Lutheran Family Services

  1. The refugee program is collecting diapers to share with our newly-arrived clients. Our clients often have large families and diapers are always in need! Sizes 2-5 are most helpful, as are baby wipes, lotion, and powder.  To schedule a drop-off, please contact Kate at kate.strebe@lfsrm.orgor 303-225-0199.
  2. Each year in Colorado, thousands of kids are unable to live with their biological parents because of abuse or neglect.  We need families who can provide temporary care until children reunify with their parent as well as families willing to adopt children and teens in foster care if they can’t return to their families.  An informal Q & A session for foster care will be held on August 8 from 12:30-1:30pm and from 5:30-6:30pm at the LFS Denver Metro office (363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 105, Denver, 80226). Please register with Anne at anne.hamilton@lfsrm.orgor 303-217-5869. One-on-one meetings can also be arranged to work around your busy schedule.
  3. Are you passionate about helping those in need in our community?  Do you love to play golf?  Join us for Lutheran Family Services’ 25th Annual Tee Off for Hope on August 16 at the Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, CO!  Please go to www.lfsrm.org/eventsfor more information.

Katie Scherr

Church Relations and Development Assistant

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

363 S. Harlan, Suite 200

Denver, CO 80226-3552

Direct Line: 720-541-6826

Main Office: 303-922-3433

Fax: 303-922-7335

www.lfsrm.org

Hands of the Carpenter

Next Car Care Clinic on Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:30am – 12:30pm

Hands of The Carpenter – We are a faith-based nonprofit organization passionate about serving women in need by addressing the overlooked issue of transportation. Let us assess your car’s condition and change the oil while you enjoy some conversation and refreshments.

Please contact Crystal at crystal@ehands.org or 303-233-8780 to register your car, volunteer, or for more information. The Hands Automotive shop is located at 16099 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401.

Volunteers are needed for the Car Care Clinics, which occur every other month at our repair shop. Come once a year or more to serve on one of the following teams:

–       Car Care Teams: Oil changes and vehicle inspection (all levels of experience welcome)

–       Check in Team: Obtain forms, direct women and children to hospitality areas, and direct the cars to the Car Care Teams

–       Host(ess) Team: Engage the women in friendly conversation, stock refreshments, and offer prayer support

–       Car Wash Team: Weather permitting, this optional service is offered

–       Craft Team: Guide children in creating “masterpieces” they can take home

For more info go to: www.ehands.org and click on the “get involved” button.

Lutheran Family Services

  1. Each year in Colorado, thousands of kids are unable to live with their biological parents because of abuse or neglect.  We need families who can provide temporary care until children reunify with their parent as well as families willing to adopt children and teens in foster care if they can’t return to their families.  An informal Q & A session for foster carewill be held on July 11 from 12:30-1:30pm and from 5:30-6:30pm at the LFS Denver Metro office (363 S. Harlan Street, Suite 105, Denver, 80226). Please register with Anne at anne.hamilton@lfsrm.org or 303-217-5869. One-on-one meetings can also be arranged to work around your busy schedule.
  2. Are you passionate about helping those in need in our community?  Do you love to play golf?  Join us for Lutheran Family Services’ 25th Annual Tee Off for Hope on August 16 at the Hiwan Golf Clubin Evergreen, CO!  Please go to www.lfsrm.org/events for more information.

 

Katie Scherr

Church Relations and Development Assistant

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

363 S. Harlan, Suite 200

Denver, CO 80226-3552

 Direct Line: 720-541-6826

Main Office: 303-922-3433

Fax: 303-922-7335

www.lfsrm.org

Hand of the Carpenter

Help wanted – Car Repair Volunteers

Hands of The Carpenter (Hands) is seeking individuals to establish new “Pit Crew” teams of 3-4 skilled volunteers capable of completing minor vehicle repairs such as brakes, belts and hoses, alternators, tire mounting and balancing, etc. at our repair facility in Golden. Hands currently has three teams. Especially needed are individuals with the experience to be a Team Lead.
The teams select one or two evenings or Saturdays per month to complete assigned tasks during a 3-4 hour shift. Work is completed on previously diagnosed vehicles that have either been donated or are owned by women in need that Hands is serving. For more information, please contact CEO, Dan Georgopulos at dan@ehands.org or 303.526.4488 x103.

Thrivent

Slashing College Costs

A college education may be the single most important gift you can give your child. It’s a wonderful gift, and an investment in your children’s future as well as your own. It’s also expensive—and in some cases—cost-prohibitive.

Scholarships may cover some of the costs, but you can’t be certain that your child will be awarded one.

Thrivent and its affiliates offer products that can help to fund a college education, including mutual funds, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, 529 College Savings Plans, custodial and savings accounts, and CDs.

 Consider these ‘TIPs’ to help you save

Earn college credits while in high school.

Many states offer dual-credit programs where high school students can take college courses for free.

Work while you study.

Work experiences will prepare you for future employment, build your resume and help you stand out from the crowd.

Be a saver!

Save what you earn from wages. Delay major purchases.  By “living like a poor college student” now, you’ll be able to start your post college years on better financial footing

The TIPs here may or may not apply to you, so if you want help figuring out what you should do, contact your Thrivent Financial representative who can help you make smart college-funding choices.

To learn more about saving and paying for college, contact:

Janet Geist, FIC, RICP, CLTC

Financial Consultant

303-451-7297

Janet.Geist@Thrivent.com

You are advised to consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses associated with
529 college savings plans before investing. More information on 529 college savings plans is available in
the issuer’s official statement. Read the official statement carefully before investing.

You should investigate whether your state or your beneficiary’s state offers a qualified tuition plan for its residents and consider what, if any, potential state income tax advantages or other benefits it offers. Please consult with a tax professional to receive tax analysis of the investments.

Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent.

Thrivent Financial and its representatives and employees cannot provide legal, accounting, or tax advice or services. Work with your Thrivent Financial representative and, as appropriate, your attorney and tax professional for additional information.

For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com/disclosures.

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Life Line Screening at Peace

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Peace Lutheran Church on 7/19/2018.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979