engaging with our community and building relationships to foster 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 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 special events. And to build healthy relationships in our town we believe in being a good neighbor by 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.
YOUNG LIFE - crestedbutte.younglife.org
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.
CRESTED BUTTE FOOD BANK - ohbejoyfulchurch.org/foodbank
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. The Food Bank is temporarily located at Union Congregational Church during construction of our new church home.
ADAPTIVE SPORTS - adaptivesports.org
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 - gunnisonmentors.com
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 - crestedbuttearts.org
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! For multiple summers we have been a title sponsor of the Alpenglow summer concert series. During our renovation, we are excited to be partnering with the Center for the Arts as our temporary meeting place.
MOUNTAIN ROOTS FOOD PROJECT - mountainrootsfoodproject.org
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 - cbmba.org
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 - livingjourneys.org
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 - paradiseplacepreschool.com
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 - lighthousegunnison.org
Lighthouse pregnancy center is serving families in the valley by caring for them and providing free, confidential counseling an support.
ST MARY'S GARAGE - stmarysgarage.org
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.
Can we help you connect to a serving opportunity in our community?