Mission and Social Justice

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)

We continue to be in relationship with our four local missions:
Family Promise, Inside-Out Youth Services, Los Pobres and One Nation Walking Together. We are also continuing to sponsor Community Conversations with the Youth Documentary Academy. We are on track to continue to be a 5 for 5 church of the United Church of Christ, with our financial contributions to: Our Church’s Wider Mission, One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need, and the Christmas Fund.

Youth Documentary Academy (YDA)

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the films shown at 1 p.m. on Sunday April 28 at Vista Grande. YDA enables youth from Colorado Springs to find a voice and share intimate stories, values and ideas from their own lived experiences. Students make films about a range of social and community issues including race and racial stereotyping, PTSD and traumatic brain injury, gender and self-image, LGBT issues, adoption, suicide and mental health, and immigration. By transposing their own deeply personal stories into community-wide conversations, YDA and its filmmakers are connecting meaningfully to the world around them.