We feel like it is important to say that building community is critical to who we are. A healthy community is based on good relationships and there are a couple of foundational ways that we work towards creating them. One is to to engage and participate as a good partner in our town and the other is to foster deep and lasting relationships among the people who are a part of the church.
To build relationships among the people of OBJC we have our Sunday services, small groups, serving groups, and events. And to build healthy relationships in our town we believe being a good neighbor means supporting local organizations that are doing good things.
Below you can see a list of a few of the organizations that we support financially and with volunteer help - take a look.
ADOPT A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS
Adopt A Family is an anonymous program, through Oh Be Joyful Church, in which families in the valley who are walking through tough times are “adopted” by local families and businesses. The adopting families or businesses provide Christmas gifts, both needs and a few wants, for families who can benefit from this assistance.
The OBJC Community Care Crew provides support for people in the community in need. This support can be in various forms—financial, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical or food.
Early days with a newborn can be overwhelming … can we rally to support Chandler and Ben as they get used to a new pace of life with little Daisy? Sign up HERE to take them a meal!
KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS HAVING A HARD TIME DEALING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS?
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone has experience a loss and needs help coping, we need to find a way to offer them support, help, and hope.
If you or someone you know are having trouble with a loss or feeling hopeless, please consider these resources for help:
- The Center for Mental Health (local) offers 24-hour crisis care at no cost by calling (970) 252-6220.
- Crisis Text Line: Text “Help” to 741-741
WHAT IS GRIEF?
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. READ MORE...
Character Camp is a place where elementary aged kids can have an incredible experience growing together in a fun and loving environment in which attributes of good character are the foundation of the activities. Camp is all day for a full week. Contact Rosie for more info: 970.901.5415
Young Life is one of the premier non-profit organizations that serves youth. We are thrilled to be a part of the support network for Young Life in the Crested Butte community.
Join us in partnering with our local advocate for people facing physical challenges, Adaptive Sports, as they open up new worlds of adventure and growth to people from all over the world. OBJ provides volunteers, housing, and other needed resources to Adaptive.
GUNNISON VALLEY MENTORS
Gunnison Valley Mentors supports mentoring matches in Gunnison and Crested Butte. Every Child Deserves a Mentor! Their mission is to promote the healthy growth of young people through one to one mentorship programs and other supporting services. They serve youth ages 6-17 and they believe that "Every Child Deserves a Mentor".
CRESTED BUTTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The CB Center For The Arts brings good things to our town all year long. From local dance classes to great concerts and family events. We are thankful for what they do! In the summer of 2016 OBJC will be the title sponsor for the Alpenglow concert series.
CRESTED BUTTE FOOD BANK
OBJC hosts the CB Food Bank on the first Thursday of each month from 4:30pm - 6pm. We provide assistance to local people who are in need of a little help with fresh meat, cheese, bread, vegetables and other foods plus cleaning and household supplies. We are thankful for seasonal provision of fresh vegetables from Mountain Roots and Tassinong Farms. Many other organizations and individuals contribute to the food bank as well.
MOUNTAIN ROOTS FOOD PROJECT
OBJC enjoys hosting Kids Cook classes in our kitchen provided by Mountain Roots throughout the year. Check the Mountain Roots web site for more details.
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION
We are a carbon level partner with CMBA because of the world class work they are doing in our community to bring responsible and sustainable access to our outdoor spaces. Check the CMBA site for volunteering opportunities and for ways to get out in the cycling community and build relationships.
Living Journeys has made an impact of hope in many lives who have been impacted by cancer. We appreciate their powerful impact on our community.
CRESTED BUTTE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS SPORTS PROGRAM
We contribute to the sports program at CBCS. Go Mighty Titans!
PARADISE PLACE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL
OBJC has been supporting Paradise Place for many years as they serve our community by caring for families, nurturing children, and preparing them for happy and healthy futures.
LIGHTHOUSE PREGNANCY CENTER
Lighthouse pregnancy center is serving families in the valley by caring for them and providing free, confidential counseling an support.
MOTHERING SUPPORT GROUP
A Mothering Support Group sponsored by Gunnison Valley Health meets at OBJC. The group meets twice a month for an hour to provide support and guidance to pregnant women and new mothers regarding feeding and parenting choices. A certified lactation consultant is available. The last Thursday of every month at 10am at the Oh Be Joyful Church. Contact Julie Bremer.
ST MARY'S GARAGE
St. Mary’s Garage is a charitable mission begun by members of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in cooperation with all the other Crested Butte faith communities. 300 Belleview, Unit #2 (Entrance facing 3rd Street). Open every Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 to 5:30 for shopping and for donations. St. Mary's Garage offers free clothing and bedding to anyone. Donations of clothing and bedding welcomed.
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