is a alphabetical list of all the projects that will be offered for our Annual Be the Blessing Weekend of Service.

  • Click on some of the titles to visit the Partner Site’s main webpage.

For a QUICK list of all the sites,

along with timeframes and age notes, click HERE!

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Bethany’s Home-Centered Members2013 BTB BLC

  • Devotions, visitation

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CHARG Resource Center2013 BTB CHARG

  • Yard work, planting flowers

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Delores Project2013 BTB Delores

  • Prepare and serve dinner

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2013 BTB DRMDenver Rescue Mission – Crossings and Downtown

  • Two, separate location
  • Serving Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

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Denver Urban Matters (DenUM)2013 BTB DenUM

  • Collect food for DenUM at three, different King Soopers stores
  • Sort and organize food at DenUM

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BLC BTB ECMExtreme Community Makeover

  • Light maintenance, painting, yard work, painting over graffiti

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BLC BTB FSDAFreedom Service Dogs of America

  • Spring kennel and yard cleaning

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Habitat for Humanity 

  • BLC BTB HFHWorking on a Home
  • Work in Aurora, Denver or Littleton ReStores
  • Build planter boxes, benches, bird houses to be given to new home owners

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Inner City HealthBLC BTB InnerCity

  • Painting and landscaping

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Inter-Faith Community ServicesBLC BTB IFCS

  • King Soopers food drive at three sites
  • Food pantry party – stocking shelves

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Lutheran Family ServicesBLC BTB LFSAR

  • Thrift store shopping – welcome baskets ($ provided)

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BLC BTB MCRMetro Caring

  • Stocking food pantry shelves, yard work

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BLC BTB OON

Military Letter Writing

  • Write letters, draw pictures to our service women and men

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Project Angel HeartBLC BTB PAH

  • Decorate cards and meal bags
  • Deliver meals to families
  • Cleaning the facility

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Project C.U.R.E.BLC BTB PC

  • Sort medical supplies

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Rainbow Trail Lutheran CampALL WEEKEND

  • BLC RTLCHillside, CO – near Cañon City
  • Participants can come in the night before and will be housed in our cabins.  They need to bring their own sleeping bags, clothing, and personal items.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Start work at 9 am, lunch at noon, and then an hour after lunch.
  • Outdoor projects

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Sky Ranch Lutheran CampALL WEEKEND

  • 2013 BTB SRLC55 Miles West of Fort Collins
  • Individuals are invited to stay for the weekend, from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Work will primarily take place on Saturday, from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
  • Family friendly projects to get camp ready for the summer.

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Street ReachBLC BTB SR

  • Cleaning and food preparation

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There With Care  BLC BTB TWC

  • Make meal bags for parents of sick children
  • Collect food for There With Care

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Urban PeakBLC BTB UP

  • Shopping for Service to Go project  ($$ provided)

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BLC BTB USCUrban Servant Corps

  • Various home and lawn projects

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Photos

2015 BTB 48Be sure to send your happy photos to:  

Sarah@bethany-denver.org

 

Thrivent

BLC ThriventIf you are a Thrivent member, please stop by the BTB table in the Narthex on Sundays to learn how your Thrivent member benefits may support specific activities happening on Be The Blessing Sunday.

There may be new Thrivent benefits available to you that could provide meaningful support for many of the activities happening on BTB Sunday – so we would really appreciate your support in this.

Notes of Thanks

2016 TY ECM

2016 TY IFCS 2016 TY NOTE 2016 TY Urban Peak

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