Serving Our Congregation and the Community

Holiday Update from the Social Ministry Committee

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and it promises to be an unusual one.  More than one annual holiday event will have to modified or abandoned.  Here is a summary of what we know so far.  

The annual Stuffing Smooshing is cancelled.  There is no way to get the stuffing baked in time and according to COVID-modified guidelines.  Sorry to all of you who turn out annually to smoosh.  However, there will be a modified Community Thanksgiving Dinner with take-out and delivery available.  They do need volunteers to make the take-out at the fairgrounds work, and they will need drivers to deliver.  If you are interested in helping out, call Tonya Wales at (970) 799-2782.

The Salvation Army says they are definitely ringing this year (which doesn’t surprise us, as it is their primary funding source), but they are still working out the details.  They will likely cut back on the number of shifts each day, and might have to modify locations.  If you are interested in helping out with the bell ringing, or just want to stay updated, email John Condie at  

As some of you may know, Project Merry Christmas closed up shop in Durango last year (didn’t have anything to do with COVID).  The Social Ministry Committee is discussing alternative projects that CtK might take on instead.  See next month’s Scribe for details.

Thanks to all of you for your support,

The Social Ministry Committee.


Give Something Unexpected this Christmas!

In Christ, we receive the gift of God’s love.  Let us share God’s love with others in the world.

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Looking to Donate to Something Closer to Home?

A reminder that Tuesday, December 8, 2020 is Colorado Gives Day!  A one million dollar Incentive Fund has been established so that every non-profit that receives a donation on that day will receive a portion of the fund, thus increasing the impact and value of every dollar that you donated.

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