Summer Goals

Join us this Sunday at 5PM for the continuation of our PENTECOST series.

Summer is for play. Our family has been playing hard and we typically end the day dirty, sweaty, and tired. It’s the best! Throughout the summer we find ourselves in more public places than usual. We go to more parks and libraries and pools and rivers and campgrounds than we do the other nine months out of the year. This means we have more interactions with strangers, acquaintances, and friends than normal. We always find summer to be a great time to build on existing relationships and to forge new ones in these public places.

Our hope for you this summer is that you spend time getting to know your neighbors. we can’t really care for a neighborhood until we at least know the names, occupations, and lifestyles of your literal neighbors. That’s the first step! We want to make that easy for you by providing opportunities for your to meet your neighbors and by providing funds to cut down some of the costs associated with block parties and community events. Here are a few ways you can participate:

    • NEIGHBORING GRANT: We are turning a portion of our Mission Budget into small grants to allow you to throw great parties for the people from your block, apartment, or office. We hope these will form ongoing relationships that will allow you to invest in the people who live and work around you. Click here to view and fill out the application.
    • ENGLEWOOD POLICE 5K/10K: Each year our police department puts together a run/walk to raise money for the Fallen Officers Fund. It’s a great event and I strongly encourage you to participate! Click here to learn more and to register.
    • THANKFUL THURSDAY: We gather at the Englewood Grand the third Thursday of the month to write thank you notes to people, departments, and businesses who are making a positive difference in Englewood. Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 7PM for Thankful Thursday!
  • COMMUNITY FORUM ON HOMELESSNESS: Homelessness is an issue that affects our entire community. A network of agencies (of which our church is a part) is working to provide life-changing resources for our homeless neighbors. Join us on Thursday, June 27 at 6:30PM at City Hall for a round-table discussion on homelessness in Englewood.

We hope to see you on Sunday and at a few of the above events!

Nathan Hoag, Parish Pastor