Christ the King – Mission Endowment Fund
Grant Application Deadline! = 15 December, 2023
What is the Mission Endowment Fund?
The fund was designed to support Christ the King Lutheran Church in its mission. The Fund receives unrestricted gifts and bequests from congregation members and their families, and friends of Christ the King.
This is a permanent endowment fund that is separate and distinct from the everyday operating funds of the church. The assets are held by the ELCA Endowment Fund Trust to provide for their long-term stability and growth, so donors can be confident that their gifts will endure to continue God’s work within our congregation, the community of Durango, and the world.
How do I apply for a Mission Endowment Fund Grant?
Applications can be made at any time of the year, but the Board meets once a year, in January, to review all applications that were received prior to December 15st of the previous year.
The application form can be found on the Christ the King website at ctkdurango.org/learn-more/documents in a fillable PDF format.
To submit it, you may email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or it can be mailed to the church at
Mission Endowment Fund
Christ the King Lutheran Church
495 Florida Road
Durango, Colorado 81301-4730
If you have questions about filling out the application, or what kinds of projects or agencies might be appropriate, feel free to contact the board at email@example.com. Or, of course, you may talk with any of us at church.
Yours in Christ,
The MEF Board
John Condie, Lynn Mitzlaff, Megan Reid, Renate Widder, and Gary Rollstin
Christmas is coming, AGAIN!
The Social Ministry Team invites you all to participate in the ELCA Good Gifts program that keeps on giving. Using the online catalogue, you can choose from more than 50 sustainable gifts, in honor of family and friends, to give to people throughout the world who are in desperate need.
Go to, goodgifts@ELCA.org to start shopping.
There is still MORE!!!!!
Don’t forget to put Colorado Gives Day on your calendar! This year it will be held on Tuesday, 12/5/23. This year donations made starting Nov. 1, 2023 through Dec. 5, 2023 will qualify to become part of the Incentive Fund. All nonprofits receive a % of the fund equal to the % they raise for the Colorado Gives Day program. Raise 10%, get 10% of the Incentive Fund.
Go to www.coloradogives.org, choose donate and then location for local and statewide non-profits.
Let’s spread the love!
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them, the opportunities to share our blessings with others. This year we have three of those opportunities to highlight.
First, as we have for 30-some years, we will be making the stuffing for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. As always, we will meet at Manna Soup Kitchen beginning at 4 pm on Tuesday, November 22nd. We will chop veggies, sauté sausage, and tear bread until we have 25 full pans of stuffing. It is always a wonderful fellowship event, and a huge service to the community.
Second, as we have for 1-some years, we will be doing a gift collection for our Mission partner, the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, Arizona. Tags with needed items will be posted in the Welcome Center. We will ask you to take one or more tags and purchase the item thereon. Look for these shortly after Thanksgiving.
Third, Colorado Gives Day is coming up. We want to acquaint you with this opportunity to painlessly increase the value of your donations to local charities. Donations made to non-profit organizations that have signed up will be supplemented by some percentage from the Community First Foundation. The percentage depends on total giving to all participating organizations. This year, despite the Colorado Gives “Day” title, giving begins November 1st and continues until the “Day,” December 5th. All donations made during this time qualify for the incentive. For more information, check their website, www.coloradogives.org.