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FCMF: Authentic, Compassionate, And Inclusive!
Here at Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship (FCMF), we practice the "radical inclusivity" of Jesus. This means working with, having compassion for, and getting to know people who, as Jesus said, are the “least of us” and are often on the margins of society.
Whether it’s welcoming sexual and gender minorities into our community, hosting homeless families in the Faith Family Hospitality program, welcoming homeless individuals who visit us for warmth, food, and fellowship, helping immigrants, or working for a healthcare system that benefits all, we try to walk in the footsteps of Jesus as best we can.
We use our hands to do God's work, focusing on issues of social justice, peace, and helping those in need.
New GoFundMe for a True Sanctuary for the Homeless
In March 2020, during the pandemic, we decided to open our hearts and our church doors to house some of the most vulnerable members of the homeless community.
Our church is now a true sanctuary for the homeless and those who inhabit our church are the informal caretakers of our property. They are also our homeless "outreach angels" who serve the homeless community at large, by providing showers, meals, and much needed advocacy.
We need your help to keep the lights and heat on, the hot water running, as well as purchase food, personal hygiene items, clothing and more for the homeless community.
Click the button below to learn more and donate today!
Did you miss last week's Service?
If you missed the May 2, 2021 Service, you can watch the YouTube video:
The nailed, scarred hands that broke and served the bread, finally broke through the disciples’ inability to believe that Jesus was alive again. In that moment, pain was healed, despair transformed into hope, and life overcame what seemed to be the finality of death! But after Emmaus, there are still more surprises left in store!
“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.” — Cesar Chavez
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.” — Henri Nouwen
There is Help In Our Community
Here at FCMF, we do what we can to help our brothers and sisters. But there are other organizations we work with and services in the community that are very helpful!
What Does Our City Need to Do?
We have asked the City and County to look into ways to help the most vulnerable – the homeless. These are people who are two times as likely to get and spread COVID-19 because they do not have home where they can isolate themselves and must often eat and sleep in crowded conditions.
But we must keep the pressure on them since time is of the essence! We suggest you send them an email at: email@example.com
Consider making points such as these in your letter:
The current crises that we face requires immediate and sweeping actions to protect the most vulnerable in our community.
1) Immediate moratorium of the city's camping ban. This must also include folks sleeping in their cars and RV's.
NOTE: The City did allow camping near Northside Aztlan Center, but reversed the decision one the "Stay at Home" orders were lifted.
Once again they need to allow camping with these provisions:
2) More space for daytime and evening shelters. Current locations are simply not sufficient
NOTE: The City opened Northside Aztlan Center as a Day Center and overflow evening shelter. But on June 19, they closed the shelter, which will put a strain on the other shelters that must sustain social distancing protocol, which means far fewer people can use them and more individuals will be without shelter.
The City must consider opening more unused facilities that can shelter or feed folks while giving each individual appropriate physical space.
3) Safe places for the most vulnerable who may need to be quarantined:
NOTE: The City is allowing a building owned by the Colorado State University Research Foundation on Myrtle Street to be used as a shelter for those experiencing homelessness. The Foundation-owned building, located at 1105 W. Myrtle Street, will be a shelter for those who are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms. The Myrtle Street building allows for proper quarantine procedures.
4) Suitable housing for the elderly and others who at high risk of being infected.
5) Help service providers with additional funding to purchase necessary supplies.
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We're the "little church that could" ... small in size but mighty in action. If you'd like to help us financially, please make out a check to FCMF and mail it to the address listed to the right. --Thanks!
Our pastor is Steve Ramer:
Our address is:
300 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524