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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We express our deep sorrow at the senseless violence and tragic deaths of 10 people in the recent Boulder, Colorado shootings. Like so many others, our hearts grieve with the families, friends, and communities affected by these terrible events. With tender feelings, we acknowledge that we are truly all neighbors and, in the admonition of…

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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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In 2020 Colorado experienced record-breaking wildfires in several parts of the state. According to VolunteerFirefighter.org Colorado has a total of 418 Volunteer fire departments and recruits approximately 3,500 additional volunteer emergency responders to be fully staffed. These volunteer departments are dependent on community donations and occasional grants. As fires rage across the state these teams…

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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were encouraged to participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor all those so deeply affected by the events of 9/11. Although preparations for the day of service began late in the Boulder area, local church leaders and members joined together in…

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