JUC Community Action Network
Through the Community Action Network (CAN) our congregation partners for justice in ways that offer all of our members and friends the opportunity to deepen, connect and engage for a better world.
We partner with Together Colorado, a nonpartisan, multi-racial and multi-faith community organization that focuses on using a community organizing model to bring about structural change for justice. We focus on the issues of mental health, affordable housing and homelessness in an effort to make a difference in Jefferson County. We also occasionally work with Together Colorado on other social justice issues.
JUC CAN meets twice monthly on Sundays (check the calendar for time and location) and visitors are always welcome.
There are many opportunities to support this effort by engaging within your local community: attending city council or school board meetings, writing e-mails and making phone calls in support of issues. To receive updates, click here.
We also engage in direct service in the city of Edgewater. We partner with the Edgewater Collective, Senior Connections and other community organizations to identify and address needs. There are several opportunities to enrich our lives and the lives of those with whom we connect:
- Lumberg Reading Club: Lumberg Elementary, 6705 W. 22nd Ave. Mentors and Substitutes needed! A great way to get involved with children. Read with first-through third-graders 3-4 p.m. on two days of your choice Monday through Thursday. Sign up to volunteer!
- Food Bank for Seniors: Seniors at the Edgewater Plaza, 2250 Eaton St., need help with their food bank every other Friday morning each month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They already have an arranged food delivery, but they need help unloading boxes, setting up tables, distributing the food and putting tables away. Sign up to volunteer!
JUC CAN Congregational Update
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