“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

The 6:8 Project is a weekend that we set aside every year to focus on ways we can practice justice and mercy.

Since The 6:8 Project began in 2017 we have packed hundreds of thousands of meals that were sent overseas, we have learned about meeting the physical and spiritual needs of children through the Compassion Experience, we’ve raised funds and awareness about the need for clean drinking water in many parts of the world. And many other projects that have helped us understand God’s heart for those in need of justice and mercy.

IMMIGRATION, JUSTICE, AND MERCY

Understanding God’s heart for the immigrant among us.

“You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself.” Leviticus 19:34.

There is so much we can learn about God’s heart for those immigrating to our country but there are challenges too. How do we do view immigration in a world where border security and immigration law is so confusing and hard to navigate?

On Saturday, May 6, Matthew Soerens joined us to help us tackle these difficult issues. Matthew is the Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief and is an expert on immigration law. As he answered questions you submitted we learned together about ways we can help.

BOULDER CAMPUS

In Boulder we’re partnering with three community organizations in our city. The Safehouse provides shelter and advocacy for those experiencing domestic violence. We will be working with them to improve their facility, including their playground and library. 

On Sunday, May 7, we will have a Serve Fair at church where we can learn about ways to serve others and meet the needs of people in our community. We will also be collecting food for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA).

ERIE CAMPUS

We have the opportunity to practice mercy by providing much needed household items and school supplies for refugees coming to Colorado. We’ll continue our partnership with ErieUplink by providing food for kids in Erie who need nutritional support. You will be able to pick up linen baskets and backpacks for refugees and shopping bags for Erie Uplink on Sunday, April 16, and will return them on Sunday, May 7

THORNTON CAMPUS

We will be gathering food for Food for Hope on April 30 and May 7. We will provide a list of food and reusable shopping bags. Food for Hope provides food and resources for children and families in Adams County. We will learn about homeless ministry, putting together homeless bags that you can give out in our community. And we are continuing our partnership with Woodglen Elementary School, supporting teachers and students.

REFUGEE WELCOMERS INFO MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 6PM
THORNTON CAMPUS

If you’re interested in how you can be a part of a team that supports a newly arrived refugee family we will be having an informational meeting on May 13. More details will be available to share about that meeting soon.

The Prophet Micah tells us what good actions God desires; to DO justice, LOVE mercy and WALK humbly with Him. Why does this please Him? Because it reflects His character. Putting Micah 6:8 into action helps us discover God’s heart and our place in His good purposes.