At Atonement, our faith calls us to look outside ourselves and serve the larger world. We partner with a number of local and national organizations–check out this list below!
Atonement Lutheran Church Supports God’s Work Our Hands
Atonement has supported the ELCA’s God’s Work Our Hands (GWOH) Sunday from its inception. GWOH Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Here at ALC in Boulder, we have supported many local organizations with our hands-on efforts over the years. We have done yard work (raking leaves, trimming trees, and more), written advocacy letters, sewn quilts for Lutheran World Relief, performed minor home repairs, washed vans, and sorted and organized merchandise for local thrift shops.
Unfortunately, we were unable to provide direct support in 2020 due to the pandemic, but we are hopeful that we can return to onsite, hands-on work in 2021.
Ministry & Social Justice Partners
Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG): ILAG | Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala
Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, El Paso, TX: Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey (wixsite.com)
TGTHR: Serving Young People Facing Homelessness – Attention Homes
TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes) is a social movement and non-profit working with courageous communities across the country to end youth homelessness. For youth between the ages of 12-24 we provide employment assistance, education programs, supportive housing, family coaching services, support and inclusivity groups, life-skills development, mental and physical wellness support, and an array of individual and group activities.
BridgeHouse: Help Us End Homelessness – Boulder Bridge House
At Bridge House we provide a range of programs and services to help adults experiencing homelessness have access to the resources they need for a better future. Our programs are arranged across our Bridge of Opportunity spanning from basic needs to employment and housing.
Mother House: Mother House (mother-house.org)
Mother House is a shelter and donation program for pregnant people and parents of small children. Our flagship program is our Residential Program that provides shelter to pregnant people and mothers of small children. We also have program spaces for qualifying new parents who are working to reunite with an infant in foster care. Mother House provides case management to residents to help them advance towards their parenting and self-sufficiency goals. Additionally, through our Center donation and outreach program we ensure that every family in our community has access to diapers, breast pumps, formula, strollers, cribs, and clothing. In 2019 we launched our first annual pop-up shop that stood open for 5 weeks and that allowed low-income parents and children to come and “shop” for free for any items they needed for themselves and their families. In addition, in Autumn of 2020 Mother House launched a new pilot program, The Lodge, an emergency shelter for those who identify as women, transgender, or non-binary. Boulder and its surrounding area lack safe sheltering options for women, non-binary folks, and transgender folks, many of whom are unable to safely access emergency sheltering services, and Boulder and surrounding areas have no emergency sheltering services (other than hotel vouchers) for women with children.
Faith Furnishings: Home | Faith Furnishings
Faith Furnishings collects donated furniture and household items and provides them at no cost to men and women who are exiting homelessness. We work alongside people of many faiths, creating comfortable homes for neighbors in need.
Interfaith Network on Mental Illness (INMI): INMI – Interfaith Network on Mental Illness
INMI is a non-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado. INMI is an interfaith organization which represents and welcomes participation from all faith traditions and affirms that spirituality is an important component of recovery from mental illness. INMI’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy, staff, lay leaders, and members of faith communities. We also seek to educate therapeutic professionals, family members, and the general public about things that can help someone with a mental illness, including their spirituality/faith. We aim to help everyone, especially faith communities, to more effectively develop and nurture supportive environments for persons dealing with mental illnesses, as well as their families and friends.
Harvest of Hope Pantry: Home – Harvest of Hope Pantry
Harvest of Hope Pantry is the only food pantry in Boulder that feeds everyone who comes to the door. By offering a client choice shopping experience, individuals can select preferred foods. Harvest of Hope offers separate shopping times for Clients with Kitchens and Clients without Kitchens, to address the individual needs of both populations.
New Beginnings Worship Community: ABOUT US | nbwc (newbeginningswc.org)
The New Beginnings Worship Community is a Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that meets inside the walls of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, a prison for women in Denver, Colorado. New Beginnings Mission Statement: “Our mission is to restore shattered lives to wholeness through the love of Jesus Christ.”