It’s been a year since the red shirts started showing up all over town. Based on the unofficial count, there are 1544 shirts in circulation, but Serve 6.8 is more than a fashion statement.
The vision of Serve 6.8 is to serve our community to demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways to people in Northern Colorado with no strings attached. The ultimate goal is to pursue the least, the lost, and the forgotten to show them a God who passionately loves them and offer the hope they can have in Jesus.
So, where does the “6.8” part come from? From two Bible passages with similar references.
“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”– Micah 6:8
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8
Serving the community with no strings attached takes many forms.
Building Hope – One of the earliest initiatives, Building Hope was founded to help foster families complete the state and county requirements by completing necessary home repairs and has since expanded to serve the greater community through light construction, cleanup, and basic maintenance.
Cooking For Christ – Cooking for Christ is a local outreach that provides food for people in our community as part of Serve 6.8 service project teams and can mobilize to cook for a few or a thousand, both on the church campus and throughout the Northern Colorado region.
Fire Recovery Team – Originally formed after the High Park fire in 2012 to aid and support the cleanup efforts in collaboration with Convoy of Hope and Samaritans Purse, they continue in the recovery process by training volunteers and helping restore properties through felling trees, cleanup, erosion control, and planting seedlings in burned areas.
Event Management – This team helps hold and host events that support and enhance projects from parties and celebrations to seminars and conferences.
Moving Services – Provides assistance for the local moves of low income individuals and families.
There is no limit to how much we can give because we serve a big God.
How can you learn more or get involved? Visit their website at http://www.serve68.org for more information. Follow them on Twitter at @Serve68. Like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/serve68. Email Jstrange@serve68.org to get added to the email notification list.