FOCOLU Worship and Summer Ministry Celebration
August 17th –at Spring Canyon Park from 5-8pm. Supper and Worship included.
FOCOLU youth will lead a worship and celebration of all that happened this summer and take some time to share with all of you what we experienced. Please join us for a time of celebration and give us a chance to thank you all for your support of our summer ventures.
Ecuador Mission Trip Fundraiser Yard Sale
August 20th at Our Saviour’s
There is going to be a Yard Sale at Our Saviour’s on August 20th. We are starting to take donations on August 1st. Anything that you are willing to part with will help us! If there are any more questions feel free to email FOCOLU Intern Ally at email@example.com.
Adult Leader Training
August 27th – 9-2pm @Shepherd of the Hills
“God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called”
Ideally FoCoLu would spend the majority of it’s staff time equipping the congregational members to fully implement the ministries. We work alongside all of our volunteers to ensure they are aware, comfortable and resourced to carry out the ministries they are involved with.
We offer group style adult leader trainings as well as individual times of support to ensure that all of our leaders are comfortable and ready to be a part of our ministries.
On August 27th we will have a group Adult Leader Training that will give you an idea of what it will be like to work with children, youth and families. We will provide everything needed for the day, and for your time with our youth. Please RSVP to Kevin.
Confirmation Orientation Faire –
August 28th, 4pm @Our Saviour’s
We are asking all FOCOLU Confirmation Youth to join us for a faire. We will have sign ups, information for the year, payments, course descriptions, schedules, pictures and any other forms needed. We will be providing appetizers and the space to get everything taken care of at once and before we get fully rolling.
Mission Trip 2017
This year our youth chose Ecuador for the site of their summer mission trip. Our youth were very thoughtful and diplomatic in their choosing of where God was calling us to serve. An endeavor like Ecuador will take a LOT of support from family and friends like all of you so please hold us in prayer as we prepare spiritually, financially and logistically.
We will be working with an organization called Rescate Ecuador. This family run ministry supports approximately 25 remote and rural indigenous communities who have little to no resources. This fall, the leader of Rescate Ecuador, Marco, will be joining us in Fort Collins for a week to get to know our youth and families. Marco will walk us through service options that may include; water filtration installations, painting, building a house, running VBS type activities, or spending time with locals.
We will be staying in Riobamba Ecuador and working out of Cajabamba. We will stay in a hotel, enjoy local foods, and transport by charter bus all week.
We are still awaiting a few scheduling details and will let you all know final dates and a fundraising plan very soon.
Coyote Howl Confirmation Retreat –
At Sky Ranch – September 30-October 2nd $130
Coyote Howl creates sacred space for confirmation students to build upon a foundation, which will travel back with them to their home congregations. Coyote Howl offers community building, Bible study, worship and fellowship with youth from throughout the Rocky Mountain Synod. Alongside our dynamic, energetic and passionate staff, your youth will explore the way that God is at work in their individual communities along with how their connection to one another essentially shapes their journey of faith.
August 17th – FOCOLU Worship and Summer Ministry Celebration at Spring Canyon Park from 5-8pm. Supper and Worship included
August 20th – Garage Sale Fundraiser at OSLC – Ecuador Mission Trip Fundraiser.
August 27th – Adult Leader Training at Spirit of Joy – 9am – 2pm.
August 28th – Confirmation Faire and Orientation at OSLC. 4pm.
September 7th – 1st night of Confirmation and Sr. High Youth Group
September 17th – Affirmation of Baptism Dinner of Honor
September 30th – October 2nd – Coyote Howl Confirmation Retreat at Sky Ranch
August 27th – Adult Leader Training at Shepherd of the Hills – 9am – 2pm.
August 28th – Confirmation Fair and Orientation at OSLC – 4pm