So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. – Matthew 7:12
Heart of Longmont Supports
KIDS HOPE, USA
In 2004 Heart of Longmont became the first church to create a KIDS HOPE, USA outreach program, entering into partnership with Spangler Elementary (now Timberline K-8) to provide mentors for at-risk children. Each year adults from Heart of Longmont meet with children for an hour a week to assist them with school work as well as social and family issues. For more information about KIDS HOPE visit their website kidshopeusa.org.
Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley
Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley is a non-profit Christian housing ministry and a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HFHSVV is dedicated to providing simple, decent, affordable housing for low-income families in the towns of Longmont, Lyons, Dacono, Frederick, Firestone, Mead, Niwot and Erie. Volunteers from Heart of Longmont participate in HFHSVV builds on a regular basis. For more information about HFHSVV visit their website stvrainhabitat.org.
Wild Plum (formerly Head Start)
In 1966 Heart of Longmont entered into a working partnership with Head Start (now called Wild Plum) to provide a location for their pre-school within our church building. Since that time, Heart of Longmont has provided Wild Plum with facilities as well as gifts of food, clothing and funds to assist them with their mission to prepare low-income children for a lifetime of learning and self-sufficiency. For more information about Wild Plum visit their website wildplumcenter.org.
Crop Hunger Walk Boulder County
Crop Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Participation in this walk has become a beloved tradition at Heart of Longmont that members look forward to all year. For more information about Crop Hunger Walk visit their website crophungerwalk.org.
In 1985 pastoral leaders from Heart of Longmont and several other churches met to discuss the need for a centralized organization to provide social service help to people in the Longmont community. With strong backing from Heart of Longmont and others, OUR Center was born. To this day, the people of the Heart of Longmont continue to support OUR Center by volunteering their time, financial resources and gifts of food and household items for distribution to those in need. For more information about OUR Center visit their website ourcenter.org.
The Inn Between
The Inn Between helps families and individuals facing homelessness to be self-sufficient by providing safe, low-cost housing for up to two years, as well as housing search assistance, comprehensive case management, life skills training and financial literacy. Heart of Longmont supports The Inn Between with financial gifts and gifts of household items, children’s books and other supplies as needed. For more information about the Inn Between visit their website innbetween.org.
Boy Scout Troop 64
Heart of Longmont has chartered Boy Scout Troop 64 since the 1920’s. The Troop meets in Wesley Hall and supports several church activities including BUMMP and the Holiday Dinner. They also help maintain the church grounds during the church’s annual maintenance day. For more information about Troop 64 visit their website.
Little Free Library
The Little Free Library promotes literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. There are over 32,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, sharing skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
Heart of Longmont’s Little Free Library primarily serves the Wild Plum Center in our building. Holiday-themed books as well as Spanish/English books are especially in demand. There is a donation box in the Gallery marked “Books for Kids”. For more information about Little Free Library visit their website littlefreelibrary.org.
Community Food Share
Community Food Share’s mission is to be a leader in ending hunger in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Heart of Longmont helps by providing donations of food, money and volunteer hours. For more information about Community Food Share visit their website communityfoodshare.org.