August Second Mile Offering: Whiz Kids
Each month, Christ Community Church collects an "above and beyond" offering for a ministry that impacts the world. In July, the ministry we will be supporting is Whiz Kids.
Whiz Kids is a Christian organization working with public schools in the Denver Metro Area, helping students in need of academic support through tutoring and mentoring. Christ Community Church is a tutoring site, supporting Holm Elementary School.
Contact Whiz Kids
At Christ Community Church: Nancy Hollis: site coordinator/Call the office at 303-755-0745 or speak to Nancy to volunteer as a tutor.
Denver Whiz Kids Organization: (303) 504-9449
ChristAid was founded in 1995 to provide assistance to children in Uganda who would otherwise have had no chance for education or a hopeful future. Starting with just a few students and one teacher meeting under a tree, ChristAid Academy now serves 450 students, with 18 teachers. They are even building a preschool! ChristAid Academy has become one of the leading schools in Uganda. Many students have graduated, attended universities and have become leaders in their communities.
Katie and Kolten Powell work with the EDGE Corps, through Navigators, at the University of Wyoming. EDGE Corps is a college discipleship program that helps students develop and maintain a relationship with Christ during their years on campuses worldwide. Katie is the daughter of Cheryl Murphy, and she grew up at Christ Community Church. We are pleased to support her and Kolten in their mission field at the University of Wyoming.
You can contact them directly through the Navigators website:
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVES PRESCHOOL
Positive Alternative is a family-owned preschool and childcare center in Denver, Colorado, that provides high quality daycare and preschool for children aged one to six since 1988.
They are proud to serve working parents who want a nurturing, positive environment for their children. Positive Alternative is the most affordable, high quality center in the Denver/Aurora area.
Christ Community Church provided backpacks full of school supplies, toys and goodies for 53 students at New Hope School.
PAAV strives to help the village of Gitombo, Kenya. Wanju Makunga, a member of CCC, is from Gitombo. She has worked to bring the Word of God, along with needed resources, to her home village. She has returned to Gitombo to help advance the mission of PAAV at New Hope School, which now brings education and support to more than 50 children.
Reformed Church in America Colleges
The Reformed Church in America has a tremendous resource to help nurture the on-going faith formation of our young people--its three colleges, Central College in Pella, Iowa; Hope College in Holland, Michigan; and Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
Each year thousands of young people pursue higher education in a Christian setting at these three schools. There, they are challenged to expand their minds and their hearts; to overlay their vocational calling with a spiritual calling; to ask how God would challenge them to be servant leaders in the world and in the church in the twenty-first century, and in doing so, to live the faith nurtured in them by their home congregation. (from the RCA website)
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Our Second Mile Offering for the month of March will go to this amazing ministry.
For more information about Project Cure, please visit their website: https://projectcure.org/