Our Mission Statement
Mission/Outreach is an integral part of VGCC ministries. We will pursue opportunities that are reflective of Justice and Peace, denominational and ecumenical, local and global, participatory and financial. Our mission and outreach will make a difference – empowering recipients and inspiring givers to act in the spirit of Christ; exemplifying the 3 Great Loves: Love of Neighbor; Love of Children; Love of Creation.
Mission Action Team
(Jeannie Harrington and Nancy Morlock-Hollins, Co-Chairs)
The last Family Promise dinner went well. We are on board to provide a meal on Nov. 18 unless we get asked to fill a void during another church’s schedule.
Set your calendar for the 4th annual Family Promise Walk on September 8th, 2019 @ 1:00PM – 3:30 PM @ Grace & St. Stephens.
New Focus of Walk: Our primary aim with this year’s FP Walk is to equip our participants (vital members of our network) with an inside look into the plight facing families in the midst of homelessness, here in our city. We also hope to highlight the ways in which we, Family Promise, are answering and preparing to answer the call to expansive care.
In August, you can sign up to walk the 1.5 or 3 mile walk or financially support a walker. (In 2018, Vista Grande raised $555.)
Inside Out Youth Services
Pride Fest was a huge success. Vista Grande had a booth on both Saturday and Sunday to support the creation of a TRUE Center for Gender Diversity in Colorado Springs, (A big thank you to Dana for the fabulous banner!). Having a Center here in the Springs is getting closer to reality. Dr, Reirden at the Denver TRUE Center has received a grant to expand the services and hiring is proceeding. Inside-Out also had a booth, the kids had a great time! Vista Grande was also well represented in the parade on Sunday.
Inside-Out has three new staff members: Pricilla has moved back to the east coast and she will be missed, but we have a new Youth Program Manager – Candace Woods, Joseph Shelton is our Program Assistant and Alexander Wombolt our School Coordinator. We continue to create a safe LGBTIQ1A community where kids are accepted and loved and have fun!
One Nation Walking Together—we just completed a Back to School campaign to collect school supplies for the reservations. Thank you for your generous support.
Los Pobres—We have our ongoing plea for flour, cooking oil, good used work clothes for the migrant workers, clothing for children and diapers. Thank you for your donations and also for the monetary support for a DACA scholarship.