This isn't the New Year's Eve greeting anyone expected, but I'm writing to give you an update on how you can help support folks who are feeling the impact of the horrendous fire in Boulder County (view images here).
Here is a word from our pastoral colleague, JT Smiedendorf:
The fires are another rough ride for us here in Boulder County.
The fires were not near us, but forced my stepson to wait to see if his Louisville house survived (it did). And we are without power (28 hours and counting) and living with neighbors.
Prayers for resilience requested.
I know you will keep JT and his family in your prayers, and I also ask that you pray for our churches in Boulder County, who are likely to have members who have lost homes. None of the church buildings have been affected.
In addition to praying, the Rocky Mountain Conference, UCC, is collecting funds to support our communities. If you would like to participate, please write a check to Plymouth with "Boulder Fire" in the memo line or choose "Boulder Fire" in the fund dropdown in online giving.
I'll include a message from our Conference Minister, Rev. Sue Artt, below. Thank you for your prayerful and financial support at this time of crisis.