Our Ministries provide endless opportunities to connect with God and others. We encourage you to find a group that will meet your needs as well as allow you to meet the needs of others. If you have any questions about our ministries or would like more information, please feel free to contact the church office at 303.794.3033. We have a staff of people available and willing to help you find your place.
Nicy Murphy Colorado Missions Offering
In 1955 Nicy Murphy, a young, single woman from Oklahoma, became a pioneer servant among Southern Baptists in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Colorado Baptist General Convention was organized in 1956, and Nicy served as the first director of Woman’s Missionary Union for the five-and-a-half state convention. She raised the banner of mission education and missionary support throughout the growing convention. She gave leadership to teaching new believers and young churches the value of being on mission where they lived and extending their influence to all parts of the world.
Nicy retired from vocational missionary service in 1976 and moved to Littleton, where she became a member of ARBC. She continued to serve as a volunteer missionary, teaching survival English to Cambodian and Laotian refugees and Chinese adults. She opened her home to internationals for lodging, meals and Christian love. She retired in 1997 and moved to Guymon, Oklahoma, and then to Amarillo, Texas, to be near family.
On November 13, 2012, Nicy Murphy went home to her Lord. The lives she touched for Christ are forever changed. We celebrate her life, the Kingdom impact she has made throughout Colorado, the surrounding states and the uttermost parts of the earth.
Operation Christmas Child
If you would like to be a volunteer at the Processing Center for this year’s shoe box collection, registration begins September 16. Volunteers carefully inspect and prepare gift boxes that will be sent to children in poverty around the world.
To register, or to find out more, call the church office or call Samaritan’s Purse at 1-828-262-1980. You may also go to:
Bibles for Toddlers
WMM was able to provide age-appropriate Bibles for the 4- and 5-year olds’ Sunday School class last month—what joyous fun to give them to the kids! This month, we will bring Bibles for the 2- and 3-year old Sunday Schoolers. We cannot possibly love our kiddos too much. ARBC is greatly blessed to have growing Preschool and Children’s Departments, as well as faithful teachers who are there every single Sunday to greet these precious, smiling faces.
Any Nimble Fingers Out There?
It has been on Caryl Unrein’s heart to start a craft group that would meet once or twice a month at ARBC (if you haven’t met Caryl yet, she’s a fairly new member here). She is talented in a diversity of crafts herself, but there are many others here who are able to teach knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, quilting and general sewing (we had a wonderful time in February learning to apply a crocheted blanket stitch to flannel for baby blankets for the Alternatives Pregnancy Center). If you are interested, please contact Caryl for information.
After the Kick-off meeting on September 13, anyone who would like to may stay after lunch and work on a Christmas craft that will be distributed to our neighbors on Washington Street.
FAQ: “How can my children be involved in missions at ARBC?”
A: There are many ways that kids can be involved in reaching out to others in the name of Christ! Here are a few simple ideas: Be involved in AWANA, where the kids can participate in mission projects such as distributing Operation Christmas Child literature after a worship service, making Bible verse cards to be inserted in the pillowcases for hospitalized children, making encouraging cards and singing for residents of Littleton Life Care Center, and most importantly, watching mom and dad live their lives missionally. For great ideas, search “mission projects for kids” on line!