Ever seen 27,649 pieces of candy disappear in about an hour?

You'll see it at Trunk or Treat!
On October 31st, MVF is co-sponsoring our annual Trunk or Treat event along with

Strasburg Elementary School to provide a safe and easy way for kids and their parents to trick-or-treat. 


Not sure what Trunk or Treat is? Here's what you need to know:
Adults in the community are invited to meet in the elementary parking lot at 5pm on October 31 to park and decorate their car- and the kids love it if you wear a costume too!  We usually see lots of fun themes, so be creative... there are judges and real prizes for the top three trunks!  Don't forget to bring along the candy you'd usually hand out at home, and pass it out from your trunk as you hang out with folks from MVF, the community, and the approximately one million kids that come to trick-or-treat. Don't worry, we'll help supplement the candy you hand out... we'll be providing about 27,649 pieces to share.    


We're sending a postcard home with the elementary students the week of October 28, so sign up to let us know you're helping!

There are lots of other opportunities to serve if costumes and trunk-decorating aren't your jam, so please
check out the sign up sheet HERE to see how you can help!  
The sign up sheet will be posted Friday, October 4. Please check back if it isn't up yet. 

Open Door Fellowship

Open Door Fellowship (ODF) serves the poor, oppressed, and disregarded in the heart of Denver as a church and partner with other non-profit ministries. ODF has been meeting the spiritual and physical needs of many in their community through a multitude of ministries; we have the pleasure of being involved monthly with one called 'The Table'.   


'The Table' is a meal that is prepared and served to the homeless who attend their Sunday evening service, including women from the Women's Homeless Initiative. It is a humbling opportunity to serve and foster relationships by listening to their stories and just loving on them. You can sign up to attend and serve at ODF, prepare an item for the meal, or donate money towards the meal under the Next Steps/Serve tab.


Visit the "Open Door Fellowship" Tab under "Ministries" to view the sign up.  


To donate online and help with the monthly meal expenses, visit the Next Steps/Give Tab and designate your gift as "Missions."

Love In Action

Love in Action International Ministries (LIAIM) has a desire to establish orphanages throughout Latin America. Through personal ties in our church body, MVF is involved with Andrea's Home of Hope and Joy in Guyaramerin, Bolivia. LIAIM invites churches to partner with them in the development of each location through short term mission trips, which involve construction projects on the orphanage, dairy farm, and dairy processing plant all while fostering relationships with the children and house parents. LIAIM endeavors to display the love and power of Christ as each home is built and filled. MVF helps to support LIAIM's international work.  

Missions

We believe missions, whether in our own neighborhood or on the other side of the world, is what the Body of Christ is called to. It can be intimidating trying to share your faith for the first time, so we have designed a tiered Missions Program at MVF.


We recommend that everyone start by serving at least once at Open Door Fellowship - our partnership with a church in downtown Denver (it’s addicting, though… no one can serve just once!) The first Sunday of each month we serve a meal to some of Denver’s poor and homeless  at ODF. We strive to serve a restaurant-quality meal while making each person feel valued and loved. In the colder months, we have coat drives and set up a “department store” so that as they leave, they can go through the items and take whatever they might need. 


The second step in our missions program is taking an urban missions trip somewhere in the US or traveling across the border to Mexico.  We have been to the City of Angels Orphanage in Tijuana twice, and to the inner city of Los Angeles several times. These trips are life-changing as you come to realize that these folks aren’t so different from you. It is through these opportunities that Christ is displayed through our service and compassion.


Finally, for those who are able, we highly recommend taking an international trip. We've taken several teams to Guayaramerin, Bolivia to work with Love In Action Ministries at Andrea's Home of Hope and Joy.   This special place is an orphanage for children who have been abandoned by their parents due to extreme poverty, death, or neglect. We've also taken teams to Jamaica, Haiti, and the Philippines.


If you aren’t physically able to serve, financial support for those who do is always appreciated. This can be accomplished through monetary or food donations at Open Door Fellowship, supporting one of our church missionaries, or supporting someone who is taking a trip.  It takes everyone's help to accomplish great things... including the Great Commission. 


For more information on MVF mission teams & trips, call the offices at 303.622.9600

or click here to email Pastor Ryan.