Here you will find the ministries and programs that CtK supports with time, talent, and treasure.

Some ministries have an option to donate via CtK's Tithe.ly app. You can give confidently, knowing that all monies go to your selected ministry; no "administration" fees are removed.

You are, of course, always welcome to navigate to the homepage of your selected ministry and give directly there.

CtK Meetings on Zoom

Don't Stop Believin'... or Meetin'

Need to meet for Council? M-Teams? Other CtK ministries and groups? Use this link!

**First click here to email CtK’s administrator to schedule your date and time**

Caveat: This Zoom link may only be used for CtK sanctioned groups and ministries.

Click to Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 886 4578 3325

Passcode: the “usual”. CtK’s administrator will make sure you have it when you schedule.

 

Ministries

Sunday School for All

**While we’re closed, why not watch our CtK Kids! videos? Click here.**

Sundays 9:30-10:15am. All ages and stages are welcome.

Reading Thru the Bible, Library. Contact: Director of Faith Formation

Intergenerational Faith Formation, Community Hall. Contact: Director of Faith Formation

New Members Class: As needed. Contact: Pastor Tim

 

Youth Group

**While we’re closed, we’re meeting online and in-person as we can. Email Mandy for upcoming events.**

For kids 6th grade through high school. Past events include a Halloween Lip Sync Contest, Movie Nights, and the Tri-Annual ELCA Youth Gathering (view fundraiser info here), as well as service projects.

Drivers and chaperones are always needed as well.

Click here to give to CtK’s Youth Program.

Contact: Youth Director

Chancel Choir

**Choir meets Sundays at 8:30am.**

The choir sings for the 9:30am Worship service and on special holidays and musical events throughout the liturgical year.

Contact: Choir Director

 

Day Camp

CtK’s Day Camp with Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp returns! July 11-15, 2022.

Registration info to come.

Click here to give to Day Camp (scholarships, supplies, snacks, etc).

Contact: Director of Faith Formation

Purple Cliffs

The CtK Purple Cliffs Ministry serves persons experiencing homelessness and living at the “Purple Cliffs” encampment on the south side of Durango (across the river from Walmart). Through the work of Chaplain Paul Gebo and others, we help to meet not only the community’s Material needs (transportation, tarps, blankets, clothing, etc.) but also their Spiritual needs (through ongoing pastoral care, as well as a Sunday worship service).

Click here to give to the Purple Cliffs Ministry.

Contact: Chaplain Paul Gebo

 

Home Bound!

Sunday afternoons after Worship and as requested.

This group provides comfort, care, and serves Holy Communion to those who are unable to make it to worship.

To request a visit, please contact the Home Bound! Team or call 970-247-5310.

To join the Home Bound! Ministry Team, contact: Kayla Hefner

The Love Fund

A fund available to CtK members to help with unforeseen circumstances with no strings attached.

Click here to give to CtK’s Love Fund.

Contact: Pastor Tim

Bible Studies

Thursday Bible Study

12pm Thursdays(!), Community Hall.

Join Pastor Tim for a lively study and topics biblical and extra-biblical. Bring your lunch and all your comments, questions, and smart remarks.

Past studies include: The Gospel of Luke, The Acts of the Apostles, Confronting Death, The Apocrypha.

See the CtK Calendar for current topics.

     Contact: Pastor Tim

Great Ol' Broads of God (GoBoGs)

Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm, at CtK and/or on Zoom.

A sisterhood of women of various faiths, deepening their relationship with God through readings, discussions, and services.

Contact: Sharyn Butler or Dian Jenkins

Spiritual Study Group

Thursdays, 3:00pm, Chapel.

Faith-forming studies, prayer, and togetherness with God and one another.

Contact: Aurora Rose

Khavura; “Circle of Friends”

Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Library.

All women are welcome, and we gladly invite new members to join us.

Contact: Church Office, 970-247-5310

Small  Groups

Circle of Contemplative Prayer

Mondays, 5:30-7:15pm, Chapel.

Join with others to experience God’s presence. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Contact: Sharyn Butler 

Piecemakers

The fourth Wednesday of each month, 9:30am, Community Hall.

This quilting group makes Prayer, Baptismal, and Charity quilts.  All quilters are invited to attend whenever you can; we welcome new hands to help — even beginners — we’ll help you get started. Bring your lunch, come learn to quilt and enjoy some conversation with others.

Click here to give to the Piecemakers.

Contact: Judy Danielson at the Durango Quilt Company, 970-247-2582

Book Club

The second Thursday of each month, 3:00pm, Library.

All are invited to join the CtK Book Club at any time.  Drop in for some lively and enriching discussions.  New members are always welcome!

Contact: Church Office, 970-247-5310

CtK Outdoors

This group offers people of different abilities a range of outdoor activities from backpacking to snowshoeing, sledding to cross country skiing to simply enjoying a leisurely hike and/or picnic.

Contact: Church Office

Ministry Partners

Manna Soup Kitchen

Manna Soup Kitchen is a charitable organization providing nourishing meals and supportive services to those in need in La Plata County.

CtK serves at Manna on the 2nd Monday and 4th Thursday of every month, 9:00am – 1:00pm, 1100 Avenida Del Sol

Click here to give to Manna.

Contact: John Condie

Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

CtK’s Build Day is usually scheduled during August/September each year. Volunteer to build or provide food.

Contact: Rap Fairley

Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission

The Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission (NELM) in Rock Point, AZ, exists to connect diverse communities to the needs of the Navajo People by creating a safe environment where the values of education, culture, and spiritual formation are accessible to all people. 

CtK hosts drives to provide clothing, blankets and supplies, and schedules mission trips to the NELM community to assist as needed.

Click here to give to NELM.
To give to the Navajo Lutheran Mission School via Box Tops for Education, click here.

Contact: Pastor Tim

Guatemala (ILAG)

Founded in 1991 by Padre Horacio Castillo, Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala, or ILAG, ministers to people from the margins of Guatemalan society, particularly the indigenous poor. The church has about 2,000 members in 17 congregations. ILAG also operates two elementary schools in Guatemala City. The ILAG pastoral team is represented by several pastors, evangelists, and catechists who typically work with more than one congregation. Bishop Castillo retired in 2014, and Pastor Karen Castillo now serves as President of the ILAG and as the primary contact for US congregations.

CtK schedules bi-annual mission trips to work with these congregations, their schools, and the Guatemalan people.

Click here to give to CtK’s Guatemalan ministry.

Contact: Pastor Tim

Durango Food Bank
Volunteers of America

For over 30 years Volunteers of America has responded to the needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families in Southwest Colorado, serving over 800 people annually. They offer six programs in Southwest Colorado that meet the needs of adults and children fleeing domestic violence, individuals and families struggling with homelessness, Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and seniors 62 year of age or older.

For more information on programs in Southwest Colorado please contact us at 970-259-1021 or rbauske@voacolorado.org.

Click here to give to SWVOA.

Community Emergency Assistance Coalition

CEAC is a collaborative multi-agency effort aimed at providing one-time, emergency assistance to individuals or families facing financial crisis. Housing Solutions for the Southwest serves as the administrative agency for CEAC and provides counseling to every applicant. Funding agencies and committee members include the United Way of Southwest Colorado, La Plata County Department of Human Services, La Plata Electric Round-up Foundation, Volunteers of America, Salvation Army Durango Area Service Unit, and donors from the local community.

Click here to give to CEAC.

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp

Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp is an outreach ministry of the Rocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Rainbow Trail is a year round ministry that offers an extensive summer camping program that includes on-site programs for all ages as well as Compass Points outdoor adventure program for Junior High and Senior High youth, and Bridging Borders mission trips designed for Senior High youth. Rainbow Trail is CtK’s partner for Day Camp each summer.

In addition, Rainbow Trail offers retreating opportunities for the other nine months of the year including sponsored confirmation retreats, men’s Fly Fishing retreats, church worker training events, and family weekends amongst other retreat opportunities.

Click here to give to Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp.