Christmas is Coming!

 The Social Ministry Team invites you all to participate in the “alternate giving” program through the ELCA Good Gifts, online catalog. You can choose from more than 50 gifts that will not only help people around this world, during this Covid pandemic, but honor your family and friends, in giving a lasting gift that will make a difference in the lives of God’s children whom we never met.  Go to and help share God’s love.

 But there is MORE!!!!!!

 It’s almost here! Finally, what we have been waiting for, the Colorado Gives Day will be held on Tuesday, 12/7/21!  Remember, that if a nonprofit organization receives 10% of the total money raised on that day, that same nonprofit receives 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund that is powered by Community First Foundation and presented by 1st Bank.

Go to and see all the local nonprofits that we support like Durango Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Manna Soup Kitchen, Rainbow Trails, etc.

This is a wonderful way to hopefully increase our favorite nonprofit’s revenue this coming year!

 Habitat Update:

 Christmas is around the corner and many of you will be decorating your home for the event.  If you are interested in some new decorations to go with your old, beloved decorations, the Habitat Restore has recently received a big shipment of Christmas decorations, donated by Macy’s. Check them out!

 As always, Habitat needs donations to the restore as well as volunteers at the restore or on site to help with the construction of this year’s build.  If you have some extra time you can give to either, it would be greatly appreciated.