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“David v. Goliath: The Little Guy Wins Again!”
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
June 19, 2021 -
Another nice donation from a supporter brings us to 34.25% of our goal. We have collected $3,425 so far. Tell your friends so we can collect more!.
Learn more and Donate today!
Our True Sanctuary program made the cover of Anabaptist World Magazine:
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.
Did you miss last week's Service?
If you missed the June 6, 2021 Service, "David v. Goliath: The Little Guy Wins Again!," you can read the full text of the sermon here: PDF sermon
t’s true — sometimes David does defeat Goliath. And if you examine history closely enough, you will probably see that David actually wins a whole lot more than we might think.
n fact, after a closer look through the Bible, we could also say that God takes the side of the Davids when they face the Goliaths. God chooses to fight as the underdog. And this past week, David did manage to beat Goliath, again!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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