The Rose Roots Community Garden was established to create a more engaged community and bring together the community of Arvada. This year on May 14th, the garden hosted its “Great Day of Gardening” in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens and the City of Arvada. Many members of local church congregations volunteered. Projects completed include staining…

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In 2019 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced an end to a very long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. While a large number of young men in the church decided to not continue their path to Eagle Scout that wasn’t the case for Micah Andersen in Arvada. Micah joined Troop…

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Arvada Stake members helped build 100 ash sifters to assist families affected by the Marshall Fire. A group of youth put together many of the sifters and even decorated them with uplifting messages. The sifters were then donated to the Marshall Fire Donation and Resource Center located in the old Nordstrom’s at the Flatirons Mall.

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On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Arvada Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a community Christmas Music Devotional at its building at 12995 West 72nd Avenue in Arvada. The music was led by Mark Call and was accompanied by Lisa Lara and Sheri Despain, all of the Arvada Stake.  The program…

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On Saturday, July 10th 12 energetic missionaries volunteered at the Rose Roots Community Garden in Arvada CO. The group of missionaries turned a horse manure pile and weeded common areas. According to Patricia Sacks, “They approached these mundane but necessary tasks with a positive attitude, cheerfully tossing manure and pulling our pernicious weeds with vigor.”…

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In 2019 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended its very long relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. As a youth, I attended a Scout Camp every summer from ages 11 to 15 and they were a highlight of my teenage years. With COVID concerns dissipating, this summer was a prime opportunity…

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In April 2020 local leaders received word that there was a critical need for blood drives in Colorado. An area wide partnership was launched with Vitalant. All 16 stakes (geographic groups of local congregations) in the Denver Metro area hosted drives with some doing multiple drives throughout the end of the year. In total 38…

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In Arvada on 72nd avenue is a church building which sits directly across from the City’s APEX center. On the front lawn of that church building is a beautiful and well lit nativity scene. As local leaders of the church considered what activity or gathering could be planned during a year of a global pandemic…

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