Discovery’s local mission is to move towards our local neighbors, specifically vulnerable children and elderly, and serve with a heart of reciprocity, dignity, and solidarity.
Learn more about Reciprocity, Dignity, and Solidarity and how to care well for our vulnerable neighbors below.
SAY "YES" TO WRAP AROUND
"Foster care and adoption is not an easy road for families, but it doesn’t need to be lonely. Wrap Around is building a community around courageous foster and adopt families and saying yes to meeting these families’ tangible needs. Not everyone is called to foster or adopt, but everyone is called to care. Wrap Around bridges the gap between the needs of the foster or adopt community with the resources of the church." - America Kid's Belong
Sometimes foster children are placed in new homes in the middle of the night and the foster family isn’t prepared with basic items such as a crib or bed, sheets, clothes, shoes, etc. Other times they may need something different, like a friend, a meal, babysitting help for a few hours, a grocery run, someone to offer an extra hand for an afternoon, or a trained respite provider so they can take an evening away to recharge.
If you would like to sign up, or find out more information, please click the button below.
Birch Elementary School
We love our partnership with Birch Elementary School. We strive to be their first call when they have a need. Tanya Santee, principal at Birch Elementary School, said one of their greatest needs is daily recess help from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. This involves playing with kids and organizing games, as well as helping in the lunchroom. If you’ve felt God nudging you to the make a difference in the life of a child, this might be the opportunity He has been nudging you towards. Stay tuned for regular opportunities to serve our local elementary school.
Birch Elementary is starting a new program called Reading Together, where volunteers dedicate one hour a week to come and read with a student to promote literacy and form a mentor relationship with a child. Learn more about Reading Together here: https://youtu.be/anVDLy1UZlQ
For more information, contact Birch@dc2.me
A food pantry whose mission is feeding families and fueling hope. Three reasons to contact FISH of Broomfield:
You need assistance with food, utilities, and job search
You/your neighbors/group would like to hold a food drive or adopt a shelf.
You would like to volunteer in one of the many programs at FISH
General phone number: 303-465-1600, Website: www.broomfieldfish.org
For more information, contact FISH@dc2.me
Broomfield Skilled Nursing and Rehab
Discovery partners with Broomfield Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to help make a difference in the lives of the elderly here in Broomfield. So often, the people in these facilities are isolated or lonely. They have few visitors and may see a family member once a week, once a month, or even less frequently because they live so far away. The activities director, Elaine Caughey, is very appreciative of the opportunity for their residents to have meaningful interactions and to become part of our larger church community. There are many ways to interact with the residents at Broomfield Skilled Nursing Center. They are very open to ideas from our community about what we can bring to their residents. Please consider donating your time and talents in making a difference in the lives of the elderly here in our community.
For more information, contact BSN@dc2.me
Discovery Community Garden
Cathleen Horn heads up our garden ministry. Our mission is to provide a community garden space where expert gardeners, novices, and children can come together to plant and harvest community and generosity, as well as vegetables and flowers.
For more information, contact DCGarden@dc2.me
Growing Home is an organization with a mission “to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future.” Growing Home’s vision is for the community “to work together so that families have a place to call home, have food on the table, and have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.” The organization started in 1998, initially as an interfaith community based shelter program. Over the years, Growing Home has developed several programs to serve the needs of low-income and under resourced families. Growing Home provides opportunities for families to gain strength during times of crisis through their shelter program, food pantry, and homeless prevention programs. Growing Home also serves children through early childhood programs that enhance their development and promote school success. “Growing Home is a leading anti-poverty organization in our local area, offering a rich pipeline of programs for children and families. Last year, Growing Home served 4,612 families through all of their programs, including more than 16,000 individuals, 61% of whom were children.”
For more information, contact GrowingHome@dc2.me
juvenile justice ministry
Gareth J. Unruh, Discovery’s Liaison to Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice Ministry seeks to engage young people in relational outreach as they are met in a variety of youth-serving institutions (detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters). This strategy helps young people acquire and develop a way of living taught by Jesus Christ, balancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. These valued relationships are sustained through ongoing involvement as they reenter their communities.
To find out more about serving weekly or monthly contact, JuvenileJustice@dc2.me
Reaching children who fall below the literacy line and the poverty line, Whiz Kids is the largest one-on-one tutoring program in the Denver metro area that serves approximately 820 kids at over 50 sites. These students are primarily kids who are struggling academically and come from low-income families. Students are not only provided help to improve academic skills, but they also are able to hear about the love of Jesus during Club Time following the tutoring session. Currently, there is one Whiz Kids site in Broomfield, which meets on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.
For more information, contact WhizKids@dc2.me