Preparedness is a vital component to the response of any disaster.  The Rocky Mountain District has certainly experienced numerous and significant disasters since the establishment of its Disaster Response fund in 2006; flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and other events.  Part of this preparedness is having the financial resources in place when a disaster occurs.  These financial resources are used to deploy local LCMS churches and ministries in being the hands and feet of mercy within their community, meeting the material and spiritual needs of those affected by a disaster.

Click here to read the report given to the 2015 District Convention on how previous disaster response funds were used.

Please consider making a one-time donation to the Rocky Mountain District Disaster Response fund by clicking the donate now button below, or speak to your congregation about making this fund a part of your church’s mission outreach.

Disaster Resources

There are numerous resources available to your congregation to prepare for emergency responses to various disasters.  Preparation is a key component to how your congregation can respond to an emergency, whether it affects the church building, members or the community at large.

DOWNLOAD – FEMA Guide for Developing High Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship

Disaster Response Grant Guidelines  Chuck Pierce: Rocky Mountain District Disaster Response Coordinator
 
Further   information of Disaster Grants as contained on the Synod website: http://www.lcms.org/disaster/forms The initial request form is easy to complete and will be quickly reviewed. As   you prepare the form, following are some general points to remember about   emergency disaster relief grants. We can provide immediate assistance to be   used in three primary areas: 1.Unmet needs of your members or member of the Lutheran church 2.Unmet needs of people in the community at large as determined by your   leadership or appropriate board or committee 3.Unmet needs related to the immediate repair of your church/school/parsonageHere are some of the many ways we recommend that you determine the needs and   provide immediate assistance to members and other needy individuals in your   own community (sample assessment forms are available – see download above) 1.Provide basic essentials such as food, water, shelter and medical care 2.Provide gift cards to replace personal items ($100 maximum per   person/family) 3.Provide transitional housing for up to 90 days 4.Provide immediate cash assistance as appropriate ($100 maximum per   person/family) 5.Provide short-term childcare assistance or childcare cost (30 days) 6.Provide school tuition (if the congregation operates a school) 7.Provide short-term transportation assistance (30 days) 8.Provide debris clean-up assistance (both financial and through volunteers)Remember that all aid and assistance provided with LCMS emergency disaster   grants should be connected to the Word and Sacrament ministry of your   district or local congregations.Grant requests must be completed on the LCMS application form (budget information and pictures are appreciated). All grant   requests must be forwarded to the appropriate LCMS district president Rev. Allen Anderson, district disaster response coordinator Chuck Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to the Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson, director, LCMS Disaster Response at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A copy also   can be sent to Barbara Hoffmann, manager, LCMS Grant Administration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The forms   can be downloaded at http://www.lcms.org/disaster/forms.There are two forms that need to be completed to apply for a disaster grant:   “Emergency Grant Application Form” and “Emergency Grant Assessment form.” The   assessment forms are to be completed for each individual, family or project   and should be kept at the originator’s office because of the sensitive and   confidential information it contains. A summary, in spreadsheet format should   be sent with the completed grant application. To expedite the approval   process, please email the completed application form and summary to the   district president, district disaster response coordinator and Synod at the   same time.If you have any questions or want help completing the forms, contact my Chuck   Pierce at: by email at colomountain@msn, phone: 719-687-6718 or cell:   719-650-0456.
18 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

 

19 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

21 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

22 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

20 Jun
2019 National LWML Convention
06.20.2019 - 06.23.2019

2019 National LWML Convention
“In Praise to the Lord!”
Dates: June 20-23, 2019
Location: Mobile, Alabama

 

 

A New Year with New Opportunities — LWML RMD 

It's the beginning of a new year and deadlines are already looming. Registration for the 2019 LWML Convention, Mobile, Ala. opens February 1st. It is also time to renew or start a Lutheran

Woman's Quarterly subscription. A society subscription form can be found on our website. Individuals can also subscribe to the Quarterly or eQuarterly online at www.lwml.org/subscribe-to-quarterly.

Zone presidents, many newly elected, are already planning spring workshops. They are also making plans to attend the Board of Directors meeting in February. Our zone presidents for

this coming year  include:  Anita Palenschat, Four Corners; Eileen Diepenbrock, North Central; Joline Christensen, Northeastern; Christie Peebles, Northern; Barbara Wertz, Northern New Mexico; Brittnie Clark, Pecos; Jill Clark, Rio Grande; Lori Williams, South Central; Karen Mann, Southern; and Donna Cochran, Western. Please remember your elected and appointed officers in your prayers.

It is now the time to consider attending the 2019 LWML national convention in Mobile, Ala. Convention information as well as registration forms can be found in the Winter 2018 Quarterly  and at www.lwml.org/2019-convention.  Attention young women, the deadline for submitting an application to be our district   YWR has been extended to January 30, 2019. If you are an artist or designer, even if you are not planning on attending the convention, please consider submitting a banner design by February 1, 2019 to Vice President of Communications Lesley Nordmeyer, 551 Shoshone St., Grand Junction, co 81504 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details about the banner design can be found in the November/December 2018 Tidings.

The new year is upon us and we look forward to hearing all about how God is using you through your work in LWML. May your year be filled with the blessings of His peace and joy.

Visit https://lwmlrmd.org/ for more information and LWML Rocky Mountain District.

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