In a recent article by the Parker Chronicle about the 2017 State of the Bible report, local member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), Anne Jefferies, was interviewed to discuss LDS church members’ participation in regular Bible study.
Highlighting LDS belief in the Bible, Jeffries cited LDS teenagers’ attendance at seminary and an emphasis in LDS homes on reading the scriptures daily. While general Bible readership among millennials is down in America, Jeffries mentioned that many millennial LDS members are raising their children to read the Bible daily, true to the church’s continual encouragement to do so. Referencing her own Bible study habits, Jeffries stated, “My reading daily supports me in becoming a better person in my home as well as in my community.”
For the full article: The State of the Bible in 2017 by Jessica Gibb
Anne Jefferies says reading the Bible is an important part of her family life, and something she encourages her children to do daily.
Elder Thomas L. Priday, Area Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and other local LDS leaders participated in the third annual Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast organized by the St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church. Faith leaders gathered to discuss pressing issues facing religious groups across the globe and possible pathways towards peace.
Local Denver News Station Fox 31 covered this event:
On the afternoon of June 18, 2017 in Lakewood, CO, 88 people were displaced by a roof collapse at the Maplewood Village Apartment Complex.
In response to this local emergency, the Lakewood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, alongside other local humanitarian agencies, assisted the Red Cross in providing for the many needs of those who were displaced from their homes.
See the full article at the Red Cross blog for Thursday, June 29th:
On Saturday, February 25th, sixteen community service organizations, ranging from the International Rescue Committee to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, gathered at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Lakewood to host a JustServe Fair. JustServe is an LDS Church-sponsored web site (www.justserve.org) that links volunteers of all backgrounds with local community service opportunities. As a community resource, JustServe aims to build unity and meet critical human needs across diverse populations throughout the United States.
During the February JustServe Fair, attendees had direct chances to learn about service opportunities from each of the sixteen organizations’ representatives. Throughout the fair, participants also contributed to several service projects that directly benefited the participating organizations, such as making blankets and hats for the International Rescue Committee and Jefferson County Human Services.
In just one day, JustServe fair organizers observed postings from local organizations on the JustServe web site double in number. This increase in postings means that there’s even better visibility for vital community organizations trying to connect with interested volunteers. These organizations rely on the goodwill and generosity of individual volunteers who are improving life here in the Denver Metro Area.
Are you looking for opportunities to serve and give back to the community? Check out the many opportunities at the Just Serve Volunteer Fair! EVERYONE IS INVITED!
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 – 9 – 11:30 a.m.
6465 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood, Colo.
Some of the service groups / agencies that will be on site to answer questions are:
*Jefferson County Public Schools *The Action Center
*Jefferson County Human Services *International Rescue Committee
*VFW Post 12009
*Jefferson County Open Space *Lutheran Family Services *Mountain Resource Center
Get started by participating in short service projects onsite during the fair by bringing a package of diapers and / or helping to make blankets to benefit the International Rescue Committee and Jefferson County Human Services.
Learn about and register for JustServe.org – a place where opportunities and volunteers connect!
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.