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Hope in an Envelope 2020

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May 2020

Dear Hope in an Envelope Supporter,

It is rather appropriate that it is time for our HOPE in an Envelope fundraiser. We are all in need of HOPE these days and this is a reminder of what is yet to come. Our mission has not changed, we will continue to INVITE fellowship, DIG deep spiritually, and SERVE all like Jesus did…its method just evolves.

We HOPE to gather this summer. We HOPE to serve together this summer. We have HOPE in Jesus and will be led into the future where the mission continues.

I want to thank you for believing in and supporting the teenagers of our congregation. They will be sharing God’s grace in many contexts throughout the coming year. The goal is to raise funds for the future and to support the ongoing Missions of our community and the work these young adults will do.  And with you, we can do it!


  • Simply donate what you are able. During our in-person campaigns in the past, you would have chosen an envelope numbered $1-$200. We are grateful for any amount you can give.
  • The link to online giving is at the top of this page. You may also make a check or cash donation by mail. Please make checks payable to First United Methodist Church (include Hope in an Envelope in the memo line). Mail to: First United Methodist Church, ATTN: Youth Ministry, 420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs CO 80903
  • With any method of payment, please be sure to give us your contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address), so we can contact you about our Hope Dinner.

At this time, we will tentatively plan for the Hope Dinner at the end of the summer. The dinner is an FUMC Youth invite to you to join us in the Fellowship Hall, enjoy a meal together and share the stories about our learning and outreach you have helped make possible. We will be sending an invitation to you in the mail (so, again, be sure to give us all of your contact information).

Once again, thank you so much for believing in our FUMC Youth. May God bless you and all of our wonderful FUMC congregation who make it possible for teenagers to grow spiritually and serve others with God’s love. There is a movement here!

Here are some of the ways our FUMC Youth have and will continue to serve:

Learning and serving on our trip to Milwaukee, WI, set for another summer!

John Wesley Ranch Mission/Work Week (repairing, fire mitigation,trail-building).

 Serving as co-leaders at the Tweens4God (T4G) Camp at John Wesley Ranch.

 Doing wildfire recovery work near-by with CUSP.

Completing trail and park clean-up projects here in town.

Hosting a Love Feast for our downtown Rides4Rubbish friends.

Fundraising for the Humane Society.

Cooking meals and donating items for homeless teens at Urban Peak teen shelter.

Inside-Out Fundraising

Serving with Feed My Starving Children